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On Tuesday, June 18, 1996, Louis A. Schopfer, Jr. (because of his volunteer work in the community) carried the Olympic Torch from Trenton, New Jersey across the ÃÂ¢Trenton MakesÃÂ¢ bridge into Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Also, Lou has been a volunteer for the YWCA of Trenton ÃÂ¢Week Without Violence.ÃÂ¢ He was a Council Trustee in addition to serving as the Gala Chair of the United Cerebral Palsy Association. Lou has served for several years with West Jersey Health Systems and Cherry Hill EMS. While serving as a paramedic, Lou was portrayed in the feature documentary ÃÂ¢Making the DifferenceÃÂ¢ with Ron Jaworski of the Philadelphia Eagles. Lou has mentored ÃÂ¢at riskÃÂ¢ inner-city juveniles from the Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP) at the Holland Middle School in Trenton.
In January 1999, Lou served as Chair of World Research GroupÃÂ¢s Las Vegas conference entitled ÃÂ¢Best Practices in Government Procurement: Streamlining Purchasing through Information Technology and Process Reengineering.ÃÂ¢ In May 1999, in Washington, D.C., Lou participated on a panel for the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and TreasurersÃÂ¢ (NASACT) ÃÂ¢Thirteenth Annual Cash Management and Electronic Commerce Conference.ÃÂ¢ In May 2000, he served as Co-Chair of a joint statewide symposium in Princeton entitled "Public Service in the New Millennium."
Lou is an Executive Assistant 1 in the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance within the Department of Education where he works at ÃÂ¢Keeping Our Kids Safe.ÃÂ¢ Prior to this appointment, he served in the Office of the State Treasurer, Department of the Treasury, where he managed business re-engineering and efficiency initiatives for the Administration. Prior to his appointment, he was Director of Finance and Administration for New Jersey Network (NJN) and Assistant Treasurer and CFO for the NJN Foundation, the StateÃÂ¢s public radio and television provider. Lou is a former employee of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as well as several other State agencies.
Lou served in the elected position of the Trenton Council for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and has served as a member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and the New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators (NJACJE). He is a former member of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers and was elected as a Trustee in the Certified Public Managers Society of New Jersey, Inc. (CPMSNJ). Lou is listed in the International WhoÃÂ¢s Who of Professionals, 1999 Edition.
Lou holds a MasterÃÂ¢s in Public Policy and a BachelorÃÂ¢s in Political Science from Rutgers University in Camden and served as Founding President of the Public Administration Alumni Chapter (PAAC) and served as Chair on the DeanÃÂ¢s Advisory Council. While at Rutgers, he was inducted into the Athenaeum and Pi Sigma Alpha academic fraternities. He is also a member of the New Jersey Masonic Lodge (157) and the Scottish Rite. Lou received two Commendations for Outstanding Alumni Service, served as Master of Ceremonies of the 50th Anniversary Gala and received the Pi Alpha Alpha Medal of Honor. In addition, he is an alumni and former Adjunct Professor of the Criminal Justice Program at Camden County College. Lou co-authored a book entitled ÃÂ¢Civil Rights in America: 1500 to the Present.ÃÂ¢
Lou is a lifetime resident of Cherry Hill and is married to former freelance reporter, office manager, musician, and poet, Janice Anne Clark, formerly of Manlius, New York. Lou served as an elected Deacon/Treasurer/Official Board of Kingsway (Assembly of God) Church in Cherry Hill where he is active with his family. They have two children, Elizabeth Anne, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, and Matthew Clark, a student at Cherry Hill High School West. He enjoys music, tennis, swimming, Zumba, biking and his crazy cats: BJ, Tiger and Angel.