Senior Staff

  • Regina Egea, Chief of Staff

    Regina Egea currently serves as the Chief of Staff under Governor Chris Christie.

    Prior to this assignment, Regina was the Director of the Governor’s Authorities Unit overseeing a wide variety of state Commissions and Authorities as well as multiple bi-state Authorities. Ms. Egea previously served as Chief of Staff to the State Treasurer in 2010 and 2011. Her responsibilities there included general management of all Treasury operations and she also played a leading role in developing and implementing the historic pension and benefit reforms that Governor Christie signed into law in June 2011.

    Before joining state government in February 2010, Egea was a Senior Vice President with AT&T in Bedminster where she led its global sales segment marketing team. Her more than 300-person team, located in offices around the world, supported AT&T’s business sales force by delivering a full range of marketing programs. During her career at AT&T, she also led teams in areas including: business strategy development; product management; core Network Operations; Human Resource leadership; and executive succession planning.

    In local government, Egea was elected in 2008 to her first term as a Committee Member in Harding Township (Morris) serving from 2009-2011 including Deputy Mayor in 2010 and 2011. She was re-elected to a second term but resigned in January of 2012. From 2003 until 2008, she was also an elected member of Harding Township’s Board of Education, serving as Vice President in her final full year.

    She earned an MBA in Marketing from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York City along with a B.A. from Montclair University in New Jersey. She also completed the International Executive Program at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    A native of Monmouth County, she resides in Harding Township with her husband and two children.
  • Amy Cradic, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Cabinet Liaison

    Amy Cradic most recently served as Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Christie since 2012. Her policy portfolio focused on infrastructure issues including environment, renewable energy, emergency preparedness and transportation. In addition, she provided policy guidance on treasury, tourism and gaming, and supported the Cabinet Liaison on matters of intergovernmental affairs.

    With an emphasis on the state’s environmental and energy policies, Cradic worked closely with the Governor’s Office of Recovery and Rebuilding, providing assistance on future utility and flood control resiliency efforts.  As part of her policy efforts to support gaming, she worked on a variety of issues in Atlantic City that ranged from promotional activities to social service initiatives.

    Cradic joined the Policy Office staff with extensive public sector experience serving in various capacities within the Department of Environmental Protection. In her role as Assistant Commissioner of Natural and Historic Resources, she oversaw programs including coastal engineering, dam safety, historic preservation, and parks and fish and wildlife management.  She provided oversight of a statewide capital construction program and helped launch a sustainable funding effort to expand recreational amenities and enhance stewardship of natural and cultural resources.

    Cradic holds a Master of Arts from New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of New Jersey.
  • Thomas Scrivo, Chief Counsel

    Thomas P. Scrivo was named Chief Counsel by Governor Chris Christie on July 17, 2015. He joins the Administration from McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, where he served as the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Newark office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

    An experienced trial lawyer and a trusted advisor to clients in the public and private sectors, Scrivo is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. He has extensive experience in the areas of business counseling and litigation, labor and employment law, local government and redevelopment law, and health care law.
    Prior to entering practice, Scrivo served as a Law Clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Scrivo is past President of the Essex County Bar Association and a former Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

    Scrivo graduated from Fairfield University in 1985 and received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1989, where he served as an Editor on the Law Review. He is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Born in Newark, Scrivo currently resides in Essex County with his wife and their four children.

  • Paul Matey, Deputy Chief Counsel

    Paul Matey most recently served as the Senior Counsel to Governor Christie and Chief Ethics Officer for the Governor’s Office. Among his duties, Mr. Matey supervised the development of legal advice for the Governor and managed significant litigation for the executive branch in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General.

    Beginning in 2005, Mr. Matey served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey in the Securities and Health Care Fraud Unit, and the Public Protection Unit. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Matey prosecuted a wide variety of offenses, including domestic and international child pornography networks, child exploitation, and complex white-collar crimes involving investor fraud, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In 2009, he received the Director's Award for Superior Performance from the United States Department of Justice.

    Prior to his service as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Matey worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans, and Figel, P.L.L.C., and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Cowen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable John C. Lifland of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

    A native of New Jersey, Mr. Matey received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Scranton in 1993, and earned his Juris Doctorate degree, summa cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2001.
  • Matthew McDermott, Appointments Director

    Matthew P. McDermott serves as Appointments Director to Governor Chris Christie. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, recruiting, placing and guiding nominees for Cabinet level, judicial, prosecutorial, and volunteer authority, board, commission, and task force positions.  McDermott previously was Chief of Staff to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and oversaw the functions of the Office of Lieutenant Governor and the New Jersey Department of State.  While there he focused on implementing economic growth and job creation strategies with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the Business Action Center, Choose NJ, cabinet level departments and agencies, as well as business partners across the state.

    McDermott returned to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development as Chief of Staff in May 2010 after nine years in the private sector.  As Chief of Staff, McDermott was responsible for policy and legislative development, in addition to implementing and enhancing the Department’s community outreach and constituent relations initiatives.  

    Before joining the Christie Administration, McDermott was the principal at McDermott Public Affairs from 2001 to 2010.  He has represented and worked with a broad base of clients that included building and construction trade unions and contractors, the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry, the maritime industry of New York and New Jersey, and non-profit workforce development agencies.
     
    The former Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor, McDermott gained over 13 years of unique public sector experience serving in management and senior management positions in both the Legislative and Executive branches of New Jersey state government from 1990 to 2001. In doing so, he gained national recognition for business services development and outreach programs while at the Department of Labor.  McDermott previously served as Director of Communications for the New Jersey Department of the Treasury. 

    McDermott, a Cranford resident, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • Dennis R. Robinson, Chief of Staff to the Lt. Governor

    Dennis Robinson serves as Chief of Staff to Lt. Governor Guadagno.  As a senior member of the Christie-Guadagno Administration, he is responsible for the management of both the Office of the Lt. Governor and the New Jersey Department of State.  His work focuses on managing and implementing statewide economic growth and job creation initiatives across cabinet and executive branch departments, agencies, outside business partners and the higher education community.

    Immediately prior to his appointment, Robinson served as Chief Operating Officer of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of America organization, whose goal was to bring Formula 1 Racing to the banks of the Hudson River on an annual basis.  The Formula 1 World Championship races are televised worldwide in over 175 countries.

    Prior to his tenure at the Grand Prix of America, Robinson was President & CEO of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, where he was responsible for managing the Meadowlands Sports Complex consisting of Giants Stadium, IZOD Center, and the Meadowlands Racetrack.  In addition, the Sports Authority also managed Monmouth Park Racetrack, site of the 2007 Breeders Cup, and oversaw the operation of the Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall and the Wildwood Convention Center.

    Prior to returning to the Sports Authority, Mr. Robinson was Senior Vice President, Business and League Operations for the National Basketball Association.  Mr. Robinson also served as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Athletic Conference as well as Assistant to the Athletic Director at the University of Houston.  

    Mr. Robinson is a graduate of Wesleyan University.  He received a Master’s in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Harvard.  Most importantly, Mr. Robinson is the proud father of three wonderful children and resides in Ridgewood.
  • Terrence Brody, Executive Director of the Office of Recovery and Rebuilding


    Terrence S. Brody currently serves as Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Recovery and Rebuilding, having previously served as the Deputy Executive Director of the office since its creation in December 2012.  In both of these roles, Brody assisted the Governor with developing a holistic and coordinated approach to disaster recovery in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, leveraging available public and private sector resources and working with leaders from the Sate’s departments and agencies in response to a disaster that unleashed billions of dollars in damages and devastation on New Jersey’s housing, economic, infrastructure, natural and cultural resources, and health and social services sectors.

    Prior to joining the Governor’s office, Brody served as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of New Jersey.  There, he was responsible for helping to manage a staff of more than 8,000 employees, and providing legal and policy guidance to the Attorney General, as well as the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Cabinet on a broad range of civil and regulatory matters.

    Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Brody was in private practice at the law firms of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Gibbons P.C. where he represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters.

    Brody received his undergraduate degree from The University of Scranton and his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.

    Born and raised in New Jersey, Brody currently resides in Chatham with his wife and three children.

     

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