Bauer, Glover reappointed to roles on EDA board

Virginia Bauer and Aisha Glover were reappointed to the board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority by Gov. Phil Murphy in February, it was announced Wednesday.

Both Bauer and Glover have served on the board since 2019.

Murphy also appointed Jewell Antoine-Johnson as an alternate member on the EDA board.

Antoine-Johnson, who heads her own architectural planning and design and construction management firm based in Camden County, said she was thrilled.

“It’s an honor to be appointed to the EDA board and sit amongst so many accomplished New Jerseyans dedicated to serving their state,” she said. “For over two decades, I’ve been in the architectural and construction industry, leading with a commitment to sustainability, innovation and integrity.

“I look forward to applying that experience to help build a thriving, more resilient New Jersey economy.”

Bauer previously served as executive director of the New Jersey Lottery and secretary for commerce, economic growth and tourism under several administrations. She also served as a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Bauer said she is eager to continue her work in one of the state’s growing sectors.

“I am honored to be reappointed to my post on the EDA board, and look forward to advancing our work in offshore wind, film and television, life sciences and other sectors growing in the state,” she said. “The work the NJEDA does is vital to creating a solid economic foundation that will benefit New Jerseyans for generations to come and I am proud to be a part of it.”
Glover previously served as CEO of Newark Alliance and president of Newark Community Economic Development Corp. She currently serves as vice president of urban innovation of Audible.

“I’m excited to continue in my role on the EDA board,” she said. “During my time as a board member, the EDA has made critical investments in communities like Paterson, Newark and Camden, which have empowered business owners and residents and has provided them the tools they need to succeed.”