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Giantomasi, Nietzel to Co-Chair 75th Annual Greater Newark Holiday Fund


Francis J. Giantomasi, Partner in the law firm Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster (, and John Nietzel, Senior Vice President, Business Banking for Investors Bank (, were announced as Co-Chairs of the 2012 Greater Newark Holiday Fund (GNHF; at a kickoff event last evening. This is the Fund's 75th anniversary year.

“John and I are excited and honored to be chairing the Greater Newark Holiday Fund during its platinum year,” said Mr. Giantomasi. “As someone who grew up in Newark, I know what wonderful work the Fund does every year to help the poor in northern New Jersey during the holiday period.”

Mr. Nietzel said, “The generous people and organizations of our community have a long tradition of donating to the Fund to help the less fortunate during this important time of the year. Frank and I are confident that the 2012 campaign will be the Fund's best yet.”

GNHF raises money during the winter holidays to help local social service agencies assist people in Essex, Union, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, and Bergen counties. Donations to the Fund help these agencies address the needs of abused and neglected children, the homeless, people in poverty, and the elderly.

Frank Giantomasi is a member of his firm's Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment and Environmental Law Practice Group; he has over three decades of experience specializing in real estate acquisitions, sales and development and complex commercial transactions and Chancery litigation. He is recognized as a leader in planning and zoning law as well as tax abatement law involving the City of Newark.

At Investors Bank John Nietzel leads a team of bankers responsible for managing the relationships of commercial clients, real estate developers, government entities, and not-for-profits throughout New Jersey and New York. John's team is also charged with growing the portfolio through developing new relationships.

“Frank Giantomasi and John Nietzel are distinguished members of the Newark business community who can galvanize support for our mission among corporate and civic leaders and the public at large,” said Frank Ferruggia, GNHF president and a partner at Newark-based law firm McCarter & English LLP (

The kickoff meeting was the official launch of the 2012 GNHF campaign. The public appeal, carried out in cooperation with GNHF partner the Star Ledger, starts on November 11.

Tom Lento, 732-940-0545

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