The State’s top business leaders on the Board of Directors at Choose New Jersey, Inc. have provided significant support and contributions that have promoted economic development in the Garden State for over 5 years.

These extraordinary individuals represent New Jersey’s most important sectors, including life sciences, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, logistics, food, health care, unions, trade organizations and universities throughout the State.

From them, we are able to gain expert knowledge and a unique perspective about business community needs across New Jersey. The power, influence and breadth of our members’ advocacy not only captures their audiences’ attention, but also stimulates participation by others to encourage and nurture economic growth throughout New Jersey.

It is the strength of our Board that gives Choose New Jersey standing as a leading economic development organization in the country.

We are so grateful for their collaboration, guidance and support.

AMBASSADORS

CHAIRMAN
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PSEG

Ralph LaRossa

President and Chief Operating
Officer, PSE&G

VICE CHAIRMAN
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TREASURER & SECRETARY
PNC

PNC Bank

Linda Bowden

New Jersey Regional President

Ferring

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Paul Navarre

Chief Executive Officer, Ferring Holding, Inc.

Horizon BCBSNJ

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Robert A. Marino

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Int’l. Union of Operating Engineers – Local 825

Greg Lalevee

Business Manager & General Vice President

LIUNA

Laborers Int’l Union of N. America

Raymond Pocino

Vice President, Eastern Regional Manager

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NJ American Water

Robert MacLean

President and Senior Vice President, Eastern Division

NJM

NJM Insurance Group

Bernard Flynn

President and Chief Executive Officer

NJR

New Jersey Resources

Laurence Downes

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Novartis

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Robert Spurr

US Country Head and Vice-President Patient Access/Health Policy

Prudential

Prudential Financial, Inc.

John R. Strangfeld

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

South-Jersey-Gas

South Jersey Gas

Michael Renna

President and Chief Executive Officer, South Jersey Industries

SUEZ

SUEZ in North America

Matt Mahoney

Vice President, External Affairs

Wakefern

Wakefern Food Company

Cheryl Williams

Chief Information Officer

DIPLOMATS

Verizon

Verizon

Leecia Eve

Vice President- State Government Affairs for NJ, NY & CT

PARTNERS

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Advance Realty

Peter J. Cocoziello

President & Chief Executive
Officer

Bank of America

Bank of America

Robert Doherty

New Jersey State President

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Boraie Development LLC

Omar Boraie

President

Bricklayers

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers (ADC of NJ)

John Capo

Secretary Treasurer

Campbells

Campbell Soup Company

Denise Morrison

President & Chief Executive
Officer

Cooper Levenson

Cooper Levenson

Lloyd Levenson, Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth Calemmo, Chief Operating Officer

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Cushman & Wakefield

Robert J. Donnelly

Executive Vice Chairman, Brokerage

Elberon

Elberon Development Group

Dave Gibbons

Chief Executive Officer

EY

Ernst & Young

Rebecca Burke

Managing Partner

Gibbons

Gibbons P.C.

Patrick C. Dunican, Jr.

Chairman & Managing Director of the Firm

HINJ

HealthCare Institute of New Jersey

Dean Paranicas

President and Chief Executive Officer

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IBEW Local 102

Patrick Delle Cava, Business Manager

Bernie Corrigan, President

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IBEW 351

Daniel Cosner

Business Manager

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Imergis

Bernie Waddleton

President & CEO

Investors Bank

Investors Bank

Kevin Cummings

President and Chief Executive Officer

NJBIA

New Jersey Business & Industry Association

Michele Siekerka

President

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Scott O’Neil, Chief Executive Officer

Hugh Weber, President, Business Operations

Sheet-Metal

New Jersey State Council of Sheet Metal Workers 

Joseph Demark Jr.

President

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PricewaterhouseCoopers

Susan Roos

Assurance Partner

Sills Cummis & Gross

Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C.

Max Crane, Managing Partner

Mark Levenson, Attorney

UTCA

Utility and Transportation Contractors Association

Robert A.Briant, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Larisa Perry

Regional President, Northeast Community Banking

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Michele Brown President and Chief
Executive Officer

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Cathy Scangarella Senior Vice President,
Development

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