Meet Jeanne

Jeanne Kingsley

Jeanne has been serving Berkeley Heights as a Councilwoman for many years. She has been a leader, serving as Council President and Council Vice President during her tenure on Town Council. She established the Berkeley Heights Downtown Beautification Committee (DBC). Under her leadership, Berkeley Heights has experienced a significant renewal, from downtown-enhancing infrastructure projects to decorative flags, banners and holiday decorations. This was accomplished with minimal taxpayer impact, through her diligent work raising private funds and developing effective public/private partnerships. Jeanne has worked on securing grants for Berkeley Heights for almost a decade. Since 2016, she worked tirelessly on establishing the Berkeley Heights Safe Routes to School initiative. Her efforts resulted in Berkeley Heights receiving a grant of $410,000 in early 2019, for sidewalk improvements.

Jeanne is a CPA and her professional experience is primarily in the area of finance and strategic planning. She currently serves as a Director to the Archdiocese of Newark Pension Board. Most recently, she provided project oversite to a start-up direct to consumer fragrance company. Prior to that, she provided strategic consulting services to the CFO of Teachers Insurance & Annuity and built a planning and analysis function for the Employee Benefit Solutions Group of AIG. Prior to her consulting roles, Jeanne was Vice President of Finance for Prudential Insurance for many years and before that, worked in the audit practice at Deloitte providing audit and consulting related services primarily to clients in the financial services industry.

Jeanne and her husband Ed have called Berkeley Heights home for over 24 years. They have four children and have all been active volunteers in our wonderful community.

Jeanne’s Accomplishments as Town Councilwoman: