Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Names New President and CEO

Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Names New President and CEO

Princeton, NJ – November 6, 2020– The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber has named Hal English to be the next President and CEO. Peter Crowley, current President and CEO will retire on December 31, 2020; English will assume the role on January 4th.   

Crowley announced his retirement in June 2020, launching a nationwide search for a successor. The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber is one of the largest regional chambers in the State, having acquired the MidJersey Chamber in 2019, it now serves over 1,600 members across five counties in Central New Jersey. Hal English is a long-time resident of Mercer County and has held numerous leadership positions across the County. Hal is also a nationally recognized author with his book, “Behind the Ivy Walls” a testament to Hal’s resiliency and triumph of his life.

“It has been my honor to serve as the Chamber’s President and CEO for these past twelve years. I’ve had the chance to work with amazing staff, amazing Chamber members and some of the leading business leaders in our Region. Hal’s appointment makes me excited for the upcoming years ahead,” said Peter Crowley, outgoing President & CEO.  

The announcement comes after an extensive six-month national search for the position, conducted by Executive Search and Recruiting firm, Dennis C. Miller & Associates. Dennis C. Miller is known for their success recruiting Chamber Presidents and Executive Directors nationwide and is a recognized leader in recruiting leaders in the nonprofit industry.

“I am excited to welcome Hal as our new President and CEO,” said Brenda Ross-Dulan, Chairman of the Board. “His knowledge of the region, coupled with his extensive work with nonprofits and small businesses make him a perfect match to follow our exiting President, Peter Crowley. In addition to his business success, Hal has experience in legislative responsibility from his present role as Director of Community Development in Robbinsville and through his previous legislative work in Trenton,” continued Ross-Dulan. 

“I am excited to lead the Chamber and work with such an amazing Board and equally amazing staff,” said English. “I have had the honor to be a Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber member for many years and witness the tremendous growth and business impact that this organization has accomplished.  I look forward to helping continue that growth.”

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber is a membership organization committed to promoting business growth within the Central New Jersey and Mercer County Region. With more than 8,000 individual Chamber member contacts and more than 1,600 Member companies, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber is one of the largest regional Chambers in the state.  More information about the Chamber can be found at

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