Paul Aronsohn has a solid background in both the private and public sectors and has worked on a range of issues -- from healthcare to national security to municipal government.
He is currently the Director of Executive Communications at Bristol-Myers Squibb and serves on the Board of a few New Jersey-based non-profit organizations: the Bergen County Chapter of the NAACP, the Adler Aphasis Center and Heightened Independence and Progress, a center for independent living in Bergen and Hudson counties.
Most recently, Paul served as Mayor of Ridgewood and as a Councilmember in his north Jersey town. In 2002, he served as the Communications Director and Spokesperson for then-New Jersey Governor James McGreevey. He was also the 2006 Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District.
Previously, Paul also spent several years working at the U.S. Department of State, where his focus was largely on international security matters, such as nonproliferation, arms control and peacekeeping. He also had the opportunity to serve three U.S. Ambassadors to the United Nations – Madeleine Albright, Bill Richardson, and Richard Holbrooke.
In 2016, Paul received the Community Service Award from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee of Ridgewood and Glen Rock. That year, he also received the "Heroes" award from the Metropolitan AME Zion Church. In 2009, he received the "Salute to Champions" award from the Bergen County Executive for his work on disability issues.