Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Delran High School Alumni Among 2014 Burlington County Times 2nd Annual Forty Under 40 Winners By Joyce Kavitsky

40 Under 40 Banquet

Denise Begley, Kevin Scott Briggs and Christopher Ralph all of Delran talk at the 40 Under 40 banquet at Indian Springs Country Club in Marlton Monday evening.


July 29, 2014

After a shut-out in Burlington County Times 2013 Inaugural Forty Under 40, Delran High School made a big comeback last night at the 2014 2nd Annual Forty Under 40. At least 12 winners were alumni from the high school - including 10 alone from the Class of 1994.* The nine published Class of 1994 winners: Denise Begley, Kevin Briggs, Frank Camardo III, Brian William Donnelly, Jason Hohenstein, Amy Hullings, Christopher Ralph, Noelle Roberts, and Carl Willers. Dave Graver is listed among the previously announced winners, but does not appear in the published supplement nor at the dinner. In attendance at the dinner were Begley, Briggs, Camardo, Donnelly, Hullings, and Ralph.


Olympic Soccer back-to-back gold medalist and 2000 Delran High School alum Carli Lloyd did not attend the dinner but was among those nominated by Joyce Kavitsky - who herself is an alum of Delran High School Class of 1994. Tyler Seville, a Delran High School 2008 alum who is a newly elected member of the Delran Board of Education and young rising star in the Republican party, also attended the dinner and was nominated by Kavitsky.

Rabbi Benjamin David of Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel and Phillips Philes' own Erin Reilly were also nominated by Kavitsky and honored at the event. In all, Kavitsky nominated 20 deserving people - 14 of whom were selected - 13 actually appear in the published supplement.


*See also Michael Dlug in Burlington County Times Emerging Leaders 2016

Rabbi Benjamin David, Adath Emanu-El Rabbi






What high school/college did you attend, and what did you study?

I attended Cherry Hill East High School and Muhlenberg College from which I graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

What community organizations do you spend time on/with?

I spend the most time at our synagogue, Adath Emanu-El, in Mt. Laurel. I am also a strong supporter of the Katz JCC.

What single characteristic do you feel every leader should possess?

I believe a leader needs vision, patience and a substantial amount of belief in oneself.

What is your most fulfilling professional experience or accomplishment?

Nothing is more fulfilling to me than working with our youth and teens, and helping them to see their own sacredness and self worth.

What one person, living or dead, would you want to spend a day with and why?

I’d love to spend a day with such early Zionists, Theodor Herzl and David Ben Burion. These were figures of remarkable courage and conviction.

Tell us something that most people don’t know about you.

Many people don’t know that I am a competitive marathon runner. I’ve run fifteen marathons all over the country. In the fall I hope to run my first sub three hour marathon when I race at the Philadelphia Marathon. I am also the co-founder of an initiative that seeks to use running as a force for change.

Advice for future your future community leaders?

I would advise future leaders to stay true to their vision.

Tell us your own personal mission statement.

My own mission statement: Work hard, remember what’s most important, and always be kind.

Fiction or non-fiction? Why?

As a former English major, I am somewhat partial to fiction.

If there was a movie being produced about you, what would the title be?

‘The Running Rabbi’

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

Ten years from now, I hope to continue to be a good dad, husband, and rabbi.



Carli Lloyd, Gold Medal Olympic Athlete

Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014 3:21 pm

What high school/college did you attend, and what did you study?

Delran High School, Rutgers University, exercise science and sports studies

What community organizations do you spend time on/with?

Medford Strikers Soccer Club in New Jersey

What single characteristic do you feel every leader should possess?

To inspire those around them with actions.

What is your most fulfilling professional experience or accomplishment?

Winning two Olympic Gold Medals.

What one person, living or dead, would you want to spend a day with and why?

JFK because he was an American icon.

Tell us something that most people don’t know about you.

I am in intense person on the field but off the field I love to laugh and have fun.

Advice for future community leaders?

Outwork and out think your competition.

Tell us your own personal mission statement?

Be better today than I was yesterday.

Fiction or non-fiction? Why?

Non-fiction because I love reading about true stories and inspirational people

If there was a movie being produced about you, what would the title be?

”Relentless”

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

Retired from soccer, have a family and travel the world.


Tyler Grahame Seville, Board of education member

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:46 pm

What high school/college did you attend, and what did you study?

I graduated from Delran High School, Burlington County College with an associate’s degree in political science and Rutgers University — New Brunswick with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science.

What community organizations do you spend time on/with?

Education has always been an interest of mine, so I got involved to make a difference. In Delran, I am a board member for the Delran Board of Education and an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 17. In Burlington County, I am an active member of the Burlington County College Alumni Association and the Education Advisory Panel. At the state level, I am the associate director of policy and research at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and a member of the Employability Skills Task Force, which is part of the State Employment Training Commission.

What single characteristic do you feel every leader should possess?

Effective communication: Communications plays a fundamental role in everyday life as well as the success of a leader. It is hard to imagine a single activity that does not involve communications, especially in a diverse group of people who need to understand the task or issues at hand.

What is your most fulfilling professional experience or accomplishment?

I felt accomplished and grateful graduating college and starting a real job. I had many part-time jobs and internships, but nothing seems more fulfilling than starting a career.

What one person, living or dead, would you want to spend a day with and why?

I would want to meet the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I would be curious to know what his thoughts are about today’s society, civil rights and what he really envisioned.

Tell us something that most people don’t know about you.

I went skydiving for my 21st birthday.

Advice for future your future community leaders?

Enthusiasm is contagious; if you can share your feelings about your vision, you will always find people to support you.

Tell us your own personal mission statement?

Find your passion, find what drives you and run with it. You will never be disappointed

Fiction or non-fiction? Why?

Non-fiction, because reality is too interesting and ironic; you cannot make up some things.

If there was a movie being produced about you, what would the title be?

”Mr. Seville Goes to Trenton”

Where do you see yourself ten years from now?

I want to be a college professor and policy consultant, maybe an elected official, with a wife and three kids.

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