Lesniak Statement On Franzini Departure From EDA

Says Agency CEO is a ‘Proven Public Servant with a Unique Ability to Look Beyond Politics and Advocate for the Best Policies for NJ’

TRENTON – Senator Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union, Chair of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Caren Franzini is planning to step down as CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) after 21 years at the agency:

“Caren has been a fantastic partner in our State’s economic advances over the last two decades, helping to cultivate public policy that has opened the door to new development, new jobs, and new opportunities for New Jersey residents. She’s a proven public servant with a unique ability in State government to look beyond politics and advocate for the best policies for New Jersey’s continued economic well-being.

“I had the pleasure of working with Caren on the development of a number of pieces of legislation to improve New Jersey’s economic outlook, and I’ve always found her to be professional, intelligent and dedicated. Her expertise in economic matters, and her dedication to the Garden State, will be sorely missed at the EDA.”