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  • November 19, 2014

    Ryan P. Kennedy Elected President of Hopewell Valley YMCA Board of Directors

    Princeton, NJ November 19, 2014 --- Hill Wallack LLP attorney Ryan P. Kennedy has been elected President of the Hopewell Valley YMCA Board of Directors. Mr. Kennedy is counsel in the Princeton, N.J. office of the firm and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Division and Banking & Financial Services, Eminent Domain, Property Tax Appeals and Regulatory & Government Affairs practice groups.

    The Hopewell Valley YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to building a healthy spirit, mind, and body through programs which promote good health, strong families, youth leadership, and community development. YMCA’s are open to men, women, and children of all ages, abilities, races, and religions. Based in Pennington, New Jersey, the Hopewell Valley YMCA provides programming to more than 1,500 children and adults each year through educational enrichment, before and after-school childcare, camps, athletics, dance, Safety Town, swimming and the Hopewell Valley “YAC” Youth Activity Center.

    “I am honored to have this opportunity to help advance the YMCA’s charitable mission here in my home town,” said Mr. Kennedy. “We have an amazing group of volunteers and staff that are making a difference in this community, especially in the lives of our children. We will be building on our existing partnerships and working on new collaborations to meet our community’s needs through programming, events and activities that we can all be proud of. I can’t wait to get started.”

    “I am looking forward to working closely with Ryan and our new executive committee members,” stated Hopewell Valley YMCA CEO Doug Pszczolkowski. “Change always brings opportunity. I want to extend a special thanks to both Phil Volpe and Randy Bull who have given so much of their time and leadership to the Y. As their terms ended, Phil and Randy made sure that the Y would not miss a beat with President Ryan Kennedy and First Vice President Tom Finn to lead the organization into the next era.”

    Mr. Kennedy concentrates his practice in all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition, lending and development, with particular emphasis on redevelopment, condemnation, transit oriented development and lender work-outs. Mr. Kennedy also regularly advises clients on New Jersey election and campaign finance law and has represented property owners in real estate tax appeals throughout the state. In addition to his involvement with the Hopewell Valley YMCA, Mr. Kennedy is a member of the Hopewell Borough Planning Board and the Hopewell Borough Economic Development Commission, Vice-Chair of the Lawrence Township Growth and Redevelopment Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Lakeview Foundation, Vice-Chair of the RWJ Hamilton Hospital Foundation Young Professionals Board and a member of the Hospital's Audit Committee. Most recently, Mr. Kennedy joined the Board of Directors of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, a non-profit land preservation charity. A graduate of Seton Hall Law School and Boston College, Mr. Kennedy grew up in Pennington, attended Hopewell Valley schools, and now lives in Hopewell Borough with his wife and two daughters.


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