Gov. Chris Christie, managing partner of Christie 55 Solutions LLC announced that Bob Martin, his Commissioner of Environmental Protection in New Jersey for eight years, is joining the firm as a managing director. Martin represents the second significant addition to the Christie 55 Solutions team this year, following Rich Bagger, previously a global biopharmaceutical executive and chief of staff to Governor Christie, who joined the firm in January.
“I’m delighted to welcome Bob Martin to Christie 55 Solutions,” said Governor Christie. “Bob brings a wealth of business, consulting and public policy experience to our firm. He has deep utility and energy knowledge and unparalleled environmental and regulatory expertise. Bob is an important addition to the firm and will bring additional value to our clients.”
Martin served as New Jersey’s Commissioner of Environmental Protection under Governor Christie from 2010 to 2018, managing over 2,800 professionals and a multi-million dollar annual state budget together with other federal and state resources. He effectively implemented DEP’s mission to protect the air, water, land and natural and historic resources of the state. He has deep knowledge and expertise in state and federal environmental and land use laws and regulations, and working with numerous federal agencies and departments.
Martin also played a key leadership role under Governor Christie in coordinating the State’s preparation and response, and long-term rebuilding from natural disasters, especially for Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
Prior to public service, Martin was a Partner at Accenture LLP with over 25 years of experience consulting to a broad variety of businesses and industries, and trusted advisor to senior executives to help them achieve their vision and create value. He has extensive skills and experience in all aspects of business and management consulting, including business strategy and planning, business transformation and operations reengineering, IT strategy, systems implementation and change management.
Martin has extensive international experience including living and working in the UK for 5 years, and doing significant consulting work throughout Europe and Canada. He has demonstrated expertise in all the key aspects of the utility industry, including electric generation, electric & gas transmission, and electric, gas and water distribution operations.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to join Governor Christie and Rich Bagger at Christie 55 Solutions, and work again with colleagues that I admire and respect” said Martin. “I look forward to working with Governor Christie to provide strategic counsel and consulting services to assist our clients with complex business, public policy and regulatory challenges.”
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