Insurance Council names president

TRENTON – Christine O’Brien has been named President of the trade association the Insurance Council of New Jersey.

O’Brien has more than 20 years of experience in the public affairs field, specializing in executing legislative initiatives, public relations campaigns and grass-roots mobilization efforts, the Council stated. 

She will oversee the general operations of the organization and serve as primary spokesperson for New Jersey’s property and casualty insurance industry. 

“The ICNJ is pleased to have someone of Christine’s ability and experience join as our President,” said ICNJ Chairman Jeff Beck. “Christine has tremendous experience working within Trenton and we look forward to her leading the industry at this important time.”

And O’Brien said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the Insurance Council of New Jersey.”

Prior to ICNJ, O’Brien was a partner with GluckShaw, a New Jersey public affairs firm. In this capacity, she specialized in New Jersey’s Legislative and Executive branches, specifically in property-casualty and health insurance, utilities and energy alternatives, health care, and social services.

O’Brien was also the Director of Trenton operations for MWW/Strategic Communications, a global government affairs and communications firm, and an associate at the Marcus Group. In addition to working in the private sector, O’Brien served as the Director of Scheduling & Advance for Governor Jim Florio’s re-election campaign and legislative chair for the state Million Mom March-Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Insurance Council names president