Jon Shure, a former Bergen Record reporter and communications director to Gov. Jim Florio, will serve as interim president of New Jersey Policy Perspective as the think tank seeks a replacement for Brandon McKoy.
McKoy left the group after 2 ½ years to join the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington think tank that promotes policies to reduce poverty and advance equality.
Shure was the founding president of NJPP and has been serving as a senior director at Taft Communications.
“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,” Shure said. “I’m proud to serve in this new role and help the organization transition to new leadership.”
Marcia Marley, the NJPP board chair, will lead a national search to find a permanent replacement.
McKoy replaced former State Sen. Gordon MacInnes (D-Morris Township), who retired in 2018 after six years heading the group.