The Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Joint Board of Governors announced today that Camden County Commissioner Jeffrey Nash, the longest-serving county commissioner in the state, will become the board’s president and CEO beginning in January.
“If you look at Jeff Nash’s accomplishments over the last 30 years for the city and the region, we believe he will be a tremendous fit and addition to our team,” board chairman David Mayer said in a statement.
Nash, a Democrat, is an ally of South Jersey Democratic power broker George Norcross. A former member of the Cherry Hill Township Council, he was first elected freeholder in 1991 and has been re-elected 10 times since then.
The seven-member board of governors also includes a number of other top Democratic figures from the region. Mayer, the board chairman, is the mayor of Gloucester Township; Chad Bruner is the chair of the Gloucester County Democratic Party; Michellene Davis was the chief policy counsel for Gov. Jon Corzine; and Bill Tambussi serves as counsel to the Camden County Democratic organization.