NorthStar Strategies, LLC (NorthStar) today announced that Thomas (TJ) Mann has joined the firm as Director of Government Affairs. The addition of Mann is the latest personnel move by NorthStar designed to expand the diverse scope of consulting services offered to clients in New Jersey and throughout the region.
Mann joins NorthStar following a distinguished ten year tenure as Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Robert D. Clifton. Mann came to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2012 following Clifton’s election. He was responsible for start-up of the new Assemblyman’s District Office, hiring of staff, and development of policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient constituents services to the 235,000 citizens of New Jersey’s 12th Legislative District.
Mann also served as the Assemblyman’s staff lead in the General Assembly, refining his public policy expertise through work on high profile legislative committees including Budget; Transportation & Independent Authorities; and Infrastructure & Natural Resources. Mann possesses an expert understanding of municipal and county government processes and has built strong relationships with officials throughout New Jersey and specifically in the Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean county communities that comprise the 12th Legislative District.
NorthStar Co-founder & CEO Joe Fiordaliso praised Mann’s appointment, saying, “TJ is a fantastic addition to the firm.” He continued, “TJ will provide our clients with a high level of government expertise and political insight and help them navigate any challenge.”
NorthStar Co-founder & COO Jody Herkloz stated, “TJ is a person of integrity, an extremely hard worker, and a total team player whose values align perfectly with the mission and vision Joe and I developed when we established NorthStar Strategies five years ago.”
Mann will lead NorthStar’s Government Affairs practice. He will immediately join the client team for prominent NorthStar clients and expand the breadth and depth of services that NorthStar offers. TJ will also leverage a vast network of relationships to grow the firm’s Government Affairs practice.
About NorthStar Strategies: NorthStar is a multi-disciplinary consultancy based in Trenton, NJ with a mission to deliver superior results to its clients by providing the highest quality government affairs counsel and diversified consulting services in New Jersey and the New Jersey-New York region. NorthStar boasts five distinct practice areas: Government Affairs; Association Management; Development; Meeting & Event Management; Public & Community Outreach. Joe Fiordaliso and Jody Herkloz founded NorthStar in 2016 with a vision to be the most trusted consultancy in New Jersey and the region. Under the leadership of Fiordaliso & Herkloz, NorthStar Strategies works each day to realize this vision by offering strong and distinct practice areas and embracing a team approach. Fiordaliso and Herkloz have built a team of experienced and dedicated professionals who are committed to helping clients navigate any challenge.