Lou was an invaluable colleague, He has a tremendous work ethic. I think the governor, as all of us did, relied upon him heavily. Lou is a real leader and someone we could lean on for help.
— Christie confidant Jeff Chiesa, former U.S. Senator and New Jersey Attorney General.

Louis C. Goetting

Lou Goetting served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Chris Christie from January 2012- October 2014. Prior to this position, he served as the Cabinet Secretary to Governor Chris Christie since January of 2010. In both of these roles, he led efforts on behalf of the Governor to balance the State’s budget, ensure the performance of all Departments and Agencies and advance the Governor’s agenda.

Lou Goetting was the principal and founder of Goetting Ahead, LLC, now doing business as NJ Advisors, providing public policy consulting services to both public and private clients. Previously, Goetting was the Executive Vice President of Administration at Brookdale Community College where he led the administrative operations and information technology of the college.

From 1998 -2002, Goetting served as the Vice President of Administration of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey leading the capital planning initiative of the University while managing the core administrative offices. Goetting was a member of the administration of Governor Whitman from 1994 -1998 serving as Assistant State Treasurer and Deputy State Treasurer. He joined the Whitman Administration as an established expert on municipal government and led the nationally recognized performance audit program. Lou served in municipal government from 1973 – 1994 as Administrator of three New Jersey communities. He has also served as a Commissioner for the Public Employment Relations Commission and as Chair of the NJ Pension and Benefits Review Commission.