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Board & Supporters

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 New Jersey for the last 10 years. 

These extraordinary individuals represent New Jersey’s most important sectors, including life sciences, financial services, information technology, manufacturing, logistics, food, healthcare, labor 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 supporters that gives Choose New Jersey standing as New Jersey’s leading economic development organization.

Board of Directors

Ralph LaRossa
Chair, President, and CEO
vice chairman
Robert Garrett
Chief Executive Officer
Mitch Livingston
President and CEO
Steve Westhoven
President and CEO
Tom Polen
President and CEO
Christopher Boerner
Chief Executive Officer
Mike Reagan
Sr. Vice President Consulting Services
Mark Clouse
President and CEO
Joseph N. Garba
Head of External Affairs
Joseph DeCotiis
Managing Partner
Eduardo Villa
New Jersey Tax Managing Partner
Bill Smith
Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships
Jake Reynolds
President, New Jersey Devils
Ulises Diaz
Senior Vice President of Government and Community Affairs
James Fakult
Vice Chairperson and Executive Director
Joaquin Duato
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Gardner
Robert Davis
President and CEO
Mark McDonough
John Saraceno, Jr.
Co­-Founder and Managing Principal
Enrico Della Corna
Regional President
Charles Lowrey
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Mark Manigan
President, Chief Executive Officer
Mike Renna
President, Chief Executive Officer
Monica Slater Stokes
Managing Director, Corporate & Government Affairs
Alan Weland
VP/General Manager New Jersey Utility Operation
Braxton Plummer
Director of State and Local Government Affairs



Education Advocates


Relocation & Expansion Services

We provide customized RFI responses, demographics, detailed market assessments and other complimentary business relocation and expansion services. When your company chooses to grow in New Jersey, we also will help you publicize your good news.

Site Visits

We’ll make your property search seamless, so you find the site that best meets your relocation or expansion needs.

Economic Development Connections

Our public and private partners provide a wide range of services. From higher education research collaboration to regulatory and legal assistance to workforce training, they’ll ensure you have a smooth landing.

Mariel Kokotajlo
Director of Development