N.J. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO
Thomas Bracken's Statement on the passing of Caren Franzini
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Caren Franzini. Caren was a stalwart in the area of economic development and her accomplishments over many decades had an enormous positive impact on our state's business climate.
Among her many achievements was leading the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to its premier status nationally. But more than her professional accomplishments, Caren was simply an outstanding person. Always positive, always enthusiastic, always smiling and always willing to help (and most times lead) worthy causes.
Our state has lost one of our finest citizens. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Caren's family, who, along with all of us, will truly miss this wonderful and inspiring woman.