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 “What We Spend Our Money On.”
Moderator: Michael Willmann, CEO of WMSH Marketing Communications
Executive Director, NJ Utilities Association
A graduate of Brown University, Karen served as President of the New Jersey Cable Telecommunications Association from 1998 till assuming her present post. She has also worked at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in senior management positions such as Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Policy and Planning and Director of Legislation and Private Sector Liaison.
Sharon A. Harrington
Chair & Chief Administrative Officer, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission
Sharon was first appointed Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission in 2004 and reappointed by Governor Corzine in 2006. She was also reappointed to serve on the State Ethics Commission, as well as being a council member and past chairperson of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Richard P. Miller
President and CEO, Virtua Health
Since the merger that created Virtua Health in 1998, Rich has been a leader in pursuing innovative
directions by creating a values-based culture defined by the “Star Initiative.” He is also a board
member of the March of Dimes of Southern New Jersey, the New Jersey Hospital Association, and
the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Kenneth J. Parker, LNJ ’99
President, Atlantic City Electric
A life-long resident of Winslow Township, Ken has held various positions within Atlantic City Electric, including Director of Government Affairs for New Jersey and Vice President of the Atlantic Region. He is currently on the board of directors of many organizations throughout New Jersey, including the State Chamber of Commerce and the Special Olympics.
Joseph J. Roberts
Speaker, NJ General Assembly
Speaker Roberts has been a New Jersey Assemblyman since 1987, was elected to serve as Assembly Speaker in 2006. A graduate of Rutgers University, the Speaker has spearheaded a comprehensive legislative package that has strengthened the state’s campaign finance and ethic laws, as well as curbing medical malpractice costs.
Lawrence P. Goldman
President and CEO of NJPAC
Larry has served as President and CEO since NJPAC opened in 1997. NJPAC has been hailed as one
of region’s finest performing arts facilities and has played a key role in the revitalization of Newark.