MEET THE COMMISSIONERS
The Role of Commissioner
Appointed to three-year terms by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Commissioners are responsible for general oversight of the Burlington County Bridge Commission. In addition to attending and preparing for Commission meetings, Commissioners are involved in decision-making as it relates to governance of the agency. Specifically, their duties include oversight over all senior management of the Commission, general oversight over the implementation of appropriate management and financial controls, and maintaining procurement policies and procedures consistent with governing law. The Commission’s Executive Director, responsible for the day-to-day management of Commission business, reports directly to and is accountable to the Commissioners.
Troy E. Singleton
Commissioner Singleton currently serves as Senator for New Jersey’s 7th district, having served as Assemblyman from 2011 to 2017. He currently serves as Senior Council Representative of the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and is a member of Carpenters Union Local #255. Commissioner Singleton previously served as Director of Operations for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, President of the New Jersey Carpenter Contractor Trust and held the position of Director of Policy and Planning for the New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters. From 2002 to 2007, Commissioner Singleton was Deputy Executive Director for the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office in Trenton. While there, he served as Chief of Staff for New Jersey Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. Commissioner Singleton was Deputy Executive Director for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee from 2001 to 2002, following his service as Legislative Director to Assemblyman Herb Conaway and Jack Conners from 1998 to 2001. He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Nee Leaders Council and as a volunteer coach for St. Charles Borromeo CYO athletics. He is a past Commissioner of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, a former volunteer coach for the Pennsauken’s Youth Athletic Association and member of the Trenton Civilian Emergency Response Team. He is also a past member of the board of trustees for both Rowan University and the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County and a past member of VFW Post #3020 Auxiliary.
Matthew Riggins serves as the Strategy Director for Riggins, Inc., a mid-market energy and transportation business in South Jersey. The fourth generation of his family’s business, Matthew leads the development and implementation of the company’s strategic initiatives related to technology, logistics, real estate, marketing and business development. Matthew previously worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton with expertise in change management and strategy. He advised clients such as the Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Prior to Booz Allen, Matthew served as Legislative Assistant and Deputy Communications Director for Congressman Robert Andrews in Washington, D.C. Matthew received his MBA from Georgetown University and his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, and also holds an executive certification in Change Management from Georgetown University. Matthew has published research related to clean technology commercialization and the establishment of multi-sector partnerships. Matthew serves on the board of Orchard Friends School in Riverton NJ, a private school for children with language and learning difficulties, and is the Trustee and Chairman of the Finance Council of Christ Our Light Catholic Church in Cherry Hill, NJ. He is a Board Member of the Camden County Workforce Development Board and serves as a Trustee of the Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey. Matthew is an Eagle Scout and resides in Moorestown NJ with his wife and two children.
John B. Comegno II
Founder and President of the Comegno Law Group, P.C., Chairman Comegno is recognized nationally as a leading School Law practitioner, representing public and independent schools, Educational Services Commissions, and third-party special education vendors. He also serves as Solicitor or Special Counsel to dozens of public and independent schools and regularly mediates special education disputes and tries Due Process Hearings. A member of the NJ and PA bars and accepted to practice in jurisdictions across the country, Comegno is a cum laude graduate of Gettysburg College, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. He has extensive experience counseling public and independent schools on wide-ranging School Law issues, representing clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. John is also a nationally recognized lecturer on School Law who regularly presents throughout the United States. During the current school year, John has or will lecture in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Washington State. In addition to his service to the Burlington County Bridge Commission, Comegno is involved with the performing arts and youth athletics, as a board member for several local and national non-profit organizations, and teaches catechism in his church.