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NJBIA, the largest statewide business association in the country with member companies providing more than one million jobs in the state, has promoted Michael Wallace to Vice President, Government Affairs, Employment & Labor Policy, Workforce Development and Federal Affairs.

The announcement was made today by Michele Siekerka, NJBIA President and CEO, and will take effect immediately.

“Michael is a highly effective advocate for New Jersey’s business community,” said Siekerka. “His expertise and ability to keep the voice of New Jersey business at the table have proven invaluable to NJBIA and its mission to advance the competitive excellence and financial success of our members.”

Wallace joined NJBIA as Director of Employment & Labor and Federal Affairs in October 2015. He previously served as an aide to Senator Fred Madden, Camden Mayor Dana Redd and former Governor Jon S. Corzine. He also served seven years as Marketing Manager at Scholastic, Inc. in New York City.

Wallace is the lead advocate on all Employment, Labor and Workforce Development issues and monitors federal issues that may impact New Jersey businesses.

“This promotion is an honor and I’m proud to be part of a great team at NJBIA,” Wallace said. “I look forward to my increased role of promoting policies that strengthen the businesses and workforce of our state.”

“Michael has a wealth of experience in both the executive and legislative branches of state government, and that experience will continue to serve the business community well. Employment, Labor and Workforce Development issues have been priority issues for NJBIA and will continue to be under the new Administration and Legislature,” Siekerka added.

Wallace, a resident of Washington Township, Gloucester County, received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Delaware.