Rutgers-Camden’s Rand Institute names Egenton advisory board chair

Michael Egenton. (File photo)

The Sen. Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University-Camden announced a series of leadership moves on its advisory board this week.

Michael Egenton, executive vice president of government relations for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, has been elected board chair, while Amy Osborn, vice president and regional leader of private banking for Republic Bank, has been chosen as vice chair.

In addition, Michael Chait, president of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, and state Sen. Troy Singleton (D-Moorestown) have been appointed to the board.

“It’s important for South Jersey to think and act regionally if we hope to balance our competing desires for equitable growth with the preservation of the quality of life that makes South Jersey such an attractive place to live,” Darren Spielman, the institute’s executive director, said in a prepared statement. “These individuals are committed to the Rand Institute’s mission to leverage Rutgers-Camden research expertise in order to bring together citizens and policymakers on behalf of South Jersey’s citizens.”

The 26-member body is committed to advancing southern New Jersey through the research conducted at the policy center.