Roger Bodman managed Tom Kean’s 1981 campaign for governor. He then was named by the Governor to his cabinet, first as Commissioner of the Department of Labor and later as Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, in which role he also was chairman of New Jersey Transit. Prior to his association with Tom Kean, Mr. Bodman served as Chief of Staff for former New Jersey Congressman James Courter, and as district office manager for former New Jersey Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick. In 1987, Mr. Bodman was appointed by the Governor to chair the Study Commission on Regulatory Efficiency, for which he received the Alliance for Action’s “Eagle Award.” In 1988 he served as Vice Chairman of the New Jersey Bush for President Committee. Mr. Bodman graduated cum laude from Ohio University in 1974 with a degree in political science. He has been a visiting professor at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and is a frequent political commentator on New Jersey Network programs. He is currently senior partner of Public Strategies Impact, the Trenton-based government relations firm.
Interview on January 27, 2009 – Transcript available here (pdf)