The Future of Work Task Force comprises an array of leaders and experts from academia, labor, business, and policy representing local, national, and global perspectives. Members were appointed by Governor Phil Murphy to serve throughout the tenure of the taskforce. In addition to appointed Task Force members, several Administration officials also serve the Task Force in an advisory ex officio capacity. The Task Force is chaired by Dr. Beth Simone Noveck, the New Jersey State Chief Innovation Officer.
Beth Simone Noveck, Ph.D. - Task Force Chair
Chief Innovation Officer, State of New Jersey
Guy Berger, Ph.D.
Principal Economist, LinkedIn
President, New Jersey Education Association
President, American Federation of Teachers New Jersey
Alfa Melesse Demmellash
CEO and Co-founder, Rising Tide Capital
Adrienne Eaton, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Alastair (Al) Fitzpayne
Executive Director, Future of Work Initiative, Aspen Institute
Chairman and State Business Agent, Amalgamated Transit Union NJ State Council
President, RWDSU Local 108
Former Acting Secretary and Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor; Visiting Professor, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
Former General Secretary, UNI Global Union
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Project 00 & Dark Matter Laboratories
William T. Mullen
President, New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council
Vice President At-Large, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Freeholder, Somerset County
Carmen Rojas, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Workers Lab
New Jersey Director, Communications Workers of America
Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts
Former Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services
President, New Jersey State AFL-CIO
Connie Yowell, Ph.D.
CEO/LRNG, EVP Southern New Hampshire University
Commissioner, Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Chair, State Employment and Training Commission
Chair, Board of Trustees, Newark Alliance
Chief Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor
Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor
Lamont Repollet, Ph.D.
Commissioner, Department of Education
Zakiya Smith Ellis, Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education
President and CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Carl Van Horn, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning, Office of the Governor
Distinguished Professor and Director, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development