New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce Appoints Tom Legan to its Board of Directors
Legan, a brand marketing executive, will oversee statewide strategies to manage fundraising and attract corporate sponsorships. The Chamber will kick off its first branded partnership by hosting a 10k & 5k Pride Run & Walk in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday, April 23, 2022 – the first of its kind in South Jersey.
(February 09, 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, an experiential marketing and promotions agency based in Scotch Plains, that helps global brands, TV networks, streaming services, movie studios and non-profits directly reach diverse audiences through brand activations at large consumer events such as gay prides and runs. Brucecy Marketing Group is also a certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE).
In his new role as a NJPCC board director, Legan will oversee a statewide strategy that will attract new Corporate sponsors and brand partners to the Chamber and its hosted events. See the Chamber’s newly structured sponsorship rates here.
The Chamber will host their first major event open to the public – The Pride Run – on Saturday, April 23rd on the historic Atlantic City boardwalk. Set next to the gorgeous 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 in South Jersey. Businesses will have an amazing opportunity to showcase their services and products to a diverse audience. Race participants can buy tickets here: https://www.priderunseries.com/atlantic-city/
“Tom has restructured our entire sponsorship 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 has worked in Manhattan at Showtime Networks and AMC Networks to drive viewership 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’m thrilled to join the Chamber’s Board of Directors and help the organization grow to new heights. The recent rebranding of the Chamber has been very well-received and I’m eager to get the word out to potential Partners that we’re 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 (“Judy” film release 2019), Freeform Network (“The Fosters”) and more. The agency is eager to get back to managing client activations at in-person pride festivals this year after two years where most prides were canceled due to the pandemic.
Legan, a Short Hills, NJ native, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wake Forest University in NC. He is an avid volunteer for non-profit organizations like Jersey Cares, as a team leader and site captain for community service projects around NJ and has managed many Walk To End Alzheimer’s fundraising events throughout NJ for the Alzheimer’s Association.
ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY PRIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Since 2013, the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce has been the premier LGBTQ+ and allied business organization committed to facilitating successful business collaboration and increasing the economic staying-power of its diverse membership. As an inclusive platform for business visionaries, the Chamber is the first stop for LGBTQ+ and allied entrepreneurs seeking to grow and access opportunities. Its primary mission is to promote the economic growth and development of the local community, and help to better serve its members’ businesses by providing resources and opportunities for education, networking, and community engagement.
The NJ Pride Chamber of Commerce is an official affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). It offers LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) Certification ® as a benefit of membership with the organization. Certified LGBTBEs are routinely sought after by over 300 NGLCC Corporate Partners who are looking to increase their spend with the LGBTQ+ business community. Certified LGBTBEs are also eligible for scholarship programs, mentorship and leadership training, and other business development tools. -end-
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