Former President of NJBPU Rejoins Archer Public Affairs
TRENTON, NJ (June 19, 2019): Archer Public Affairs LLC is pleased to announce that Richard S. Mroz, a veteran government relations and public affairs strategist, has rejoined the firm as Senior Director for Strategic & Regulatory Affairs. Known nationally with a long and distinguished career in law, government, business and public service, Mroz will provide strategic business and regulatory affairs advice to clients, with a focus on the energy and utility industries. Mroz will work with clients nationally, with a regional concentration in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington, DC.
Mroz is the immediate Past President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, served as Chairman of the Critical Infrastructure Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners, and is a long-time Board member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. He served as Chief Counsel to Hon. Christie Whitman during her tenure as Governor of New Jersey.
Archer Public Affairs (APA), based in Trenton, NJ and Harrisburg, PA, is a non-legal consulting business affiliated with Archer & Greiner P.C. Mroz will serve an important role in the expansion of services for the firm, as the needs of the firm’s clients evolve. Bill Caruso, Managing Director of Archer Public Affairs, said, "I am so pleased to have Rick Mroz return to work with me and our team in APA, which we co-founded in 2013. He is a professional with vast experience in business, law, public service and regulatory affairs."
Mroz rejoining APA adds significant depth to the firm’s services. As a lawyer, consultant and lobbyist, he has represented Fortune 500 and other enterprises in all industries. He will continue to advance the work started at APA several years ago for government and external affairs at the state and federal levels.
"I look forward to expanding our firm’s offerings, particularly on energy, utility, financial services, infrastructure development and protective issues," Mroz said. "It is a pleasure to work again with professionals of the highest caliber to provide clients the best representation possible," he added.
Archer & Greiner President Christopher Gibson commented, “We are thrilled to welcome back Rick Mroz to APA. His background and experience will be invaluable as APA looks to expand its services and regional footprint.”
Mroz has held a number of additional national and regional leadership positions in the regulated and unregulated energy industries, including National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) liaison to the Electric Sector Coordinating Council. He also was a member of the NARUC Electricity Committee, Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues and Nuclear Waste Disposal and served on the NARUC Board of Directors. He was the New Jersey representative to the Organization of PJM States, Inc, the official organization designated to interact with the regional grid and transmission organization, and served as its chair. He has also been a member of the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities Advisory Council and the Electric Power Research Institute Advisory Council.
President George W. Bush appointed Mroz to the Commission on White House Fellowships in 2007, a national non-partisan commission made up of individuals who represent a broad range of backgrounds, interests and professions. In 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appointed Mroz as a Commissioner of the Delaware River & Bay Authority, and then in 2014 to be NJBPU President.
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Archer Public Affairs, an affiliate of Archer & Greiner, P.C. provides full-service government and regulatory affairs advice and advocacy to businesses in the mid-Atlantic region. Operating from the statehouse capital cities of Trenton, New Jersey and Harrisburg, PA, APA helps its clients achieve their business objectives by crafting strategic plans, advocating for their clients, and providing access to political and legislative presence that is critical to its clients’ success.