Kolluri Named President & CEO of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership

The Cooper’s Ferry Partnership Board of Trustees announced today that it appointed Kris Kolluri President and CEO of the organization.

Former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Kolluri has served as CEO of the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors since 2014.

“Kris Kolluri is a proven leader with a commitment to Camden and expertise in economic and neighborhood development,” said Susan Bass Levin, Co-chair of the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership Board of Trustees. “With his background, he will be able to build on Camden’s progress as the city continues to rise.”

As CEO of the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors, Kolluri successfully leveraged existing education, research and medical assets in Camden to create new academic programs and build and sustain economic growth in the city and broader South Jersey region.

During his tenure as NJDOT Commissioner, Kolluri oversaw 17,000 employees, more than $3.6 million in capital funds and over $2 billion in operating funds. Under his leadership, NJDOT for the first-time created a 10-year capital program that identified long-term infrastructure needs and developed a sustained investment strategy. Kolluri has also served as CEO of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority, where he oversaw the state’s $5.3 billion school construction program.

“Camden is on the rise, and I am excited to lead Cooper’s Ferry Partnership at such a pivotal time in the city’s history,” Kolluri said. “I look forward to working with Camden’s elected and community leaders, residents, and corporate and nonprofit partners to identify and advance economic development opportunities throughout the city.”

Camden Mayor-elect Francisco “Frank” Moran said the breadth and depth of Kolluri’s experience are assets for the city.

“Camden and Cooper’s Ferry Partnership are fortunate to have a leader of Kris Kolluri’s caliber,” Moran said. “Our city is undergoing a major renaissance, and with his expertise, Kris is well equipped to help steer and guide the next phase of our redevelopment efforts.”

About Cooper’s Ferry Partnership

Cooper’s Ferry Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to coherently planning and implementing high-quality urban redevelopment projects in order to help replenish Camden’s depleted tax base and to increase job opportunities for city residents. Cooper’s Ferry Partnership has established public and private partnerships to effect sustainable economic revitalization and promote Camden as a place in which to live, to work, to visit and to invest. For more information about Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, visit www.coopersferry.com.


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