Board of Trustees
Chair, Caldwell University Board of Trustees
Senior executive, Linda Luciano, M.B.A., Ed.D., has had a distinguished career in the industry sectors of higher education, workforce development, entrepreneurship, banking, and insurance. She has held significant senior leadership positions, including associate dean and chief operating officer, vice president of planning, chief of staff/counselor, and compliance officer. Linda is an experienced operation’s manager with expertise in leading information technology, administration, marketing/communications, and facilities departments. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at Montclair State University and has a keen interest in student mentorship.
Leveraging her experience and skills, Linda provided oversight and project management for the launch of the 2007 Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development program, a $5.1 million federal grant that supported a regional partnership comprising New Jersey leaders from the private sector, workforce development, economic development, education, and government. The goal of the program was to provide the unemployed and underemployed with the skills to secure gainful employment in the regional economy through coordinated planning, training, and innovation. Working in close collaboration with regional and state leaders in higher education, and government and local communities, Linda was successful in building consensus in the development and implementation of strategic plans that developed 22 training and education products, many of which are sustained in the northern New Jersey region.
Linda earned a B.S. in business administration, cum laude, from Caldwell University, an M.B.A. in marketing from Seton Hall University, and an Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Certificate of Completion from the Planning Institute, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), and is an alumna of the HERS Summer Institute at Bryn Mawr College, a program for women leaders in Higher Education. She is a
member of the Academy of Women Leaders Class of 2010, an honor bestowed
upon her by the New York City YWCA.
Linda is also a member of the Cedar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees.
BRIAN J. ALOIA
Vice Chair, Caldwell University Board of Trustees
Brian J. Aloia is the Principal of ALOIA LAW FIRM LLC. Since 1996 Brian has focused his practice on public sector representation, labor and employment, and criminal matters. Brian also has experience in all aspects of corporate and real estate law, representing buyers and sellers in both commercial and residential real estate transactions, lease negotiations, land use applications, and general and specialized contract issues.
Brian represents public and private sector employers, unions and employees in all types of employment litigation and defense. Brian has vast experience in handling the negotiations, interpretation and other collective bargaining agreement issues; drafting and revising employee handbooks; and the investigation, prosecution and defense of allegations of employee misconduct. Brian has drafted anti-sexual harassment and anti-discrimination policies and provides training to employees for the prevention of harassment and discrimination claims. Brian represents employers and employees in grievance arbitrations, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination claims, Equal Employment Opportunity issues, Civil Rights matters, and all other employment related litigation, hearings and proceedings.
Brian represents municipalities and independent agencies in all aspects of their operations. Brian has extensive experience serving as general counsel, special counsel, and labor and employment counsel for different public entities throughout New Jersey. For over a decade Brian has been appointed as the Township Attorney and Municipal Prosecutor for different municipalities and currently continues to serve in those capacities.
Brian has appeared in state and federal courts, before the Office of Administrative Law and other state agencies, including the Civil Service Commission, Division on Civil Rights, Public Employment Relations Commission, Election Law Enforcement Commission, Department of Education, Division of Pensions and School Ethics Commission.
Brian is an active participant in his community, and past activities have included over a decade of service with the North Caldwell, New Jersey Fire Department as firefighter, Lieutenant, and President.
Brian received his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law (1996) and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Scranton (1992). Brian is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the New York Bar.