We are excited to announce our newest Laptop Upcycle Board member, Giancarlo Di Lonardo. With his diverse experience in board development and his active roles with various NJ nonprofits, Giancarlo will be a key contributor to our planned growth in Montclair and Northern NJ this Fall and into 2024.
Giancarlo Di Lonardo is currently a Sr. Program Officer with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJ EDA)'s Real Estate group. Prior to that, Giancarlo worked at New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC), the state's largest Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), in community planning and engagement as well as real estate asset management roles. In his real estate role, he came into contact with Laptop Upcycle as NJCC's real estate subsidiary is the current owner of 60 S. Fullerton. He is the Board Chairman of Passaic County Habitat for Humanity where he has been involved in the search for a new CEO, the writing of a strategic plan, revisions to organization by-laws, and the development of charters for each of Habitat's 8 committees (of which he is an ex-officio member of them all). Giancarlo graduated from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University with Masters Degrees in City & Regional Planning (MCRP) and Public Policy (MPP). His undergraduate degree in Political Science, History, and Sociology is from King's College (Wilkes-Barre, PA). Giancarlo was born and raised in Hawthorne, NJ but has lived in Montclair (the Walnut Street neighborhood) with his spouse Alexandra since 2017.
Please join us in welcoming Giancarlo to the team!