Plainsboro, NJ (October 28, 2013) Einstein’s Alley, the private, non-profit economic development initiative for Central New Jersey, is proud to announce the addition of Elizabeth Mackay,  Assistant Director for the Procurement of Professional and Environmental Services, Department of the Treasury, State of New Jersey to its Board of Trustees.  Elizabeth served until recently as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno where among other duties she designed and managed the State  Business Portal.  Prior to her work in the Lt. Governor’s office, she was a key player in the Red Tape Commission.

Before serving in the Christie Administration, Elizabeth was Deputy Director Consumer Affairs, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General,  inNewark, New Jersey.  Prior to that she served as the Assistant United States Attorney – General Crimes in the Eastern District of NY.

Before going to law school in mid-career, she was Chief Investment Strategist and Senior Managing Director (Partner) at Bear, Stearns & Company and an equity strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman.

Her career change was news on the street and she was interviewed in The New York Times Magazine,“Back to School – A top-ranked Wall Street strategist on her most surprising trade: ditching her powerful job and heading to law school – Questions for Elizabeth Mackay” (September 2, 2001).  Selected by Money Magazine in 2000 as one of “The 50 Smartest Women in the Money Business.”  Profiled inWomen of The Street (Sue Herera, John Wiley & Sons, 1997) and The Wall Street Journal Guide to Who’s Who and What’s What on Wall Street (Dow Jones & Co., 1998).

Her law degree is from Columbia University and she is admitted to the bar in New Jersey and New York.

Continuing as members of the Einstein’s Alley Corporation Board are: James C. Bourke, Partner, Withum Smith+Brown, Jay Davis, Project Executive, Turner Construction, John E. Gagliano, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of EPS Corporation in Tinton Falls, NJ, Darren Hammell, COO and Co-Founder of Princeton Power Systems, Karen A. Jezierny,Princeton University Director of Public Affairs, Stephen J. Kasser, President of SJK Communications in Fleminton, NJ, Ryan Stark Lilienthal, a Princeton attorney specializing in immigration law, Michael A. Palladino, Dean of Science Monmouth University and Pascal Seradarian, former CEO Hutchinson Industries.

Dr. Herbert Greenberg, President and CEO, Caliper Corporation and Louis P. Wagman, Technology Management Associates and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, NJIT Enterprise Development Center are Trustees Emeritus.

Executive Director, Katherine Kish, President of Market Entry, Inc. serves as an officer and ex-officio member of the Board. Richard J. Pinto, Princeton Managing Shareholder, Stevens and Lee P.C. is the Corporate Secretary.

Einstein’s Alley helps enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in its five county Central New Jersey region in order to attract and retain technology-based businesses. Einstein’s Alley , a 501C4, collaborates and coordinates with existing governmental , non-profit and business sectors to help grow the region as a magnet for entrepreneurial activity and as a globally recognized economic powerhouse.

Einstein’s Alley is currently raising awareness through conferences/presentations, STEM gatherings and a municipal sign program designating the high tech corridor at key locations; fostering more entrepreneurial funding in New Jersey as well as spotlighting issues surrounding immigration and employment.

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