After merging the core of their business, DB Kelly Associates, with a national firm, Mr. Kelly moved to the position of President of DBK Protection LLC T/A Sterling Investigative Services, a former DB Kelly subsidiary. He is also President of Sterling Investigative Services, Rhode Island and between the two companies his firms are licensed and operate from New England through the Mid Atlantic States.
Mr. Kelly’s expertise includes technical and counter-measures support and program development, undercover techniques, special operations, programs to identify and control aggressive behavior in the work place and emergency management planning. He has performed security consultation services for scores of New Jersey based Fortune 500 companies over the years and his firms count as their clients virtually all of the national insurance companies with significant New Jersey ties.
Mr. Kelly is a member of the State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council the National Association of Fraud Investigators and the Society of Investigators of Greater Newark.
Deputy Grand Marshal - George Fuller
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE GRAND MARSHALS - CURRENT, FORMER AND FUTURE …
On a lighter note, I should have been dead 27 years ago; I had both heart failure & cardiomyopathy. I was on the same heart transplant list that my father had died on 2 years earlier. I had 2 - part time jobs and was losing them both. My relationship was a failure and I needed to get out of the house that I had purchased but had nowhere to go. Indeed, I got lucky was able to stay with my father’s widow Pat for a month in North Jersey as I searched for and found a place to live - It was in South Amboy above my dentist’s office. I still live there to this day and love it.
It was then that my fortune changed. I knew so many people from South Amboy already as I had worked “On the Strip” at The Colonel’s Garter, Close Encounter’s, City Lights, etc. I had also bartended downtown at the neighborhood bars; Lagoda’s & The Landmark. I dated a girl from town. All this & other reasons made it clear that this was a place I was going to stay. A nice, tightly knit friendly City in a great location with a rich history.
Towards the end of 1994, I started with Marine Transport Inc. A fairly new Intermodal trucking company started by my longtime friend, Bob Castelo; who was also a tough fullback on my college football team (I was the center). He is a Great Friend, Boss, and Mentor. I am with Marine to this day & have become the General Manager.
So let’s face it - The real reason I am being honored as the Deputy Grand Marshal is my longtime association with the prestigious, ground breaking, earth shaking and soul awakening Colonel D.B. Kelly Pipes & Drums. My association with this talented, hardworking & fun loving group of ladies & gentlemen has been one of the greatest decisions I ever made. Undeniably it’s a true commitment, requires dedication, but has been worth every second with absolutely no regrets. Its paid me back not in dollars but laughs, I recommend it highly to everybody - COME JOIN US! We can hold our heads high with any other band out there and will continue to do so. When you think about it, we have played, marched and performed in front of MILLIONS of people carrying the name SOUTH AMBOY proudly on our Banner and Bass Drums, in places like NEW YORK CITY and Savannah GA (twice!!) as well over 150 parades & performances spreading goodwill and the good name of our fair city.
I have always had great love & support from my family. Trust, it hasn’t been easy on them, but they put up with me. My sisters Audrey, Kathy, my brother John & their strong families have been a backbone through some difficult times and the easy ones.
Currently, I am the proud Vice President of the Historical Society of South Amboy of which it has been a great pleasure. The leadership and participants in this group have done wonderful things in a fairly short period of time. Besides the Cemetery tours and the Open Houses - Check out the historic markers all over town, I’ll be glad to explain them to you.
To be sure, I am a proud member of the great COL. DAVID B KELLY, DIVISION 1 MIDDLESEX COUNTY AOH and think very highly of the organization and the incredible charitable work they consistently handle with poise & pride.
Besides touring 48 of the 50 states, (AK & ND) acting on Broadway, a member of a Civil War Round Table, part of many fundraising groups, I am also an avid bicycle rider. As I am writing this, I’m attempting to ride 4000 miles in 2017 for St Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital. As you read this, I will have accomplished my goal and have raised over $10,000 for them.
There are so many people that I have grown to know and love in this town - too numerous to mention that I won’t attempt - just know I recognize that. I have been lucky that I have been able to experience and do so many things in my life. Indeed, there are many more experiences to come - but you never know! Make each day count.
Thank you to the parade committee and whoever else helped make this happen and I’ll try to live up to this GREATHONOR!
Rest in Peace Mom & Dad - I hope you are proud of me.
Honorary Grand Marshal - Dennis Doll
Dennis Doll serves as Chairman, President and CEO of Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX), a publicly-traded investor-owned water and wastewater utility company, primarily serving in New Jersey and Delaware. Middlesex Water has been providing quality water service to area residents for over 120 years.
Prior to joining Middlesex in 2004, Mr. Doll served as Vice President and Controller of E’town Corporation, a publicly-traded company engaged in water utility operations. Prior, Mr. Doll was employed as a Certified Public Accountant by Deloitte, an international auditing firm. Mr. Doll has a diverse background in water and wastewater utility management, contract operations and capital management. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Water Research Foundation in Denver, CO, currently serving as Vice Chairman of this international research collaborative with more than 1,000 subscribers and partners across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is a current Director and Past Chairman of the Board of the New Jersey Utilities Association and is a current Director and Past President of the National Association of Water Companies in Washington, DC. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of CASA of Middlesex County, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of children living in foster care. He recently completed ten years of service as a member of the Board of Directors of Raritan Bay Medical Center, most recently serving as Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Doll has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Upsala College.
Mr. Doll serves as a frequent speaker on asset management and water and infrastructure investment. Under his leadership, Middlesex Water Company has embarked on a $160 million infrastructure investment program, Water for Tomorrow®, which includes key improvements that will enhance the service quality, reliability and resiliency of the water system for current and future generations of water users in eastern Middlesex County. In addition to providing water which is essential to economic development and quality of life, Middlesex Water is active in the communities it serves supporting numerous charitable endeavors which help build stronger communities.