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Meet the Candidates

Jennifer Rowland, CPA

Professional Experience & Education

  • 20+ years of experience in finance, risk and compliance, and accounting and currently runs her own consulting practice.

  • Former Partner with Ernst & Young Risk Advisory Services, where she identified significant cost savings for multiple Fortune 500 companies

  • Former CFO at a non-profit providing leadership development for young women aged 14-20

  • BS degree in Accounting, University of Delaware; minor in Spanish


Volunteer Service

  • Chatham Education Foundation, former Board Member and Audit Committee Chair, where she led the process to obtain the first set of audited financial statements for the foundation, resulting in an improved Charity Navigator score

  • Longtime Chatham Girl Scout troop volunteer

  • NJ Innovation Institute (an NJIT Corporation) Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committee Chair, where she provided advice and oversight for unprecedented $70 million sale of its cell and gene therapy division

  • Ongoing advisor to entrepreneurs across the globe, part of the Horn Entrepreneurship Program at the U. of Delaware; college student mentor; college guest lecturer



  • Raising five children in Chatham Township; all are current or graduated Chatham public school students

  • Married and raising five children who are all current or
    graduated Chatham public school students; proud
    20-year resident


Marty McHugh

Professional Experience & Education

  • 25+ years as owner and operator of a market development firm that focuses on large, international capital projects; his small business helps keep everyone’s lights on and now is contributing to the global energy transition

  • Negotiating cooperative agreements between disparate parties in multi-million-dollar contracts is a daily activity; he’s a consensus builder who completed numerous cross-border deals, requiring sensitivity to different cultures and opinions to get things done

  • Proven experience creating cost reduction opportunities that have contributed to major capital projects becoming a reality

  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree, University of Texas


Volunteer Service

  • Chatham Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, current member

  • Chatham Township Environmental Commission, former member

  • Former coach of many Chatham recreation boys’ soccer, basketball and baseball teams

  • Former coach of many Chatham recreation girls’ basketball and softball teams



  • Married and raised two children in Chatham Township; both graduated from Chatham public schools

  • Proud 30-year Chatham Township resident

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