WEST ORANGE, NJ-- Jacqueline Jones together with Beatrice Payne, June Green and The Essex County Democratic Committee held a Hats off to Women of Excellence luncheon today at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. There were four honorees, all considered "trailblazers" in the county, including Bloomfield resident Jennifer Preziotti-Gamble. Gamble, known around town as Jenni, serves as Second Chairperson of the Bloomfield Democratic Committee and is an active part of the community. She helped found the Friends of Watsessing Park Conservancy, serves as a committee member to the MLK day of service, she's a member of the Bloomfield Pride LGBTQ, Vice Chair of the Bloomfield Beautification Committee among many other local endeavors.
Preziotti-Gamble was born in Somerset, NJ and grew up in both The Garden State and Texas. She pursued a degree in fashion design at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. While at SCAD, Jenni met her husband, Bloomfield Councilman Ted Gamble. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, she worked in the fashion industry in which she traveled the world collaborating with designers in Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Jenni also dedicated herself to a 500 hr Yoga teaching program. While studying to become a Yogi, Jenni and Ted welcomed their son Asher. Seeking more space for their family of three, the Gambles moved from NYC to Bloomfield, NJ.
Jenni recently joined the Essex County Vocational and Technical School as an instructor of fashion design. She trains students in the art of creative conceptual design with a concentration in fashion technology and innovation. As for being recognized at today's event, Preziotti-Gamble was very appreciative; "What an honor to be recognized as a Woman of Excellence in Essex County. I was humbled by the support of my friends, family and my always impressive Essex county crew of women, Teachers, PHD’s, Mothers, Daughters, Politicians, boss ladies, humanitarians and so much more. For me getting involved just felt like the right thing to do. I’m looking forward to building on the strong base we have in Essex County to keep us moving forward."
The other honorees at the event were Angelina Killane-Sims, A. Baseemah Beasley and Rev. Idida Rodriguez.