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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2014

Contact:  Lawrence Ragonese (609) 292-2994
                 Lawrence Hajna (609) 984-1795
Bob Considine (609) 984-1795

COMMISSIONER MARTIN NAMES NEW DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF DAVID GLASS TO ASSUME NEW RESPONSIBILITIES

(14/P101) TRENTON – David L. Glass, Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Liaison for the Department of Environmental Protection, has been promoted to serve as the Department’s new Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

Glass takes over from Michele N. Siekerka, who recently accepted the position of president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. He will start his new duties on October 1.

“David is a key part of my executive team, serving the DEP and the Christie Administration admirably,” Commissioner Martin said. “He brings to the position of Deputy Commissioner a natural ability to build consensus on complex environmental issues among a wide range of stakeholders and officials at all levels of government.

“He has a tough act to follow in Michele Siekerka, but I know he will do very well,” Commissioner Martin continued. “I congratulate and wish both of them the best in their new endeavors.”

As Deputy Commissioner, Glass will serve as second in command for the DEP. He will be responsible for continuing the agency’s successes in developing and implementing policies that balance strong environmental protection, economic growth, and common sense solutions to environmental issues.

“I thank Commissioner Martin for this opportunity to serve the residents of New Jersey in a new way,” Glass said. “The DEP has transformed into a stronger and more efficient and effective agency under Commissioner Martin, all while playing a lead role in the response, recovery and rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy. I will strive to continue this good work with the support of Commissioner Martin, all of the DEP’s leadership, and its dedicated professionals.”

Glass has served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Liaison since May 2010. In this capacity, he helped manage the daily operations of the DEP, served as liaison between the DEP and state and federal officials, coordinated outreach with county and local officials, developed strategic plans, and developed policy positions, among numerous other duties.

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