DHR International Announces Appointment of Executive Director, New Jersey Hall of Fame

On behalf of the Nonprofit Practice of DHR International, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jim Roberts as the inaugural Executive Director for the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Jim is an exemplary fundraiser and nonprofit executive with over 30 years of experience in the philanthropic sector. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society chapter in NYC. Previously, he held CEO roles with the JDRF, MS Society, and American Diabetes Association chapters in New Jersey. The first 18 years of Jim’s career were with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, where he created the first corporate responsibility, special event, sports and cause marketing department, and was part of the management team that produced an approximately 10-year, $1 billion turnaround.

In addition to his robust philanthropic network, years of experience raising money, and passion for the state of New Jersey, Jim brings dynamic, visionary leadership to the New Jersey Hall of Fame as it embarks on the construction of a 15,000 square foot museum at the American Dream, completes a $17.5 million capital campaign, and expands its outreach and programming in the future. As a prolific builder of fundraising infrastructure, Jim will institutionalize what has been a grassroots, volunteer-driven nonprofit, increasing operational capacity and further advancing the mission. For more information, please visit NJHoF.

DHR is pleased to continue is work building the philanthropic sector of New Jersey. In addition to this search, we recruited John Schreiber to his role as President and CEO of NJPAC; Adam Philipson, as President and CEO of the Count Basie Theater; and, more recently, Gabriel Van Aalst to the position of President and CEO of the New Jersey Symphony.

Since 1989, DHR International has been a leading privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe. As Global Head of the Nonprofit Practice, I lead a team of recruitment professionals that serves the arts and cultural sector, the zoo and aquarium and science center industries, and I work with select national and international foundations, social service organizations, and health related nonprofit organizations. In addition to its work throughout the United States, the Nonprofit Practice serves clients in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. More information may be found at

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