The American Conference on Diversity will honor Edward B. Deutsch, Esq., with the 2012 Thomas D. Sayles, Jr. Humanitarian Award at the Pro/Am Golf Classic on September 6, 2012.

The event will take place at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, NJ, one of the top 100 historic golf courses in the United States. Aligning with the American Conference on Diversity’s mission of valuing diversity, educating leaders, and promoting respect, the club was founded in 1912 as a result of some community members being denied membership to a nearby country club because they were Jewish.

“We have been a long-time sponsor of this annual event and a long-time supporter of the American Conference on Diversity,” says Michael L. Rodburg, Esq., Lowenstein Sandler PC, and a member of the American Conference on Diversity Board of Trustees. “The American Conference on Diversity Pro/Am Golf Classic not only provides the opportunity for networking with business leaders, but also provides a chance to play on a classic course, all while supporting a great cause.”

Threesomes will play the championship course with a PGA Professional. Hole-in-one wins a cash prize or a golf vacation. The Diversity Pro/Am Golf Classic begins promptly at 12:15 p.m., with a lunch buffet beginning at 10:45 a.m. The outing is followed by an Awards Reception and cookout on the Terrace at 5:00 p.m.

This annual networking event is in tribute to the memory of Sayles, a golfer, philanthropist, and trustee emeritus of the conference.

Honoring Edward B. Deutsch, Esq.
Edward B. Deutsch is the Managing Partner of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP a full-service law firm of more than 300 attorneys with ten offices in seven states, will be this year’s honoree at the Diversity Pro/Am Golf Classic. A Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Mr. Deutsch has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1992, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. He is also Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Somerset Hills Bank.

Mr. Deutsch chaired Governor Chris Christie’s Department of Banking and Insurance Transition Sub-Committee, tasked with issue development, recommendations, and state appointments in both banking and insurance industries. He also accepted the nomination of Governor Christie to be one of two public members of the newly created Red Tape Commission chaired by Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno. In October 2011, he was ranked number 10 on the NJBIZ Power 50 Banking List of the 50 Most Powerful People in Banking.

“We are honored to be recognizing Edward Deutsch, someone who is committed to diversity and inclusion, and to bring together New Jersey professionals as they spend the day networking and raising funds for the important work of the American Conference on Diversity, fighting bias and prejudice and training tomorrow’s leaders to build more inclusive communities,” says Elizabeth Williams-Riley, President and CEO of the American Conference on Diversity.

To reserve your threesome or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melissa Sandler, Director of Events, at 732-745-9330.