Peter J. Cocoziello Selected As Chairman Of NJN

Peter J. Cocoziello Selected As Chairman Of NJN

New Jersey Public Television and Radio (NJN) has appointed Peter J. Cocoziello as Board Chairman. Cocoziello has been a member of the Board of Trustees at NJN since 1998. He is the President and CEO, as well as the founder of Advance Realty Group, a leading real estate company headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey.

“We are honored that Peter Cocoziello has accepted our 2005 Board Chairman position,” stated Elizabeth Christopherson. “Peter has already made an enormous contribution to NJN and we are excited about his strategic leadership as Board Chairman. NJN is fortunate to have business and community leaders like Peter that are committed to NJN’s mission of being New Jersey’s communication, education and cultural voice.”

NJN Public Television & Radio provides access to award-winning programs and services that serve the informational, cultural and educational needs of New Jersey residents. NJN is available in high definition and on Time Warner cable in New York. NJN’s programs are web cast on

“NJN is a terrific New Jersey institution that serves an important role in helping enhance our image as a State and also as a vehicle for vital communications in this post-9/11 environment,” stated Cocoziello. “It’s an honor to be helping to lead NJN at a very exciting and critical time in its history.”

Peter serves as Chairman of the Foundation for New Jersey Public Broadcasting (NJN). He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the Somerset County Business Partnership, the Board of Directors for the National Conference for Community and Justice, is a Trustee for Abbey Woods at Delbarton and is a member of the Board of Visitors for the Smeal College of Business of Penn State University. Peter is the past President of the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, past Chapter Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization and served as a member of Governor Whitman’s Transition Team.

Peter has additionally received the following personal and corporate awards: 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award from NAIOP; 2004 Outstanding Business Person from Somerset Business Partnership; 2003 New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year, Real Estate Division from Ernst & Young; 2002 NJBIZ Finest Private Companies; Legacy Honor Award, the Young Presidents’ Organization; Impact Award from NAIOP; 1999 Humanitarian Award, the National Conference for Community and Justice; 1997 Somerset County Economic Vitality, Large Firm from Somerset County Chamber of Commerce; Top 20 Companies from Central New Jersey Business Magazine; Chapter President of the Year and Developer of the Year from NAIOP.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Penn State University, a Senior Certificate in Mortgage Financing, with an emphasis in commercial real estate, from New York University and has completed the Harvard University Presidents’ Program.

Advance Realty Group is an owner and developer of office, flex, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. With five million square feet of operating properties and a development portfolio consisting of eight million square feet of commercial projects and 9,400 residential units, Advance is one of the leading real estate owners in the Northeast and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey.