Sara Peña joins PSEG as Director of External Affairs

Sara Peña joins PSEG as Director of External Affairs

Newark, New Jersey – The Boys to Leaders Foundation is proud to announce that its Founder and President, Sara Peña, has joined PSEG as Director of External Affairs.

As Director of External Affairs, Ms. Peña will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing strategic outreach and communications plans in support of critical PSEG, PSE&G and PSEG Power priorities. The role includes managing a team of regional public affairs officers who advocate and build support for key business priorities, legislative and regulatory proposals and projects with a wide range of external audiences.

“I am extremely excited to join PSEG, a company whose mission is to make our communities better places to live and work,” said Sara Peña, Founder and President of the Boys to Leaders Foundation. “PSEG has placed sustainability at the forefront of the corporate agenda and is truly committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion.”

A native of Newark, Sara Peña earned her bachelor’s degree in management from Kean University and her master’s degree in public administration from Rutgers University in Newark. She is a Leadership Newark Fellow, a program designed to cultivate leadership through immersion in public policy and engagement with social and political issues and a graduate of Emerge New Jersey, a political leadership training program for women.

Ms. Peña brings more than twenty years of expertise in developing and implementing statewide communications strategies and in building relationships and partnerships focused on addressing community affairs ranging from sectors nonprofit, healthcare, government and private sector. Her commitment to community service and her passion for mentoring young people has led her to be recognized and honored by numerous organizations and elected officials, including the “Abriendo Puertas” award from the Latin American Law Students Association and the “Latina Trailblazer of the Year” award from the New Jersey State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She was also included in InsiderNJ’s Top 100 Policy Makers list, which recognizes New Jersey’s top political leaders.

About the Boys to Leaders Foundation

The Boys to Leaders Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower, motivate and inspire young men by providing leadership training, educational programs and positive personal and professional development. The organization’s goal is to unlock the potential of young men while providing the resources they will need to succeed. To learn more about the Boys to Leaders Foundation and for more information on how to support the organization’s mission, please visit

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