A Fireside Chat with Chris Christie
55th New Jersey Governor and former federal prosecutor CHRIS CHRISTIE reflects on his transformative leadership of New Jersey. He transformed a state on the brink of financial ruin by balancing the budget, cutting the unemployment rate in half, reforming the criminal justice system, and combating the opioid epidemic. With his trademark charisma and candor, Gov. Christie shares stories from his time in office.
Author Talk: ‘What Would Reagan Do?’
55th New Jersey Governor and former federal prosecutor CHRIS CHRISTIE shares his perspectives on leadership by drawing on the American history detailed in his book What Would Reagen Do? Life Lessons from the Last Great President. Discussing the clarity of vision and subtle human relations skills that Reagan brought to the negotiating table and into the political realm, Gov. Christie reflects on what makes a great leader.
Book buys and signings available upon request to complement any Gov. Christie event.
Political Point, Counterpoint with Chris Christie
55th New Jersey Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE often sits down with leading Democratic figures (including David Axelrod, Paul Begala, Donna Brazile, James Carville, Robert Gibbs, Jim Messina, and others) to discuss America’s political scene and major issues. Gov. Christie’s bipartisan conversations show political differences can be discussed with mutual respect and without acrimony.
Former Governor and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey CHRIS CHRISTIE reflects on the makings of a great leader today. Sharing his observations from the 2016 presidential race as well as his time as a local and national leader, Gov. Christie elucidates the traits effective for leadership in any context.
Key Issues Facing Our Nation
From economic growth and job creation to healthcare reform and disaster relief, former New Jersey Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE provides a comprehensive analysis of the key issues facing our nation. Through the lens of a leader at the state and national level, Gov. Christie shows audiences that achievable solutions and unrelenting leadership will help us move forward and solve the most pressing issues in Washington. Gov. Christie provides an in-depth understanding of what is happening in the nation’s capital and what it means for your industry, organization, and employees.
Gov. Chris Christie’s book, ‘What Would Reagan Do?’ reflects on political leadership
Former New Jersey Governor and New York Times bestselling author CHRIS CHRISTIE takes a fresh look at President Ronald Reagan’s character-driven political instincts and deeply impactful relationships across party lines in What Would Regan Do?: Life Lessons from the Last Great President. Looking to the past for compelling insights for our current national dysfunction, Gov. Christie spells out lessons from Reagan’s journey, which he ties to the national challenges of today. Gov. Christie illuminates the clarity of vision and subtle human relations skills required for the effectiveness that Reagan brought to the negotiating table and into the political realm.
GOP leader Gov. Chris Christie receives rave reviews for his live events
Former New Jersey Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE receives rave reviews for all his events, brings to life the current political landscape and key issues facing our nation. A current senior legal and political commentator for ABC News, the managing member of the Christie Law Firm and Christie 55 Solutions, LLC, and a former presidential candidate, Christie knows the ins-and-outs of the political system in Washington. Here are a few of his rave reviews:
Event Success Story: Chris Christie's insightful presentation for the American Council of Engineering Companies
Former New Jersey Governor CHRIS CHRISTIE impressed audiences with his insightful keynote speech at Annual Convention and Legislative Summit of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Gov. Christie showcased his unique blend of humor, American history, and political expertise, sharing his impressions on where our nation is headed after the turmoil of the last decade. The ACEC described his talk as “a lively and insightful presentation on the state of American politics before an audience of ACEC Convention attendees.”
Chris Christie was inaugurated as the 55th Governor of the State of New Jersey on January 19, 2010. He was re-elected with 60% of the vote in November of 2013 and served two terms as Governor. He left office in January of 2018.
During his time in office, Governor Christie emphasized the issues of budget reform, pension and health benefit reform, school choice and education reform and the opioid crisis gripping his state and the nation. His March 2017 law restricting opioid prescriptions led to a 26% reduction in those prescriptions in its first year. He also devised the state’s groundbreaking response to Superstorm Sandy, leading the rebuilding of the state’s housing, infrastructure and public schools and setting a bi-partisan example for storm recovery.
Governor Christie was a leader among his colleagues as Governor. He was elected Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2014, leading the organization to a record fundraising effort and the election of 31 Republican Governors. He also was elected to the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association and served from 2010-2013.
In 2017, President Donald J. Trump appointed Governor Christie as Chairman of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Governor Christie led the Commission on a seven-month investigation of this issue, holding hearings around the country. The Commission issued a final report on November 1, 2017. The report contained more than 65 substantive recommendations, all of which were adopted by President Trump.
As Governor, he was also the lead plaintiff in challenging the federal prohibition on sports gambling. His six-year fight against the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA concluded with a win before the U.S. Supreme Court in May of 2018, invalidating the law against legal sports gaming across the nation.
Prior to his service as Governor, he served as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from January 2002 to December 2008. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on December 7, 2001. His office brought 130 cases prosecuting political corruption at all levels of New Jersey government and never lost a case. He served as one of seventeen U.S. Attorneys on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee in Washington, DC.
He was in the private practice of law from 1987-2001 specializing in corporate law, securities matters and appellate advocacy. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Political Science in 1984. He was awarded a Juris Doctor degree by Seton Hall University School of Law in 1987. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court.
In 2019, he authored The New York Times best seller, Let Me Finish, about his life and career in New Jersey and as a candidate for President.
He is now a Senior Legal and Political Commentator for ABC News and the Managing Member of the Christie Law Firm and Christie 55 Solutions, LLC in Morristown, NJ.
Governor Christie also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Mets, appointed by owner Steve Cohen, Pacira Pharmaceuticals in Parsippany, NJ, LifePoint Health in Nashville, TN, Saker Holdings in Middletown, NJ, and Maxim Crane in Bridgeville, PA. He also served from May 2018-May 2021 as Executive Chairman of Beach House Recovery Centers in Juno Beach, Florida, a BelHealth portfolio company.
Governor Christie married his wife Mary Pat in 1986. They have four children: Andrew, Sarah Anne, Patrick and Bridget. They currently reside in Mendham and Bay Head, New Jersey.