NJBIZ has learned that Children’s Specialized Hospital CEO and President Amy Mansue has been named the next chair of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, succeeding Public Service Enterprise Group Chairman and CEO Ralph Izzo.
Mansue, who has served as the board’s vice chair for the last two years and as a board member since 2004, becomes just the second chairwoman in chamber history and the first since Anne Evans Estabrook, of Elberon Development Co., from 2003 to 2005.
She will serve a two-year term. The board confirmed the selection June 10.
“I expect we will be aggressive as we push an agenda to make New Jersey’s economic climate one that is conducive to expanding companies and growing jobs,” Mansue said. “There is much to do. We must ensure New Jersey’s tax structure is competitive, our schools are second to none, our power and transportation infrastructure is fully modernized, health care is thoughtfully addressed and innovation is cultivated in large and small companies alike.”
Mansue has been the CEO and president of Children’s Specialized Hospital since 2003, and was previously a staff member in the administrations of both Govs. Jim McGreevey and Jim Florio.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Amy’s leadership at this crucial time,” Chamber President Tom Bracken said. “To revitalize New Jersey’s economy, we need an active and productive partnership between the public and private sectors. Amy’s experience managing a large organization such as Children’s Specialized Hospital coupled with years of government service will serve the N.J. Chamber and New Jersey well.”
Reflecting on Izzo’s chairmanship, Bracken said that the Chamber has been “fortunate to have an advocate like Ralph.”
“His standing and stature in the business community and the community-at-large has helped lift the profile of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce,” Bracken said.
Izzo will now serve as the board’s immediate past chair and nominating committee chairman.
For the 2015-2016 term, the rest of the board will be filled by Bank of America’s Robert Doherty in the role of first vice chair, PNC Bank’s Linda Bowden in the role of second vice chair, Wells Fargo’s Howard Cohen in the role of treasurer and Podvey Meanor’s Robert Podvey in the role of secretary.
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