Janice Campbell Fuller, who has held top staff posts for New Jersey Democratic officeholders for the last twenty years, is moving to the private sector to run an offshore wind company.
Fuller will serve as president of New Jersey OceanGrid, a division of the privately-held Anbaric Development Partners, an electric power transmission and microgrid development company. The company has helped develop the 660 MW Neptune and 660 MW Hudson offshore wind projects.
The new post will end Fuller’s ten-year gig with House Energy & Commerce Committee chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Long Branch). She served as Pallone’s district director from 2009 to 2015 and then as his chief of staff. She was director of cabinet affairs under Gov. Jon Corine and executive director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee during the governorships of James E. McGreevey and Richard Codey.
Fuller also served as deputy campaign manager for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s 2012 re-election campaign.
She currently serves as an elected member of the Ocean Township Board of Education.
The head of transmission at Anbaric is Clarke Bruno, a former energy advisor to Corzine.
“Meeting New Jersey’s offshore wind goal requires vision, strategic thinking, management skills and an understanding of how the State’s businesses, labor organizations, and environmental advocates can join to reach – and exceed – the 3500 MW objective,” said Bruno. “Janice understands this. Her experience while working in Congress and state government makes her uniquely qualified to lead our work in New Jersey. We are excited to have her on board.”
In 2006, Corzine nominated Bruno to serve in his cabinet as Commissioner of Human Services – serving briefly as acting commissioner – but withdrew after Senate Judiciary Committee chairman John Adler said he was unqualified for the job and refused to hold a confirmation hearing.
“Developing an open access transmission system for offshore wind will be a critical component of helping New Jersey reach its 3500 MW goal by 2030. Anbaric has the expertise and know-how to help get this done, especially because it’s already built two buried transmission lines in New Jersey,” Fuller said. “I look forward to working with elected officials, business and labor leaders, and environmental stakeholders on a reliable, cleaner and more energy efficient future for New Jersey.”