President & Chief Executive Officer
Jose Lozano is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Choose New Jersey, Inc., an independently funded and operated 501(c)(3) whose mission is to encourage and nurture economic growth throughout New Jersey with a focus on urban centers.
Mr. Lozano came to Choose New Jersey after serving for five years as Chief of Staff and Vice President for Corporate Services and Governance at Hackensack Meridian Health, managing several aspects of the organization including corporate relations, governance and leading the public relations and communications efforts.
Mr. Lozano has an extensive background in government, most recently leading Governor Murphy’s Transition team as Executive Director. Prior to that, he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff and homeland security advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama Administration. Mr. Lozano also acted as Director for External Affairs within the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness for nearly two years. Mr. Lozano began his political career serving Governor Jon S. Corzine in 2005 as a Policy Advisor to then-Senator Corzine and continued onto his gubernatorial campaign, senior member of the transition team and later in 2007 as his Director of Operations.
Mr. Lozano graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelor of Arts and subsequently a Masters from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is an active board member on NJ Future, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes sensible growth, redevelopment and infrastructure investments. His recent recognitions include NJBiz’s 2015 Top 40 Under 40, NJBiz’s 2017: Power 50 Health Care List, Becker’s Hospital Review: 2017 60 National Rising Stars Under 40, 2017 Modern Healthcare Up and Comers: 15 National Healthcare Executives under 40 and 2018 ROI-NJ Influencers Power List.