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Christie relying on 20 transition panels to recommend appointees, alert him to issues

  • Economic Development and Growth: Chairman Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac, former state treasurer; Dennis Bone, chairman and president, Verizon New Jersey Inc.; Jeff Altschuler, president and CEO, Allied Beverage Group, LLC; Daryl Brewster, CEO, Brookside Management; Linda Doherty, president, New Jersey Food Council; Debra Dowdell, president, New Jersey Restaurant Association; Richard DuHaime, owner, Valentine Beauty Supply; former U.S. Rep. Bob Franks, president of the Health Care Institute of New Jersey; John Galandak, president, Commerce Industry Association of New Jersey; Rich Goldberg, senior vice president for public affairs and communications, DRS Technologies; Robert Harris, president, Harris FRC Corp.; Mitchell Hersh, president and CEO, Mack-Cali; Joe Jacobs, former vice chairman, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority; Harrison LeFrak, partner, Lefrak Organization; Ed Nyland, director of business development, George Harms Construction Co.; Brian O'Leary, senior vice president and tax counsel, NBC Universal; Todd Rechler, co-chief operating officer and president, RXR Realty; Richard Roper, director of planning ,The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  • Education: Chairwoman Susan Cole, president, Montclair State University; Chris Angelillo, principal, Kittatinny Regional High School; Richard Bozza, director, New Jersey Association of School Administrators; Ada Beth Cutler, dean, College of Education and Human Services, Montclair State University; Ross Danis, associate dean of education, Drew University; Peter Denton, chairman and founder, Excellent Education for Everyone, Inc.; Kristen Hennessey, teacher and NJEA member; Sister Rosemary Jeffries, president, Georgian Court University; Kurt Landgraf, president, Educational Testing Service; Carlos Lejnieks, president and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex Hudson and Union counties; Stig Leschly, founder and managing partner, Newark Charter School Fund; Pablo Munoz, superintendent, Elizabeth public schools; Frank Palatucci; president, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association; Michael Pallente, principal, Robert Treat Academy Charter School; Pat Pelosi, interim superintendent of schools, Morris County Vocational School District; Mike Ritacco,, superintendent, Toms River schools; Bret Schundler, CEO, The King's College; Lawrence Schwartz, lawyer and managing director, Schwartz Simon Edelstein Celso & Zitomer, LLC; Shelley Skinner, advocacy chairwoman, New Jersey Charter School Association; Luis Vargas, project director, PAAC; Brian Zychowski, superintendent, North Brunswick Township School District; Sandra Chronic, curriculum supervisor, Hunterdon Central Regional High School.
  • Treasury: Chairman former U.S. Rep. Michael Ferguson, chairman and CEO of Ferguson Strategies; Laurie Ehlbeck, state director, National Federation of Independent Business; Louis C. Goetting, IV, former deputy state treasurer; Steven Kass, co-managing principal, Rothstein Kass; Richard Keevey, director, Policy Research Institute for the Region at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University; Rick Lloyd, director, state government affairs and community relations, Johnson and Johnson; John Lutz, partner, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP; Mark Murphy, president and CEO, Northeast Private Client Group; Jeffrey Oram, director, Marcus & Millichap; J. Thomas Presby, drector and chairman, audit committee, Tiffany & Co.; Joseph Schmuckler, senior executive officer, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd.; Peter Spirgel, lawyer, managing shareholder, Flaster Greenberg; Candy Straight, investment banking consultant.
  • Labor and Workforce Development: Chairwoman Debra P. DiLorenzo, president and CEO, Chamber Of Commerce Southern New Jersey; Don Abernathy, president, Extensis; Craig Alper, president and owner, Alper Enterprises; Ray Bramucci, public policy and business consultant; Kurt Conti, CEO, The Conti Group; Rafael Fajardo, president, Elizabeth Board of Education; Nelson Ferreria, owner and CEO, Ferreira Construction Co.; Dr. Munir Kazmir, CEO, Quality Homecare and commissioner, New Jersey Lottery Commission; Robert Loderstedt, president and CEO, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program; Bob Yudin, owner, Yudin's Appliances, Inc.
  • Corrections and Homeland Security: Chairman Joe Billy, former special agent in charge, New Jersey office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Warden Bill Fraser, executive board, New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association; Jerry Decicco, president, Jersey City Police Officer's Benevolent Association; Ralph Fretz, director of assessment, Community Education Center; Dan Lombardo, president and CEO, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc.; Cornell Brooks, director, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice; Nancy Wolff, director, Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research and Public Policy Professor, Rutgers University; Ralph McGrane, retired warden, Rikers Island; Jan Gilhooly, former special agent in charge, U.S. Secret Service.
  • Energy and Utilities: Chairman Bob Martin, retired partner, Accenture, LLP; Laurence M. Downes, CEO, New Jersey Resources Corp.; Connie Hughes, former commissioner, state Board of Public Utilities; Walter Lynch, president, American Water Services; Russell Maffei, business administration officer, city of Jersey City;
    Caroline Ehrlich, chief of staff, Woodbridge Township; Joseph Dominguez, lawyer and senior vice president, Exelon Generation; Ralph LaRossa, president and COO, Public Service Electric and Gas Co.; Robert Clifton, government affairs manager, Comcast.
  • Environmental Protection: Chairwoman former state Sen. Marcia Karrow (R-Hunterdon); John Abene, president, Delphi Energy; Peter deNeufville, chairman, Voltaix, LLC.; Anthony Mauro, Sr., chairman, New Jersey Outdoor Alliance; David Pringle, campaign director, New Jersey Environmental Federation; Steve Santola, lawyer and executive vice president and general counsel, Woodmont Properties; John Spinello, Jr., former associate general counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Edward Walsh, president, The Walsh Company; Anthony Slimowicz, director, WCD Capital Partners, LLC; John Trela, former commissioner, state Department of Environmental Protection; Rhea Brekke, director, New Jersey Corp. for Advanced Technology; Tony Monteiro, CEO, Dynamic Insurance Inc.; John Sartor, exectuvie vice president, Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, LLC; Joseph Riggs, group president, K. Hovnanian Homes; Bruce Katcher, lawyer and partner, Manko Gold Katcher & Fox LLP.
  • Health Care: Chairman David Knowlton, president and CEO, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute; Dr. Alan Carr, Comprehensive Pain Management; Dr. Kevin Barry, anesthesiology, Morristown Memorial Hospital; Dr. Stewart Berkowitz, Jersey Shore Brachytherapy; Judy Burgis, senior vice-president for corporate services, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital; Dr. Joseph Clemente, president and CEO, Medical Health Center; Annette Catino, president and CEO, QualCare Alliance Networks, Inc.;
    Dr. Robert Hariri, CEO, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics; Patricia Kelmar, associate state director for advocacy, AARP New Jersey; Mark Manigan, lawyer, Health Law Practice Group, Brach Eichler LLC; William McDonald, president and CEO, St Joseph's Healthcare System; Gary Puma, president and CEO, Springpoint Senior Living; Christopher Rinn, director of emergency medical services, Jersey City Medical Center; Brent Saunders, president, Consumer Health Care and senior vice president, Schering-Plough; John Sheridan, president and CEO, Cooper Hospital; Dr. James Orsini, Essex Oncology of North Jersey; Ryan Graham, senior sales director of employee benefits, Fairview Insurance; Loretta Brickman, co-owner, BD Consulting & Public Relations.
  • Human Services and Children and Families: Chairman Morris County Administrator John Bonanni; Anthony Ferrera, director of operations, Somerset Counsel for Alcohol and Drug Dependency; Gail Gordon, lawyer, Brad Campbell, LLC; eter Haytaian, regional CEO, North Amerigroup Corp.; John M. Marchetti, chief of staff, Sen.Bill Baroni (R-Mercer); Jim Lape, senior vice president of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry, Trinitas Hospital; Robert Stack, president and CEO, Community Options; Richard Strobel, chief counsel, Burlington County Board of Social Services; Charles Venti, deputy director, The Nicholson Foundation; Debra Wentz, CEO, New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies; Marianne Majewski, director, Catholic Charities of Metuchen; Sherri Larner, marriage and family therapist.
  • Law and Public Safety: Chairman David Samson, former state attorney general and senior partner, Wolff & Samson P.C.; Fred Alworth, lawyer and director, Gibbons P.C.; Richard Badolato, lawyer and president, NJSBF and Partner, Connell Foley LLP; Peter Bogaard, Bogaard & Associates; Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow; Norman Feinstein, lawyer and founding partner, FRBK and former president, NJAA; Christine Hanlon, lawyer, Menna Supko & Nelson, LLC; Kenneth Laptook, lawyer and partner, Wolff & Samson P.C.; Joe Oxley, former Monmouth County sheriff; Richard D. Pompelio, director and law Ddrector, New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center; Bloomfield Det. John Sierchio; Mark Sheridan, lawyer and partner, Drinker Biddle LLP; Wayne Positan, partner, Lum, Drasco & Positan, LLC; Barbara Silver Hutcheon, lawyer, Wolff & Samson P.C.; Patrick P. Toscano, Jr., president, The Toscano Law Firm, LLC.; Geoffrey S. Berman, lawyer and partner, Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
  • Transportation: Chairman James Weinstein, senior vice president, AECOM; James Crawford, director, EZ Pass; Saddle River Mayor Samuel Raia; Morris Plains Mayor Frank Druetzler; Jerry Amedeo, director, Camp Harmony; Ron Gravino, president, Ron Gravino Consulting; Jerry Langer, chief commercial officer, Langer Transport; Jack Lettiere, president, Jack Lettiere Consulting, LLC; Nevins McCann, partner, Connell Foley, LLP; Michael Misseri, CEO, Empire Coach; Dave Ragonese, lawyer, White and Williams, LLP; Sgt. Bill Shiels, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police.


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    Comments (1)
    1 Thursday, 26 November 2009 09:33
    FERDEK
    Has anyone noticed that for the Energy/Utilities transition team most of the members are the executives of the regulated utilities? Doesn't that even raise the "appearance" of a potential conflict of interest as these members would be in a position to make changes favorable to their companies? Not a good start for the Christie administration. Maybe Samson should do a better job of vetting these transition teams.

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