Former New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Bob Martin joined former Gov. Chris Christie’s lobbying firm, Christie 55 Solutions LLC, as managing partner.
“Bob brings a wealth of business, consulting and public policy experience to our firm. He has deep utility and energy knowledge and unparalleled environmental and regulatory expertise,” Christie said in a statement. “Bob is an important addition to the firm and will bring additional value to our clients.”
As commissioner of environmental protection from 2010 to 2018, Martin managed a multi-million dollar annual state budget and implemented DEP’s mission to protect New Jersey’s air, water, land, and natural and historic resources. His knowledge spans state and federal environmental and land use laws and regulations, and he has worked with numerous federal agencies and departments.
Prior to his position at the DEP, Martin was a partner at Accenture LLP for more than 25 years. With extensive experience in all aspects of business and management consulting, he advised senior executives in a variety of industries.
His experience also includes business strategy and planning, business transformation and operations reengineering, IT strategy, systems implementation and change management.
Martin is the second Christie administration connection to join the firm since January, after Rich Bagger, Christie’s former chief of staff and a former global biopharmaceutical executive, joined in January.