(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Tennille R. McCoy received the oath of office this week administered by Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to become a member of the 221st New Jersey General Assembly. McCoy, who also took the oath on Monday, January 8th to join the 220th New Jersey General Assembly, now joins Senator Linda Greenstein and Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo in representing the 14th Legislative District in Mercer and Middlesex counties.
McCoy is a highly accomplished professional, excelling in various roles such as Human Resources Executive, Realtor, and Board Officer. In addition, she is the Chief Executive Officer and visionary behind the Samuel McCoy III Scholarship Fund and the Juneteenth Cycle Ride, initiatives that prioritize the educational and wellness needs of youth while offering financial assistance for higher education. McCoy is also a Co-Founder of the New Jersey Black Women’s Collective (NJBWC) and Chair of the NJBWC Leadership Institute. She further contributes to her community as a board member for Dress for Success Central NJ and RWJ Hamilton Hospital.
“Tennille brings a wealth of public and private sector expertise and experience to her new role as an Assemblywoman,” said Speaker Coughlin (D-Middlesex). “Her focus on improving the standard of living for New Jerseyans statewide aligns perfectly with our Caucus’s mission and she will be a tremendous addition to our team.”
Prior to her role as an Assemblywoman, McCoy held positions such as Assistant Commissioner of Human Capital Strategies and Project Management Lead for Public Apprenticeships at the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Furthermore, she currently serves as an appointed board member of the Mercer County Technical School.
Assemblywoman McCoy (D-Mercer, Middlesex) spoke about the values and principles that were instilled in her by her parents, emphasizing the importance of fairness, equity, compassion, coalition building, and organizing. She expressed her enthusiasm for bringing these values into her work as she serves the people in her district.
McCoy’s educational background includes earning a TRIUM Global Executive MBA, with degrees from New York University Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and HEC Paris. She also holds a Master’s degree in Labor and Employment Relations from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Virginia State University. McCoy takes great pride in her membership of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. McCoy is a proud resident of Hamilton Township, where she was born and raised.