In October 2014, Lou Goetting and his firm NJ Advisors, specializing in public policy consulting services for both public and private clients, formed a strategic partnership with PSI. Goetting has nearly 45 years of experience in executive level service in municipalities, higher education, and state government.
Goetting’s government experience includes serving as Governor Chris Christie’s deputy chief of staff and cabinet secretary, where he was the point person on the state budget and department performance issues for the Governor’s Office. He also was a member of the Governor Whitman administration, holding the titles of assistant state treasurer and deputy state treasurer; administrator of three New Jersey communities for 20 years; commissioner for the Public Employment Relations Commission; and chair of the New Jersey Pension and Benefits Review Commission. Currently, Lou is a Board Member of NJ Economic Development Authority.
Additional experience includes working as the vice president of administration of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and executive vice president of administration at Brookdale Community College. Goetting currently lives in Ocean County with his family.
Hometown: Point Pleasant, N.J.
Fun-Fact: I worked in the administration of Governor’s Cahill, Whitman, and Christie.
First Political Position: Director of the nation’s largest Youth for Nixon in 1968 Ridgewood, New Jersey
Titles Held: Township Administrator; Deputy State Treasurer; Vice President, Administration, UMDNJ; Executive Vice President, Brookdale Community College; Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor
Awards: Man of Year, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Achievement of the Year, Association of Government Accountants; NJBIZ Power List; PolitickerNJ Power List
Education: Lafayette College, bachelor’s degree; Fairleigh Dickinson University, M.P.A.
Favorite Food: Seafood
Hobbies: Sailing, boating, fishing, and wooden boats