Monday Morning Meet Your Leaders – Jonathan Petro

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Jonathan Z. Petro, Esq.
Co-Managing Partner at Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, LLC
Chairman of the Ocean County Library Foundation

1. What is one of the most important qualities of a great leader?

One of the most important qualities of a leader is honesty.  Honesty in leadership means more than telling the truth to your “followers.”  It means knowing and acknowledging your strengths, weaknesses, and faults, owning them and compensating for those weaknesses and faults by finding those talents in others.

2. How does your organization take our community to the next level?

The Ocean County Library Foundation provides funding and services, which are not covered by taxpayer dollars, to our 21 branches throughout the county.  This includes programming open to the public, classes, materials and other support necessary to take our incredible Library system to the next level and provide for the needs of our community.  Libraries, in the 21st Century provide much more than lending.  They are centers for open dialogue and promotion of knowledge.

3. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Appropriately, my favorite thing to do in my spare time is read, anything from the Sunday New York Times to current bestsellers.

4. What is your favorite food/recipe and why? 

Haribo Gold Gummy Bears.  Why?  They’re delicious!

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