THIS LUNCHEON HAS BEEN POSTPONED Due to impending weather forecast- State of NJ Business Luncheon
A PERSPECTIVE ON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
The general population, as well as the business community, is currently absorbed in national affairs, trying to understand the broad implications of sweeping policy shifts. Federal policy to this point has been benign to the NJ economy. However, as time elapses, reforms are enacted and additional measures are introduced, we will be impacted for better or for worse. The importance of understanding what changes are on the horizon is paramount, especially for businesses. To this extent, we have planned an informative program to bring national politics into a more local focus.
This event is an opportunity to hear from experts about the perceptions of the economy and how the changes will be received.
MEET THE PANEL
Moderator Tom Bracken, President & CEO New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Veteran banker Thomas A. Bracken became the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s president and CEO in February of 2011, taking the reins of the state’s business advocacy organization as it celebrated its 100th year.
Bracken, a Bucknell graduate, is currently the president of The Bedens Brook Club and the chairman of the New Jersey Alliance for Action Foundation. He is also a board member of Public Media NJ, the subsidiary of WNET that runs NJTV, the New Jersey Hall of Fame, South Jersey Industries, and Solix, Inc.
Ben Dworkin, Ph.D. Rider University
Ben Dworkin (BA Politics – Princeton 1990, MA Political Science – Rutgers/Eagleton Institute of Politics 1992, Ph.D. Political Science – Rutgers 1990) is the Director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science. A veteran of New Jersey politics, he has extensive experience in campaigns and elections, government and legislation, lobbying and issue advocacy, as well as teaching and media relations. He has been frequently quoted by major newspapers including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Star-Ledger, Press of Atlantic City, Asbury Park Press, the Home News-Tribune and others. He is also a frequent guest on NJ12’s “Power & Politics” television news program.
Patrick Murray, Director of Monmouth University Polling Institute
Patrick Murray was named the Monmouth University Polling Institute’s founding director in 2005. He is frequently called upon by the media to provide commentary on polling and the political world. He has appeared on programs such as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Fox News’ The Kelly File, CNN’s The Situation Room, and ABC’s Good Morning America, among others.
During federal election years, Murray also serves as a national exit poll analyst for major networks. In the institute’s home state, Murray has appeared on PolitickerNJ’s annual “Power List” of the 100 most influential people in New Jersey politics.
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