WRW Resume
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Location: Lambertville, NJ, USA
School: Hartwick College
Field of study: Political Science

WRW Resume

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bob Hugin for Senate, Inc. – Mountainside, NJ February 2018 – November 2018
Director of Operations
• Tasked with oversight of the day to day operations of the organization and its staff. Responsibilities include; scheduling travel arrangements, event planning and execution, briefings, office management, Human Resources and IT
• Spearheaded strategic planning and policy development
• Developed, managed and implemented a 39 million-dollar budget over a 10 month time period

Department of Banking and Insurance – Trenton, NJ October 2016 – January 2018
Chief of Staff and Legislative Liaison
• Served as Acting Commissioner when the Commissioner is absent from the State
• Responsible for a staff of 500 across all divisions of the department including employee disputes and disciplinary action
• Organized and Managed reporting from all department heads
• Final approval on all departmental regulations and order language before Commissioner signature
• Developed all departmental public messaging in coordination with Governor’s Office
• Reported directly to and provided strategic guidance to the Commissioner and the Governor’s Office on the industry impact of pending legislation
• Drafted amendments to pending legislation
• Primary department interface for legislators, OLS staff, industry professionals and stakeholders to legislative and policy analysis
• Tracked all legislation concerning the Department of Banking and Insurance
• Served as Department representative on: Property and Casualty Advisory Committee, Life and Health Advisory Board and Title Liaison Committee
• Coordinated the Department’s State Budget efforts including preparing the Commissioner for Budget testimony

Office of the Governor – Trenton, NJ
Deputy Director of Advance January 2014 – October 2016
• Supervised a staff of three team members
• Oversaw logistics of all engagements involving New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
• Served as primary liaison to Governor’s Communications Director for planning purposes
• Routinely interfaced with the media as well as local, legislative and state-wide public officials
• Prepared a weekly update and status report for the Chief of Staff regarding operational hot topics

Chris Christie for Governor, Inc. – Bridgewater, NJ
Director of Advance May 2013 – November 2013
• Reported directly to the Campaign Manager
• Served as primary logistical coordinator for all public campaign events
• Booked travel arrangements for incoming staff, vendors and campaign surrogates
• Produced and prepared briefings for both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Office of the Governor – Trenton, NJ
Advance Staff October 2010 – January 2014 • Acted as a primary intra-event liaison between Governor Chris Christie and the public
• Assisted with logistics of all engagements involving the Governor
Office of the Governor – Trenton, NJ
Office of Constituent Relations January 2010 – October 2010
• Responded to and resolved constituents’ government related issues by collaborating with various State agencies
• Drafted and edited written responses to constituents and interest groups

EDUCATION

Hartwick College – Oneonta,NY 2005 -2009
Bachelor of Arts