3:30 to 7:30PM
at the BlueGrotto Outdoor Garden at Monmouth Park Racetrack
Our 18th Annual KY Derby Party is back again! Honorees will be:
Diane S. Turton, President and Founder Diane Turton, Realtors, Mr. Chris Martin, Executive Chairman of Provident Bank and John & Robin Klein. More info to come in the coming weeks. View images/video of last year’s party.
Diane attended Rider College in Lawrenceville, NJ where she majored in real estate and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce. Diane became a licensed agent in 1966 and following remarkable success in this area. She received her broker’s license in 1974. Built upon the solid foundations of a successful track record, Diane had the confidence and courage to open her first Diane Turton, Realtors® office in Bay Head, New Jersey in 1985.
Diane gained her CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation in 1989 and went on to receive her CRB (Certified Residential Broker and LTG (Leadership Training Graduate) designation in 1990.
Celebrating thirty-seven years in business, Diane’s firm is a full-service New Jersey real estate company with 16 regional sales offices throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, plus a Corporate Headquarters in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Diane Turton, Realtors is the premier commercial, residential and rental real estate company serving all of New Jersey and is number one in closed volume in most markets served.
Diane Turton, Realtors caters to all real estate sales and rental requirements in addition to providing in-house title, insurance, relocation and referral services. The company is staffed with nearly 425 sales associates including a full-time management team.
As a nationally recognized leader in her field, Diane is a sought-after board member, motivational speaker and media spokesperson. Diane has spoken at many major national and international conferences including the prestigious Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio conferences. Diane is also a keen advocate and participant in many local and national women and children’s charities including hosting educational seminars, presentations and mentoring workshops. Her association and support of community events is second to none. In 2019, Diane added book author to her list of achievements.
Diane resides in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey with her husband and co-founder of Diane Turton, Realtors, Bruce Turton. Her two sons, David and Jason also play a major role in the Diane Turton, Realtors business. She is the proud grandmother of three granddaughters and one grandson.
The following highlights some of Diane’s professional accomplishments:
Ernst & Young’s “National Entrepreneur® of the Year” award,
Luxury Real Estate “Extraordinary Philanthropist” award
NJ BIZ Magazine “One of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business” award
“Number 1 Woman-Owned business in New Jersey” award for three consecutive years, NJ BIZ Magazine
“Billionaires Club” award, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, “Community Service” award Monmouth Arts
“Most Innovative Marketing Technique” award
2006 Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center “Woman of the Year” Award at the 2018 Luxury Real Estate Conference
JOHN & ROBIN KLEIN
For many years John and Robin shared their time between New York City and the Shore becoming full time residents in 2015 and now reside in Middletown. “We were drawn to the people and the community in Monmouth County and knew this is where we wanted to make our home,” said the Klein’s.
John, a real estate developer, is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Thrive LLC and is currently focused on development of supportive housing for neurodiverse adults. John is the former CEO of Simon Premium Outlets, owner and developer of more than 80 outlet malls throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. Robin is president and founder of Fashion Retail Group, a boutique real estate firm providing services for expansion of exclusive retail brands and retail properties.
In addition to their distinguished careers, John and Robin now focus much of their time on philanthropic causes.
“We are so fortunate with time in our schedules to dedicate towards supporting many charitable organizations that speak to our hearts both within our community and beyond”. John was previously President of the Board of Trustees for Lunch Break and now serves on the Construction Committee and Advisory Board; Robin joined the Lunch Break Board as a Trustee in 2020 and now serves as VP of the Board as well as a member of many committees. John and Robin were Co-Chairs of the recent Lunch Break Capital Campaign raising monies to expand and improve the facility; and John is a member of the Board of Trustees for Monmouth Park Charity Fund.
John and Robin are Co-Founding members of the Board of Trustees for Parents With A Plan, a non-profit organization striving to provide robust, person-centered approaches to supportive housing environments, the very beginning of life’s independent journey for neurodiverse adults.
Robin serves on many boards including Trustee for Count Basie Center for the Arts and is a member of the Executive Board; Trustee of Riverview Medical Center Foundation; and is President of Open Heart Yoga, a non-profit yoga studio.
John and Robin support several other local charities and foundations in the greater Monmouth County region. including Monmouth Park Charity Fund, The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, 180 Turning Lives Around, Boys & Girls Club, Impact 100 Jersey Coast, Clean Ocean Action, Jersey Shore Partnership, Ocean Harbor House, Monmouth Conservation Foundation, Two River Theater, VNA and Parker Clinic.
Six years ago, during a trip to Rwanda, John & Robin had the amazing opportunity to tour and become familiar with the Ubumwe Community Center and School in Gisenyi. They have since become actively involved supporting this precious lifeline for the Rwandan people who are so in need of what this center has to offer. In addition, they have a shared, dedicated passion for protecting the environment and saving animals, especially those on the brink of extinction. John & Robin frequently offer their time and support to organizations such as the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Born Free, Monmouth County SPCA, Purr N Pooch Foundation, the Rescue Paw Foundation, No Dogs Left Behind and Partners in Conservation as well as many other welfare groups devoted to improving and saving the lives of animals.
John & Robin’s family life is full and busy with five rescue pups who are quite lively; they visit their extended family including John’s mother who all live outside of New Jersey as often as possible. They are “aunti and uncle” to MANY of their friends’ children and often entertain them at “Kamp Klein”! John and Robin love to travel and are always up for any adventure. They enjoy meeting new people and forging friendships and of course, anything related to ANIMALS. They are often seen out riding their Harleys around the Shore. “We are so grateful to be a part of such an amazing community that we are blessed to call home”.
Christopher Martin is Executive Chairman of Provident Financial Services, Inc. and Provident Bank, New Jersey’s oldest state-chartered bank. He has been in the banking industry for more than 38 years.
Mr. Martin previously served as president and chief executive officer of First Sentinel Bancorp, Inc., which was acquired by Provident Financial Services, Inc. in July 2004. Beginning with First Sentinel in 1984 as controller, Mr. Martin advanced and was appointed president of First Sentinel Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Savings Bank, in 2003. Prior to his banking career, Mr. Martin worked for Johnson & Johnson in inventory control and as a financial analyst.
As one of New Jersey’s most prominent banking executives, Mr. Martin serves on the board of directors for the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, and previously served on the New Jersey Bankers Association. He is the New Jersey representative for the Independent Community Bankers Association, and also on the Government Relations Council of the American Bankers Association. He served on the Federal Reserve Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. He also dedicates much of his spare time helping to improve the community. Mr. Martin is a vice president/treasurer of The 200 Club of Middlesex County, which provides financial assistance and scholarships to families of law enforcement, fire and public safety officials. He serves on the board of trustees of Elon University, and is a past president of the alumni board. Mr. Martin volunteers at local food pantries and Habitat for Humanity build sites. He also spends time teaching financial literacy to high school students at inner city schools.
Mr. Martin is president of The Provident Bank Foundation, which, since it’s founding in 2003, has provided more than $28 million in grants for programs focusing on community enrichment, education, and health, youth and families in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Martin has been honored for his philanthropic endeavors as a recipient of the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service, has been honored by the National MS Society, the American Jewish Committee, The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club of America, Project Live and Felician College.
Mr. Martin received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business from Elon University and holds a MBA from Monmouth University.