Title: Chief of Legislative Affairs (Retired)
Company: New Jersey State Parole Board
Location: Sewell, New Jersey, United States
Efrain Feliciano, Retired Chief of Legislative Affairs at New Jersey State Parole Board, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public service.
With more than 30 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Feliciano is currently retired after an exceptional career with the New Jersey State Parole Board, having ultimately served as the chief of legislative affairs and community outreach from 2006 to 2010. He previously excelled with the aforementioned board as a hearing officer between 1984 and 2006, a legislative and community outreach liaison from 2001 to 2002, an acting hearing officer chief from 1981 to 1984, a principal parole counselor in 1981 and an administrative assistant from 1980 to 1981. Mr. Feliciano began his career with the New Jersey State Parole Board as a confidential agent and an executive clemency investigator between 1979 and 1980.
Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Feliciano completed service in the U.S. Navy between 1970 and 1972. He subsequently pursued coursework at Rowan College at Burlington County. In 1977, he was active as a public in-service intern with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Mr. Feliciano eventually graduated from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1979.
Beyond his primary responsibilities, Mr. Feliciano has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his immediate professional circles. A former deputy campaign manager for Governor Jim McGreevey in 1981 and the New Jersey State Democratic Committee in 2001, he was additionally appointed as a paraprofessional counselor and the assistant director of admissions and registration at the Rowan College at Burlington County between 1977 and 1979. Mr. Feliciano also found success as a campaign manager and legislative aide for Assemblywoman Barbara F. Kalik, the vice chairman for the Gloucester County Board of Trustees and the past vice chairman for the New Jersey State Hispanic Task Force for the Democratic Party.
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Mr. Feliciano was presented with a Vietnam Service Medal with One Bronze Medal, a National Defense Service Medal and an Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He attributes his success to his humble upbringing in Philadelphia, in which his family instilled within him the importance of giving over receiving. Among the many highlights of his career, Mr. Feliciano was incredibly proud to lobby to have all parole hearing officers their confidential status approved by Governor Richard Cody, which was done to protect certified hearing officers from dismissal.
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