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Jeannine Frisby LaRue founded the well-respected blog, LaRuelist Report, in 1997.  She is a familiar face in and around the political circles in her home state, New Jersey, as well in the halls of the State House.

Jeannine joined the Kaufman Zita Group (KZG) in 2011 after retiring from Rutgers University as Vice President of Public Affairs and continues to represent that firm today.  While at Rutgers, she served in the University President’s Cabinet and was charged with advancing the University’s goals of cultivating and maintaining relationships with key leaders in the public and private sectors.

Her clients depend on her extensive contacts, relationships, and knowledge gained over a 40 year career that included policy, governmental, and political positions throughout the state. Prior to joining the University’s administration, Jeannine served as Deputy Chief of Staff for former New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine. She remained in that post for two years and oversaw the Office of Appointments, the Office of Constituency Services and the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

From 1996-2006, Jeannine was Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs for Saint Barnabas Health. During her decade-long tenure at the System, Jeannine advised the CEO, senior management and physicians on legislative and regulatory matters.

Jeannine was appointed by Governor James J. Florio to the Casino Control Commission and served for 5 years on the body that oversees and regulate all casino operations in New Jersey.  Prior to that appointment, Jeannine served for 10 years as the chief lobbyist for the New Jersey Education Association.  A former English teacher, Jeannine counts adjunct professor, college administrator and Trustee for the Camden County College and the Essex County College among the many positions she has held.  She served 12 years in elective office serving both on her local school board and her town council.

Jeannine has long been a champion of issues affecting women and children.  She convened the first ever Statewide Women’s Summit in 1993.  The success of that event was noted by then Governor Whitman who, in 1994, made the annual event a function of state government and changed the name to The Governor’s Conference for Women.  That event continued under every governor through 2013 attracting more than 2,000 participants annually.

She is former President of the Executive Women of NJ and currently serves on the Women’s Political Caucus of NJ’s Executive Board.

Honored by more than 70 organizations, Jeannine is a graduate of Glassboro State College, now known as Rowan University.  In 2013, Jeannine received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rowan University Alumni Association.

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