New Jersey Secretary of State to Speak at FDU Nov. 11Teaneck, NJ (October 24, 2008) — The public is invited to attend a presentation at Fairleigh Dickinson University by New Jersey’s Secretary of State, Nina Mitchell Wells, speaking on key leadership issues of the 21st century. This event, on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, begins at 6:30 p.m. in Robison Annex, Room 100, which is accessed directly from the North Parking Lot, Route 4 and River Road, Teaneck.
There is no charge, but tickets can be reserved in advance by calling (201) 925-7776. Secretary Wells appearance is sponsored by FDU’s Business Leaders of Tomorrow Club and the “Sands of Time” program.
As head of the NJ Department of State, Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq, oversees the department’s 14 diverse operating agencies. Charged with the promotion and preservation of the arts, history and culture of the Garden State, she is responsible for the state’s cultural portfolio, including the State Council on the Arts, the Historical Commission and the Cultural Trust.
Prior to Secretary Wells’ appointment to state service she was president of the Schering-Plough Foundation, and vice-president of public affairs. She began her career as a lawyer and public servant in the City of Newark’s Law Department, specializing in chancery law and serving as legal advisor to the Newark Central Planning Board and the Newark Real Estate Commission. Secretary Wells practiced corporate law for many years with several major corporations including New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, Bell Communications Research, Inc., and the CIT Group. Ms. Wells was head of the Division of Rate Counsel in the Department of Public Advocate during the Florio Administration. As Rate Counsel, she was responsible for challenging all regulated utility rate filings in the State of New Jersey.
Ms. Wells continued her commitment to education and the students of New Jersey as Assistant Dean and Director of the Minority Student Program and Financial Aid at Rutgers University Law School. She has also served on the board of trustees of numerous secondary and collegiate institutions, cultural boards, community support and revitalization organizations, her local hospital and various philanthropic agencies.