TRENTON, NJ – Governor-Elect Chris Christie announced today members of the Transition Counsel, as well as members of the Economic Development and Growth, Education, Treasury, Labor and Workforce Development and the Office of the Governor Transition Sub-Committees. These sub-committees will conduct a top to bottom review of their respective government department and agency.
Stephen J. Edelstein, Esq., General Counsel to the Transition
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celso & Zitomer LLC
John Bruder, Esq.
The Law Office of John E. Bruder
David Catuogno, Esq.
Forman Holt Eliades & Ravin LLC
Mark Cimino, Esq.
Mark Cimino, Attorney At Law
Gabrielle Charette, Esq.
Megna Law Firm
William T. Cooper, III, Esq.
Cooper & Cooper
Paul Donini, Esq.
Donini & Ramsey
Denis G. Murphy, Esq.
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celso and Zitomer LLC
Anthony Kearns, Esq.
Rylak, Gianos, Kearns & Phillips
Stefani C. Schwartz, Esq.
Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celso and Zitomer LLC
Economic Development and Growth
Mayor John McCormac, Chair
Mayor of Woodbridge and former State Treasurer
Dennis Bone, Chair
President, Verizon New Jersey Inc.
President and CEO, Allied Beverage Group, LLC
CEO, Brookside Management
President, New Jersey Food Council
President, New Jersey Restaurant Association
Owner, Valentine Beauty Supply
The Honorable Bob Franks
Former United States Congressman and President of the Health Care Institute of New Jersey
President, Commerce Industry Association of New Jersey
Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications, DRS Technologies
President, Harris FRC Corporation
President and CEO, Mack-Cali
Former Vice Chairman, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
Partner, Lefrak Organization
Director of Business Development, George Harms Construction Company, Inc
Senior VP & Tax Counsel, NBC Universal
Co-Chief Operating Officer and President, RXR Realty
Director of the Planning Department, The Port Authority of NY and NJ
Dr. Susan Cole, Chair
President, Montclair State University
Principal, Kittatinny Regional High School
Dr. Richard Bozza, Ph.D.
Executive Director, New Jersey Association of School Administrators
Dr. Ada Beth Cutler
Dean, College of Education and Human Services, Montclair State University
Associate Dean of Education, Drew University
Chairman and Founder, Excellent Education for Everyone, Inc.
Teacher and NJEA Member
Sister Rosemary Jeffries
President, Georgian Court University
President, Educational Testing Service
President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex Hudson and Union Counties
Founder and Managing Partner, Newark Charter School Fund
Superintendent, Elizabeth Public Schools
President, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association
Principal, Robert Treat Academy Charter School
Interim Superintendent of Schools, Morris County Vocational School District
Superintendent, Toms River Schools
Chief Operating Officer, The King's College
Lawrence Schwartz, Esq.
Managing Director, Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celso & Zitomer, LLC
Advocacy Chair, New Jersey Charter School Association
Project Director, PAAC
Superintendent, North Brunswick Township School District
Hon. Michael Ferguson, Chair
Former United States Congressman (NJ-7) and Chairman/CEO of Ferguson Strategies
State Director, National Federation of Independent Business
Louis C. Goetting, IV
Former Deputy State Treasurer
Co-Managing Principal, Rothstein Kass
Director, Policy Research Institute for the Region at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University
Executive Director, State Government Affairs and Community Relations, Johnson and Johnson
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP
President and CEO, Northeast Private Client Group
Director, Marcus & Millichap
J. Thomas Presby
Director and Chairman, Audit Committee, Tiffany & Co.
Senior Executive Officer, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd.
Peter Spirgel, Esq.
Managing Shareholder, Flaster Greenberg
Investment Banking Consultant
Labor and Workforce Development
Debra P. DiLorenzo, Chair
President/CEO, Chamber Of Commerce Southern New Jersey
President and Owner, Alper Enterprises
Public Policy and Business Consultant
CEO, The Conti Group
President, Elizabeth Board of Education
Owner and CEO, Ferreira Construction Company
Munir Kazmir, MD
CEO, Quality Homecare and Commissioner, State of New Jersey Lottery Commission
President and CEO, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program
Owner, Yudin's Appliances, Inc.
Office of the Governor
The Honorable Peter Verniero, Chair
Former Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and former New Jersey Attorney General
Partner, Sills Cummis & Gross PC
The Honorable W. Cary Edwards
Former New Jersey Attorney General
Executive Director, New Jersey Senate Republican Office
Wayne W. Hasenbalg, Esq.
Partner, Decotiis Fitzpatrick Cole & Wisler, LLP
Patrick E. Hobbs, Esq.
Dean, Seton Hall Law School
Jane M. Kenny
Founding Partner and Principal, The Whitman Strategy Group
Brian M. Nelson, Esq.
Partner, Menna Supko & Nelson LLC
Rachel Donington Torpey