Summit Speech School, which teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing children to listen and speak, recently appointed four new board members. "I am delighted to welcome our new board members," says Board Chair, Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Savings Bank. "We continue to build and strengthen our board with outstanding members of the business and philanthropic community."

Frank Macioce joined Merrill Lynch after graduating from Vanderbilt Law School, serving for thirty years in a number of positions, including attorney, assistant general counsel and first vice president. Frank was elected a Summit Councilman in 2004 and held office until 2009. Frank and his wife, Helen, are residents of Summit.

Pamela Parsells is Of Counsel with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, specializing in commercial real estate and corporate law. Pamela is a graduate of Middlebury College and Seton Hall University School of Law. Pamela and her husband, George, live in Bernardsville with their children.

Thomas Ryan is a real estate and finance executive with extensive experience in industrial, office and recreational properties. Thomas has an A.B. from Villanova University, an MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He is Senior Vice President at NAI James E. Hanson. Thomas lives in Chatham with his wife, Linda.

Mayor John Thoms of New Providence is the managing member of Thoms & Jordan, LLC, a risk management advisory firm for financial institutions. John graduated from Boston College, and earned an MBA from the University of Vermont. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a veteran of the US Marine Corps. John and his wife, Pat, live in New Providence.