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Christine Todd Whitman
Former two-term and first female Governor of New Jersey
Update: Whitman has joined a group of former GOP governors to file an amicus brief supporting the Anderson challengers in the Trump v. Anderson case.
Christine Todd Whitman is president of the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in helping leading companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges. Whitman served as the 50th and first woman governor of the State of New Jersey from 1994 until 2001. She also served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s administration from January 2001 to June 2003. She is the author of a 2005 New York Times bestseller, It’s My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America. Whitman also serves a number of nonprofit organizations: chair of the American Security Project, vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowships, Trustee of the National World War II Museum, and is member of the board of directors of both the World Food Program USA and the Meridian Institute. She is co-chair of the following organizations: Forward Party, States United Democracy Center, Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council, Aspen Institute K12 Climate Action Task Force, and National Institute for Civil Discourse. She is a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council.