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Saturday, February 27, 2021
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Join us Tuesday morning for a complimentary virtual event bringing together business and policy leaders for an interactive discussion on improving New Jersey's business climate
MEET OUR PANELISTS
John Boyd, Jr., is a Principal of The Boyd Company, a Princeton-based corporate site selection firm. He has worked on a wide range of site selection projects that have resulted in billions of dollars of capital investment and tens of thousands of new jobs in the U.S., Canada, and offshore. Mr. Boyd is a popular keynote speaker at conferences around the U.S. and Canada on corporate relocation, economic development, commercial real estate development and politics/legislation impacting corporate site selection. He has been a featured speaker and contributor at numerous forums and his expert perspectives are routinely featured in the global news media.
In 2019, Mr. Boyd was invited by Gov. Phil Murphy's Incentive Task Force to deliver expert testimony on the use of tax incentives to attract new industry.
Assemblyman John Burzichelli is the Chair of the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, Vice Chair of the Budget Committee and serves on the Joint Budget Committee. A lifelong resident of Paulsboro, he represents the 3rd legislative district, which includes Salem County and portions of Cumberland and Gloucester counties, since 2002. He has served as Deputy Speaker since 2006 and was the mayor of the Borough of Paulsboro from 1996-2011.
In addition to his public service, Assemblyman Burzichelli is the owner of Hill Studio & Scenic, a production company.
Joe Colangelo is the founder and CEO of Boxcar, a suburban super-app with offices in Cranford, Chatham, and Newark, New Jersey.
Mr. Colangelo was born and raised in Cranford, New Jersey. He attended UC Berkeley on a Naval ROTC scholarship, served four years in the Navy out of San Diego with tours in the Western Pacific, Arabian Gulf, and Afghanistan.
Jeremy Farrell, Esq. currently serves as Managing Director for Development and Community Relations at the LeFrak Organization. He previously served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Jersey City. Mr. Farrell currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Mr. Farrell is a graduate of McGill University with a B.A. in Political Science and International Development and the Seton Hall University School of Law.
Christina Renna is a native of Southern New Jersey and has served as the President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey since January 2020. A veteran of the Chamber, prior to being named President & CEO, Ms. Renna most recently served as the organization’s Senior Vice President and Vice President.
Previously she has served as the Chamber’s Director of Governmental Affairs, a position she departed in 2010 to join the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, where she served for nearly four years. As a member of the Christie Administration she held a number of positions including Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Departmental Relations.
Ms. Renna is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Public Administration from Villanova University.