Linking People. Building Business. Creating Brighter Futures.





Herbert K. Ames
President & CEO

Devin Group, Inc.
1337 State Highway 33
P. O. Box 2647
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690

Ph: 609-631-8802
Fx: 609-631-8803



Herb incorporated Devin Group, Inc. in 1988, with a vision for the future.
In January 2004, the Devin Group organization, with divisions and affiliate companies, opened for business.

Herb’s areas of expertise include new business development – sales and marketing – turnaround management, strategic planning, construction management, collective bargaining agreements, real estate development, professional sports and event venue management, government relations and contracts, urban planning and economic development, not-for-profit management, fundraising, and grant writing.

Prior to founding Devin Group Inc, Herb served as Director, Division of Economic Development for the County of Mercer, responsible for new and existing business growth, relocation, and development.  For six years, he managed and directed a 40-person staff in various Divisions, including Housing and
Development, Cultural and Heritage, Workforce Investment Board, One-Stop Career Center, and Small Business Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Herb also fulfilled the responsibilities of Corporate Vice President over ten years for Yardville Supply Company, a $20 million building material company.

Herb is the founder of First Choice Bank, a local community bank headquartered in Mercer County, New Jersey.


Herb is the author of “AIM HIGH-common Sense Success for Common Sense People”.  Herb proposes that the partnership of hard work, character development, and community outreach is the central axis of successful character education and business success-ideas richly illustrated with concrete examples from the author’s vast experiences within his family, business, and community.  Herb reaches across cultural dimensions and candidly reflects on personal failures and successes to compile a succinct and essential guide to success.  The book appeals equally to current entrepreneurs, successful business people, or simply any person seeking common sense guidance to achieve the ultimate American dream.

Herb earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management from Monmouth University (formerly Monmouth College).

Herb serves as Chairman, Economic Development Committee for the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Greater Mercer Chamber of Commerce and Board Member for the Trenton Business and Technology Center.

Herb is founder of Brighter Futures Foundation, focusing on youth career awareness, grassroots campaigns, and community issues. He stays very active in the community as co-founder and Board Member of the Greater Mercer Boys and Girls Club Foundation, Board Member (and past Board Chair) for the Hamilton Area YMCA, Board Member of the Community Foundation of New Jersey – Mercer Foundation, and Board Member of The Miracle League of Mercer County. Over the years, Herb has participated on numerous fundraising committees for local not-for-profit organizations, and enjoyed hosting “In the Public Interest”, a community-focused talk show on WIMG Radio 1300AM and WZBN TV Channel 25. For 13 years, Herb committed his time to coaching boy’s high school basketball, and for 18 years he modeled and acted professionally.

Herb has received such prestigious awards as the Hamilton Area YMCA 2001 “Man of the Year”; Contact of Mercer County 2001 “Community Compassion Award”; Fa Ho Cha Club 2000 “Outstanding Service Award”; Hamilton Jaycees 1999 “Citizen of the Year”; The Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected and Missing Children and The Cherish the Children Foundation 1998 “Cherish the Children Award”.


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