Volume 6/Issue 8

  • Gov. Christie Names Amy Cradic as New Chief of Staff

Gov. Christie Names Amy Cradic as New Chief of Staff

Governor Chris Christie announced earlier today that Amy Cradic would take over as his new chief of staff in the next few weeks. Ms. Cradic replaces Regina Egea, who has served at the Governor’s top aide since November 2014.

Amy Cradic has more than 20 years of experience working in state government, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff of Policy since 2013. In that capacity, she managed a 15-person policy staff in Trenton and has advised the office on state and national policy matters, including taking the organizational and policy lead on the Governor's International trade trips to Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom.

In her capacity as Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor between 2012 and 2013, Ms. Cradic oversaw a wide range of issues from energy and the environment to transportation and homeland security, with a focus on clean energy initiatives with the Board of Public Utilities and the utility industry to advance Governor Christie's Energy Master Plan goals.

She has served in various capacities within the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Commission on Higher Education, including as an Assistant Commissioner of Natural and Historic Resources in the Christie Administration, where she led the agency’s programs ranging from coastal engineering and flood control to natural resource stewardship and management. Ms. Cradic helped launch an energy efficiency statewide capital initiative and a sustainable funding effort to expand public amenities.