A look at the various members of Gov. Phil Murphy’s cabinet and administration, along with their status in the nomination and confirmation process.
Col. Jemal J. Beale (reported; not formally nominated)
Background: He is deputy chief of staff, Joint Force Headquarters, New Jersey National Guard.
Douglas Fisher (nominee; no confirmation needed)
Background: He has been secretary of agriculture since 2009.
Gurbir Grewal (confirmed Jan. 16)
Background: He was Bergen County prosecutor.
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Banking and insurance commissioner
Marlene Caride (nominated)
Background: She is a Democratic assemblywoman from the Ridgefield area.
Board of Public Utilities president
Joe Fiordaliso (nominated)
Background: He has been a BPU commissioner since 2005.
Children and families commissioner
Christine Norbut Beyer (nominated)
Background: She is a former state Division of Youth and Family Services official.
Civil Service Commission CEO
Deirdre Webster Cobb (nominated)
Background: She is the equal employment opportunity/affirmative action officer at the state Department of Treasury.
Community Affairs commissioner
Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver (no approval needed)
Background: She was an Assemblywoman and former Assembly speaker before becoming lieutenant governor.
Gary Lanigan (nominated)
Background: He has been commissioner of corrections since 2010.
Lamont Repollet (nominated)
Background: He is Asbury Park Schools superintendent.
Environmental protection commissioner
Catherine McCabe (nominated)
Background: She is a former deputy assistant administrator with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Shereef Elnahal (nominated)
Background: He is a former assistant deputy undersecretary with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Higher education secretary
Zakiya Smith Ellis (nominated)
Background: She is director of finance and federal policy at the Lumina Foundation.
Homeland security director
Jared Maples (nominee; no confirmation needed)
Background: He has been acting director of homeland security since June.
Human services commissioner
Carole Johnson (nominated)
Background: She is a former policy expert in President Barack Obama’s administration.
Labor and workforce development commissioner
Robert Asaro-Angelo (nominated)
Background: He is a former regional representative for the U.S. Department of Labor.
Motor Vehicle Commission chief administrator
B. Sue Fulton (nominated)
Background: She is a former global project lead at Pfizer Consumer Health.
Secretary of state
Tahesha Way (nominated)
Background: She is a former Passaic County freeholder.
State police superintendent
Col. Patrick Callahan (reported; not formally nominated)
Background: He is acting superintendent since October.
Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti (nominated)
Background: She is director of Florida’s Turnpike system.
Elizabeth Muoio (nominated)
Background: She is a Democratic assemblywoman from the Trenton area.
Economic Development Authority CEO
Tim Sullivan (approved by board Feb. 13)
Background: He is the deputy commissioner at the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
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New Jersey Transit executive director
Kevin Corbett (approved by board Feb. 14)
Background: He is vice president, strategic development in the U.S. Northeast Region of AECOM, a global infrastructure firm.
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