Ocean ELC Names Jody Herkloz New Chairwoman
Jody Herkloz, Pt. Pleasant Boro, founding member and chief operating officer of the consulting firm NorthStar Strategies, Trenton, has been named the chairwoman of the Ocean County ELC (Employers Legislative Committee), following the three-year Ocean County ELC term of Mary Pat Angelini, a former assemblywoman and CEO of Preferred Behavioral Health Group. As chairwoman of the Ocean ELC, Herkloz will find key speakers and run monthly meetings.
Herkloz supervises the day-to-day operations of NorthStar, including meeting with clients, and acting as a community liaison for the firm. Before founding NorthStar, Herkloz created and is still the president of JLH Management Enterprises, Pt. Pleasant, which conducts political campaigns, does fund raising for nonprofit clients, and event management.
Herkloz said, “I am honored by this appointment and excited by this amazing opportunity to work with business owners from throughout Ocean County. The ELC plays a critical role putting business owners face-to-face with key decision-makers and providing a forum to advocate for key issues and priorities.”
Herkloz, born in Point Pleasant Hospital and a life-long resident of Ocean County, graduated from Brick Township High School, Brick, N.J. She received B.A.’s in History and International Relations from the University of Delaware. She serves on the board of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.
ELC meetings will resume this September. ELCs are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members, or local officials discuss important business issues. NJBIA’s government affairs experts on legislative and regulatory issues affecting employers also give attendees a briefing.
Holman Frenia Allison, PC; New Jersey Natural Gas, and NorthStar Strategies in partnership with the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Herkloz at email@example.com or call 609-571-9920.
About NorthStar Strategies: Founded in 2016, NorthStar Strategies is a full-service government and public affairs consultancy based in Trenton, New Jersey. Its practice areas include legislative lobbying, regulatory affairs, association management, events management, and community outreach. The firm has close working relationships with government officials, legislators, high level staff, and key stakeholders in the public and private sectors in the Statehouse, throughout New Jersey, and the region.
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. Visit www.njbia.org for more information.