The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced Sept. 25 it hired Victoria Licata as director of resource development.
In the new role with the nonprofit arm of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Licata will help cultivate partnerships and oversee funding and development plans. She previously served as vice president of member services and events for the Chamber from 2018 to 2022, where she was responsible for fundraising, developing relationships, managing large-scale corporate events, and more.
At the foundation, Licata will aim to advance its mission of developing New Jersey’s workforce of tomorrow through its flagship Jobs for America’s Graduates New Jersey (JAG NJ) program, which assists high school students who face multiple challenges to graduate and go on to succeed in full-time jobs, the military, or college.
A Rutgers University graduate and former member of its women’s soccer team, Licata also serves a variety of civic organizations as a community volunteer, such as Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as an honorary commander and at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), where she teaches students the benefits athletics can have on interpersonal and communication skills in all facets of life.
“If New Jersey is to succeed long-term, we need to ensure New Jersey’s students, adults, and employees are provided the tools necessary to flourish in the ever-changing workforce,” said Licata. “I look forward to continuing to engage and build relationships with New Jersey companies and executives for purpose of growing the foundation to accomplish its important mission.”