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Advisor, Eagleton Center on the American Governor
University of Michigan, Manhattan College

Nancy Becker recently retired as the program development associate for the Rutgers Eagleton Center on the American Governor. A resident of Princeton, she was the founder and guiding force behind the independent public affairs consulting firm Nancy Becker Associates for 30 years. Becker oversaw the firm's government affairs and public relations divisions. She sold the firm in July of 2006. She currently chairs the board of Capital Health and serves on the Community Advisory Board for NJTV.  

Previously, Becker served on the boards of Rider University, the Mental Health Association of New Jersey, Greenwood House, and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. She was a founder of the Christine Todd Whitman Excellence in Public Service Series. She served for eight years as the vice-chair of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and was a long-time member of the board of the American Repertory Ballet, where she served as chair from 2002-2004. Her other affiliations include the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the Center for Non-Profit Corporations, Women in Philanthropy and the Trust Company of Princeton.

In 2004 Becker received the Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award from the New Jersey Women's Political Caucus and an award from the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. She was also recognized by the legislature in 2003 as an outstanding woman in New Jersey. In 1998, she received a TWIN award from the YWCA. She also authored a handbook on lobbying for Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics. Becker is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received an M.A. from Manhattan College.