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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


Richard S. Mroz, Esquire
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 cutting edge ideas.

The Board believes it is essential for the utility sector to remove barriers and offer opportunity for qualified, experienced and value-driven minority, women and disabled veteran-owned business enterprises. Furthermore, partnering with a diverse supplier pool regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic fosters the business environment 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 Public Utilities on October 6, 2014.

President Mroz also serves as member of Governors Cabinet. Mr. Mroz was nominated 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 career in legal affairs and public service.

Prior to his nomination, Mr. Mroz worked in private practice as a lawyer and lobbyist. Mr. Mroz provided clients with strategic counsel and advice on financing, project development, corporate external affairs and related business law matters. In addition to his legal practice, he also was the managing director of Archer Public Affairs, an affiliate of Archer and Greiner P.C, in Haddonfield, New Jersey, which provides consulting services on non-legal engagements for business development, government relation and regulatory affairs for real estate, gaming, utility and technology clients. From 1991-1993 Mr. Mroz served as County Counsel for Camden 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, Delaware River Port.