Red Bank RiverCenter is pleased to welcome Glenn Carter as its new executive director, effective May 25, 2021. Carter replaces Laura Kirkpatrick, who departed recently after an 18-month tenure.
A familiar face to many on the RiverCenter board and to the Red Bank business community in general, Glenn served as the head of Planning and Zoning for Red Bank for about four years until his retirement in April of 2020. Earlier in his career he was Executive Director of the Passaic Enterprise Zone Development Corporation, a municipal economic development corporation in Passaic, NJ, where he also served as the director of the Redevelopment Agency and Community Development.
Stephen Catania, Chairman of the RiverCenter Board, said, “We are pleased that Glenn agreed to come out of his semi-retirement to lead our organization.” He continued, “This is critical as we emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic and back to normal activities. Glenn’s familiarity with Red Bank and the many partners will be a benefit as Glenn assumes the duties of the Executive Director.”
Glenn Carter said, “While I wasn’t looking for a position at the time, I was pleased and flattered when the RiverCenter board approached me about filling the Executive Director spot. I thoroughly enjoyed my tenure working for the Borough and look forward to returning to Red Bank in a new capacity with River Center to ensure that Red Bank continues to be a thriving hub for art, commerce, and dining for its residents and visitors alike.”
Carter has provided municipal planning, zoning and grant services to communities throughout New Jersey and has managed a family business that rehabilitates historic homes. He holds a BA in Economics from Richard Stockton University, and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.
New Executive Director, Glenn Carter