Isherwood Undertakes New Role at EDA


Darryl Isherwood, senior advisor for Economic Development Communications in the Governor’s office, is moving to a new role at EDA as the Senior Advisor for Economic Development Communications and Sector Lead for Film and Digital Television.

Film and Digital Media & Economic Growth Communications is responsible for developing and managing strategic business relationships with large and high-growth companies in the film and digital media sectors. The Senior Advisor will help these companies to understand the State’s overall value proposition, connect with other industry and academic stakeholders, and advises them on products and programs from NJEDA (and other State entities) that could support company growth. He or she is also responsible for developing and implementing strategies and initiatives to support the overall growth of these industries in New Jersey. The Senior Advisor will work with and provide strategic counsel to, the NJEDA’s leadership team and members of the Governor’s Office Economic Development Team on relevant industry policy matters. He or she will collaborate with the State’s Film Commission on film related work.

In addition, the role will help the Sector Development, Infrastructure Development, Real Estate Development, and Economic Growth Products teams with strategic communications in coordination and partnership with the NJEDA’s Communication Department and the Governor’s Office.  This includes proactive communications, materials development, responding to inquiries, and supporting media engagements.  He or she will provide strategic communication support the CEO, Chief Economic Growth Officer, and the entire Economic Growth Leadership team as necessary to support operations.

Prior to joining the administration, Isherwood was  Sr. Vice President For Mercury Public Affairs, Sr. Politics Reporter at and the Star Ledger, and former Editor of

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