Senate President Scutari welcomes new deputy executive director

Senate President Nick Scutari on Thursday announced the appointment of Rosa Farias as deputy executive director of the Senate Majority Office; she is the first Latina to assume this role.

Farias steps into this position following the retirement of former Deputy Executive Director Kevin Duhon in January.

In her previous capacity, Farias served as a senior policy adviser to Senate leadership within the Senate Majority Office, where she collaborated closely with leadership to develop impactful policy platforms that directly benefited New Jersey residents.

Farias brings considerable experience spanning well over 15 years in state and local government to her new position, having also held roles as director of urban policy and research analyst within the Senate.

“Rosa brings a wealth of expertise to the role, having previously served in a leadership role in the Senate. Her proven leadership and commitment to public service align seamlessly with the values of the Senate Majority Office, and we are confident that her contributions will greatly enhance our ability to serve the citizens of New Jersey,” Scutari (D-Clark) said.

Prior to her work in the Senate, Farias served as the deputy executive director for the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in Atlantic City. There, she was responsible for overseeing all policy and strategic community development initiatives.

“We are proud to have Rosa ascend into a key leadership role here in the Senate Majority Office. Her expertise will undoubtedly strengthen our ability to address the critical needs facing our state and enhance the services we provide to our residents,” Tim Lydon, executive director of the Senate Majority Office, said.