Christie announced Bret Schundler (pictured) as Commissioner of the Department of Education (DOE) and Bob Martin as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Schundler is the chief operating officer of The King’s College in Manhattan, having previously served as an adjunct professor of public policy.
Formerly the Mayor of Jersey City, Schundler championed innovative policies that became a national model for urban reform. Schundler’s background further underscores Governor-Elect Christie’s commitment to urban education.
Martin brings to DEP extensive experience in all aspects of planning, business transformation and change management. He also helped direct Governor-Elect Christie’s environmental and renewable energy policies during the campaign and brings to DEP not only the strong background necessary to make the department run more effectively, but a firm commitment to putting the environment first.
Governor-Elect Chris Christie stated, “Education and our environment are critical to our state’s well-being and economic future. It’s time to change the way we approach these fundamental issues and I am confident that with Bret and Bob’s strong credentials and innovative ideas, we will be able to enact meaningful change.”