“America’s freight railroads haul the goods that we need every day. Manufacturers, auto dealers, homebuilders, supermarkets, small businesses and everyone who does business with them rely on the nationwide rail network. Operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey, one of our region’s top economic engines impacting more than 300,000 jobs, are positively influenced by freight rail which helps to make the port more competitive.”

Chip Hallock has served as the CEO of Newark Regional Business Partnership where he has worked to connect business for a Greater Newark since 2000. Previously he was at the Paramus-based Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, including seven years as its president. Prior to CIANJ, he served as executive director of the Foundation for Free Enterprise. Hallock is a past member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), the national organization for chamber of commerce professionals, and is a past president of the New Jersey Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Hallock graduated from Moravian College with a B.A. in social sciences. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management at the University of Delaware.

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