Christie, Chiesa, Porrino named founding members of MAD Global advisory board

Former Gov. Chris Christie, former U.S. Sen. and state Attorney General Jeff Chiesa and former state Attorney General Chris Porrino will serve as founding members of the advisory board of MAD Global, the bipartisan public affairs firm recently founded by Mike DuHaime.

Christie, Chiesa and Porrino will remain at their current firms while joining the advisory board.

MAD Global provides strategic counsel, crisis communications support, public affairs campaign management, public relations, polling, advertising and digital execution for clients in the corporate and nonprofit space. The firm is based in Summit.

The announcement comes just weeks after veteran Democratic operative Laura Matos joined MAD Global as a partner. Matos welcomed the three.

“We are just at the beginning of our growth,” she said. “We are fortunate to have such prestigious former public officials partnering with us in this endeavor.”

Christie said he welcomed the opportunity to work with the firm and DuHaime, a longtime friend, colleague and adviser.

“This is a great opportunity for me to work again with Mike DuHaime, a person I have known and trusted for 25 years,” he said. “Chris, Jeff and I have seen the value of his strategic thinking and ability to execute firsthand. We look forward to working with MAD Global to get results.”