George Norcross serves as Executive Chairman of Conner Strong & Buckelew with offices located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Florida. Founded in 1959, Conner Strong & Buckelew serves the insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting needs of clients throughout the United States and abroad. Norcross has been the head of Conner Strong & Buckelew and predecessor companies since 1979.
Norcross is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Health System and Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey and has served as a Trustee since 1990. Most recently, The Cooper Foundation, with the support of the Norcross family, in partnership with the non-profit TEAM Schools of New Jersey, announced plans to create the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, New Jersey's first "renaissance school" that will deliver world-class public education to 3,000 children, grades K-12, in Camden.
In 2012, Norcross and other local business and civic leaders purchased Philadelphia Media Network (PMN), the parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, the region's largest and most popular online news source. Norcross serves as a Managing Partner of the company.
Norcross currently serves on the Board of Directors for Holtec International, a global leader in power generation technologies. Formerly, he served on the Board of Directors of Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:CBH) and was Chairman and majority shareholder of U.S. Vision, a large national retailer of optical products and services. He also serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee representing the State of New Jersey.
Norcross has two children, Lexie and Alex, and resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with his wife Sandy.