NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka issued the following statement today regarding the announcement that George Helmy, the longtime Chief of Staff for Gov. Phil Murphy, is leaving the administration at the end of this month.
“We are definitely going to miss George’s professionalism and engagement. He has had an open door and open ear to the business community. Though we may have not always agreed on the end game, George always engaged the business community in discussions and took time to understand the issues affecting our employers. He also played a big role in the sunset of the Corporate Business Tax surtax, which makes New Jersey more competitive.
“George prides himself on the fact that his family came from the business community, and that he understood the value of boots on the ground. That was a great value to us, as well. We wish George all the best in his endeavors and we thank him for his service to New Jersey.”