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Welcome to Red Bank RiverCenter. We work to make Red Bank the people’s choice to live, work, play, dine and shop. To accomplish this, we promote local merchants, recruit new businesses, stage vibrant downtown events, and beautify our streetscapes.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed in 1991 to manage Red Bank’s Special Improvement District. The district was formed that same year by new legislation enacted by the NJ State Legislature to help New Jersey’s many historic downtowns to survive in the face of competition from rapidly expanding shopping malls, big-box discounters, and economic recession. Since that time, we have transformed Red Bank from a town dubbed “Dead Bank” in the press to one they now call a “cool little town”--an arts, dining, and shopping destination for tens of thousands of people each year.

Our versatile staff and strategic programs are funded by a special assessment paid by owners of commercial property inside the SID and by funds that we raise through special events, donations and grants. Under the direction and oversight of the downtown stakeholders that fund us, we maintain a thriving downtown hub that serves Red Bank's residents and attracts visitors from across the state and beyond. Many of our events are so successful that we are able to make generous donations to charitable organizations that serve Red Bank’s most vulnerable including the Parker Health Clinic, Lunch Break, Red Bank Fire Department, Red Bank Public Library, Monmouth Day Care Center, Riverview Medical Center, and many more.

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RiverCenter Staff

Glenn Carter
Executive Director

A familiar face to Red Bank, Carter joined RiverCenter in 2021 after previously serving as the Director for both the Planning and Zoning Boards in town. Glenn thoroughly enjoyed his tenure working for the Borough and looks forward to ensuring that Red Bank continues to be a thriving hub for art, commerce, and dining for its residents and visitors alike. Glenn holds a BA in Economics from Richard Stockton University, and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University. He has managed a family business that rehabilitates historic homes and has provided municipal planning, zoning and grant services to communities throughout New Jersey. He holds a BA in Economics from Richard Stockton University, and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.

Jamie Edelbach
Marketing Manager

Jess Alaimo
Operations Manager


Board of Trustees

Red Bank River Center is governed by a board of trustees who oversee our small but versatile staff. The board of trustees comprises business and property owners in the self-improvement district, members from other Red Bank community partners, and a few Red Bank residents appointed by the mayor.


*Stephen Catania Chair; Owner, The Cheese Cave
*Ingeborg Perndorfer Vice-Chair; Owner, The Language School
*Mary DeMont Secretary; Owner, Barbizon of Red Bank
*Lauren Dezzi Treasurer; Vice President, OceanFirst Bank


Anthony Barbero Owner, COO Industry Magazine
Kevin Barry V.P. Operations, JP Barry Hospitality
Theodore Breitowich Mayor's Designee
Amanda Cheslock Marketing & Comm. Relations, Metrovation
Angela Courtney Owner, Sweetest Sin Lingerie Boutique
Carl DeAngelis Esq.
Michael DeSimone Owner, JR's Red Bank
Jennifer Eckhoff Exec Dir, Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce
Ben Forest Resident representative
Sean Gilbert Dir of Acquisitions, Saxum Real Estate
Sheila Hintze Liaison, Riverview Medical Center
*Jay Herman Principal, Downtown Investors, LLC
Eric Horowitz Principal, Redwood Real Estate Group
George Lyristis Owner, Teak & Bistro Red Bank
*Edward J. McKenna Esq., McKenna, Dupont, Higgins & Stone
Cassie Murphy Resident representative
Adam Philipson CEO, Count Basie Theatre
*Steve Raciti Principal, Stephen Raciti, Architect
Amy Russo Owner, Toast
Courtney Schroeder Dir of Marketing, Two River Theater
Ayca User Owner, Antoinette Boulangerie
Hazim Yassin Borough Council Liaison
*Members of the Excecutive Committee