President The Whitman Strategy Group
Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January 2001 until June 2003. She was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001. As Governor, she 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 for instituting 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. She also established the first federal program to promote redevelopment and reuse of “brownfields,” that is, previously contaminated industrial sites.
Today, Governor Whitman is President of the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm specializing in energy and environmental issues at the forefront of helping leading companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges. She is also co-chair of the Republican Leadership Council (RLC), which she founded in 2007 with Senator John Danforth and Lt. Gov. Michael Steele. The RLC’s mission is to support fiscally conservative, socially tolerant candidates and to reclaim the word Republican. She is the author of the New York Times best seller, It’s My Party Too.
Governor Whitman serves on the boards of several nonprofits, and serves on the Board of Directors of S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., Texas Instruments Inc., and United Technologies Corporation.