Commissioners

Richard Gatto, Chairman
MCIA Commissioner since 2006

Richard Gatto, E.A. joined the Monmouth County Improvement Authority in 2006. He is an experienced accountant specializing in taxation, financial planning, and financial management of condominiums, townhouses, and multi-family dwellings.

Mr. Gatto earned a BA in Public Accounting from Pace University. His business credentials include being a registered Investment Advisor, an enrolled Agent, an accredited Tax Preparer and an accredited Tax Advisor. He is also a member of the National Society of Accountants.

A 25-year resident of Freehold Township, Mr. Gatto currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Freehold Township Planning Board (1998 to present). He is also director of the Freehold Center Partnership.

He has also been active in several Monmouth County organizations including the Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts (now the Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore) from 1997-2001 where he served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman for the Executive & Finance Committee. In 2006, he served as the chairman for the Nominating Committee of the Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts. Mr. Gatto has been recognized for his dedication and commitment to community involvement and received the 5th annual Cellular One Good Samaritian Award for his service to the community.

Gregory Buontempo, Vice Chairman
MCIA  Commissioner since 2016

Mr. Buontempo joined the Improvement Authority in 2016 as a first term Commissioner. Mr. Buontempo brings over 28 years of national sales, business management and operational experience in his service to the Improvement Authority.

As branch sales manager, Mr. Buontempo oversees sales, marketing, legal operation and financial activities for National Account customers generating $100+ million in annual revenue. His responsibilities include the management and leadership of high performance sales teams.

He is active in his community, serving as a member of the Holmdel Committee since 2012. In 2015, Mr. Buontempo was elected as Holmdel's Deputy Mayor. Mr. Buontempo has served as a Board of Trustee member for Meridian Hospital System, a head coach for the Central Jersey Hornets - Girls Travel Softball Team and volunteered with the Holmdel Youth Athletic Association.

Mr. Buontempo earned a BS in Marketing from Seton Hall University and an MBA from Rider University. He has served as a guest lecturer at Farleigh Dickinson University, Rider University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute speaking on Competitive Strategy and Competitive Advantage in the telecommunications industry.

Andrew J. Melnick  
MCIA Treasurer

Mr. Melnick joined the Improvement Authority in 2013. He is a managing partner at Skyview Investment Advisors. 

He has held multiple positions in a variety of firms including, Copal Partners, Somerset Capital Advisors, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Under his leadership, he focused on financial services including investment banking, global investments and provided timely investment recommendations to the hedge fund community.

Mr. Melnick earned a BA in Economics and MBA from Rutgers. He is a chartered financial analyst (C.F.A) and serves as a member on the Board of the Transatlantic Institute and sits on the National Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee.

Mr. Melnick served his country as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Vietnam.

Commissioner William C. Barham

Commissioner Robert Nicastro 

Secretary - Marion Masnick 

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