OCVTS Foundation Names New Chairman

Jim Mahlmann (Photo Credit: Joe Sharp, All Is Sharp Photography)

OCEAN COUNTY – Jim Mahlmann, chief operating officer (COO) of NetCetra, Toms River, a full-service internet company, 1027 Hooper Avenue, has been named chairman of the Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education (OCVTS). A Toms River resident, Mahlmann is an internet marketing and designer specialist, and a certified Google Partner. He is also a partner in a data center in Walla Walla, Washington.

OCVTS Foundation, established in 1994, is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to ensuring a quality education for OCVTS students. All fund raising efforts directly benefit students and instructional programs at all Ocean County Vocation Technical Schools in such areas as equipment and training in technology, financial assistance, and staff development, among others.

Since 1994 to June 2017 the Foundation has awarded $719,970.00 in scholarships to OCVTS students and more than $565,019.15 in grants to teachers and programs.

Mahlmann said, “It is extremely rewarding to serve on the OCVTS Foundation because we help a lot of kids!  Besides raising money, one of my goals is to make sure everyone knows about OCVTS and the outstanding programs it offers.”

Mahlmann is a member of New Jersey Business Industry Association (NJBIA) and chairman of its small business committee; a vice chairman of the Technical Committee of the Monmouth Ocean Development Council (MODC); and serves on the Ocean County College Business Advisory Board.

Mahlmann received the 2016 NJBIA (New Jersey Business & Industry Association) “Main Street Award” for leadership, innovation, and dedication to NJBIA’s mission of creating a competitive business climate, locally and globally; and acknowledges efforts to provide greater resources and assistance to New Jersey-based small businesses.

He received a B.A. in marketing from the University of Minnesota.

OCVTS programs and academies offer career majors in more than 40 areas and include service occupations, such as child care professions, cosmetology, culinary arts, fashion design and merchandizing, and law and public safety; health technologies; construction trades, applied and performing arts, transportation technologies, and computers, among many others. For more information about OCVTS Foundation, 137 Bey Lea Road, Toms River, N.J., call 732-240-6414, Ext. 3339 or [email protected]

About NetCetra: NetCetra, established in 1994, provides internet marketing strategies to generate leads for its clients. Other services include Opt-in email lists, personalized email list blasts, banner swaps and such services as web design, web hosting, internet marketing, multimedia services, Internet consulting, social media, database creation, A/V streaming, server Colo for Businesses, online backup, email archiving, virtual private servers, and Cloud technology.

For more information, call NetCetra at 732-262-7888 or www.netcetra.com

Ocean County Vocational Technical School Foundation Members

Other OCVTS Foundation board members include Michael Donahue, Viking Yacht; John Homiek, Eastern Shore Heating & Air Conditioning; Jason Allentoff, Gen. Manager of Micromedia Publications/Jersey Shore Online; Jacqueline Bodine, OC Memorial Park; Laurie Cahill, Retired Detective Lieutenant, OC Sheriff’s Dept.; Frank Frazee, CPA, School Business Admin. and Board Secretary, OCVTS; Dr. Frederick W. Felice, Ed.D., Retired Superintendent of OCVTS; Jeremy Grunin, Grunin Properties, and Executive Director, Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation; William G. Henry, Retired Superintendent of OCVTS; William P. Hoey, Superintendent of OCVTS; Noelle Lotano, Exec. Dir. Toms River OC Chamber of Commerce; Skip Peters, Educator, Lacey Twp HS; Jonathan Z. Petro, Esq., Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, LLC; Michael A. Pitch, Retired Educator, Farragut Academy; Howard Polenberg, , OCVTEA President, Brick Center; Peg Roma, Retired OCVTS Principal and Retired Educator, Toms River Schools; Stephen Scaturro, Board of Education, Vice President and Director, Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs; Tiffany Seeley, Educator, OCVTS and OCVTEA Vice President; Christopher Shea, Attorney; R.C. Shea & Associates; The Honorable Joseph H. Vicari, OC Board of Chosen Freeholders; Nancy Weber-Loeffert, Assistant Superintendent OCVTS.

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Frances Kirschner is President of the public relations firm Frantasy Enterprises, LLC. She is dedicated to promoting people and businesses by writing press releases. Kirschner is the author of Nosey Notes, a children’s activity book; and created and marketed Certified Feelings, a greeting card company that sold her work nationally for twenty years. Kirschner holds a B.A. in classical Latin and English from Montclair State University, and is a member of Eta Sigma Phi, an honorary classical Latin fraternity. She has two master’s degrees. One is in Human Development from Fairleigh Dickinson University; and the other is in Administration and Supervision from Jersey City State College (New Jersey City University).