People and Companies on The Move
Governor Phil Murphy has announced his intent to nominate Carlos A. Medina, Esq, Kiabi Carson, and Evan Weiss to the NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors; those appointments are subject to approval by the State Senate. He will also directly appoint Rashonda Brown and Karen Thomas to serve on the board as gubernatorial appointments.
Governor Phil Murphy has also nominated Dr. Zenon Christodoulou and former Burlington County Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg as Commissioners of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU). They would replace Commissioners Diane Solomon and Upendra Chivukula.
Jennifer Keyes-Maloney is leaving her long-time role as Assistant State Treasurer to become new AVP for Government Relations at the College of New Jersey. She is also a TCNJ alum.
Mahen Gunaratna, Gov. Phil Murphy’s Communications director, will leave the administration on June 1. He will join Everytown for Gun Safety, one of the nation’s largest gun safety advocacy groups.
Matthew A. Ludwig, P.E. has joined Matrix New World as Director of Federal Services
He is former Supervisory Chief of the Construction Division of the New York District of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Karen Ashton, P.E. has joined Matrix New World as Federal Services Program Manager
She is former Deputy Chief of the Construction Division for the USACE NY District.
Jason Goldstein is now VP and National Practice Leader for Planning, Permitting and Licensing at TRC Companies.
Alliance member PS&S, based in Warren, has acquired the assets of B. Thayer Associates — a move that will help expand PS&S’ presence in the region, in this case, on to Long Island. The firm now has more than 300 employees in 10 offices in the Northeast, as well as in North Carolina and Texas.
Gilead Pharma intends to create an East Coast hub of operations in New Jersey that eventually will employ 500 people. The company currently is in Morris Plains from its 2020 purchase of Immunomedics..