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Interview with George R. Zoffinger

George R. Zoffinger has served the State of New Jersey as a Cabinet officer, civic leader, and on various boards and commissions. In 1990, Governor Jim Florio appointed Zoffinger the Commissioner of Commerce and Economic Development. During his tenure, he served as Chairman of the New York and New Jersey World Cup Host Committee, which spearheaded the effort to bring World Cup 1994 games to New Jersey. Zoffinger has also served as Chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Chairman of the New Jersey Council on Job Opportunities and for 6 years on The New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors, the council that advised the governor on economic policy.

From 2002 through December 2007, Zoffinger served as President and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the company that owns and manages Giants Stadium, Izod Arena, the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park Race Tracks. He is currently the President and CEO of Constellation Capital Corporation, a financial services and advisory company, and a Director of New Jersey Resources, Inc. (NYSE) and of Hightower Advisors, Inc. where he is Audit Committee Chair. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Brunswick Development Corporation and a former member of the Rutgers University Board of Governors. (December 2016)

 

Interview on October 13, 2016Transcript available here (pdf)