Paul A. Boudreau is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham. After receiving his Masters Degree at the University of Maine, he ran successfully for the Maine House of Representatives in 1976 and 1978. Paul worked for Scott Paper Company after his two legislative terms as Manager of Public Affairs, New England Region.
In 1983 he joined Allied Corporation (Honeywell) and moved to Detroit, Michigan as manager, government and public affairs, for company operations in six mid-western states. In 1996, he returned to Morristown, New Jersey, as Director State Government Relations. In this capacity he was responsible for state and local government relations in North America. He also served for six years as Executive Director of the Honeywell Foundation and was a member of the company’s Political Action Committee Board for ten years. During his career at Honeywell he worked on business critical issues in twenty five states. He retired as Vice President State & Corporate Relations after twenty-five years with the company.
Paul joined the Chamber in the summer of 2008. He has led the effort to grow the organization from 660 members in 2008 to 840 today. Under his leadership The Chamber’s Economic Development Corporation is providing value added services to organizations to retain and growing jobs in Morris County. He has served in leadership roles with a number of state and local organizations including the New Jersey Business & Industry Association; the Chemical Industry Council of New Jersey; United Way of Morris County; the Community Soup Kitchen; the Morris County Airport Advisory Committee; the Somerset Hills YMCA and other organizations.
In 2012, Paul was nominated by Governor Chris Christie and confirmed by the NJ State Senate to serve with 6 other commissioners on the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC). PERC is a State administrative agency charged with administering the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act. The agency deals with certain labor relations issues involving public employers, public employees, and unions that represent public employees.
- Selected as state chairman in Michigan for the Business Roundtable campaign on behalf of NAFTA. Built state coalition of over 100 companies which advocated NAFTA’s passage with the state’s congressional delegation.
- Led AlliedSignal’s successful four month lobbying campaign with Pennsylvania legislators to defeat legislation that would have prevented Allied’s hostile takeover of the AMP Corporation.
- Spearheaded Honeywell’s legislative strategy in eight states to preserve the market for mercury switch thermostats.
- Built local political support in two New Jersey communities for brownfields and redevelopment projects which resulted in $20M of property sales to big box retailers.
- Managed a six state search for a location for a $30 million IT investment. Secured direct state incentive grant of $500,000 for the project.
Paul is a strong team player with a proven track record of successfully working with cross functional teams, and will work closely with Chamber staff, Cabinet members and general membership.