Lou Goetting was the principal and founder of Goetting Ahead, LLC and provided public policy consulting services to both public and private clients. Previously, Goetting was the Executive Vice President of Administration at Brookdale Community College where he lead the administrative operations and information technology of the college.
From 1998 -2002, Goetting served as the Vice President of Administration of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey leading the capital planning initiative of the University while managing the core administrative offices. Goetting was a member of the administration of Governor Whitman from 1994 -1998 serving as Assistant State Treasurer and Deputy State Treasurer. He joined the Whitman Administration as an established expert on municipal government and led the nationally recognized performance audit program. Lou served in municipal government from 1973 – 1994 as Administrator of three New Jersey communities. He has also served as a Commissioner for the Public Employment Relations Commission and as Chair of the NJ Pension and Benefits Review Commission.
Orsen joined the staff of the Lt. Governor in March 2012 from the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) where she served in several key roles, including Chief of Staff to both Commissioner Lori Grifa and Commissioner Richard Constable. While Chief of Staff she handled a broad range of responsibilities including acting as the Commissioner’s liaison on intergovernmental and legislative affairs, serving as the key contact for elected officials and legislators throughout the state, and overseeing several divisions throughout the Department.
Prior to becoming DCA Chief of Staff, Orsen served as Chief Counsel for the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) within the DCA. As Chief Counsel, she oversaw the motion practice at COAH and acted as liaison with the legal, municipal and developer communities on policy and land use matters. Earlier in Orsen’s professional career, she was a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey where she represented numerous government departments and agencies on federal, appellate and administrative matters.
Orsen holds a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware.
In December 2012, Marc Ferzan was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to lead the newly created Office of Recovery and Rebuilding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Ferzan returned to public service from PwC Advisory, where he was a Managing Director in the firm’s investigative consulting practice.
Ferzan previously served as part of the front office management team at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General as Executive Assistant Attorney General. There, he was responsible for helping to manage a staff of more than 8,000 employees, and providing legal and policy guidance on a broad range of civil and regulatory matters to the Attorney General, as well as the Governor and Lt. Governor, Statehouse staff, and executive-level management of Departments and Agencies of New Jersey State government.
Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Ferzan served for more than eight years as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey, where he held various leadership positions, including Chief of the Commercial Crimes Unit, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and Acting Deputy and Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney. He also previously served as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division and Senior Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Ferzan received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Director’s Award from the U.S. Department of Justice; the Inspector General’s Award from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; and the Award for Excellence from the United States President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency.
Ferzan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 from Rutgers College and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1992.