Henry Gajda, the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters‘ public policy director, is vacating his role at LCV to accept the position as deputy chief of staff at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Allison McLeod, was named as Gajda’s replacement, effective April 18.
“I want to thank Henry for his work and commitment to New Jersey LCV. Because of his outstanding leadership, we passed all five of our common agenda legislative priorities into law in two consecutive legislative sessions,” said Ed Potosnak, executive director, New Jersey LCV. “We look forward to continuing to work with him on important environmental issues and wish him luck in his new role.”
Prior to joining the New Jersey LCV, McLeod was director of personnel and strategic operations for Holmdel Township, advising on special projects. McLeod is also a member of the Aberdeen Township zoning board.
McLeod has worked for several years with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Government Relations.
“I am honored to have Allison join New Jersey LCV. She has tremendous passion for the environment, and her superb background in environmental policy is just what we need during this critical time,” Potosnak said. “As we work to tackle climate change, provide clean air, safe drinking water, open space and advance policies that combat environmental racism, her proven track record will build on the strong success of the organization.”