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 Board that gives Choose New Jersey standing as New Jersey’s leading economic development organization.

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


Ralph LaRossa
Chief Operating Officer
vice chairman
Robert Garrett
Chief Executive Officer
Mitch Livingston
President and CEO
Steve Westhoven
President and CEO
Colin Newman
VP, Global Public Policy
Gilles Gade
Founder & CEO
Eduardo Villa
New Jersey Tax Managing Partner
Dan Lynch
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Jake Reynolds
President, New Jersey Devils
Gary St. Hilaire
President, Chief Executive Officer
James Fakult
Vice Chairperson and Executive Director
Rick Taylor
Corporate Advisor
Raymond Pocino
Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager
Mark McDonough
John Saraceno, Jr.
Co­-Founder and Managing Principal
David Hardy
Chief Executive Officer
Enrico Della Corna
Regional President
Charles Lowrey
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Barry Ostrowsky
President, Chief Executive Officer
Mike Renna
President, Chief Executive Officer
Nadine Leslie
Chief Executive Officer
Nick Penzetta
Vice President State Government Affairs
Monica Slater Stokes



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.

Jose Lozano
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mariel Kokotajlo
Director of Development