Kurt Rebovich Jr., associate director of partnerships at the New Jersey School Boards Association, was recently named president-elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Rebovich, who has worked at the NJSBA for more than 11 years and was instrumental in launching NJSBA Connection, an online platform where board members can share ideas and network, will assume the title of president on June 1.

“I’m excited to take on this role, which will allow me to contribute to New Jersey employment relations and human resources management,” said Rebovich, who has been an officer of the New Jersey chapter of LERA since June 2019.

LERA is an organization of professionals from New Jersey and contingent states interested in employment relations and human resource management. The New Jersey chapter includes members from management, labor, neutral parties (including arbitrators and mediators), government and academic fields.

The organization was founded in 1947 as the Industrial Relations Research Association. It is an organization for professionals in industrial relations and human resources. Headquartered at the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the organization has more than 3,000 members at the national level and in its local chapters. LERA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.

Rebovich’s term will run through May 31, 2025.

Kurt Rebovich Jr. (in the back) with from left to right: Sandy Raup, business data analyst at NJSBA; Kathleen Asher, director of Legal and Labor Relations at NJSBA; Kathryn A. Whalen, legal counsel/HR at NJSBA; and Gina Cuciti, manager of policy at NJSBA at an NJLERA meeting at Americana in East Windsor on Monday, March 4.