New Jersey Bankers Association John McWeeney, Jr. President & Chief Executive Officer Also uses 'NJ Bankers' as name, represents 76 banks and 185 service providers of all banking charters headquartered or with branches in NJ. Advocates for member interests before state and federal government and regulatory authorities, provides support in public and media relations, education and employee health insurance benefit programs. Publishes periodic surveys of member finances, compensation levels. Established charitable foundation 2005, also created partnership with Habitat for Humanity for fundraising, volunteer employee labor in post-Superstorm Sandy rebuilding efforts.
Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey E. Robert Levy, Esq. Executive Director & Counsel Founded 1939, represents over 300 firms and banks in mortgage banking and real estate finance. Represents members on state and federal legislative and regulatory issues; sponsors issue and networking forums; provides continuing education programs. Issues include reform of federal consumer finance laws; restructuring of federal mortgage finance sources; regulation of online marketing.
Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network Katherine O'Neill Executive Director Formed 2002 with support of NJ Technology Council and NJ Economic Development Authority, group of entrepreneurs, business executives, individual investors and venture capitalists who invest in early-stage technology ventures in Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, with over half of investments In NJ firms. Member investments have totaled over $35 million in 45 companies. Meetings in New Brunswick area feature presentations by early-stage companies.
Innovative Partners Incubation-New Jersey Entrepreneurs Forum Jeffrey Milanette President New Jersey Entrepreneurs Forum originally established in 1980s by NJ Commission on Science & Technology on model of MIT Enterprise Forum, management later assumed by private Innovative Partners Incubation, spun off 1995 as independent non-profit corporation. Provides help to start-up companies, networking with entrepreneurs, investors, presentations of business plans, panel for comments, suggestions on financing, marketing.
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants Ralph Albert Thomas Chief Executive Officer &Executive Director Founded 1898, represents 14,000 CPAs, about 80% of those in NJ, 11 regional and county chapters. Certification requires passage of 4-part test developed by national organization, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Primarily interested in professional licensing standards, professional liability, continuing professional education, also supports legislation restricting shareholder suits and limiting statute of limitations against accountants for corporate audits and financial reviews, easing tax preparation and filing, increasing uniformity of various state tax provisions. Offers more than 500 continuing education programs annually, sponsors political action committee.
New Jersey Association of Public Accountants Niles Breslau Executive Director Founded 1947, NJ Chapter of National Society of Accountants initially formed 1945 to seek approval by US Treasury Department for non-CPA and non-lawyer tax practitioners to practice before Internal Revenue Service, members accredited by Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation or admitted as enrolled agents by IRS. Members primarily small business accounting firms, independent practitioners and tax professionals. Consists of eight chapters located throughout state.
Insurance Council of New Jersey Christine O'Brien President 'The Voice of NJ's Insurance Industry' represents NJ licensed property/casualty insurance companies including automobile, homeowners, workers' compensation and commercial insurance. Successor organization to New Jersey Insurance News Service organized 1977 by insurance company executives, restructured and renamed 1999 as Insurance Council of New Jersey. Sponsors political action committee, seminars and workshops. Issues include insurance reform proposals; liability laws and programs; insurance claim fraud; motor vehicle safety; health costs and coverage restrictions.
Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey Based in NY, represents approximately 1,200 professional, independent property/casualty insurance agents throughout NJ, member of alliance including similar organizations in NY, CT, VT and NH jointly administered out of NY office, also affiliate of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents headquartered in Alexandria, VA . Membership includes agents offering products for multiple companies and those dealing with only single company. Provides professional education and networking programs in underwriting, distribution, employment, and financial functions of insurance industry.
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New Jersey Gerald F. Ford, III Chairman NJ state chapter with 8 regional and county chapters of national Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America founded 1893, nation's oldest and largest agent association. Represents independent insurance agents and brokers who are business owners and producers offering range of competitive products and services, including property, casualty, life, and health. Monitors federal and state legislative and regulatory activities, business and professional development opportunities, sponsors continuing education and workshops.
Surplus Lines Association of New Jersey Alexandra Gaspar Executive Director Founded 1953. Comprised of over 60 insurance brokers and carriers offering coverage in "Excess and Surplus Lines" of special risks and coverage for which no reasonable or adequate market exists among traditional admitted insurers and may be obtained from carriers not licensed in insured's state, generally where insured does not have adequate loss history; has unique coverage requirements; or loss record not meeting underwriting requirements of standard carriers. Typical situations include coverage of general contractors, trucking companies, restaurants, bars or hotels, as well as large risks such as oil refineries, aircraft liability, property coverage on a communications satellite, etc.
New Jersey Real Estate Investors Association Nick Tang Organizer One of national Meetup networking groups, comprised of real estate Investors and other professionals such as realtors, mortgage bankers, attorneys, investment bankers,builders and property owners.Established in 2009, meets in Livingston area.
Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association Jonathan Glick President Founded 1927 by 33 members in northern NJ, NY metro region, now over 260 members in NJ, NY, PA, CT and other states. Oldest office and industrial real estate brokers association in US. Holds educational and networking events on real estate market, financing and tax issues.