Key elected officials, business leaders at Public Policy Forum on Tuesday

NJBIA annual event titled ‘The Road to Recovery: Business Leading the Way’

Some of the state’s top elected officials and business leaders will come together Tuesday for the 2022 Public Policy Forum: “The Road to Recovery: Business Leading the Way.”

The event, presented by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, will be in-person from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott Woodbridge in Iselin.

The annual event, which draws business and political insiders to discuss the most pressing policy issues facing the state, will focus on how businesses and the workforce can emerge stronger and ensure the state economy makes a swift recovery from the pandemic.

For the complete agenda and to register, click here.

The event will include a Legislative Leaders panel discussion with Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford), Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Woodbridge), Republican Senate Leader Thomas H. Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-Summit).

Panelists in a discussion on investing in New Jersey jobs include:

  • Lori Grifa, partner, Archer Law;
  • Jose Lozano, CEO, Choose New Jersey;
  • Dan Lynch, vice president, state and local government affairs, United Airlines;
  • Colin Newman, director of public policy, Amazon.

The keynote address will be delivered by Andrew Goldberg, global head of market & asset-class strategy, J.P. Morgan, and Stephanie Roth, executive director, global wealth management, J.P. Morgan.

NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas and her team will present a discussion on policies impacting New Jersey business.

NJBIA will also honor the following for their leadership in business and workforce development:

  • Anthony “Skip” Cimino, executive director, Assembly majority office;
  • Aaron Fichtner, president, New Jersey Council of County Colleges;
  • Judy Savage, former CEO, New Jersey Council of Vocational and Technical Schools;
  • Nellie Pou (D-Paterson);
  • Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-Summit);
  • Political and business trailblazer Candy Straight (posthumously).