Hudson County Executive-elect Craig Guy is announcing that he will appoint highly respected governmental and political professional Jenny Davis to serve as his Chief of Staff when he takes office in January. With nearly three decades of experience working in politics, advocacy, and government, Davis will bring her extensive record and leadership skills to County Executive-elect Guy’s team and work alongside him to implement his agenda. Davis will become the first woman to serve in the role of Chief of Staff, and she will succeed Guy who currently serves as Chief of Staff to outgoing County Executive Tom DeGise.
“There is no one better prepared to step into this critical role than Jenny Davis,” said County Executive-elect Guy. “I have known Jenny and admired her work in New Jersey politics for years. I’m certain that Jenny will thrive in this new role and utilize her passion, skills, and many working relationships with elected officials and community leaders to help me effectively manage county government. I’ve always believed strongly in the importance of elevating women into critical leadership positions in politics and government, and this historic appointment of Jenny Davis as the first female Chief of Staff in Hudson County history is a reflection of that value.”
Jenny Davis most recently served as Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, where she worked as the liaison between the agency and local governments and the communities in which the Port Authority serves. Prior to that she worked as the Chief Operating Officer of the Murphy for Governor 2017 campaign, and she is a former Deputy Executive Director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee as well as a former Chief to Staff to a Hudson County state legislator. Davis has been appointed to the New Jersey-Israel Commission and serves on multiple boards, including NJ Shares, the Union County Improvement Authority, and the Union County Workforce Development Board.
“Craig Guy has dedicated his life to serving Hudson County, and he is committed to making progress on the issues that I have fought for throughout my career: protecting women’s right to choose, making our neighborhoods safer, helping working families thrive, and much more,” said Davis. “I both admire and share the commitment to public service that has defined Craig’s life. It is an honor, truly, to come back to Hudson County and I look forward to helping Craig increase opportunities for all residents.”
Davis will also serve as the Executive Director of County Executive-elect Guy’s Transition Team, and she is already working to assemble a diverse, experienced group of leaders to serve on committees and develop a set of goals that will inform County Executive-elect Guy’s policy priorities.