Board of Directors

Board Officers

Shawn Laurenti, Chair 

Shawn Laurenti is the founder and President of Laurenti Consultants, LLC in Morristown, New Jersey, offering strategic advisory services in state and local government affairs, community relations and business consulting. Previously, Shawn was Director of Government and Community Relations for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and has a 30 year history of holding numerous positions providing strategic government relations to the executive and legislative branches of New Jersey government. Ms. Laurenti worked in the private sector as an association manager/government affairs specialist in New Jersey’s third largest government affairs firm and has represented the Public Sector Managers Association and the New Jersey Orthopedic Society. She spent nearly a decade in development and real estate, working in various capacities in a family held business. Ms. Laurenti holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University and an undergraduate degree in Public Administration from Georgetown University.


Nidhi Makhija, Treasurer

Nidhi Makhija has led strategic initiatives for State Governments (PA), Public Services Institutions (HealthcareHospitals) and Fortune 500 companies (General Motors, Sanofi Aventis, Siemens etc) using technical innovation to improve planning and administration, finance and budgeting and personnel management. She possesses a strong knowledge of state-specific and Federal business operations enabled by 18-plus years of industry experience. She has a BA in Electronics Engineering and an MBA in Finance.


Myra Terry, Founder