The New Jersey Business & Industry Association has named Mary Beaumont Vice President of Health and Legal Affairs. Ms. Beaumont begins her new position today.
Beaumont comes to NJBIA from the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI), where she has served as the Director of Legislation and Regulation since 2010. Ms. Beaumont was responsible for developing DOBI’s legislative and regulatory initiatives in conjunction with the Governor’s Office, managing the department’s communications with members of the Legislature, and providing testimony to key legislative committees.
“We are extremely happy that Mary is joining NJBIA,” said Michele Siekerka, President and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association. “Her expertise in healthcare and her background as an attorney make her uniquely suited to represent our members before the Legislature in these two important areas.”
Prior to working with the department, Ms. Beaumont was Chief Counsel in the Assembly Republican Office, where she advised legislators on legal and policy issues, assisted in the formulation and development of legislative initiatives, and provided legal analysis on public policy and pending bills.
Beaumont also served as Lead Counsel for the Office of Legislative Services where she was the key aide to the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee. In that capacity, she worked with legislators, interacted with advocacy groups, lobbyists and liaisons for Executive Branch departments, and assisted in negotiations related to legislative amendments.
“We welcome Mary to NJBIA with open arms,” said Melanie Willoughby, Chief Government Affairs Officer for NJBIA. “There are so many tough, important issues we are working on right now, particularly in health care. Mary’s expertise will be invaluable as we work with the Senate and Assembly on issues that will impact the state’s economic climate and the bottom lines of our members.”
Beaumont received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Education from Douglass College and her Masters of Library Science (MLS) from the Rutgers Graduate School of Communications, Information and Library Studies. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University Law School.