Leadership changes within Christie administration
William Crosbie Appointed as NJ Transit’s New Executive Director
NEWARK, NJ – Former Chief Operating Officer of Amtrak, William Crosbie, has been unanimously selected by the NJ Transit board of directors to serve as the agency’s new Executive Director.
Officially assuming the role on April 25th, Crosbie faces some significant challenges including a $57 million budget gap and the impending Gateway project. NJ Transit will look to his experience to coordinate with Amtrak, the Port Authority on NY & NJ and the U.S. Department of Transportation on bringing a new rail tunnel connecting New Jersey and midtown Manhattan to fruition.
When asked for comments, Acting Transportation Commissioner Rick Hammer stated that Crosbie “brings a depth of background in operations, transportation, engineering, finance and security … that is perfectly suited to address the needs facing the agency at this important time.”
Amy Cradic to step in as Governor Chris Christie’s Chief of Staff
TRENTON, NJ – According to media reports, Regina Egea, Governor Chris Christie’s Chief of Staff since 2014, will be leaving the administration to seek new career paths outside of government. Stepping in her place will be current Deputy Chief of Staff, Amy Cradic.
Amy Cradic, who will find herself as the fourth Chief of Staff during Governor Christie’s tenure, has been involved with a number of the Christie administration’s initiatives and has an extensive policy portfolio which includes issues such as environmental, renewable energy, emergency preparedness, and transportation infrastructure. In her previous role, Cradic was responsible for treasury, tourism and gaming issues, and intergovernmental affairs and has overseen a variety of programs ranging from coastal engineering, dam safety, historic preservation, park and fish and wildlife management, to sustainable funding effort that expanded recreational amenities and enhanced stewardship of natural and cultural resources.
Cradic steps into the position as the Governor’s administration gears towards improving New Jersey’s quality of drug treatment for addicts through its Facing Addiction Task Force.