Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2016


Brigadier General Patrick W. Burden, senior commander at Picatinny Arsenal, will address Morris County’s business and industry leaders at Tuesday’s “Good Morning Morris’’ event sponsored by the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.


Senior Commander Picatinny Arsenal and Deputy Program Executive Officer Ammunition Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Burden

Burden, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army, will host “A Conversation About Leadership’’ that touches on his military experiences and lessons that go far beyond military encounters.

The “Good Morning Morris’’ series of breakfast event generally attracts a diverse group of more than 100 Morris County business professionals and community leaders. Recent guest speakers include New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, CNBC reporter Guy Adami, and former New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

The event starts at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Avenue, in Florham Park.

“These sessions are vital to our business community, allowing business leaders from across the county and region to network with each other and government leaders, and to come away with new ideas and understandings that benefit business and the taxpayers,’’ said Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo, the county governing board’s liaison on economic development issues.

Brigadier General Burden was assigned to Picatinny Arsenal on Oct. 20, 2014. He previously served as Deputy to the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, Technology – Pentagon.


Also on Tuesday, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce will present 2016 Leadership Morris Alumni Achievement Awards to Jurate Fiory, Executive Director at Employment Horizons; Ellen Sandman, Business Administrator, Parsippany; and Morris County Sheriff Ed Rochford.

To pre-register online for Good Morning Morris, visit:

The Morris County Chamber of Commerce serves the county as a member-involved business organization that provides its members with opportunities to develop, promote and pursue their business interests, foster a healthy economic and political business environment and promote the benefits of business to the public.

It’s Mission:

  • To sponsor member-relevant committees for personal, professional, business and community growth and to provide networking opportunities for the business community;
  • To create an environment that is supportive of business by monitoring and assessing business-related local, state and federal legislative activity, by serving as a spokesperson to advocate business positions before government and by providing a forum for members and government officials to meet;
  • To develop and offer business education and training programs and to facilitate; partnerships between business and education to foster such activities as preparation for the workforce and financial literacy;
  • To provide and support economic development activities that facilitate the retention and expansion of Morris County businesses and attract new businesses to the county;
  • To build leadership, stewardship and volunteerism in the business community;
  • To serve as an information source about business-related issues in Morris County.

For more information on the Chamber, visit: