Jose Lozano, who helped Hackensack University Health Network merge with Meridian Health, was selected yesterday to lead Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s transition team.

Lozano is the chief of staff at Hackensack Meridian Health and has served in the administrations of both former Gov. Jon Corzine and President Barack Obama.

“Jose Lozano has the leadership and experience to run the kind of transition we’ll need to be able to hit the ground running in January,” Murphy said, according to 101.5 news radio.

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