Ameya Pendse has been named vice president of communications for the New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance, the group recently announced.
Pendse brings a unique set of skills to the role, as he is a practicing attorney of U.S. franchise law as well as U.S. and Canadian immigration law.
He received his Master of Laws in business law from Tel Aviv University, his Juris Doctor in law and Master of Arts in diplomacy & international relations from Seton Hall Law, and his Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal.
Ameya’s role as vice president of communications includes organizing and participating in meetings between the alliance and federal, state and local government representatives. He will also coordinate community outreach projects between the alliance and other stakeholders. Additionally, Ameya will work closely with alliance members to inform them of events and initiatives, involving them as much as possible, as well as listening and attending to concerns regarding the challenges facing the business community.
NJJBA Executive Director David Rosenberg welcomed him to the team.
“The alliance has seen tremendous growth, providing opportunities for business expansion and development in New Jersey,” he said. “Approximately 35,000 individuals are employed by the various members of the alliance, and keeping in constant communication with our members is of utmost importance to us.
“Ameya’s expertise, passion and dedication will help us strengthen our voice and amplify our impact. I look forward to having him on our team and, together, we can build a brighter future for our community with effective communication.”
Pendse is a member of the Indian-Jewish community (Bene-Israel) and has worked with various Jewish organizations as a student, such as Taglit-Birthright Israel, StandWithUs, Chabad and Israel on Campus. He was also a Sloan Fellow with the Jewish Graduate Student Initiative and was the president of the Jewish Law Student Association at Seton Hall Law.