Nancy H. Becker
Chair of the Board of Directors
Nancy H. Becker was the founder, president and guiding force for 30 years behind the independent public affairs consulting firm, Nancy H. Becker Associates.
As the first woman lobbyist in Trenton, she oversaw the firm’s government affairs and public relations practices. She sold the firm in 2006 and currently works at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, at the Center on the American Governor. She is also a visiting associate at Eagleton.
Becker is a board member of Rider University and Capital Health, where she serves as vice chair. She is also on the Community Advisory Board of NJTV.
Previously, she served as vice chair of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, chair of the Board of the American Repertory Ballet and on the boards of Greenwood House, the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the Mental Health Association of New Jersey and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.
In addition, she was a founder of the Christine Todd Whitman Excellence in Public Service program, which provides leadership development for Republican women.
Becker received a TWIN award from the Princeton YWCA, the Barbara Boggs Sigmund award from the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey and an award from the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. She was recognized by the New Jersey Legislature as an outstanding woman in New Jersey.
Becker is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a master’s degree in English literature from Manhattan College.
She authored A Handbook on Lobbying that was developed for the Center for the American Woman and Politics at Rutgers University.