Thomas J. DiGangi, Jr. has been hired as Executive Director of Associated General Contractors of New Jersey, based in Edison.

DiGangi’s comes to AGC from the New Jersey Schools Development Authority, where he served as Chief of Staff, Acting Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations before taking on the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer during the Corzine/Christie transition. DiGangi is also the founder of Triangle Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in government and public affairs and has previously served as Director of Government Affairs for Building Contractors Association of New Jersey.

“We’re fortunate to have Tom back with us in the construction industry,” said Jack Kocsis, Chief Executive Officer of AGC of NJ. “His knowledge of public contracts, codes and standards, and public infrastructure development is substantial. He understands the needs of building, civil and highway contractors in both the public and private sectors, and is a tremendous resource as well as a talented leader.”

DiGangi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and marketing from Rutgers and focused on the environmental issues surrounding land use policy for his graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His new position as Executive Director of AGC of NJ is effective immediately.

-Carolina Worrell