Christine O’Brien


As President of the Insurance Council of New Jersey (ICNJ), Christine oversees the general operations of the organization and serves as primary spokesperson for New Jersey’s property-casualty industry. Christine has over 30 years of experience in the field of public affairs, specializing in executing legislative initiatives, public relations campaigns and grass-roots mobilization efforts. She was a partner with the lobbying firm GluckShaw with a focus on the New Jersey Legislature and Executive branches, specifically in the areas of property-casualty and health insurance, utilities and energy alternatives, health care, and social services. Prior to GluckShaw, Christine was the Director of Trenton operations for MWW/Strategic Communications, a global government affairs and communications firm, as well as an associate at The Marcus Group. In addition to working in the private sector, Christine served as the Director of Scheduling & Advance for Governor Jim Florio’s re-election campaign and as legislative chair for the state Million Mom March-Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. As a volunteer, Christine serves as the Chairwoman of the Mercer County Board of Social Services, an appointed position by the County Executive. She is a Leadership New Jersey Fellow and holds a B.S. in Speech Communication from Syracuse University. Christine resides in Hopewell, NJ with her husband and two daughters.

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