Founders of the NJ ABBE Chapter were:
Ulysses (Butch) Rice - PSE&G
John Griffith - PSE&G
John Smith - PSE&G
Howard Bragg, who was not one of the founders, but had the ear of Larry Codey and Al Koeppe executives at Public Service Electric & Gas, introduced AABE to them, as well as the need for such an organization at Public Service. His persistent campaigning led to several PS employees creating the NJ Chapter of AABE.