Meeting in the State House, The CTW Excellence Public Service Series recently kicked off its 2008-2009 program year. Participants from across the state gathered for a day long seminar on the role of state government, the legislative process and the New Jersey State Constitution. Ingrid Reed, director of the NJ Project, Eagleton Institute of Politics, led a discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the state.

The day’s speakers also included former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, and Congressman Leonard Lance.

The class of 2009 includes:

Emily Abeledo Adams, funeral director

Christine G. Hanlon, Esq., attorney


Annmarie Howley, legislative director


Lisa Marshall, Esq., attorney


Kathy Monteiro, university administrator


Jacqueline O’Sullivan, technology consultant


Whitney Ullman, mortgage consultant/manager


The Excellence in Public Service Series is a seven month program of monthly seminars that prepare women who are interested in seeking elective or appointive office. Scholars are given the opportunity to meet with elected officials, campaign strategists and public policy experts. Since its founding in 1998, more than 160 women have completed the program.

For more information about the Series, please contact Loredana Cromarty, executive director, at 609.397.1004.


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