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Regina Egea

Garden State Initiative
President
Regina M. Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), has held senior positions in both the private sector and public service.

In 2008, Regina concluded a 30-year career as an Officer at AT&T after holding leadership positions with expanding responsibility in Product Management, Network Operations, Human Resources, and Sales & Marketing. In her final year, as Senior Vice President in Global Business Marketing, she led a globally diverse workforce supporting AT&T's Business sales force to deliver on revenue goals and numerous new product introductions.

Her AT&T skills translated well in the public sector. Regina was honored to serve as Governor Chris Christie’s Chief of Staff from 2015 into 2016. This followed her prior roles in the Administration including as the NJ State Treasurer’s Chief of Staff in 2010 and 2011 and then for three years, in the Governor’s Office as his Director of the Authorities Unit beginning in 2012.

Concurrent with working at AT&T, Regina was first elected in her own right locally to the School Board of Education (2003-2007) then to her home town’s Township Committee (2008-2012), serving as Deputy Mayor in 2010.

Married to Emilio since 1993, they have two children ages 25 and 21.

Regina earned an M.B.A. in Marketing from Fordham University in NYC along with a B.A. from Montclair University in NJ. Regina previously completed the International Executive Program at the International Institute for Management in Lausanne, Switzerland and more recently completed Harvard University’s Women on Boards program in 2018.