Florio, James J.

Governor James Florio


Former Governor of New Jersey
Senior Policy Fellow of Public Policy
Co-founder, National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment
J.D., Rutgers’ School of Law-Camden
Research Interests
  • Executive and legislative policymaking
  • Decision making for public policy

Governor James Florio is a Founding Partner of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader and is based in the Phillipsburg, New Jersey office. Mr. Florio is Chairman of the firm’s energy, environmental law, government and regulatory affairs and the healthcare law groups.

Mr. Florio is a Senior Fellow for Public Policy and Administration at the Edward J. Bloustein Graduate School of Public Policy at Rutgers University. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank New York, as Chairman of The Pinelands Commission in New Jersey, and on the Board of Directors of NJ Future. Mr. Florio was the founder and CEO of XSPAND, an asset management company based in Morristown, New Jersey.

Currently, Mr. Florio serves on the Board of Directors of the NJ Health Care Quality Institute, is Co-Chairman of the Regional Plan Association’s New Jersey Committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees Fund for New Jersey.

Mr. Florio entered public service in 1969 serving three terms in the New Jersey General Assembly. He served as the 49th Governor of the State of New Jersey from 1990 through 1994 and in the United States House of Representatives from the 1st Congressional District from 1974 – 1990.

Areas of Expertise: Political Institutions