NJ Lobbyist Andrew Weber Joins Stradley Ronon's Government Practice

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - 01:00

Prominent New Jersey lobbyist Andrew Weber has joined Stradley Ronon's Cherry Hill, NJ office as of counsel in the firm's government and public affairs practice group.

With more than 25 years of experience in local, state and federal government, including representing clients before numerous government agencies, and assisting cities and municipalities with economic development and other related issues, Mr. Weber will oversee government and public affairs initiatives for the firm's New Jersey clients.

Mr. Weber currently serves as general counsel to the New Jersey Conference of Mayors where he co-authored the New Jersey Municipal Tax Lien Program. Weber previously served as chief counsel to former NJ Gov. Jim Florio. He serves on the board of trustees of the Philharmonic of South Jersey and is chairman of the South Jersey Workplace Partnership for Life.

Prior to his work with Gov. Florio, Mr. Weber was commissioner of personnel as well as a member of the Executive Commission on Ethical Standards, both for the State of New Jersey. He was also Gloucester County counsel for 15 years, and served as president of the New Jersey County Counsel Association. In 1992, he was appointed chairman of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Mr. Weber was also the co-founder and general counsel to the National Tax Lien Association. He is an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Stradley Ronon Government & Public Affairs Co-chair John Saler was recently appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate to the Pennsylvania Public Television Network (PPTN) Commission, which is the policy and decision-making board for PPTN.

The Commission is an independent group that provides leadership and accountability in guiding, supporting and advocating public telecommunications to educate, enlighten, inspire and connect the citizens of the Commonwealth. PPTN is a technology service and grant-making agency to eight PPTN member public television stations.

As co-chair of the firm's government & public affairs practice group, Mr. Saler provides government and media relations services to Fortune 500 companies, privately held firms and nonprofit organizations. He represents businesses in a wide array of industries including health care, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, utilities, real estate, gaming and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Saler is a registered lobbyist in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.