Murphy to appoint South Jersey businesswoman to fill vacant seat on EDA board, reappoint Bauer, Glover

Camden's Jewell Antoine-Johnson will get alternate seat

Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to name Camden businesswoman Jewell Antoine-Johnson to replace Rosemari Hicks as an alternate Economic Development Authority board member, and reappoint Virginia Bauer and Aisha Glover to the board, positions that do not require Senate confirmation.

Antoine-Johnson leads the architectural planning and design and construction management firm which bears her name, Antoine Johnson, headquartered in South Jersey.

News of her appointment was first reported by the New Jersey Globe.

Bauer, Glover and Hicks were appointed to the 15-member EDA board in late 2019 at a time when Murphy said he was eager to change the EDA.

“Over the past two years, our administration has turned the page on a system where political connections and closed-door deals took precedence over the need to grow our economy and provide a sound return on investment for our taxpayers,” Murphy said in 2019.

Other members of the board include: Kevin Quinn, chairman; Charles Sarlo, vice chairman; Phillip Alagia, chief of staff; Fred Dumont, business manager; and Massiel Medina Ferrara, planning director.