New Jersey’s leading government affairs firm welcomes the renowned operative
Regina Appolon is joining Princeton Public Affairs Group (PPAG) as a Strategic Advisor / Public Affairs & Government Professional, effective September 8.
Well-known and respected in state politics, Appolon oversaw all district office personnel and legislative matters in her role as Assemblywoman McKnight’s Chief of Staff. She was influential in the passage of A-3754, which created a new hair braiding license in NJ separate from the traditional Cosmetology license; A-1414, which requires financial literacy instruction in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades; and the C.R.O.W.N Act, banning discrimination based on hair. The bills gained national attention and are now state laws.
“PPAG welcomes our latest team member,” says Dale Florio. “Regina’s professional background and her involvement in state affairs is a perfect fit for the firm’s pursuit of success on behalf of clients.”
Appolon serves the state’s political landscape in a variety of roles. She is Northern Vice President of the New Jersey Young Democrats, Co-Executive Director of the Union County Young Democrats, a Board Member of NY/NJ Baykeeper, and a former New Jersey District 11 Delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
“I already feel part of the team,” says Appolon. “Through my years working in the General Assembly, this group of professionals has always been a great partner in implementing policy. I look forward to bringing my expertise to the firm and their clients.”
Appolon graduated from Rutgers University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Born and raised in West Orange, she currently resides in Union, New Jersey.