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ABOUT NJTA

Leadership

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is governed by an eight-member Board of Commissioners.  One seat is currently vacant. The Governor appoints most of the members of the board and designates the chair. The Governor has the statutory authority to overturn an action of the Board by vetoing the minutes of the meeting at which the action was taken.

PHIL MURPHY
PHIL MURPHY Governor of New Jersey
TAHESHA WAY, ESQ.
TAHESHA WAY, ESQ. Lt. Governor
FRANCIS O'CONNOR
FRANCIS O'CONNOR Chair

Francis (Fran) O’Connor was nominated to serve as Commissioner of ...

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ULISES E. DIAZ
ULISES E. DIAZ Vice Chair

Mr. Diaz is employed at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jers...

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MICHAEL R. DUPONT
MICHAEL R. DUPONT Treasurer

Mr. DuPont is a Partner in the law firm McKenna, DuPont, Higgins &...

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RONALD GRAVINO
RONALD GRAVINO Commissioner

Mr. Gravino is Senior Vice President Finance and Human Resources a...

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RAPHAEL SALERMO
RAPHAEL SALERMO Commissioner

Mr. Salermo is Managing Partner of MAR Acquisition Group LLC, a re...

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FRANCISCO MALDONADO-RAMÍREZ
FRANCISCO MALDONADO-RAMÍREZ Commissioner

Mr. Maldonado-Ramírez is the Senior Counsel for Policy and Externa...

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JOHN S. WISNIEWSKI
JOHN S. WISNIEWSKI Commissioner

Mr. Wisniewski is the managing member of Wisniewski & Associat...

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Staff

JAMES CARONE
JAMES CARONE Executive Director

Mr. Carone, a Certified Public Accountant, was named Executive Dir...

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DONNA WILSER
DONNA WILSER Deputy Executive Director

Ms. Wilser was named Deputy Executive Director in October 2023 aft...

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THOMAS F. HOLL
THOMAS F. HOLL Director of Law
MICHAEL GAROFALO
MICHAEL GAROFALO Chief Engineer
JOSE DIOS
JOSE DIOS Chief Information Officer
KEVIN DUNN
KEVIN DUNN Director of Operations
MARY ELIZABETH GARRITY
MARY ELIZABETH GARRITY Director of Human Resources
JOHN LA BELLA
JOHN LA BELLA Director of Tolls
JANET RZEPKA
JANET RZEPKA Director of Procurement and Materials Management
SHAWN TAYLOR
SHAWN TAYLOR Director, Community & Government Relations
JENNIFER KANSKI
JENNIFER KANSKI Secretary to the Authority