Francis J. Giantomasi Named to Greenleaf Center Servant Leader Hall of Fame

Francis J. Giantomasi (“Frank”), a Member with Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC’s (“CSG Law”) Redevelopment, Land Use & Zoning Group, was named this week to the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership’s Hall of Fame for embodying the qualities of a servant-leader through his approachability and empathy with people from all strata of society, his stewardship of civic institutions and charitable causes, and his ongoing commitment to creating a culture of servant leadership at CSG Law.

Frank was honored along with 16 others, including: Jay Wright, the former coach of the Villanova University men’s basketball team; Sara Peña, PSE&G’s Director of External Affairs; Mac Tristan, the former Chief of Police for Coppell, Texas; and Father Edwin D. Leahy, Headmaster of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School. The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership’s Hall of Fame recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to placing a primary focus on the well-being of others, resulting in measurable impact on individuals, communities, organizations, and society more broadly. A full list of winners is available here.

“We believe in servant leadership, and we believe that it impacts everything that we do here, and that’s why we think we’re a successful business with a team of very, very happy and content staff,” Frank said in a video response to the Greenleaf Center. “Teamwork is at the heart of what we do. Comradery and collegiality are the hallmarks of our organization. We believe that we’re a team not just for ourselves but that we’re a team for our clients, and we try to listen to their needs and work together to deliver the best legal services that we can to help meet their goals in an efficient and economical fashion.

Frank, a senior member of the firm who focuses his practice on real estate acquisitions, sales, development, and commercial transactions, was recognized for his more than three decades of service to businesses and public entities throughout Newark, Essex County and the Garden State.

Over the course of his career, Frank has served both Essex County and the State of New Jersey in a variety of capacities including as Chief Counsel to the Essex County Board of Freeholders (1992-2003), Essex County Counsel (2003-2005) and as a member of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Transition Counsel Committee. In addition, Frank continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Newark Beth Israel Hospital and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, and he sits on the Board of Advisors for Saint Peter’s University’s Guarini School of Business in Jersey City.

In terms of his philanthropic work, Frank is a former chairman of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund, which spearheads initiatives to help impoverished families during the holiday season, and he has served as former co-chairman of the Fresh Air Fund. Frank has also contributed his insight and experience to the Newark Arts Council, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice and the Newark Regional Business Partnership.


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