Richard Mroz, Managing Director of Archer Public Affairs, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (NJCC).

Mr. Mroz was elected to the Board by a vote of the NJCC Directors in April. The next Board meeting, on June 3, 2014, will be his first meeting as a member. He replaces Archer & Greiner Chairman James H. Carll, who served on the Board for more than three years.

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce was created in 1911 by business leaders, including Thomas Edison. The Board of Directors sets policy and direction for the organization, which represents the varying interests of its broad-based membership, ranging from single-person, home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies with thousands of employees. It is considered one of the premier professional organizations in New Jersey.

In addition to serving as Gov. Whitman’s chief legal advisor, Mr. Mroz has held numerous important positions in government and campaigns, including those of Gov. Chris Christie, President George W. Bush and U.S. Sen. John McCain’s presidential run. As head of APA and Of Counsel to Archer & Greiner, he provides strategic counsel, representation and advice on regulatory and governmental affairs, project development, financing, business development, issues management, corporate external affairs and related business law matters.

Among his many professional and civic activities, Mr. Mroz has served for more than a decade as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, and is a Member of the Board’s Executive Committee. Part of the congressionally chartered, nationwide Federal Home Loan Bank System, the Bank assists community lenders advance housing and growth in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Mr. Mroz also serves as a New Jersey Commissioner on the Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA), appointed by Gov. Chris Christie. The bi-state agency, tasked with promoting interstate transportation and commerce with Delaware, oversees numerous facilities and projects, including the Delaware Memorial Bridge and five regional airports.