Horizon joins Greater Trenton effort, adding exec to board

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has become the latest prominent company to place a representative on the board of Greater Trenton, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.

The state’s largest health insurer joins other businesses such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Investors Bank and Public Service Electric & Gas on the board. David Perry, Horizon’s vice president of the State Health Benefits Program business, will serve as a member of the board of directors.

“We’re excited to welcome Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to our growing and prominent mix of board members,” Chair Anthony “Skip” Cimino said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to working with David Perry as we continue to engage in important efforts that result in a vibrant downtown Trenton for residents, community institutions and businesses.”

Greater Trenton, which formed in fall 2015, aims to promote economic development projects in the state capital.

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Perry has been with Horizon since July 1987, rising to his current position serving Horizon’s largest account in 2015.

“As New Jersey’s capital city, Trenton is rich in history and tradition; in fact, it was briefly the U.S. capital,” he said in a statement. “The revitalization of Trenton is critical for its residents, tourists and businesses already operating there, as well as businesses we’re looking to attract. I look forward to working with Greater Trenton to showcase all of the things our capital city has to offer.”