Center for Leadership Studies co-hosts Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop discussing leadership and diversity

Saint Peter’s Business Network and the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership present Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop H ’14 on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. in The Duncan Family Sky Room on the 6th floor of the Mac Mahon Student Center.

The Honorable Steven M. Fulop H ’14 is the 49th and current mayor of Jersey City. He was elected in 2013.

Under his leadership, Jersey City became the first city in the state and the sixth city in the country, to ensure paid sick leave. Mayor Fulop has pioneered new ideas for helping prisoners re-enter society, passed legislation to protect small businesses and encouraged more to open shop and made Jersey City one of the greenest cities in the nation. He has undertaken sweeping public safety reform and has led the city to record economic development.

Prior to serving as mayor, he was councilman of Jersey City for eight years. Mayor Fulop graduated from Binghamton University in 1999 and completed both his master’s in business administration at the New York University Stern School of Business and his master’s in public administration at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 2006. He received an honorary degree from Saint Peter’s in 2014.

Upon graduating from college, Mayor Fulop joined Goldman Sachs. After working in financial services for several years, he joined the United States Marine Corps and completed his service in 2006.

Mayor Fulop is a first-generation American, a lifelong New Jerseyan and a triathlete. His presentation will discuss leadership.

The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University is a non-partisan vehicle that drives public policy discussion of some of the state’s most critical issues. Within this space, the institute hosts panel discussions with key elected officials, academics, non-profit leaders and others to discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges connected with public policies. Events are free and open to the public. The campus community and citizens across N.J. are encouraged to attend and build awareness of policies that impact our daily lives. To learn more about the Guarini Institute, click here.

The Saint Peter’s Business Network unites Saint Peter’s University graduates and friends from all fields of business. The Network provides an opportunity for individuals to participate, learn, exchange ideas and explore new professional relationships while connecting and engaging with the University.

This event is complimentary, but a gift to The Saint Peter Fund is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, click here. The next Saint Peter’s Business Network event will feature Frank D’Amelio ’79, chief financial officer and senior VP at Pfizer Inc., on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. at India House located at One Hanover Square in New York, N.Y.

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