What is my foundation?
My story is a rich tapestry woven from a multitude of experiences, relationships, challenges, and triumphs. However, it's impossible to summarize my story without describing the two halves that shaped my life and helped define the person I am today - my parents. My father, Samuel McCoy III, was a steelworker with United Steelworkers of America, a small business owner, and a baseball coach for 40 years with North Trenton Little league. My mother, Toni McCoy, was a shop steward for Communication Workers of America. Together they taught me lessons around fairness, equity, and compassion, along with the value of coalition building and organizing. More importantly, their unwavering support has given me the strength and confidence to face any challenges with integrity and resilience. I am committed to public unions and organized labor.
What is my educational background?
My passion for learning started as a student in the Hamilton Public School system where I was given the opportunity to explore my talents and form some of my most cherished friendships. I received a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Virginia State University. I pursued my master’s degree in Management and Employee Relations at Rutgers University, where I studied abroad in China and India. I am honored to have formerly served as President of the Rutgers School of Management Alumni Association, and a former member of the RUAA Board of Directors. Most recently, I completed a Global MBA with the TRIUM Program, an alliance between the London School of Economics, New York University Stern School of Business, and HEC Paris.
What is my career path?
My professional experiences focus on high-growth initiatives and span across geographies and industries, including government, financial services, sports and entertainment, real estate, and food manufacturing. As a management professional, I am recognized for my strong negotiation skills and dedication to corporate social and environmental responsibility. My skill set includes converting strategic plans into tactical reality and devising programs to maximize profits. I have a proven track record of building high-performance teams that center around diversity and mentorship to prepare organizations for the future. I recently served under my sixth Governor as the Assistant Commissioner of Human Capital Strategies and Project Management Lead for Public Apprenticeships to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. I was honored to contribute to the Murphy-Oliver administration and continue my great-grandfather Samuel McCoy's legacy, who proudly served Governor Woodrow Wilson as the State House elevator operator. I am now the Chief Human Capital Officer for a Global Organization, and a licensed realtor for Berkshire Fox and Roach.
What are my community service efforts?
I am the Founder and CEO of the Samuel McCoy III Scholarship Fund, which aims to support youth through educational and wellness-driven activities and provides financial support to students in pursuit of higher education. My organization’s proudest event continues to be the Juneteenth Cycle Ride where over 500 cyclists make their way through Hamilton, West Windsor, Hopewell, Ewing, Lawrence, and Trenton in honor of the Juneteenth federal holiday and to support health and wellness through cycling. I am also the Co-Founder of the New Jersey Black Women's Collective, an advocacy organization for black women leaders in New Jersey. These roles, in addition to my active involvement with Dress for Success and service on the Mercer County Technical Schools Board, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Foundation Board, and in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, fuel my passion is to improve the standard of living for those we serve.
What do I hope to accomplish if elected to the next Assemblywoman for LD-14?
My pursuit of your support is based on my firm belief that my education, professional experiences, and community involvement will contribute greatly to representing the needs of our constituents. Investing more in public safety, addressing the pressing issues facing our community such as economic development, and closing talent gaps while working to keep our tax burden low are at the forefront of my agenda. Suppose I am fortunate enough to win this election, you will have my commitment to work tirelessly to bring more resources and investments into our district and to collaborate with partners across the state to identify strategies to ensure a sustainable future. I believe that by forming strong partnerships with stakeholders across sectors, we can achieve greater impact and create lasting change. I value your input and advice on the district's strategic plan and ask for your support.
- IPMA-HR NJ, Public Service Awardee – 2022
- African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ, Women Who Empower Business, Community and Economic Development Awardee, 2022
- Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, Chairman’s Circle Diamond Awardee, 2022
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