E. F. (Gene) Alston Jr. President. Mr. Alston is Co-Founder and President of Alston-Calaf & Associates, Inc.. He has been employed by Alston-Calaf & Associates since its founding in 1979.
Mr. Alston is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. He is also a graduate of the South Jersey Professional School of Business and a graduate of MBEP & AMBEP from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.
Mr. Alston has served on the Board of Trustees of Camcare Health Corporation, (South Jersey Behavioral Resource Center), The Camden County Senior and Disabled Citizens Transportation Board, Chairman of Camden's Affirmative Action Review Council, the Mayor's Advisory Panel. He has also served as Chairman and is currently on the Board of Directors of Independent Insurance Agents of New Jersey for Camden and Gloucester Counties. He is the proud founder of the Helping Hands Scholarship Fund and founder and Chairman of the Board of Camden Renaissance, Inc.
He is the recipient of the Chapel of Four Chaplains Award, the Martin Luther King Achievement Award for Business, the 1998 "Man of the Year" Award from the Metropolitan Gospel Church and 1998 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Camden Board of Education. He is also a recipient of the 1999 "Upstream Navigator" Award from the Elliot G. Heard Foundation.
Bienvenido (Ben) Calaf Jr. Vice President. Mr. Calaf is Co-Founder and Vice-President of Alston-Calaf & Associates, Inc.. Prior to establishing Alston-Calaf Associates twenty-three years ago, he was employed for nine years by Bank of America Commercial Corp. and First Pennsylvania Bank as Assistant Vice President in the Commercial Lending Division.
Mr. Calaf is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting. He is also a graduate from the South Jersey Professional School of Business. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) and the Advance Minority Business Executive Program (AMBEP) from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.
In 1985, Mr. Calaf was elected as a Camden City Councilman. He was the recipient of the Bank America Corporation Citizen of the Year Award for his community service. He was also elected as an Outstanding Young Man of America and Who is Who in Sales and Marketing.
Mr. Calaf has served on the Board of Trustees of the South Jersey Behavioral Health Resources Inc. (Formerly Camcare Health Corporation) and the Mary Rouse Child Care Center in Philadelphia. Additionally, he has served on the Rutgers University Deans' Advisory Board and PNC Bank's Advisory Board.
Currently, he is serving for the sixth time as President of the St. John the Baptist Parade Committee, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Camden Municipal Port Authority and the Treasurer for Latin American Economic Development Corporation (LAEDA).
Mr. Calaf is an active National Board member with the Business Consortium Fund, Inc. (New York) and Treasurer for the National Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee. This Committee represents 17,000 minority business owners around the country.
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