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Scott Rudder

New Jersey CannaBusiness Association

Scott Rudder is a Partner at Burton Trent Public Affairs where he represents clients on a range of issues including transportation, cannabis business strategies, entertainment, and energy.

In addition, Mr. Rudder is a former New Jersey State Legislator and mayor with Fortune 100 corporate experience. 

Mr. Rudder was named President of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association in January, 2017. The NJCBA is New Jersey’s first and largest trade association focusing exclusively on developing and growing the cannabis industry in a sustainable and responsible manner.

In the General Assembly, Mr. Rudder served on the Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee and the Environment and Solid Waste Committee, where he worked on numerous issues and legislative matters that impacted our transportation and energy infrastructure as well as our environment. Mr. Rudder worked in an effective and bi-partisan manner which enabled him to sponsor legislation that was signed into law by both Democrat and Republican Administrations.

In addition to his 16 years in elected office, Mr. Rudder has worked in senior staff positions in multiple government organizations to include a Member of Congress, Governor of New Jersey, Speaker of the General Assembly and served as the Director of Legislative Affairs for New Jersey Transit.

His private sector experience is equally notable.  Mr. Rudder spent 13 years as a Business Development executive with Lockheed Martin, the nation’s largest defense contractor where he worked on missile defense programs, Special Forces technologies as well as energy programs.