Press Release

Jon Shure Returns to New Jersey Policy Perspective as Interim President

Jon Shure, founding President of NJPP, returns to the organization as Interim President to support the leadership transition.

Published on Nov 12, 2021 in General

The New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) Board of Trustees announced today that NJPP founder Jon Shure has returned to the organization as Interim President. In this role, he will support the leadership transition following the departure of President Brandon McKoy.

“As we approach our 25th anniversary next year, NJPP is bigger, stronger, and more influential than ever in the cause of economic security and social justice for all New Jerseyans,” Jon Shure said. “ I’m proud to serve in this new role and help the organization transition to new leadership.”

Shure has been a Senior Director of Taft Communications for the past five years and will continue to serve as a senior consultant. Jon spent more than a decade as a reporter for The Record before becoming press secretary for then-Congressman Jim Florio and serving as communications director during Florio’s term as Governor. In 1997, Jon became the founding President of NJPP and, over 12 years, built the organization into the state’s premier public policy think tank.

“There are few, if any, people who know NJPP as intimately as Jon does,” said NJPP Board Chair Marcia Marley. “With his knowledge of the organization, his passion for policy research, and his commitment to advancing economic justice, Jon is uniquely qualified to lead NJPP as Interim President.”

The NJPP Board of Trustees will soon launch a national search for a new President. A search committee, led by Board Chair Marcia Marley, will guide the process with input from staff, board members, and the policy research and advocacy communities.

Jon Shure’s first day as Interim President was November 10, 2021.

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