SHANE BERGER

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Major Accomplishments

  • CEO and founder of six Laundromats in NY/NJ area with $3,000,000 in annual revenue
  • Established environmentally friendly practices and use of green products in all locations
  • Trustee, State of New Jersey Council for the Humanities 
  • President of Bloomfield, NJ Board of Education ($100 million annual budget)
  • Earned Master Board Member Certification
  • President, Essex County School Boards Association

 

Professional Experience

Berger Brothers, Inc., Owner, Perth Amboy, NJ    1996 - Present

•    Own and operate six self-serve Laundromats across the New York / New Jersey area with annual sales of $3,000,000 and twenty full-time employees. 

•    Pioneered 20 years of financial growth fueled by the successful expansion, upgrading, staffing, buying and selling of local Laundromats 

•    Developed a proven business model, earning national recognition from the Commercial Laundromat Association (2004 Award for Excellence) for a mixture of extensive business acumen and exemplary customer service

•    Liaise with municipal officials, non-profits and community organizers to promote economic and commercial development of neighborhood where businesses operate

•    Pioneered eco-friendly practices in all locations in first of its kind policy

 

Golden Glow Cleaners, Owner, Irvington, NJ                                          1991 - 2002

•    Grew single store business into a three location, full service dry cleaning enterprise,

managing over thirty employees and laundering over fifteen million shirts for 40           corporations, such as Nabisco, American Home Products and Johnson Controls  

•    Stewarded relationships with client representatives to ensure customer satisfaction

•    Directly supervised over 50 part-time and full-time employees in business start up

•    Developed multi-year plan to establish and expand successful business enterprise

 

EDUCATION

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ    2003 - 2006

B.A., History   3.85 GPA in Major

•    Maintained 3.6 overall GPA while working full time on expanding business

 

AFFILIATIONS

BLOOMFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION, MEMBER, VICE PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT 2010- Present

HTTP://WWW.BLOOMFIELD.K12.NJ.US/

· Hire district superintendent, prepare district $100 million budget for taxpayer approval

and liaise between public at large and District Administration

Served on contract negotiation team dealing with all major units (i.e. teachers, administrators,

and non-certificated staff members

 

Named as Bloomfield liaison to Essex County School Board 2010-Present

Bloomfield High School Sports Hall of Fame 2013, 2016

Bloomfield liaison to Essex County School Board 2010-Present

Curriculum Committee Member 2010-2011

Watsessing Home and School Liaison 2010-2011

Personnel Committee Chairman 2011-2013, 2016

Fairview Home and School Liaison 2011-2012

Middle School Liaison 2011-2012

Oakview Home and School Liaison 2012-2013

Demarest Home and School Liaison 2012-2013

Bloomfield High School Sports Hall of Fame Liaison 2013, 2016

Finance and Facilities Committee Member 2013-2014

Franklin Home and School Liaison 2013-2014

Watsessing Home and School Liaison 2014-2015

Brookdale Home and School Liaison 2016

 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, PRESIDENT 2004-2006

Led community organization serving local neighborhood

 

BROTHERS IN ARMS MEMORIAL, YPRES, BELGIUM, SUSTAINING MEMBER 2015-Present

http://www.brothersinarmsmemorial.org/assets/final-biam-press.pdf

Raise philanthropic support in memory of fallen soldiers of the First World War

Build awareness of the memorial project in the United States and Europe

 

BLUE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, BOARD MEMBER 2006 – 2014

HTTP://WWW.BLUEMOUNTAINFESTIVAL.ORG/

· Board member, chief fundraiser and financial advisor to non-profit musical education

program and camp for underprivileged children in the vicinity of Trenton.

· Formulate strategic plan with executive director, board chair and staff

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, SEMINAR ON MODERN EUROPE, MEMBER 2009-PRESENT

HTTP://WEB.LAW.COLUMBIA.EDU/NODE/47411

· Participate in symposia on the European Union, trans-Atlantic and global issues

 

NEW JERSEY COUNCIL ON THE HUMANITIES, TRUSTEE 2015-Present

http://njch.org/

Member, Finance Committee

 

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER 2014-Present

https://www.njsba.org/

Chairman of Curriculum and Assessment Committee 2015-Present

 

UNITED WAY OF BLOOMFIELD, Trustee 2105-Present

http://www.unitedwaybloomfield.org/

Attend board meetings and support fund raising initiatives