Leadership New Jersey Podcast #5: Panel Discussion of Who Decides How We Spend Our Money

Leadership New Jersey‘s goal is to expand and improve the pool of the state’s civic leaders. The program, founded in 1986, honors men and women who combine a successful career with leadership in serving their communities. As part of its programming, Leadership New Jersey sponsors the Forum on the Future of New Jersey, an annual conference devoted to dealing with the key issues facing New Jersey.

This year, in conjunction with the Forum, Leadership New Jersey is pleased to introduce podcasts from the Forum.

In this podcast, we present a panel discussion of “Who Decides How We Spend Our Money.”


Moderator: Paula Franzese, LNJ ‘93
Professor of Law, Seton Hall School of Law and Chair, NJ State Ethics Commission
Nationally acclaimed for her teaching, Professor Franzese was appointed Chair of the State Ethics Commission by the Governor after serving on his Ethics and Policy Management Task Force. Paula’s casebook, “Property Law and the Public Interest,” is recognized as one of the first to expansively explore the public interest dimensions of Property Law.

Lee Carlson
Publisher, NJBIZ
D. Lee Carlson has spent more than thirty years in the newspaper business in Northern California, at publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News, before coming to the east coast two years ago. She is the publisher of NJBIZ, the only weekly business-to-business publication in New Jersey.


Richard J. Codey
President, NJ State Senate
The current Senate President and former Acting Governor of New Jersey, Senator Codey’s career in state government has spanned more than three decades. As a Senator, he chaired the Institutions, Health, and Welfare Committee and has earned a reputation for supporting the mentally ill as well as improving healthcare through the New Jersey’s Healthcare Reform Act.

Hal Garwin, LNJ ‘95
President/Executive Director, Community Health Law Project
Hal is a West Orange resident and graduate of Rutgers University Camden School of Law. A former Legal Services Attorney, he is currently the Chair of the Board of NJ SHARES, Vice President of the Mental Health Association in NJ, and Chair of the Board of Arts Unbound.


Ralph Izzo
President and COO, PSE&G
Since joining PSE&G in 1992, Ralph has been elected to several senior executive positions. He also served four years as a senior policy advisor in the Office of New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean, as well as currently serving on the board of directors for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Utilities Association.


Leonard Lance
Minority Leader, NJ State Senate
Senator Lance was elected to the Senate and reelected in 2003, serving as Minority Leader since 2004. He was born and raised in Hunterdon County, earning a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University.

Download the podcast here (52.4 mb mono MP3 file, [57:15] duration).


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