Our Team

About Our President

Laura Matos

Laura Matos is one of New Jersey’s “go-to” leaders on issues ranging from organized labor to business development to higher education. With more than 20 years of experience in politics and both the public and private sectors, she has built and maintains strong relationships across political, government, and business circles. Her in-depth understanding of complex government processes and their intersections with the workings of public affairs and advocacy campaigns and managing large-scale coalitions has made her one of the most sought after professionals for strategic guidance in the state.

 Currently serving as General Manager for the New Jersey office of the award-winning public relations and consulting firm Kivvit, Laura oversees a wide array of clients and issues. Her work includes such areas as higher education, transportation infrastructure, labor and health care. Prior to Kivvit, Laura served in the administrations of three New Jersey governors in positions ranging from deputy director of scheduling to director of operations. Laura also served as director of business development and communications at a top New Jersey law firm.

 In 2016, she served as New Jersey Political Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential primary campaign and was an at-large delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

 Currently, she also chairs the New Jersey Democratic State Committee Women’s Caucus.  In 2017, she served on Governor Murphy’s Transportation and Infrastructure Transition team and was a member of the State of New Jersey’s 2020 Complete Count Commission.

 Laura, who attended Rutgers University, has also been recognized for her vast level of work experience and accomplishments by being named to both PolitickerNJ’s and InsiderNJ’s Top 100 lists of New Jersey’s influential political leaders. 

You can follow Laura on Twitter @lauraematos.

LAURA MATOS

Laura Matos

President

Zulima Farber

President Emeritus

Lucia Gomez

Vice President

Arlene Quiñonez-Perez

Treasurer

Carol Cuadrado

Recording Secretary

Cristina Pinzon

Public Relations Secretary

General Board Members:

Grissele Camacho, Milagros Camacho, Flora Castillo, Sonia Delgado, Lizette Delgado-Polanco, Margarita Echeverria, Aida Figueroa-Epifanio, Shawn Laurenti, Kay Licausi, Analilia Mejia, Carmen Mendiola, Felisha Reyes-Morton, and Noemi Velazquez.

General Board Members:

Grissele Camacho, Milagros Camacho, Flora Castillo, Sonia Delgado, Lizette Delgado-Polanco, Margarita Echeverria, Aida Figueroa-Epifanio, Shawn Laurenti, Kay Licausi, Analilia Mejia, Carmen Mendiola, Felisha Reyes-Morton, Ana Maria Tejada, and Noemi Velazquez.