Interim President and CEO Appointed to Lead Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ

Burlington, NJ, September 18, 2013 — Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, Inc. (LSM/NJ) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rev. Jerold Nugent today submitted his resignation for personal reasons to the Board of Directors of LSM/NJ, effective immediately.  Nugent, who has been President and CEO since 2004, will continue to serve LSM/NJ as a consultant for the next 24 months.

In response to Nugent’s resignation, the Board appointed Phillip J. Harrington, Jr., 56, interim President and CEO.  Harrington has been a member of the LSM/NJ Board since 2006 and currently serves on its Executive, Human Resources, Audit, Governance, Finance, Compliance, and Strategy Committees.  Most recently, Harrington served as executive vice president, risk, and chief administrative officer at CA Technologies in New York.  Previously, Harrington was director, business risk at Deloitte & Touche LLP and earlier held several senior management roles at Prudential Financial, Inc.  He was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and has been a member of Faith Lutheran Church, New Providence, NJ since 1988.  He is a graduate of Western Michigan University and Cornell University.

In accepting Rev. Nugent’s resignation, Bill McCracken, chair of the LSM/NJ Board, said “I want to thank Jerry for his nearly 10 years of service to LSM/NJ.  Jerry expanded and deepened our ministries in multiple ways, led a financial and organizational transformation and built a capable management team.  His efforts have helped LSM/NJ live up to its mission to help those who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.”

On the interim appointment of Harrington, McCracken said, “I have known Phil for over 25 years and am very pleased he accepted the Board’s request to serve as interim President and CEO.  Phil is a highly capable executive, a person of faith and a respected board member.  His seasoned leadership and business acumen will serve us well during this critical transition.”