Kim Guadagno was elected New Jersey’s first Lieutenant Governor in November 2009 and was sworn into office on January 19, 2010. She was re-elected to a second term on November 5, 2013. In addition to serving as the Lt. Governor, Kim Guadagno serves as the 33rd Secretary of State.
Lt. Governor Guadagno leads the Christie Administration’s efforts to improve New Jersey’s economic vitality, encourage job growth, streamline government and make businesses feel welcome again in New Jersey. She oversees the New Jersey Partnership for Action (PFA), the state’s four-pronged comprehensive economic development strategy. The Lt. Governor also chairs the Red Tape Review Commission, which is engaged in an ongoing review and reform of the state’s regulatory process.
Furthermore, Lt. Governor Guadagno chairs the New Jersey Military Installation Growth and Development Task Force.
As the Secretary of State, Lt. Governor Guadagno is New Jersey’s chief election official, oversees promotion of the state’s $40 billion tourism industry, and administers programs related to the arts, culture, and history.
Lt. Governor Guadagno began her public service career as a federal prosecutor with the Organized Crime & Racketeering Strike Force in Brooklyn, later moving to Monmouth County, when she became an Assistant United States Attorney in Newark. After her federal service, Guadagno served as a ranking member of the State of New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.
In 2001, Guadagno left the public sector to practice law closer to home and became a teacher at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.
In 2007, Guadagno was elected as the first woman sheriff in Monmouth County’s history. She left both the Office of Sheriff and her position as a teacher at Rutgers Law School upon becoming Lt. Governor. Guadagno is a cum laude graduate of Ursinus College. She received her juris doctorate degree, cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law.
Guadagno will be speaking at the 2015 Women Business Leaders Forum on September 25 at the Parsippany Hilton. For more information, or to register for the event, click here.