Announcement

Guidette Named To New Jersey’s COVID-19 Advisory Panel

Sole Banking Exec To Serve

Keith Griffin

May 13, 2020

Steve Guidette, executive vice president of business banking at Provident Bank, has been chosen by New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to serve on an Economic Advisory Council charged with advising the state on reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidette is the only banking executive on the panel.

Stephen Guidette, Provident Bank

Coughlin said Guidette’s position has enabled him to develop an expertise in small business lending, and how the state can give small businesses in New Jersey a lifeline.

The new working panel, according to an announcement, will advise the speaker and other members of assembly leadership on efforts to ensure New Jersey can responsibly recover from the devastating impacts of COVID-19 when the pandemic subsides.

The private sector panel consists of experts in the fields of government, health care, education, higher education, business, commerce, tourism, social services and more. The advisory panel will be chaired by George R. Zoffinger who has led six different companies in his professional career and is currently president and CEO at Constellation Capital Corp.

“I am pleased that so many highly regarded and well-respected experts in such a vast array of fields have agreed to sit on this very important economic advisory panel,” said Coughlin. “The names are well known to many New Jerseyans. These members will help the Assembly devise a strategy to ensure New Jersey is prepared to safely and successfully reopen, balancing the needs of public health and the economy.”

The panel will hold its first electronic meeting May 15, 2020.

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