Jon Shure returns to NJPP as interim president

Jon Shure, founder of New Jersey Policy Perspective, has returned to the think tank as interim president, NJPP announced Friday.

Shure will support the leadership transition following the departure of President Brandon McKoy earlier this month, NJPP said. He started on the job Wednesday.

“As we approach our 25th anniversary next year, NJPP is bigger, stronger and more influential than ever in the cause of economic security and social justice for all New Jerseyans,” Shure said in a prepared statement. “I’m proud to serve in this new role and help the organization transition to new leadership.”

Shure had spent the past five years as a senior director with Taft Communications, and will continue to serve the public relations firm as a senior consultant.

He became founding president of NJPP in 1997 and spent 12 years with the organization.

“There are few, if any people who know NJPP as intimately as Jon does,” board Chair Marcia Marley said in a statement. “With his knowledge of the organization, his passion for policy research and his commitment to advancing economic justice, Jon is uniquely qualified to lead NJPP as interim president.”

Marley will lead a committee that is launching a national search for a new president.