JERSEY FIRST LEADERSHIP


Rosemary Becchi is a leading tax policy lawyer and consultant who was formerly counsel to the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Rosemary is a Strategic Advisor and Counsel at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where she specializes in tax and financial services matters.

Rosemary has been an political advocate both on the national and local level.  She has authored multiple commentary pieces on tax and financial services issues.  She also served in leadership role of the Tax Coalition, including serving as the chair. Most recently, Rosemary was Chairman of the Board of Running Start, an organization dedicated to getting more women elected to public office.  Rosemary is also the New Jersey Chair for Maggie’s List.

“We welcome Tony, David, and Candy to our Advisory Board. We are excited and honored that these leaders in the business community and accomplished professionals will help guide Jersey First as we identify, educate, and advocate for sound economic policies in New Jersey. Their recommendations will help us navigate the tax problems, explore opportunities, and define solutions to make New Jersey more affordable for families and businesses,” said Jersey First President Rosemary Becchi.

Antony Ghee, Director, Global Wealth & Investments, Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Antony (Tony) Ghee is an attorney and published author. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York bar associations and also holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 65, 79, 86, and 87 licenses. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with honors, from Virginia Union University, a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law, and a Masters-of-Law from Georgetown University Law Center. Antony formerly practiced law with Clifford Chance, served on the Board of Trustees at The Hudson School, and is currently a Major in the United States Army Reserves. Antony, his wife Michele, and their two children live in northern New Jersey.

David Janay


David Janay is a former Financial Software Executive with over 20 years of experience in the industry. David currently focuses on investment, philanthropy and political causes. David brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas to drive change in any political or economic environment.

Candace Straight, Private Investor and Investment Banking Consultant


Candace (Candy) Straight is a self-employed investment banking consultant specializing in the insurance industry. She served as Vice Chairman of the Board of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority from 1996 until 2003, and currently serves on the Rutgers University Board of Governors. Straight is a former trustee of the New Jersey Network Foundation and a past president of the Financial Women’s Association of New York. Straight received her undergraduate degree from Wilson College, where she also received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, and she holds an M.B.A. from New York University.