Eileen McGinnis has held top policy, regulatory and management positions in state and federal governments for over two decades. Her experience in...
Eileen McGinnis has held top policy, regulatory and management positions in state and federal governments for over two decades. Her experience in developing solutions to complex public policy problems complements her expertise in many areas of public policy including the environment, energy, education, and land use.
McGinnis also served in Governor Whitman’s Cabinet as Chief of Policy where she was responsible for the government operations of sixteen departments. During her tenure as Chief of Policy, McGinnis was responsible for the design and implementation of the state’s historic million-acre land preservation program; served as Director of NY/NJ Dredging Task Force, which led to the development of environmentally sound disposal sites; and managed the implementation of a federal-state program to expand health insurance.
In 2004, McGinnis successfully completed a mid-career program designed for leaders in public service at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where she was awarded a certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy. During her time at Princeton, she conducted research on climate change programs and energy deregulation.
Since leaving public service, McGinnis has taught at Columbia, Rutgers and The College of New Jersey. Her courses focus on the science, economics and politics of climate change.