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TRENTON — Wildwood native Rosa Farias, the former deputy director of the Casino Reinvestment Develop Authority in Atlantic City, was named last week the new deputy executive director of the New Jersey Senate Majority Office.
Farias had been serving as a senior policy advisor to Senate Leadership for the Senate Majority Office led by Senate President Nicholas Scutari since leaving Atlantic City. The move makes her one of the highest-ranking non-elected Latinos working in the New Jersey state legislature.
“Rosa brings a wealth of expertise to the role, having previously served in a leadership role in the Senate,” Scutari said in a statement.
“Her proven leadership and commitment to public service align seamlessly with the values of the Senate Majority Office, and we are confident that her contributions will greatly enhance our ability to serve the citizens of New Jersey.”
At the CRDA in Atlantic City, Farias oversaw all policy and strategic community development initiatives. Her achievements included collaborating with key public sector stakeholders and government officials to combat human trafficking, reduce infant mortality rates for African American mothers, expand mental health services, and collaborate with casino owners to develop innovative at-risk youth diversionary programs.
Farias led FeedAC, a groundbreaking food insecurity program in Atlantic County that provided support to over 90,000 families during the pandemic.
“We are proud to have Rosa ascend into a key leadership role here in the Senate Majority Office,” said Tim Lydon, executive director of the Senate Majority Office. “Her expertise will undoubtedly strengthen our ability to address the critical needs facing our state and enhance the services we provide to our residents.”
Farias earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in psychology and graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in public administration from the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers, where she also taught as an adjunct faculty member.
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