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Jane M. Kenny

Jane Kenny’s experience includes high-level management positions in the private sector and in several complex and diverse government agencies. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed her as the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she oversaw the federal agency’s work in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Prior to that, she was appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs by Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and served as her Chief of Policy and Planning after her first election. Governor Thomas H. Kean appointed her as his Cabinet Secretary for his second term in office. In between her years in government, she was the vice president of Corporate and Community Affairs in the financial services industry.

Jane Kenny is a Director at New Jersey Resources, a Fortune 1000 company, and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Leadership and Development Committees. She also serves on the board of NJ Resources Clean Energy Ventures, which invests in, owns and operates renewable energy projects.

She is a trustee for New Jersey Future and for the Sustainable State Institute of New Jersey. She is also a Visiting Associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

Jane Kenny is the recipient of numerous national awards, including: the Woman in Government Award from the Ford Foundation and Good Housekeeping Magazine; the National Public Service Award; the Epiphany House Community Partnership Award; “Outstanding Achievement” award for accomplishments in urban revitalization from “City News”; the Excellence in Leadership Fellowship from Women Executives in State Government; the Oliphant Award for Distinguished Leadership in Historic Preservation; and the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry. She was also was named Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year.

She attended Harvard University JFK School of Government’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, as the recipient of the Women Executives in State Government Excellence in Leadership Fellowship, and has an M.A from Rutgers University and a B.A. from Trinity University.

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