TRENTON, September 3, 2020—Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association, announced today that Jonathan Pushman has been named Director of Governmental Relations for the Association. Pushman joined the NJSBA staff as a legislative advocate in 2013.

“Since he joined the NJSBA staff, Jonathan has earned the respect of his colleagues, the NJSBA membership, and governmental decision-makers,” said Feinsod. “We look forward to his leadership of the Governmental Relations Department.”

Pushman will succeed Michael Vrancik, NJSBA’s governmental relations director since 2006, who this spring announced his retirement effective Sept. 1.

Prior to joining NJSBA, Pushman was the head of the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations, and earlier served with the state Office of Legislative Services.

A graduate of Lafayette College, he holds a master’s degree in public policy from Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

“I am truly humbled and honored to have been given this exciting opportunity,” said Pushman. “Under the leadership of Dr. Feinsod, I look forward to taking on this position with the Association and continuing to advocate on behalf of New Jersey’s local boards of education and the state’s public school students.”

A native of Trenton, Jonathan Pushman currently resides in Cherry Hill.


The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of the state’s local boards of education and includes the majority of New Jersey’s charter schools as associate members. NJSBA provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.