Wall-based New Jersey Resources announced June 6 the appointment of Tejal Mehta as corporate secretary and assistant general counsel.
In the new role, which took effect immediately, Mehta will serve as the secretary to the board of directors of NJR and its subsidiaries, act as the company’s registered agent and keeper of records, provide oversight of the company’s corporate governance, and support NJR’s overall corporate legal function.
“Tejal Mehta is an accomplished lawyer whose proven skills and experience will serve our company, board and customers well,” said Richard Reich, senior vice president and general counsel of New Jersey Resources. “With nearly 15 years of legal experience and a proven record of effectively managing complex regulatory, corporate governance and oversight matters, we are pleased to welcome Tejal to our team.”
Mehta previously served as senior counsel and assistant corporate secretary at TD Bank Group, where she oversaw regulatory compliance, corporate governance policy and corporate secretarial operations for the bank’s U.S. entities. Prior to that, Mehta worked at Ballard Spahr LLP, where she was a senior associate in the White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Group and the Securities Litigation Group.
She received her juris doctorate cum laude from Villanova School of Law and her bachelor of science from Widener University. Mehta is also a member of the board for the South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia.