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Honorable Lou Goetting

Deputy Chief of Staff


State House, P.O. Box 001
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
ph: (609) 777-2600
fax: (609) 396-8979

Louis Getting currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Chris Christie. Prior to this position, he had served as the Cabinet Secretary to Governor Chris Christie since January of 2010.

Louis Goetting served as the principal and founder of Goetting Ahead, which provided public policy consulting to both private and public clients.  Previously, Goetting was Executive Vice President of Administration, Operations and Information Technology for Brookdale Community College. In this role, Goetting represented the College before the New Jersey State Legislature, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Council of County Colleges. He led the capital planning and development activities of the College, including the development of school’s financing plans.

From 1998-2002, Goetting was the Vice President of Administration at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he managed a workforce of over 1,000 employees and an annual budget of $70 million.
He previously entered public service serving as both Deputy and Assistant State Treasurer from 1994-1998. As Assistant State Treasurer, he developed the nation’s first statewide performance audit program directed at municipal and school operations.

Lou received his BA in government and law from Lafayette College and his MPA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.