President of NJBIA to Speak at Ocean ELC Meeting February 27

Posted on February 5, 2015 By

Michele Siekerka, Esq., the newly appointed president of NJBIA (New Jersey Business & Industry Association), will discuss the 2015 legislative goals and how to improve the state’s business climate Friday, February 27, 2015, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the monthly meeting of the Ocean ELC (Employees Legislative Committee), Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, N.J.

ELC meetings, open to the public, are designed to inform the business community about important legislation, provide face-to-face opportunities with key government officials, and encourage dialogue between business and government. The Ocean County ELC is sponsored by Holman Frenia Allison, PC and New Jersey Natural Gas.

Before becoming the 11th president of NJBIA, Siekerka served as Deputy Commissioner in the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. Before serving as Deputy Commissioner, Siekerka was the Assistant Commissioner for Water Resource Management and took an active role in Governor Christie’s Rebuilding New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy.

The registration fee, including a buffet breakfast, is $20.00. To register, contact Elizabeth Cahill at or call 609-656-2600. Checks made out to ELC can be mailed to Julie Holman, Chairwoman of Ocean ELC, 150 West State Street, Trenton, N.J. 08608.

About Michele Siekerka: Michele Siekerka was the president and CEO of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, senior legal counsel and vice president of human resources with the Automobile Association of America, and a partner in a Mercer County law firm. She also served on Governor Chris Christie’s Red Tape Review Group. Siekerka, a Robbinsville resident, earned a B.A. in political science and German from Rutgers University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

About ELC: Employer Legislative Committees
The ELCs, established by NJBIA in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members or local officials will discuss important issues pertinent to business. Attendees also receive a briefing from one of NJBIA’s government affairs experts on legislative and regulatory issues affecting employers.

About NJBIA: The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Trenton, N.J., provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA is the nation’s largest statewide employer association. Its members, as a group, employ more than one million people and represents every industry in the state, including contractors, manufacturers, retail and wholesale businesses, and service providers of every kind.