Friedlander returns to state chamber, will serve as SVP for communications

Kevin Friedlander has been named senior vice president, communications, of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the organization announced.

For Friedlander, who began in the role last week, it’s a return to an organization he knows well, as he previously worked at the chamber from 1996-2010. Friedlander has spent the past 13 years working as a senior regional communications manager for Wells Fargo.

“I am truly excited to have the opportunity to return to the chamber at this time to continue the important work of advocating on behalf of our members, New Jersey’s hardworking and diverse business community,” Friedlander said. “These continue to be challenging times, as companies navigate uncertainty. Membership in the chamber provides our members with valuable resources that enables them to prepare for the future.”

Among Friedlander’s first priorities will be to help coordinate the upcoming New Jersey Business Summit & Expo, scheduled for March 14-15 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.

The two-day conference — open to business, nonprofit and government leaders throughout the state — will highlight New Jersey’s strengths, make recommendations to state leaders and provide information and tools to attendees that they can use to grow their bottom lines.

“We’re going to examine opportunities and key economic issues,” Friedlander said. “And, just as important, make the business community aware of all the state is already doing to help companies of all sizes.”

Friedlander began his career in 1993 at Greater Media Newspapers, serving as the special sections editor, and he was a staff writer for the North/South Brunswick Sentinel and Holmdel/Middletown Independent. He attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, earning a bachelor’s degree in communications, majoring in journalism/public relations.

“The chamber has a rich history in the state of New Jersey,” Friedlander said. “I really consider it an honor to once again be part of that chamber legacy, which has lasted for over 110 years.

“I especially look forward to working with the chamber’s team of professionals who come to work each day dedicated to making New Jersey a great place to work, to live and to run a business.”