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Shane Berger is the owner and operator of Berger Brothers, Inc., a chain of six self-service Laundromats across New Jersey.  As an entrepreneur, Shane has led his company from a two-person start-up into an employer of more than 50, serving thousands of families and clients such as Nabisco, American Home Products and Johnson Controls.

Mr. Berger’s commitment to his community does not end with his enterprises.  He is a passionate student of education, as such; he has been an elected member of the Bloomfield Board of Education for two terms. Mr. Berger has served as BOE liaison to every Home and School Association within the District and as Chair of the Personnel, Curriculum and Finance and Facilities Committees. He has worked tirelessly with Administration on the Ad Hoc Budget Committee for the last five years representing all stakeholders in budget negotiations.  He has served on the Negations Committees on behalf of the Board in contract discussions with all units including, Teachers, Principals, Directors, Supervisors and all non-certified staff for the past two cycles.

Mr. Berger currently serves as President of the Essex County School Boards Association and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey School Boards Association for the past two years. Individually, Mr. Berger has earned the titles of Certified Board Member in 2015 and this past May Master Board Member status. 

For his tireless advocacy on Bloomfield exceptionalism, Mr. Berger is very proud to have received a gubernatorial appointment to the State of New Jersey Council for the Humanities where he serves on the Finance Committee and has represented New Jersey at three National Conventions.