The Board also elected Commissioner James Simpson of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, as Vice Chair; the Honorable Louis Cappelli, Esq., Freeholder-Director of Camden County, as Secretary; and the Honorable Diane Ellis- Marseglia, Bucks County Commissioner, as Treasurer.
James Simpson is currently the Commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
In his capacity as Commissioner, Simpson serves as Chairman of NJ TRANSIT, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the South Jersey Transportation Authority, and the Transportation Trust Fund Authority.
He also serves on the Motor Vehicle Commission Board and New Jersey's three Metropolitan Planning Organizations' Boards.
Prior to his service as a Commissioner, Simpson served as Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration after being appointed to the position by President Bush.
There, his primary duties included: serving as the nation's Chief of public transportation; approving the funding of transportation infrastructure projects; communicating the Administration's key initiatives on public transportation; and disseminating policy guidance to Congress and transportation stakeholders.
Freeholder Director Cappelli is a lifetime resident of Collingswood, NJ and joined the Camden County Freeholders in 2003.
While serving in this role, he implemented such progressive measures as the Neighborhood Preservation Program, the Duplex Conversion Program, and expanded community recreation and arts programs.