Tayfun Selen was sworn in to serve a one-year, unexpired term on the board in 2020, and in November of that year he was elected to serve a full, three year term that began Jan. 4, 2021. In 2022, he was selected by his fellow Commissioners to serve as Director of the Board for that year.
Commissioner Selen is Senior Vice President of Administration for Lincoln Educational Services, which is the leading vocational training school group in the nation, with a presence in the 15 states. He is a member of the company’s Executive Team.
Prior to his role at Lincoln, he served as Global Director of Project Management for CB Richard Ellis, which is the largest real estate development company in the nation. In that role, he oversaw real estate functions for Hertz Corporation and Bank of America.
He also was Vice President of New Store Development for CB Richard Ellis and served as Assistant Managing Director at Montclair State University.
Commissioner Selen is married with one daughter and has lived in Morris County for the past 24 years, including 20 years in the Chathams.
He strongly believes in community engagement, and has served as a member of the Chatham Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment, and as a Chatham Township Committeeman and Mayor.
As mayor, Commissioner Selen was responsible for reducing municipal property taxes, helping the township maintain a rare AAA credit rating, and reducing municipal spending by more than $200,000.
He is a member of the Morris County Republican Committee and Chairman of the Chatham Township Republican Committee.
He also holds a seat on the Montclair State University School of Business Advisory Board, New Jersey Board of Nursing, and is President-Elect of Madison Rotary Club.
Commissioner Selen holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree from Istanbul Technical University and an MBA from Montclair State University. He achieved certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt by Rutgers University and Lockheed Martin. Commissioner Selen also is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional certified by U.S. Green Building Council and a certified public accountant (CPA).