Celebrating Thirty Years of NJ Leaders

Hundreds of the most influential leaders across New Jersey from the government, nonprofit, business and journalism sectors gathered in Jersey City on September 22nd, 2016, to honor Lead New Jersey’s “30 Leaders for 30 Years.” The gala recognized 30 individuals whose leadership has made “New Jersey a better place to live and work,” and also marked a celebration of 30 years since the founding of Lead New Jersey (LNJ) in 1987. “We are immensely proud of the leadership offered by LNJ fellows across the state over the past three decades.” said Mark Murphy, LNJ class of 1991 and President of LNJ. “It was a tremendously challenging task to select just 30 individuals to receive this award, because each one of our Fellows truly exemplifies our mission. Each has made a unique leadership contribution to their profession and toward improving life in our state.“ Find Out More 

WHY LEAD NEW JERSEY? 

Lead New Jersey brings together a highly select group of leaders to learn about the cutting edge issues facing New Jersey, link directly with talented leaders working throughout the state, and lead as a champion of their own most cherished ideas and values. LNJ develops well-informed leaders, known as Fellows, who are prepared to cross boundaries across sectors, work effectively with people of all backgrounds, and find common ground with those who may think differently about issues. LNJ's network of more than 1500 Fellows is our state’s most valuable resource for professional connections and community service.

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MEET THE 2017 FELLOWS

Our 2017 Fellows are represented by twenty-seven women and twenty-three men who are the best in their fields and are a diverse group from the public, private and, non-profit sectors within New Jersey. Like all previous classes, these Fellows are prepared to cross boundaries between sectors, work effectively with people of all backgrounds, find common ground with those who may think differently about issues, and work in a spirit of shared commitment to our state’s success. Our network of Fellows is our state’s most valuable resource for professional connections and community service and we are proud to welcome our newest cohorts. 

Meet the Fellows