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Task Force Members

Phillip Murphy, Chairman: retired partner of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Murphy has been an international business leader for 20 years. He has worked in Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York, and led a number of major company initiatives. He oversaw his firm's global private wealth management business and helped form the unit responsible for firm-wide business in the emerging markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Richard D. Quinn: Managing Director-Human Resources, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), where he is responsible for compensation and benefit strategies for the company's 18,000 employees and retirees. Quinn has more than 43 years of experience in employee benefit plan design, administration, strategic planning, consulting and in compensation planning and over 25 years experience in labor negotiations. In 1992, he served on the NJ Governor's BEST Commission where he prepared an evaluation of the compensation and employee benefit practices of the state. He is affiliated with numerous professional organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Committee and the Health
Care, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Councils of the Conference Board.

David Alai: Vice President-Corporate Human Resources for Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), where he played a critical role in introducing a pension plan as a part of a collective bargaining agreement. As a member of SEC's Retirement Plans Committee, Alai was also responsible for overseeing investment decisions and administrative functions of the plans, as well as ensuring compliance with appropriate government regulations and agencies.

Thomas A. Meyers, CPA, CFA, CPCU: Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, NJM Insurance Group. With more than 20 years of service at NJM, Meyers has extensive experience in the areas of accounting, insurance, finance and management. He served as an Administrative Committee member on NJM's Employee Saving Fund Plan and Retirement Plan. He previously worked for Ernst & Whinney and was the President of the American Association of Microcomputer Investors, Inc.

Paula B. Voos: Chairwoman, Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. Voos has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, she served as a teaching assistant at Harvard University; an economics instructor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston; and the director of the Industrial Relations Research Institute and professor of economic and industrial relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Voos has spoken and written extensively on the topic of labor and employment relations.

William M. Rodgers III: Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Chief Economist, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Rodgers has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He previously served as a professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of Equality at the College of William and Mary, and was the chief economist in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor. He has written and edited numerous journal articles, books and reports on economic and labor issues.

State Treasurer John E. McCormac and Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Thomas D. Carver will also serve on the Task Force.


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