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Board Members

The Authority consists of 21 members (10 specified ex-officio cabinet members, 7 specified appointees of the Governor, 2 appointees of the Senate President and 2 appointees of the Assembly Speaker). The Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs serves as the Chairman of the Authority.

Ex-Officio Members

Charles A. Richman, Commissioner                                   
Department of Community Affairs

Aaron R. Fichtner, Acting Commissioner
Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Cathleen D. Bennett, Commissioner
Department of Health & Senior Services

Christopher S. Porrino,  Attorney General
Department of Law & Public Safety

Kimberly Harrington, Commissioner
Department of Education

Ford M. Scudder, State Treasurer
Department of Treasury

Bob Martin, Commisioner
Department of Environmental Protection

Elizabeth Connolly, Acting Commissioner
Department of Human Services

Richard T. Hammer, Commissioner
Department of Transportation

Paul Ceppi, Director of Business Banking and Community Development
NJ Economic Development Authority

Public Members

Barry E. Vankat

Harold Nafash

Cosmo J. Iacavazzi

R. Andrew Marshall

William Sumas

B. Harold Smick, Jr.