Brandon McKoy

mckoy small for website 200x200Brandon McKoy, President, is the chief executive of NJPP and leads the organization's efforts in shaping policy debates to advance economic justice for the many, not a chosen few. Prior to being named President of NJPP in February 2019, Brandon served as NJPP's Director of Government and Public Affairs, where he designed and implemented the organization's outreach, advocacy, and government relations activities. He also produces timely, credible and accessible research and analysis on issues including, but not limited to, economic security, the social safety net and economic opportunity.

Brandon’s research interests include: state tax policy, the minimum wage, paid sick leave, the earned income tax credit, urban planning and criminal justice.

Before joining NJPP in August 2014 as a national fellow under the State Priorities Partnership’s and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ state policy fellowship program, Brandon worked as a Program Associate at The Fund for New Jersey, where he assisted in grantmaking on public policy issues that particularly affect low-income and minority populations in New Jersey. He also worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA at HANDS, Inc., a community development corporation in New Jersey, where he worked to mitigate the negative impact of foreclosures and increase citizen participation in local decision-making.

Brandon formerly served as the Deputy Chapter Director of New Leaders Council – New Jersey and is an alumnus of the 2013 fellows class. He currently serves on the board of the New Jersey Work Environment Council, Shelterforce and the I Am Trenton Community Foundation. He received a MA in City & Regional Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and holds a BS degree in Social Psychology from The College of New Jersey.

Email: mckoy (at) njpp.org | Phone: 609-393-1145 ext. 14

 

16-Cent Wage Hike is Not Enough for New Jersey’s Low-Paid Workers

Gradually increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour is urgently needed.

New Jersey’s Investment in Higher Ed Still Falling Short

Support for public colleges and universities is 21.3 percent lower than in 2008.

New Jersey’s Investment in Higher Ed Has Fallen Behind

Making college more affordable is essential to the state’s economic future.

Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024 Would Boost the Pay of 1.2 Million New Jerseyans

The wage increase would help a diverse group of workers who aren’t paid enough to make ends meet, improving their chances of getting by – and, often, providing for their families – in high-cost New Jersey.

‘ALICE’ Confirms: Many Workers Aren’t Paid Enough to Get By

More than 1 in 3 New Jersey households are unable to afford basic necessities.