Anthony J. Cimino

Senior Managing Director

A business executive, long-time government leader and former elected public official, Skip Cimino brings over three decades of experience to his representation of clients before the New Jersey state legislature and executive branch.

Skip has served in chief executive and other leadership roles for a number of significant New Jersey institutions. As President and CEO of RWJ Hamilton, an acute care hospital with more than 1,800 employees, he strategized the acquisition of surgical and specialty care units, developed a $200 million revenue stream to ensure the long-term stability of the organization, and enhanced the services and marketability of the institution. He also served as President and Chief Administrative officer of CMX Engineering the successor firm to Schoor DePalma, a multi-state engineering firm, and served on the Board of Directors of Spiezle Architectural Group and First Bank

Skip also has a deep background in New Jersey’s public sector. Immediately prior to joining Stevens & Lee Public Affairs, he was Executive Director to the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office, advising the Speaker and leadership on policy, research and outreach program efforts. Earlier in his career, he served as an Assemblyman of the 14th Legislative District for the State of New Jersey, worked on the gubernatorial transition teams for Governor McGreevey and Governor Florio, and was Commissioner of Personnel on Governor Florio’s Cabinet.

As an advocate for his home state and neighborhoods, Skip has led many non-profit, philanthropic and community organizations focused on the region’s economic advancement and well-being. He is Chairman Emeritus of Greater Trenton and Immediate Past Chair of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and he has helped to lead the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, the Independent College Fund Foundation of New Jersey, and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, among numerous others.

  • Greater Trenton, Chairman Emeritus, 2022
    • Co-Chair, 2014-2021
  • Princeton Area Community Foundation Trustee, Immediate Past Chair
    • Chairman, 2017-2022
    • Vice Chairman, 2014-2017
  • Mercer County March for Babies, March of Dimes, Chair, 2013
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County Autumn Culinaire, Chair, 2011
  • Greater Mercer County Heart Walk, Chair, 2011
  • Greater Mercer County Heart Walk, Co-Chair, 2011
  • New Jersey Hospital Association, 2009-2014
  • Independent College Fund Foundation of NJ, Trustee, 2007-2011
  • Children’s Specialized Hospital, Board of Directors, 2006-2009
  • Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2007-2018
  • Economic Development Task Force, 2003-2009
    • NJ State League of Municipalities, Member
  • American Heart Association, South Jersey Region, 2001-2007
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • Central NJ Council, Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors, 2001-2004
  • Committee to Reinvest in NJ’s Community Colleges, 2001-2009
    • Team for Tomorrow, Member
  • New Jersey Future, Board of Directors, 1999-2018
  • Chamber of Commerce of Southern NJ, 1997-2000
    • Transportation Committee, Chairman
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health System, Board of Directors, 1996
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health Care Corp, Board of Directors, 1994-2014
  • Mercer Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Board of Directors, 1992-2000
  • Hamilton Continuing Care Center, Board of Directors, 1992-1999
  • Lakeview Child Care Centers, Board of Directors, 1991-1995
  • RWJ Health Care Corp. at Hamilton, Board of Directors, 1988-2014
    • Chairman, 1995-1999
    • Vice Chairman, 1993-1995
  • NJ Business and Industry Association, Member, 1987-2009
  • Mercer County Italian-American Festival Association Honoree, 2017
  • American Cancer Society, Mercer County Chapter, Citizen of the Year, 2014
  • CEO of the Year, Delaware Valley, 2013
  • Induction in the Italian American Hall of Fame, 2013
  • Hamilton Rotary “The Kurley Award,” 2013
  • Jewish Children and Family Services Corporate Honoree, 2013
  • Citizen of the Year, Mercer Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Society of Professional Engineers Citizen of the Year, 2010
  • RWJ Hamilton Foundation Community Leader Award, 2009
  • Hamilton Twp. Economic Dev. Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006
  • Legislator of the Year, NJ Head Injury Association, 1993
  • Hubert J. Humphrey Award, Middlesex County AFL-CIO, 1992
  • Somerset County AFL-CIO Legislator’s Award, 1992
  • Man of the Year, Boys Town of ltaly, Mercer County Chapter, 1990
  • Who’s Who in American Politics, 1990-Present
  • Legislator of the Year, Newark Superior Officers Association, 1989
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1969
  • Providence College, Student Government Secretary, 1969
  • Providence College, Junior Class Secretary, 1969

Education

  • Providence College, B.A.
  • Georgetown University, M.A. candidate, left for military service
  • New Jersey Military Academy

Powerful partnerships. Standout solutions.

Anthony J. Cimino
Senior Managing Director
skip.cimino@slnjgov.com
  • Princeton
  • Phone: 609.718.0910
  • Fax: 610.371.7740
Areas of Focus

A business executive, long-time government leader and former elected public official, Skip Cimino brings over three decades of experience to his representation of clients before the New Jersey state legislature and executive branch.

Skip has served in chief executive and other leadership roles for a number of significant New Jersey institutions. As President and CEO of RWJ Hamilton, an acute care hospital with more than 1,800 employees, he strategized the acquisition of surgical and specialty care units, developed a $200 million revenue stream to ensure the long-term stability of the organization, and enhanced the services and marketability of the institution. He also served as President and Chief Administrative officer of CMX Engineering the successor firm to Schoor DePalma, a multi-state engineering firm, and served on the Board of Directors of Spiezle Architectural Group and First Bank

Skip also has a deep background in New Jersey’s public sector. Immediately prior to joining Stevens & Lee Public Affairs, he was Executive Director to the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office, advising the Speaker and leadership on policy, research and outreach program efforts. Earlier in his career, he served as an Assemblyman of the 14th Legislative District for the State of New Jersey, worked on the gubernatorial transition teams for Governor McGreevey and Governor Florio, and was Commissioner of Personnel on Governor Florio’s Cabinet.

As an advocate for his home state and neighborhoods, Skip has led many non-profit, philanthropic and community organizations focused on the region’s economic advancement and well-being. He is Chairman Emeritus of Greater Trenton and Immediate Past Chair of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and he has helped to lead the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, the Independent College Fund Foundation of New Jersey, and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, among numerous others.

Affiliations

  • Greater Trenton, Chairman Emeritus, 2022
    • Co-Chair, 2014-2021
  • Princeton Area Community Foundation Trustee, Immediate Past Chair
    • Chairman, 2017-2022
    • Vice Chairman, 2014-2017
  • Mercer County March for Babies, March of Dimes, Chair, 2013
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County Autumn Culinaire, Chair, 2011
  • Greater Mercer County Heart Walk, Chair, 2011
  • Greater Mercer County Heart Walk, Co-Chair, 2011
  • New Jersey Hospital Association, 2009-2014
  • Independent College Fund Foundation of NJ, Trustee, 2007-2011
  • Children’s Specialized Hospital, Board of Directors, 2006-2009
  • Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2007-2018
  • Economic Development Task Force, 2003-2009
    • NJ State League of Municipalities, Member
  • American Heart Association, South Jersey Region, 2001-2007
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • Central NJ Council, Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors, 2001-2004
  • Committee to Reinvest in NJ’s Community Colleges, 2001-2009
    • Team for Tomorrow, Member
  • New Jersey Future, Board of Directors, 1999-2018
  • Chamber of Commerce of Southern NJ, 1997-2000
    • Transportation Committee, Chairman
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health System, Board of Directors, 1996
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health Care Corp, Board of Directors, 1994-2014
  • Mercer Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Board of Directors, 1992-2000
  • Hamilton Continuing Care Center, Board of Directors, 1992-1999
  • Lakeview Child Care Centers, Board of Directors, 1991-1995
  • RWJ Health Care Corp. at Hamilton, Board of Directors, 1988-2014
    • Chairman, 1995-1999
    • Vice Chairman, 1993-1995
  • NJ Business and Industry Association, Member, 1987-2009

Recognition

  • Mercer County Italian-American Festival Association Honoree, 2017
  • American Cancer Society, Mercer County Chapter, Citizen of the Year, 2014
  • CEO of the Year, Delaware Valley, 2013
  • Induction in the Italian American Hall of Fame, 2013
  • Hamilton Rotary “The Kurley Award,” 2013
  • Jewish Children and Family Services Corporate Honoree, 2013
  • Citizen of the Year, Mercer Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Society of Professional Engineers Citizen of the Year, 2010
  • RWJ Hamilton Foundation Community Leader Award, 2009
  • Hamilton Twp. Economic Dev. Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006
  • Legislator of the Year, NJ Head Injury Association, 1993
  • Hubert J. Humphrey Award, Middlesex County AFL-CIO, 1992
  • Somerset County AFL-CIO Legislator’s Award, 1992
  • Man of the Year, Boys Town of ltaly, Mercer County Chapter, 1990
  • Who’s Who in American Politics, 1990-Present
  • Legislator of the Year, Newark Superior Officers Association, 1989
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1969
  • Providence College, Student Government Secretary, 1969
  • Providence College, Junior Class Secretary, 1969

Education

  • Providence College, B.A.
  • Georgetown University, M.A. candidate, left for military service
  • New Jersey Military Academy
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