Christie Names 'Storm Czar' for New Jersey
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has appointed Marc Ferzan, who formerly worked at the state attorney general’s office and at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, to oversee the state’s recovery and rebuilding efforts from Sandy.
Christie, who worked with Ferzan at the Attorney General’s office, said he’s the right man for the job. “Marc’s first task will be assembling a core team to guide this effort and determine the different areas of focus that require long-term strategic planning,” he said. Ferzan will also look for all available sources of funding for rebuilding, as well as different strategies, including mitigation.
“I have assured him that he will have the full run of state government,” he added.
Ferzan has a long of working with Christie. Aside from their time at the Attorney General's office, Ferzan also served as part of the front office management team at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General for more than two years.
“There is no more important task for New Jersey at this moment than to ensure that our families, neighborhoods, and communities recover and rebuild from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy,” Ferzan said."[I] am dedicated to ensuring that New Jersey emerges from Sandy even stronger, more resilient, and more economically robust."
Christie said Ferzan will be working with a disaster management firm, Witt Associates, which also assisted in the recovery of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.