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Governor-Elect Christopher Christie ’87

Governor-Elect Announces Cabinet Picks at Press Conference Held at Seton Hall Law on January 14

“Seton Hall not only taught me a lot about the law, but also helped teach me about the responsibility that comes with being a lawyer, and I know that Dean Hobbs continues that tradition here,” said the Governor-Elect during a press conference held at Seton Hall Law.

Governor-elect Chris Christie ’87 named Andrew Eristoff, a former finance commissioner for the state and city of New York, as New Jersey’s next state treasurer. He also named Al Koeppe ’75 as chairman of the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Bob Grady as chairman of the newly created Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) at Seton Hall Law School.

Christie said his cabinet announcements signaled a commitment to putting the state’s finances in order.

Eristoff worked under former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani as commissioner of finance from 1999 to 2002 and under former New York Governor George Pataki as commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, according to newjerseynewsroom.com.

Koeppe had previously been president and COO of PSEG since March 2000 and is currently the CEO of the Newark Alliance, a non-profit organization concerned with improving Newark’s economy and education system.

Grady has been the partner in charge of venture capital investing at The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.

Local and national press, including radio and television stations, attended the press conference held here at Seton Hall law.

Read about the press conference from NJN News and from Business Week.