CAMDEN, NJ — Three regional business leaders have been named to the advisory board for the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden.

The newly-appointed board members are Dan Foley, vice president of consulting for Innovative Benefit Planning; Amy Osborn, vice president and head of private banking for Republic Bank in South Jersey and Philadelphia; and Christina Renna, senior vice president at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey.

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The trio join a 26-member board of leaders that share a commitment to advancing the southern region of the state through the research conducted at the Rutgers–Camden policy center.

“It’s important for South Jersey to think and act regionally if we hope to balance our competing desires for growth with the preservation of the quality of life that makes South Jersey such an attractive place to live,” said Darren Spielman, executive director of the Rand Institute. “These individuals are committed to the Rand Institute’s mission to leverage Rutgers–Camden research expertise in order to bring together citizens and policy makers on behalf of South Jersey’s citizens.”

Foley is a certified corporate wellness specialist who helps employers implement alternative funding plan designs and wellness programs with a measurable return on investment (ROI). He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Seton Hall University.

In her role with Republic Bank, Osborn manages and provides banking concierge services for high net-worth customers and works to grow the private banking portfolio through traditional banking products.

She has served on the boards of the Southern New Jersey Development Council, the Patriot Fund, and Maryville Addiction Treatment Centers of New Jersey, and actively works with the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. She is a graduate of Atlantic Cape Community College and Rutgers–Camden.

Currently serving as VP, Renna is slated to become CEO and president of South Jersey’s largest business organization at the end of the year. She served in the administration of former Gov. Chris Christie and is a member of the board for Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton.

Renna received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Saint Joseph’s University and her master’s degree in public administration from Villanova University.

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