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P.O. Box 237, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Our Instructors

WILLIAM M. HOMA
CPA, RMA, CFO, CTC, QPA, PSA

Bill has been President of Professional Government Educators, Inc. (PGE, Inc.) since it’s inception in 1993. He has been involved in municipal government for 42 years. Bill worked as a Municipal Auditor for Samuel Klein & Co. for 6 years. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer & Tax Collector for the Township of Cedar Grove (Essex County) for the last 36 years.

In addition to the positions he holds with Cedar Grove & PGE, Bill has been a Rutgers University Co-Adjunct Professor, teaching the Financial Management courses since 1987. Bill also serves as the Treasurer of School Monies for the Cedar Grove Board of Education and Treasurer of the Suburban Essex Joint Insurance Fund.

Bill serves on the Board of Examiners that reviews the Tax Collector’s State exam.

Bill proudly served as the President of the NJ GFOA from 2009 to 2011.


ROBERT J. SHANNON, JR
RMC, CFO, CTC, QPA

Bob has served as the Administrator of the Township of Wyckoff (Bergen County) for the past 34 years.

Bob is a Rutgers University Senior Instructor, teaching the Purchasing courses since 1988. Bob has also taught Finance Administration and The Powers & Duties of the Newly Elected Governing Body.

Bob has published over 20 articles on Municipal Government matters, including authoring a chapter on Ethics for a Rutgers University manual on Governance. He has also published articles on Ethics for the National Institute of Government Purchasing. Bob has been a contributing editor on four Rutgers Purchasing Manuals.

In 2000, Bob was awarded the Thomas J. Davy Academic Achievement Award as an outstanding educator in the field of Public Administration from the New Jersey Municipal Management Association.

In 2013, Bob was named the outstanding Municipal Manager of the Year from the New Jersey Municipal Management Association.

 

KEITH A. BONCHI, ESQ.

Keith is a partner in the firm of Goldenberg, Mackler, Sayegh, Mintz, Pfeffer, Bonchi & Bill, located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He serves as General Counsel to the Tax Collectors and Treasurers’ Association of New Jersey. In his capacity as General Counsel of the aforementioned Association, Keith issues legal opinions and provides other legal advice to the Tax Collectors and Treasurers in New Jersey.

Keith currently serves as Township Attorney for the City of Northfield. His firm serves as Special Tax Counsel for the City of Burlington. Keith represents various private lien holders and forecloses liens relating to the same. In addition, Keith serves on the Ad Hoc Committee to the Chancery Court and has participated in writing a foreclosure outline for both judges and law clerks for use in the State Courts. Keith has been invited to speak on foreclosures at the New Jersey Judicial College. He has also been a participant in the seminar on Tax Sale Foreclosures sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

 

JON RHEINHARDT
CMFO, CCFO, QPA, CTC, MPA

Jon currently serves as the Administrator & Finance Officer for the Borough of Wharton (Morris County). In addition, Jon spent five years as Municipal Auditor for Nisivoccia LLP & was Assistant Treasurer for the County of Morris for over seven years.

Jon is an instructor for Rutgers University, teaching the Municipal Finance courses to those seeking certification as CMFO’s in the State of NJ.

In additional to his municipal and educational experience, Jon is a principal in Phoenix Consulting Group, LLC, a consulting practice specializing in developing budget processes for local government & formulating a variety of long range planning tools for local government, inclusive of debt, financial trends, capital planning and much more.

Jon serves as President of the GFOA of NJ. He also serves on the Board of Examiners which assists in the development and review of the State Administered CMFO exam.

JOSEPH A. KOVALCIK, JR.
CMFO, CCFO

Joe has been working for the County of Morris since 2000, currently serving as the County Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. He has also served as CFO of Parsippany-Troy Hills & on a part-time basis for the Boroughs of Stanhope and Mt. Arlington.

Joe is an instructor for Rutgers University, teaching the Municipal Finance courses for those seeking certification as CMFO’s in the State of New Jersey.

In additional to his municipal and educational experience, Joe is a principal in Phoenix Consulting Group, LLC, a consulting practice specializing in developing budget processes for local government & formulating a variety of long range planning tools for local government, inclusive of debt, financial trends, capital planning and much more

Joe serves on the Board for the GFOA on NJ, serving as Northern Area Chair. He also is on the Board of Examiners, assisting in the development & review of the State Administered CMFO exam.

 

David W. Hollberg

David is a 1990 graduate of William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration. He received his Certification as a Municipal Finance Officer in 1991 and has worked in local government for the past 31 years in financial and management positions.

David has recently retired from the position of Township Manager and Chief Financial Officer for Pequannock Township in Morris County. Prior to taking on the role as Manager in 2009 he had served as Pequannock’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance since 1995. He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Township of Edison and the Borough of Bloomingdale and as a Treasurer for a Municipal Joint Insurance Fund.

Before working in municipal finance, David held a seat on the Pequannock Township Board of Education for 3 years. Dave is an instructor for Rutgers, teaching finance courses to those seeking certification as CMFO's in the State of New Jersey, concentrating in the areas of Capital and Utility finance. He also regularly teaches for the NJ State League of Municipalities for elected officials and at their annual conference.

Since retirement he spends more time teaching and provides mentoring, interim CFO services, capital planning and utility rate studies for municipalities looking for those specialized or temporary services.

As the Township Manager, David guided the formation of an Economic Development Commission; implemented a merit-based pay program for municipal employees, obtained five separate FEMA Grants totalling over $22 Million in flood and hazard mitigation funds, oversaw a $16 Million expansion to Sewer Collection System and was the architect for a robust capital program that eliminated the need for General Obligation Debt.

Dave has served on the Executive Board for the Government Finance Officers Association of New Jersey since 2004 and on the committee that reviews the State Certification Exam since 2010. As President, he helped guide the organization to become more engaged in the legislative process and to work more closely with the Division of Local Government Services and the NJ League of Municipalities.