CLINTON TWP., NJ The Hunterdon County YMCA welcomes Paula Lazer, its new Chief Financial Officer.

Lazer joins the YMCA with vast experience in finance, strong management skills, and expertise in Accounting, Administration, and Human Resources.

For the last 12 years, she has served as the Vice President of Finance and HR for Becht Engineering Co., Inc. in Liberty Corner, New Jersey.  During her tenure, the company grew from approximately $15 million in annual revenue to more than $60 million. Lazer was recognized by NJBIZ as the CFO of the Year in 2014 for her efforts at Becht.  

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Previously, Lazer held accounting positions with Crisdel Group, Lucent Technologies, and Danline, Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies and an MBA in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.    

Lazer and her husband have resided in Whitehouse Station for nearly 20 years. They have one adult son, who attended both YMCA Camp Carr and the YMCA After School Program at Holland Brook School.

“I am very excited to join the HCYMCA," Lazer said. "I am an enthusiastic professional who is seeking a new challenging career after many years of working in a for-profit environment. The Y, as a leading non-profit organization in Hunterdon County, is the perfect opportunity for me, as I can learn new skills and advance my career, while giving back to the community that helped me and my family over the years.”

Lazer joined the YMCA Senior Management Team on June 19. 

“We are excited to have Paula join our Senior Leadership Team at the Hunterdon County YMCA," said YMCA President and CEO Bruce Black. "Her talents and experiences will benefit our Y for years to come.”

The CFO position was previously held by Jane Loh, who retired last month. She worked at HCYMCA fo more than 25 years and served as its CFO since 2003. Loh was known for her steady control of the Association finances and being an active member of the Hunterdon County community. 

The Hunterdon County YMCA has been strengthening the Hunterdon County community since 1903. Today, the YMCA is one of the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in the county and employs nearly 350 people. It works to meet the health and social service needs of the 10,000 men, women and children it serves each year. The Y promotes strong children and families, good health, a solid community, and a better world.  More information about the YMCA can be found at www.hcymca.org.