By Joshua Burd
An executive with Turner Construction is one of two new trustees with The United Way of Northern New Jersey.
Mark Romanski, vice president and general manager of Turner’s New Jersey office, joined the 18-member board alongside Pete Schlicksup of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the organization said Wednesday. Romanski manages 160 employees and more than $400 million of project volume.
Schlicksup is a partner in the products and services sector at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he has served the firm’s largest public and private manufacturing and consumer products clients.
“We are fortunate to have the insight and experience that Mark and Pete bring to our board,” United Way of Northern New Jersey CEO John Franklin said. “Our board members are passionate about serving in their communities and helping all residents achieve their greatest potential.”
Serving Morris, Somerset, Suburban Essex, Sussex and Warren counties, the United Way chapter works to improve lives of struggling residents and plays host to one of the commercial real estate industry’s largest fundraisers and networking events of the year.
Romanski began his 28-year career with the company as a field engineer before advancing through various roles in estimating, cost control, project management and operations, according to a news release. During his time at Turner Construction, he has taken on specialized projects including health care facilities, lab and research space, aviation facilities, hotels and conference centers, data centers and large corporate fit-outs and renovations.
Along with serving as a board member, Romanski is the current chairman and a longtime volunteer of United Way’s Commercial Real Estate Committee.
Schlicksup has more than 25 years of experience working in both the U.S. and Asia, with expertise in planning and executing complex multinational engagements. He also advises clients on intricate issues including due diligence, acquisitions and business reorganizations, mergers and IT system transformations.
“We look forward to working with all of our board members as we continue to improve the lives of those throughout our region,” Franklin said.