National Advisory Board

Jose Lozano is President & Chief Executive Officer of Choose New Jersey.

Prior to leading Choose New Jersey, Jose served as Chief of Staff and Vice President for Corporate Services and Governance at Hackensack Meridian Health, where he managed several critical executive office functions including corporate relations, strategy development, operations, board relations, public relations and communications.

Before joining the Hackensack Meridian Health leadership team, Jose served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Chief of Staff and homeland security advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, leading an immediate staff of 100+ in the development and implementation of the agency’s environmental agenda domestically and abroad. 

His years of experience in these positions and others, including as Executive Director of the 2017 Transition for Governor-elect Phil Murphy, Director of External Affairs for the newly created New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Director of Operations for New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, and Transition Staff for Obama/Biden, have given Jose unique expertise in building and managing organizations through times of crisis, transition, merger and consolidation.

Jose received his Bachelor of Arts from Stockton University and a Master's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.