Michael J. Renna, President & CEO, SJI, Named South Jerseyan of the Year—Private Sector by Rutgers University’s Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs

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FOLSOM, NJ, May 8, 2024 – SJI is proud to announce that Michael J. Renna, President & CEO, was recognized as a South Jerseyan of the Year for the private sector by Rutgers University’s Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (WRI). The WRI honored Renna, along with Dana Redd, Former Camden City Mayor and President & CEO, Camden Community Partnership (Public Sector Honoree) and Lori Leonard, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of South Central New Jersey (Nonprofit Sector Honoree), at the Walter and Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner on May 1 at Tavistock Country Club.

“We are thrilled to recognize Mike and his many achievements,” said Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong, Director, Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers, Camden. “Mike continues to be at the forefront of SJI’s cleaner energy efforts and is a critical player in promoting New Jersey’s vision of a cleaner energy future. His commitment to professional excellence, demonstrated leadership within the energy industry, and dedication to community service are to be commended.”

The South Jerseyan of the Year awards are presented annually to celebrate the contributions of outstanding individuals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors working to improve lives and strengthen communities. Renna was recognized for his work and achievements in the private sector to meet cleaner energy goals and standards in the community.

“Success is a team sport, and this honor is a recognition and celebration of the collective work of countless individuals and organizations who strive to improve the lives of those in southern New Jersey,” said Renna. “It is a testament to the power of collaboration, innovation and compassion in tackling the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”

Under Renna’s leadership, SJI has made significant strides in providing cleaner energy to the state of New Jersey through the development of its innovative renewable energy projects. For more information about SJI and its subsidiaries, please visit sjindustries.com.

About SJI

South Jersey Industries (SJI), an energy infrastructure holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to customers through two primary subsidiaries: SJI Utilities (SJIU) and SJI Renewable Energy Ventures. SJIU houses the company’s regulated natural gas utility operations, delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 725,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across New Jersey via its South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas subsidiaries. SJI Renewable Energy Ventures, a non-utility subsidiary of SJI, specializes in the ownership, development, construction, and operation of diverse renewable energy projects. These projects include the development of solar, fuel cell, and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) sourced from a variety of feedstocks including dairy manure, landfill gas, and organic food waste. With a robust portfolio and pipeline offuture projects, SJI Renewable Energy Ventures is positioned to be a national leader in advancing sustainable energy solutions. Visit sjindustries.com for more information about SJI and its subsidiaries.

About WRI

Founded in 2000, the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (WRI) conducts community-focused research that connects to the policy and practice issues of the day in South Jersey. It was established to honor the late New Jersey State Senator Walter Rand's legacy of public service to Southern New Jersey and his hometown of Camden. Senator Rand and his wife Leah shared a passion for public service and supporting local programs. Together, they dedicated their time and talents toward helping South Jersey’s children and communities thrive.

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