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Welcome to SDDC

The Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC) is dedicated to forging effective working relationships between minority, service-disabled veteran, and woman-owned businesses (M/DV/WBEs) and New Jersey public utilities and the Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on matters relating to methods of reporting, measuring, and assessing the development of these relationships.

President's Message

Richard S. Mroz


President to the N.J. Board of Public

My fellow Commissioners and I recognize that a diverse supplier pool fosters opportunity and offers advantages of new perspectives, unique talents and chatting edge ideas.

The Board believes it is essential for th utility sector to remove barriers and offer opportunity for qualified, experienced and value-driven minority, women and disabled veteran-owned business enterprises. Furthermore, partenering with a diverse supplier pool regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic fosters the business evvironment needed to succeed in this market. Richard S.Mroz, Esquire, was named by Governor Christopher J.Christie as President to the N.J.Board of Plubic Utilities on October 6,2014.

President Mroz also serves as member of Governors Cabinet. Mr.Mroz was norminated by Governor Christie to serve as a Commissioner to the Board on September 18, 2014 and was confirmed  by the Senate on September 22,2014. As president of BPU Mr.Mroz continues a long and distinguished eareer in legal affairs and public service.

Prior to his nomination, Mr.Mroz worked in privte practice as a lowyer and lobbyist. Rick provided clients with strategic counsel and advice on financing, project development, corporate4 external affairs and related business low matters. In addition to his legal practice, he also was the managing difectory of Archer Public Affairs, an affiliate of Archer & Greiner P.C, in Haddonfield, New Jersey, which provides consulting services on non-legal engagements for business development, government reltion and regulatory affairs for real estate, gaming, utility and technology clients, From 1919-1993 Mr.Mroz served as the Country County as the Counsel for Comden County New Jersey.

In 1993 former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman appointed him upon her inauguration to serve as the Director of the Authorities Unit. In this posting he was Governor’s counsel for, and liaison to, the State’s largest independent agencies such as the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Deleware River Port.