Employer Legislative Committees (ELCs), established by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. ELCs meet monthly for breakfast or lunch. These meetings take no longer than 90 minutes, and offer you a unique opportunity to meet with your local legislators and network with colleagues while learning about issues affecting your business. The Employer Legislative Committees are affiliated with NJBIA. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is located at 102 West State St., Trenton, NJ, 08608. This e-mail is being sent to you because we believe it will be of interest to you. For more information on the ELCs, please visit: www.njbia.org/networking/ELC/ELCdates.aspx
SPEAKER Michele Siekerka, Esq. President | New Jersey Business and Industry Association
Michele came to NJBIA from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection where she served in the critical position of Deputy Commissioner. Prior to serving as Deputy she served as Assistant Commissioner for Water Resource Management. In that position, Michele was a principal player in Governor Christie’s charge in “Rebuilding New Jersey” in the wake of “Superstorm Sandy.” She was responsible for coordinating funding, outreach and resources for the rebuilding of impacted environmental infrastructure. Michele’s background includes serving as 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 as a partner in a Mercer County law firm. She also served on Governor Chris Christie’s Red Tape Review Group. A Robbinsville resident, Siekerka earned a BA in Political Science and German from Rutgers University and a JD from Temple University School of Law.