18 Entrepreneurs Selected To Participate As Fellows In The 2014 NLC NJ Institute

18 Entrepreneurs Selected To Participate As Fellows In The 2014 NLC NJ Institute

nlclogo.pngIselin, NJ – The New Leaders Council-NJ, an organization dedicated to developing tomorrow’s leaders will begin their 2014 NLC Institute this coming January with 18 Fellows. NLC-NJ received a record-breaking number of applicants and conducted an extensive search speaking with many extremely qualified New Jerseyans looking to make their communities better before choosing the Fellows for this class.

“After a fantastic response from numerous extremely qualified applicants, we are proud to have selected a diverse group of eighteen New Jerseyans from all parts of our state and all walks of life to participate in our 4th class of fellows,” said Justin Braz, NLC-NJ President.


Members of the fourth class of fellows will participate in an intense, five-month progressive entrepreneurship-training program and graduate in June.

2014 New Leaders Council New Jersey Fellows:




Brittany Aydelotte Cinnaminson


Senior Program Coordinator: Education Division TCNJ Bonner Center
Katie Brennan Jersey City


Associate – Monarch Housing Associates
Callie Chamberlain Plainsboro


Communications Special Assistant – RWJ Foundation
Susan Choy Jersey City
Finance Management – UBS Securities LLC
Francesca Cifuentes Jersey City


Community Liaison -  The Future Project
Michael Comba Edison


Vice President (Gov’t Affairs) – Hoboken Strategy Group, Inc.
Arpan Dasgupta Newark


*Currently unemployed.  Environmental Education Leader – US Peace Corps (Finished August 2013)
Naved Husain Murray Hill


Consumer Rights Advocate – NJ Citizen Action
Jennifer Lehman Pitts Grove


Legislative Aide – Third Legislative District
Liz Mahn New Brunswick


State Budget Specialist – Office of Management and Budget
Francis McGovern Laurel Springs


Adjunct Professor – Rutgers University
Carlos Merino Hackensack


*Currently Unemployed (Statewide Deputy Field Director, Buono for Governor)
Evan Nison East Brunswick


Field Organizer – Compassion & Choices
Sheena Patel Somerset


Attorney – Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst,& Doukas, L.L.P.
Thomas Reynolds Montclair


President & CEO – Green Stories, LLC
Adam Steinberger Brick


Senior Associate – Crossroads Campaign Solutions
Liz Thompson Trenton


Policy Associate – Drug Policy Alliance
Conor Tucker New Brunswick


State Coordinator – Organizing for Action, NJ
Jui Agrawal Princeton


Graduate Student – Rutgers University – Expected 2014

You can view full bios of the fellows on the NLC-NJ Website at http://nj.newleaderscouncil.org/2014-nlc-nj-fellows/.

NLC-NJ engages local leaders from around New Jersey to conduct sessions for fellows creating a uniquely tailored experience where fellows learn from guest speakers at the top of their field from all walks of life and all corners of the state.

“The high caliber individuals selected as 2014 NLC-NJ Fellows reflects the potential our organization seeks out in order to help to develop the leaders of tomorrow,” said Assemblyman Troy Singleton, NLC-NJ Chairman.

The 2014 class will celebrate the end of its training with a fundraising event in May. The fellows raise funds to support the next year’s class. The exact date, time and location will be announced soon.

New Leaders Council (NLC) – New Jersey is a leadership and development organization that works to train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape. Our organization recruits young men and women from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. You can learn more online at www.newleaderscouncilnj.com.

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