Lynn M. Nowak

Executive Vice President

An experienced lobbyist, Lynn Nowak represents the interests of a wide variety of clients before the legislature and executive branch. She targets client needs, analyzes political trends and then devises and executes a legislative strategy that gets the job done.

Looking at a recent high-profile issue, Lynn worked on the legalization of adult-use cannabis for many years as an advisor to NJ United for Marijuana Reform (NJUMR). She was a member of the Steering Committee for NJ CAN 2020, which executed the campaign to secure approval of Ballot Question 1 to approve public legalization. She was featured in a profile that year, “Cannabis Influencers: The Veteran Lobbyist with a Spark.” also named her to its 2021 Cannabis Power List, calling her one of the most “skillful lobbyists in New Jersey.” 

For numerous years, she has been named to Senator Loretta Weinberg’s “Power List,” naming her one of the post powerful and influential women in New Jersey. 

Ms. Nowak served as president of the lobbying of Nancy H. Becker Associates (NBA) for several years before she merged that practice into PGA. Prior to becoming the president of NBA, she served as the firm’s executive vice president and vice president of public relations.

Ms. Nowak also worked in the public sector, serving as the legislative liaison for the New Jersey Department of Commerce and Economic Development. She was responsible for the department’s legislative and regulatory activities, and also acted as an adviser to the commissioner on political and public affairs matters.

In the area of political campaigns, Ms. Nowak worked as elections coordinator for the New Jersey Environmental Federation. Additionally, she was involved in fund-raising and political organizing work for the League of Conservation Voters, a national environmental political action committee. She has participated in a variety of campaigns and committees in support of Democratic officials, candidates and issues.

Ms. Nowak is a former member of the Democratic State Committee’s Finance Committee and was a member of the board of directors of the Hall of Fame of New Jersey, formerly the Sports Hall of Fame.

An advocate for food safety and children’s issues, Ms. Nowak has appeared on CNN and WNBC, and in Glamour magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer, discussing the dangers of food-borne illness during pregnancy. She served on the board of the Central New Jersey Maternal and Child Health Consortium and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), an organization that advocates for children with special needs and from disadvantaged families.

Ms. Nowak has served in her hometown borough of Metuchen in a variety of capacities, including as a Democratic committeewoman and as a member of the Economic Development Committee. For the past six years, she has served as a member of the Metuchen Planning Board. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Oswego and has done graduate work in Urban Planning at Rutgers University.

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