NJBankers Podcast #1: Forecast 2006


NJBankers Podcast #1: Forecast 2006
Recorded Thursday, December 1, 2005 (163.3 mb mono MP3 file, 1:58:55)

Steve adjusts microphone for Sun National Bank president Tom Bracken during the podcast recording

NJBA Photo/Timothy Doherty

What direction will New Jersey’s economy take in 2006?
What effect will our new governor have on the business climate?

Who better to answer these and other questions than the head of the NJ State Chamber of Commerce, the Chief Examiner for the New Jersey Deparment of Banking and Insurance and the Chairman of the NJ Council of Economic Advisors?

Now, listen to the entire program in this first of a series of podcast recordings, produced for NJBankers by Lubetkin & Co. Communications LLC of Cherry Hill, NJ.


Mr. Bracken began his banking career with New Jersey National Bank in 1969. He was named Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking in 1975, and retained that position through CoreStates’ acquisition of New Jersey National Bank. In 1993, Mr. Bracken was named President of CoreStates/New Jersey National Bank and in 1998, following the CoreStates merger with First Union Bank, he was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial and Government Banking for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. In May of 2000, Mr. Bracken was named Executive Director of First Union’s Public Sector Group. Tom currently is the Chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Thomas A. Bracken
President & CEO, Sun Bancorp, Inc.

Dr. Seneca is Chairman of the New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors. The Council prepares semiannual economic outlooks and advises the Governor and Legislature on economic policy and economic development. He has taught at all levels of instruction throughout his career at Rutgers and has received numerous awards for exemplary teaching and contributions to public service. Dr. Seneca is the author of numerous articles, reports and books on economic policy, public finance, environmental economics and state economic development. He was named the 2002 Educator of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey.
Dr. Joseph J. Seneca
Rutgers University Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy

Mrs. Akey has served as the Chief Examiner of the Division of Banking since October 1989. As Chief Examiner, Mrs. Akey is responsible for the examination and supervision program for all State chartered commercial banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations, trust companies and holding companies for the State chartered institutions. Mrs. Akey has also served as the Secretary to the Bank Advisory Board since 1994.
Janine J. Akey
Chief Examiner, NJ Department of Banking & Insurance

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