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Thomas A. Bracken

President & CEO
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

Thomas A BrackenVeteran banker Thomas A. Bracken became the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s president and CEO in February of 2011, taking the reins of the state’s business advocacy organization as it celebrated its 100th year.

The Skillman resident served as chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors from 2005 to 2007, and has been involved in the Chamber for more than 30 years.

He spent four decades in the banking and financial services industry, serving previously as president of TriState Capital Bank's New Jersey operation, based in Princeton.

Bracken joined TriState Capital Bank in January 2008. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Sun Bancorp, Inc. from 2001 to 2007. He also held executive positions with First Union Bank and CoreStates Financial Corporation. He is a former chairman of the Economic Development Corporation of Trenton and of the New Jersey Bankers Association.

In 2014, Bracken was named chairman of ForwardNJ, a statewide coalition promoting investment in the state’s transportation infrastructure. Also in 2014, Bracken was inducted into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame.

Bracken, a Bucknell graduate, is currently the president of The Bedens Brook Club and the chairman of the New Jersey Alliance for Action Foundation. He is also a board member of Public Media NJ, the subsidiary of WNET that runs NJTV, the New Jersey Hall of Fame, South Jersey Industries, and Solix, Inc.