Leadership Hunterdon :
Brad Muller, Esq.
Class of 2013
Counsel , Stone & Magnanini LLP, Berkeley Heights
I represent clients in matters involving tax and intellectual property issues, insurance fraud, and violations of the False Claims Act. Prior to joining Stone & Magnanini, I was associated with Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., in Bridgewater, where I was actively engaged in representing businesses of all sizes in litigation. I also have assisted in the counseling of clients on complex matters dealing with contractual, employment, and white-collar criminal issues.
My law career took a slight turn when I served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, where I led a trial team that handled white-collar criminal matters involving financial crimes. This experience demonstrated to me both the need for compassion from our prosecutors, but also the diligence that is necessary to effectively combat pernicious financial crimes that cause all of us to pay more for our car insurance, homeowners’ coverage, etc.
Leadership Hunterdon expanded my knowledge of Hunterdon County as well as my connections within the area. Through those connections I became involved with United Way of Hunterdon County, where I now serve as President of UWHC’s Board of Trustees. While Hunterdon County is a wonderful place to call home, many of our neighbors struggle and I am proud to help those in need right here in our community. Leadership Hunterdon opened doors to opportunities I might not have found on my own.
Caroline Scutt, MMH
Class of 2013
Communications & Community Impact Direct, United Way of Hunterdon County
I currently lead the development of overall communication strategies and initiatives that connect United Way of Hunterdon County to the greater community. I also oversee the identification of community needs and work with my team and volunteers to figure out how we will meet those needs so that every individual living in Hunterdon County has the opportunity to thrive.
In addition to my work at United Way, I co-own The Book Garden, an Indie bookshop in Frenchtown, NJ, and try to make the time to write – my second passion, after helping people.
When my CEO suggested that I participate in Leadership Hunterdon I agreed because I was new in my role at United Way and we both believed it would be a good opportunity for me to learn more about the community as well as make connections and fine-tune my leadership skills.
The program did all of those things and more. Leadership Hunterdon gave me the foundation I needed to consider, and then run for, local office. Part of being a strong leader is the willingness to lead in uncomfortable situations. I am not always comfortable with situations of conflict that I face in my role as a council member but I am dedicated to serving my community and to making a positive contribution to something bigger than myself. I am proud of what we have accomplished, and will continue to accomplish. Now in my second term as a member of Frenchtown Borough Council I often refer to Leadership Hunterdon as the springboard for my foray into politics.
But the program did more than that – it broadened my view of Hunterdon County, letting me see my community from perspectives I’d never considered. Most importantly, I was introduced to classmates who have become friends and colleagues. Several of United Way’s current board members, including our board president, are Leadership Hunterdon alumni.
Leadership Hunterdon opens the door for leaders at every stage of their professional growth to step through and find their place and purpose in our community.