NJAA Announces Leadership Changes: David Brogan to Serve as Executive Director

The New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) is known as the premier trade association representing the multifamily housing industry in New Jersey.  In order to increase the reach and impact of the NJAA and enhance the value of the association to our members, the Executive Board has decided to move in a new leadership direction. Therefore, the Executive Board is pleased to announce that it has hired David Brogan as our Executive Director & Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Business Development. 

David will develop and implement a strategic plan for the association designed to increase membership and revenue, elevate our government affairs activities on both the state and local levels, enhance our member benefits and education, and raise the stature of both the NJAA and the NJAA PAC.

NJAA thanks Jean Maddalon for her six year tenure with the association, and wishes her well in her future endeavors.  Jean Maddalon has served as executive director since joining the association in 2008.

David brings with him 17 years of experience in Trenton, along with a diverse skill set and a reputation for effective leadership.  In his most recent role as First Vice President of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), David managed legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to tax, economic development, labor, environment, and energy policies. Working for the nation’s largest employer representative association, with over 20,000 members, David was the go to person on key legislative and regulatory issues that impacted the business community.   

David also ran the New Jersey Organization for a Better State Political Action Committee (NEW JOBS PAC) for four years.  Under David’s leadership, NEW JOBS became the fastest growing and largest ideological business PAC in the State.  David raised PAC contributions to legislators and candidates from $270,000 to $440,000, and elevated the stature of the PAC in Trenton. 

Legislators and candidates now strive to be endorsed by the NEW JOBS PAC and David believes he can implement similar strategies for the NJAA PAC.    

David’s impeccable reputation and record of achievements alone will immediately raise the profile of the NJAA and the industry.  David’s strategic thinking and vision will reinvigorate and refocus the NJAA’s efforts toward serving our members’ needs, and David’s relationships with key decision makers in the Legislature and the Christie Administration will enhance our government affairs activities. 

Finally, working with our existing staff, including Nicholas Kikis in government affairs, who has decided to stay on board, David is confident that we will set a new standard of excellence for the NJAA as it continues to represent one of the most significant industries in New Jersey.

David is a resident of Mount Laurel, NJ.  He graduated from Rutgers University in 1995 with a BA in Political Science.  David was a Senate staffer from 1997 to 2003, a contract lobbyist from 2003 to 2005 and worked as an association lobbyist from 2005 to the present.