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Enter Sandman: Parsippany Announces Hiring of New Business Administrator

Ellen Sandman leaves Mendham after six years to take on role in Parsippany-Troy Hills.

Ellen Sandman.
Ellen Sandman.

After a months-long search, Parsippany has found its newest business administrator.

Ellen Sandman began her duties in the position Monday, June 16 and brings a wealth of experience with her. Sandman is staying in the county after leaving Mendham Borough, where she held the same title for the past six years, and 22 years in Denville before that.

Overall, Sandman has 40 years of experience in public administration, public safety, finance and public policy.

In Parsippany, Sandman will be tasked with overseeing township procedures and policies, grants, preparation of the municipal budget, management of public properties, negotiation of municipal contracts and efficient management of township government, Mayor James Barberio said in an announcement.

“Ellen Sandman has many great ideas and suggestions on how to accomplish the goals of my administration.  I look forward to her arrival when she can focus on Parsippany’s operations and policies and we can work together for a more cooperative and effective local government,” said Mayor Barberio in a statement.

Former business administrator Jasmine Lin retired in early April. In the interim, township Chief Financial Officer Joe Kovalcik was doing double duty occupying both positions.

Sandman earned $130,000 in 2013 in Mendham and was hired in Parsippany for $140,000.

Nicholas Robert Homyak June 17, 2014 at 07:41 AM
more cooperative and effective local government,” said Mayor Barberio in a statement. Which implies the other was not? $140,000 a lot not to be effective or cooperative.

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