New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce appoints Tom Legan to its board of directors

New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce appoints Tom Legan to its board of directors

Legan, a brand marketing manager, will oversee statewide strategies to manage fundraising and attract corporate sponsorships. The Chamber will launch its first brand partnership by hosting a 10k and 5k Pride Run and Walk in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday, April 23, 2022 – the first of its kind to visit South Jersey.

(09 Feb 2022) Wayne, NJ – The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC) – formerly the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce – is pleased to announce the election of Tom Legan, a resident of Clinton Township in Hunterdon County, to its Board of Directors.

Tom Legan is the President and Chief Marketing Officer of Brucecy Marketing Group, a Scotch Plains-based experiential marketing and promotions agency that helps global brands, television networks, streaming services, movie studios and organizations nonprofits to directly reach diverse audiences through brand activations at large, mainstream events such as gay prides and races.

In his new role as Director of the NJPCC Board of Directors, Legan will oversee a statewide strategy that will attract new sponsors and brand partners to the Chamber and its hosted events. View the Chamber’s newly structured sponsorship rates here.

The Chamber will host its first major event open to the public – The Pride Run – on Saturday, April 23 on the Atlantic City Historic Boardwalk. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Jersey Shore, the 5k and 10k walk/run will be the first of its size to attract the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to South Jersey. Businesses will have an amazing opportunity to showcase their services and products to a diverse audience. Race participants can purchase tickets here: www.PrideRunAtlanticCity.com

“Tom has revamped our entire referral program, we are already getting serious inquiries from major partners who want to reach the fastest growing demographic of professionals in New Jersey – the LGBTQ+ demographic. We welcome corporate partners who are ready to make positive changes that will benefit our community,” said Stephen Blazejewski, President of NJPCC.

Legan brings award-winning experience in partnerships, promotions and marketing for groundbreaking original TV series, film releases and brand awareness. He worked in Manhattan at Showtime Networks and AMC Networks bringing attention to some of the highest-rated series in television history, including Queer As Folk on Showtime and The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Mad Men on AMC.

“I am thrilled to join the Chamber’s Board of Directors and help the organization reach new heights. The Chamber’s recent rebranding was very well received and I look forward to letting potential partners know that we are bigger and better than ever,” said Tom Legan, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Brucecy Marketing.

Legan’s current agency, Brucecy Marketing Group, has included global brand clients such as Amazon Prime Video (“Transparent” series), Participant Media, SKYY Vodka, 2(X)IST Underwear, Roadside Attractions Studios (released from movie “Judy” in 2019), Freeform Network (“The Fosters”) and more. The agency is eager to resume handling customer activations at in-person Pride festivals this year after two years of most Pride being canceled due to the pandemic.

Legan, a native of Short Hills, NJ, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He is an avid volunteer for nonprofits like Jersey Cares, as a team leader and site captain for community service projects in NJ, and has managed numerous Walk To End Alzheimer’s fundraising events. throughout NJ for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY PRIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:

Since 2013, the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce has been the premier LGBTQ+ business organization and ally committed to facilitating successful business collaboration and increasing the economic resilience of its diverse members. As an inclusive platform for business visionaries, the Chamber is the first stop for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and allies looking to grow and access opportunity. Its primary mission is to promote economic growth and local community development and to help better serve its members’ businesses by providing resources and opportunities for education, networking and community engagement.

For more information, please visit http://njpridechamber.org or connect with the NJ Pride Chamber of Commerce on Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The NJ Pride Chamber of Commerce is an official affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). It offers LGBTE Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)® certification as a benefit of membership in the organization. Certified LGBTBE individuals are regularly sought out by more than 300 NGLCC partner companies looking to increase their spend with the LGBTQ+ business community. Certified LGBTBE individuals are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools.

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