The Southern New Jersey Development Council (SNJDC) invites you to contact us with any business issues, questions, or concerns. Our staff is hard working and takes pride in assisting all member requests in a timely and accurate fashion. Please call us at 856-228-7500 to learn more about us or just to say “hello.”

Marlene Z. Asselta

marleneAs President of the SNJDC for more than 24 years, Marlene is one of the most influential women in South Jersey. In addition to many personal and organizational awards of recognition, Marlene was named one of the 25 most influential women in New Jersey by NJBIZ in 2003. A registered lobbyist, Marlene represents the needs and issues of each member organization, providing an economical way for a company to have its own personal advocate in both Trenton and Washington. Email Marlene at Download and read Marlene’s bio.

Randi McDonnell

_mg_7938Randi’s responsibilities includes maintaining accounts payable/receivable, daily correspondence, schedules, as well as maintaining a healthy membership. Randi assists SNJDC’s President and staff members with coordinating committee meetings and events. Please feel free to give Randi a call with any questions or issues related to your membership. Email Randi at

Sherry Esteves

_mg_7946Sherry’s  responsibilities include development and implementation of programs, projects and activities designed to increase and retain members. Please feel free to give Sherry a call with any questions or issues related to committees, events, membership, sponsorship and advertising. Email Sherry at


Jane Asselta

_mg_7942With over 20 years experience in development and community/government affairs, Jane directs the membership services and marketing and outreach activities as well as legislative affairs.  Jane maintains regular contact with SNJDC members to ensure a meaningful relation between the Council and it’s membership as well as the development of new memberships.  Jane monitors legislation and committee activity in Trenton affecting SNJDC members and the region. Email Jane at

Elizabeth Peterson

Liz HeadshotElizabeth is responsible for the creation of member only publications, including the RFP Rundown, Memo to Members, and the Legislative Dispatch among other publications. She also assists with the creation of member notices/ads and website development. Email Elizabeth at