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For Immediate Release: Contact: Peter Peretzman
Date: 04/07/2022 609-900-5626
NJBPU President Appoints New Deputy Chief of Staff
Trenton, N.J. – New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) President Joseph L. Fiordaliso recently announced his appointment of Henry J. Gajda as Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS) effective, March 28, 2022.  Mr. Gajda fills the role of DCOS, which has been vacant since the appointment of Taryn Boland as Chief of Staff in November. 


“I am pleased that Henry has joined our staff and will be working alongside Taryn Boland to move the BPU forward,” said Fiordaliso.  “I am confident Henry will contribute a great deal, given his background in policy, energy and the environment.”


Gajda most recently served as the Public Policy Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, directing and advocating for the organization’s legislative priorities. He also led stakeholder engagement and spearheaded six bills signed into law by designing legislative and program campaign plans.  Gajda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behaviors from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from The Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment at The New School in New York.


Gajda said, “I couldn’t be more excited to work alongside President Fiordaliso, Ms. Boland and the NJBPU team to advance the critical mission of the NJBPU,” said Gajda. “As we continue to build a stronger and fairer 21st century economy that delivers for all New Jerseyans, the work the NJBPU is doing is core to achieving that goal and I am grateful for the opportunity.”


About the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) 

NJBPU is a state agency and regulatory authority mandated to ensure safe, adequate and proper utility services at reasonable rates for New Jersey customers. Critical services regulated by NJBPU include natural gas, electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications and cable television. The Board has general oversight and responsibility for monitoring utility service, responding to consumer complaints, and investigating utility accidents. To find out more about NJBPU, visit our website at