Lori Grifa, a former member of the Christie Administration, will join Archer Public Affairs later this month as a director.

Ms. Grifa has a deep experience in both the private and public sectors.  From 2010-2012, Ms. Grifa served in Governor Chris Christie’s Cabinet as the Commissioner of the NJ Department of Community Affairs, an agency of more than 1,200 employees and a budget of nearly $1.5 billion.  As Commissioner, she simultaneously chaired the NJ Meadowlands Commission, the NJ Redevelopment Agency, the NJ Housing Mortgage Finance Agency and the NJ Council on Affordable Housing.  Before joining the Christie Administration, Ms. Grifa previously interrupted her private practice to serve as Chief of Staff to NJ Attorney General David Samson from 2002-2003.

“Lori’s unique set of skills and experience will be an invaluable asset for our clients,” said Bill Caruso, Managing Director of Archer Public Affairs. “By joining with the other members of Archer Public Affairs, Lori will be a key player on a team that delivers a blend of experience, knowledge and relationships to assist our clients with their business and governmental needs.” 

Ms. Grifa has been recognized by NJBIZ as one of NJ’s “Best 50 Women in Business”, twice nominated as one of NJ’s “50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate” and has been selected as one of New Jersey’s Women Leaders in the Law based on her rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Ms. Grifa earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School. Prior to joining Archer & Greiner, Ms. Grifa was a partner at Wolff & Samson, PC for 12 years.