Steve Tanelli

Steve Tanelli

Bergen County Veteran of the Week: Richard G. Daul

Richard G. Daul hails from Hollis, Queens, New York. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 as a legal clerk at Fort Benning, Georgia. As a legal clerk, he provided preliminary legal and administrative support to unit commanders and staff, coordinated legal actions with the supervising legal office, prepared and processed legal documents in support of court-martials, non-judicial punishment, and other military justice matters. He was also instrumental in processing line of duty determinations, separation board proceedings, and other administrative law matters. 

After finishing his enlistment in the U.S. Army, Rich acquired a job as an Assistant Office Manager for Allen and Bacon Textbooks during the day, and pursued his college education at night while attending Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). Rich graduated from FDU with a Bachelor’s in Business Management, and later pursued and obtained a Masters of Information Services at Iona College in the late 70s.

Rich was employed in finance operations within the cosmetic industry for more than 20 years after he left the service. He has held various positions including finance officer, Vice President of Finance, and Bureau chief at the Board of Public Utilities.  He is also a sales associate at Terrie O’Connor Realtors.

Besides his impressive private sector work experience, Rich has extensive experience in the public sector. He worked in a State Senator’s office for 10 years. Rich is also the longest serving member at the Bergen County Division of Veteran Services, and has been with the county for a decade. Rich has assisted many veterans at the county for years with various issues ranging from homelessness to employment, transportation, and other key veteran issues. He was instrumental in Bergen County achieving functional zero for veteran homelessness in 2016. Many of the veterans that seek assistance from the County compliment Rich’s pleasant demeanor, can do attitude, and willingness to aid any veteran that comes to the County for help.

Rich has been active in assisting with many of the County’s key veterans events, including Military Appreciation Month Ceremony, POW/ MIA Recognition Day Ceremony, Newark Standown, and Operation Holiday Cheer.  He is a proud member of the American Legion Post in Mahwah and has been active for many years as an advisor for the Bergen County Veteran Services Advisory Board.

He currently resides in Ramsey and is married to his beautiful wife of 43 years, Kathleen Daul, and has 2 sons, Eamon and Liam, and 1 daughter, Bridgette.  He also has 7 grandchildren.

Thank you for your service to our country, Richard!

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Freeholder Steve Tanelli

Freeholder Steve Tanelli

Steven A. Tanelli was elected to the Bergen County Board of Freeholders on November 6, 2012. He currently serves as the Chair Pro Tempore of the Freeholder Board.

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