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New Jersey Economic Development Authority

New Jersey Economic Development Authority


State Government


The EDA is a self-supporting, independent state agency whose mission is to stimulate business development, job creation and community revitalization throughout the State, through financial, technical and real estate development assistance.


Valerie Capuano

Jabari Adams
Small Business Liaison

Doyin Ashiru
Sector Lead -Director, Food & Beverage

Derrick Benns
Program Manager

Alyson Bergin
Project Officer, Industrial/Organizational DEI

Terrell Brown
Small Business Services

Paul Ceppi

Kathleen Coviello
Chief Economic Transformation Officer

DeAnna Croner
Marketing and Communications Project Officer

Christina Fuentes
Director of Small Business Services

Alberto Garrido
Small Business Liaison

Jacob Genovay
Sr. Legislative Officer

Ken Hart
Business Development Officer

Christie Huus
EVP of Public Affairs & Special Projects

David Iovine
Sr. Business Development Officer-Business Banking

John Kennedy
Senior Advisor to CEO

Justin Kenyon
Senior Officer

Allison Kopick
Director of Policy, Planning and Research

Nai Marshall
Senior Small Business Liaison

Anthony Martinez
Sr. Small Business Liaison Officer

Crystal McClutcher
Administrative Support Supervisor

Carla Morrison
Small Business Liaison

Kyle O’Donnell
Diversity and Inclusion Program Analyst

Bill Penders
Senior Advisor - OET

Patience Purdy
Sr. Officer, Marketing and Public Affairs

David Ramsay
Manager, Sector Development

Patrick Rose
Program Manager, Marketing & Product

Matt Sestrich
Community Development Officer, Business Banking/Community Division

Eric Solomon

Tim Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer

Richard Tighe
Business Development Officer

Brian Timberman
Sr. Business Development Officer

Diane Ubinger
Community Development Officer

Lakesha White
Program Manager

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