Our Team

The Whitman Strategy Group is a consulting firm that specializes in government relations and environmental and energy issues. The firm was founded by Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA Administrator and New Jersey governor, and several of her longtime top advisers who have held senior positions in federal and state government.

We provide a range of advocacy services so that clients are better positioned to manage regulatory developments, shape public policy, and work with federal, regional, and state regulators to meet business goals and enhance competitiveness. We also provide Board-level advice to national and international companies interested in the regulatory future of environmental issues.

Whitman Strategy Group partners are known and respected by regulators, lawmakers, and officials at every level, and we continue to strengthen those relationships through the work we do. Our experience at the highest posts of state and federal government gives us a unique perspective—and gives you real solutions for meeting ever-changing environmental mandates.


New Jersey Office

Christine Todd Whitman is the President of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG). Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January of 2001 until June of 2003. She was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001.

As Governor, Christie Whitman earned praise from both Republicans and Democrats for her commitment to preserve a record amount of New Jersey land as permanent green space. She was also recognized by the Natural Resources Defense Council as having instituted the most comprehensive beach monitoring system in the nation. As EPA Administrator, she promoted common-sense environmental improvements such as watershed-based water protection policies.  She championed regulations requiring non-road diesel engines to reduce sulfur emissions by more than 95 percent.  During her tenure, the Agency was successful in passing and implementing landmark brownfields legislation to promote the redevelopment and reuse of “brownfields”, previously contaminated industrial sites.

She is the author of a New York Times best seller called “It’s My Party Too”, which was published in January of 2005 and released in paperback in March 2006.

Governor Whitman formerly served on the Boards of United Technologies Corporation, Texas Instruments Inc., and S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. She is on the Advisory Boards of the Corporate Eco Forum and The Northeast Maglev (TNEM).

Governor Whitman also serves a number of non-profit organizations including as Chairman of the American Security Project and Vice-Chairman of the Trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowships. She is co-chair of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council, the Aspen Institute K12 Climate Action Task Force, and the National Institute for Civil Discourse. She is a member of the National Advisory Committees for the Women’s Coalition for Common Sense and the Presidential Climate Action Project. She is a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council, a member of the Advisory Committee for Two Paths America, and she serves on the Meridian Institute Board. She is a member of the advisory boards of the Rick Herema Foundation, World War Zero, the Earth Day Network, and the ERA Coalition. She was co-chair of the Commission on the Rule of Law and Democracy at the Brennan Center at New York University. During the 2020 election cycle, she served as Chair of Republicans and Independents for Biden, and as one of the Advisory Board members for the Voter Protection Project.

In 2018, Governor Whitman was the recipient of the Panetta Institute’s Jefferson-Lincoln Award for her dedication to the key principles of the American democracy and the ideals of the nation. Governor Whitman was awarded The Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service in 2017.

Prior to becoming Governor, she was the President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and served on the Somerset County board of Chosen Freeholders.

Governor Whitman holds a BA from Wheaton College in Norton, MA, and was married for 41 years to the late John R. Whitman. She has two children and seven grandchildren.


Managing Partner
New Jersey Office

Jane Kenny is a founder and the Managing Partner of The Whitman Strategy Group, LLC.  Her background in the energy and environment field includes work in sustainability issues, water quality, land use, clean energy, and green technologies. 

She serves on the Board of Directors for New Jersey Resources, a Fortune 1000 energy services company and chairs its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She co-chairs the steering committee for Jersey Water Works, a collaborative that is working to transform New Jersey’s inadequate water infrastructure through sustainable, cost-effective solutions.  She also serves as a trustee for NJ Future.

The recipient of numerous national awards for her work in revitalizing cities, Jane’s experience includes high-level management positions in the private sector and in several complex government agencies. As Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), she oversaw the federal agency’s work in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

During her EPA tenure, Ms. Kenny managed a billion-dollar budget and nearly 1,000 EPA engineers, lawyers, chemists, biologists, and public outreach specialists. She signed the historic decision to remediate the Hudson River, negotiated an agreement with GE to design the river’s clean up, and directed a highly successful community outreach plan involving key stakeholders of the Hudson River community. Ms. Kenny also managed the EPA’s response to the indoor air quality crisis in Lower Manhattan following 9-11.

Prior to leading EPA, Jane Kenny was New Jersey’s Commissioner for the Department of Community Affairs. She is credited with devising and implementing key urban economic and neighborhood development programs. Her initiatives included creating new urban redevelopment programs, encouraging sensible state planning, establishing the nation’s first building rehabilitation code, broadening neighborhood revitalization programs, promoting shared local services to benefit taxpayers, and financing a record number of affordable housing units.

Good Housekeeping and the Ford Foundation featured her work in Good Housekeeping Magazine and presented her with their Women in Government Award, calling her a “city saver.” She is also a recipient of Governing Magazine’s “Public Official of the Year” award and The National Public Service award for Excellence in Public Service. 

Jane is married to Gregory Myer. They have three adult children, three granddaughters, and one grandson.


Washington, DC Office

As a founding partner of The Whitman Strategy Group, Jessica Furey is a regulatory expert with more than a decade of experience as a senior legal and policy advisor in state and federal government. Drawing on this experience, Ms. Furey works closely with WSG’s diverse portfolio of clients on a myriad of complex regulatory and policy issues, including air, water, chemicals-management, and clean up issues. She has also worked extensively with the private sector and government entities to promote environmental stewardship, sustainable and innovative business strategies, and clean technology promotion. Prior to joining WSG, Ms. Furey was the Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation at the United State Environmental Protection Agency. She helped manage the Agency’s major regulations, coordinated interagency review, and served as the Agency’s liaison to the Office of Management and Budget and other White House offices. In addition, Ms. Furey oversaw EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics and managed the Agency’s innovation programs. She also served as Counselor to the Administrator, providing legal and policy advice on a range of complex issues, including rulemakings, policy and guidance development, high-profile cleanups, and enforcement-related issues.

From 1991-2001, Ms. Furey held a number of high-level legal and policy posts at the New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office and in the Office of the Governor. As Executive Assistant Attorney General, she helped manage the Department’s 10 divisions and served as the Attorney General’s designee on the board of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. In the Governor’s Office, Ms. Furey provided legal counsel to the Governor on various legislative and regulatory matters. She was the Governor’s liaison to both houses of the New Jersey State Legislature and helped negotiate the state budget. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Ms. Furey worked as a deputy attorney general in the Environmental Protection Section and handled cases in the state and administrative law courts.

Ms. Furey is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is a member of the New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and United States Supreme Court bars.

She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and three sons. 


Washington, DC Office

Susan Mulvaney brings twenty years of experience in federal and state government to The Whitman Strategy Group, helping clients navigate government bureaucracy and effectively influence policy outcomes on environmental and energy issues. Her areas of expertise include clean energy, brownfields, green building, sustainability, water quality, and green technologies. Prior to joining The Whitman Strategy Group, Ms. Mulvaney served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At EPA, she was involved in key policy, legislative, and regulatory matters such as the clean diesel regulations and brownfields legislation. In addition, she served as the Administrator’s point person for homeland security issues after 9/11. From 1998 until 2001, she directed then-Governor Whitman’s Washington, D.C. office, a cabinet-level position, where she represented New Jersey’s interests before Congress and the Administration.

From 1995 to 1998, Mulvaney was Deputy Director of the Washington office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, where she advised the Governor on federal environmental and natural resource issues. She worked for Pennsylvania Congressman James Greenwood on Capitol Hill, advising him on House Energy and Commerce Committee issues from 1993 until 1995.

Ms. Mulvaney served as a political appointee at the Department of Health and Human Services from 1989 through 1993 and at the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs from 1986-1988. She also worked in the Washington office of Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh in 1986. She is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University.

She is married to Sean Mulvaney, and they have twin daughters.