James A. DiEleuterio, Jr. served as state treasurer under Governor Christine Todd Whitman, only the second time in 50 years that a career state employee had been chosen for this position. DiEleuterio spent the first 23 years of his career with the New Jersey Division of Taxation, holding various positions in the collection, processing and administrative areas. He became deputy state treasurer in 1996 and treasurer in 1997. In 1999, he was appointed president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (NJSEA). After leaving the Sports Authority in 2002, he served as budget advisor to the Senate co-president when the Legislature considered the Administration’s FY2003 budget proposal. Since leaving state service, DiEleuterio has operated an independent financial and management consulting firm providing a full range of financial, management, governmental affairs and procurement assistance to a broad range of clients. He also served as chief financial officer for the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.
Interview on October 26, 2015 – Transcript available here (pdf)