About Van Bruggen, in His Own Words:

Mark Van Bruggen currently serves as the HR Consultant to the Chief of Staff at the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.  In this role, he draws on over 33 years of experience in classification, compensation and HR management to review appointments and staffing proposals throughout the State.

In 1996, Mark was instrumental in the establishment, and became a charter member, of the IPMA-HR New Jersey Chapter.  While working to establish the chapter, Mark served on the Program Committee for the 1996 Eastern Region Conference, thus beginning a 25-year journey of service and leadership in IPMA-HR.

Throughout his involvement in IPMA-HR, there has rarely been a time when Mark has not been serving on two or more committees, sub-committees, or councils.  His many achievements in IPMA-HR include:

  • NJ Chapter Officer (Treasurer, Secretary and Member at Large 1996 through 2002)
  • NJ Chapter President (1998)
  • Eastern Region Officer (Member-At-Large, Secretary, Treasurer 2003-2006)
  • Eastern Region President (2007)
  • Region Conference Host Chair (2003 & 2013)
  • Region Conference Program Chair (2008)
  • Region Conference Exhibitor/Sponsor Chair (2011 through 2021)
  • International Conference Program Committee Member (2012, 2013, 2015, 2019)
  • International Conference Program Chair (Philadelphia/2014 and San Antonio/2017)
  • IPMA-HR Finance Committee Member (2008, 2013, 2014, 2017)
  • IPMA-HR Finance Committee Chair (2018)
  • Eastern Region Representative to the IPMA-HR Executive Council (2009-2011)
  • Member-At-Large IPMA-HR Executive Council (2018-2020)