Governor Christine Whitman is president of WSG, a consulting firm specializing in energy and environmental issues. She co-chairs the Republican Leadership Council and is the author of It’s My Party Too, a New York Times best seller published in January of 2005.
Governor Whitman served as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January of 2001 until June of 2003. She was the 50th governor of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001.
As governor, Whitman earned praise from both Republicans and Democrats for her commitment to preserve a record amount of New Jersey land as permanent green space and was recognized by the Natural Resources Defense Council for instituting the most comprehensive beach monitoring system in the nation.
As EPA administrator, she promoted common-sense environmental improvements such as watershed-based water protection policies. She championed regulations requiring non-road diesel engines to reduce sulfur emissions by more than 95 percent and established the first federal program to promote redevelopment and reuse of brownfields.
Prior to becoming governor, she was president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and served on the Somerset County board of Chosen Freeholders. Governor Whitman holds a BA from Wheaton College in Norton, MA, and is married to John R. Whitman. They have two children and two grandchildren.