Bob Martin to be nominated Commissioner of NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Bob Martin, a Hopewell Township business executive, will be nominated by Chris Christie to serve as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection. Martin is a retired partner with Accenture and worked with the Christie campaign and transition team on energy and environmental policies during his race for governor.
Martin will replace Mark Mauriello, who has been serving as commissioner for more than a year after his predecessor Lisa Jackson was tapped to head the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
A Republican, Martin ran for state Senate in Mercer County in 2007 but lost to Democratic-incumbent Shirley Turner.
“Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection is one of the most important roles in any administration. The Department’s large workforce, and the fact the Department’s actions impact business and individuals in so many ways mean a successful Commissioner must bring a diverse skill set with them to Trenton,” said CIANJ President John Galandak. “Bob’s experience as a manager of a large organization and his environmental experience will serve him well, and CIANJ looks forward to working with him.”