Amanda De Palma

Adjunct Faculty

Amanda M. De Palma (née Gasperino) received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Seton Hall University. Amanda is a seasoned professional with an extensive background in communications, government- and community- affairs, political campaign management, and government administration.

Currently engaged by HBC | Streetworks Development, Amanda’s past credentials span both government and private sector arenas. Still, her accomplishments have been most deeply shaped by her substantial involvement in both government affairs and political campaigns. In her 18 years of political campaigning, she has successfully navigated two presidential campaigns, played a key role in successful statewide gubernatorial campaigns, and contributed to various federal, state, and local races.

Before rejoining the private sector, Amanda held several notable government positions; most recently serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Chris Christie; where she managed the Administration’s legislative agenda communications, community relations, strategic planning, and messaging.

Upon leaving the Governor’s Office, Amanda established a consulting practice and joined the in-house government affairs operation at Saker ShopRites, the largest owner/operator in the Wakefern Cooperative. In recognition of her government affairs contributions, including her impact in navigating a series of contentious legislative propositions, Amanda was honored with the 2021 Good Government Award by the New Jersey Food Council.

Her background in government operations and senior-level political leadership roles continue to serve her as the Director of Communications and Outreach for North America at HBC | Streetworks Development, where she leads public- and government-relations strategies for the company’s multi- billion-dollar North American real estate portfolio.

Amanda is born and raised in Bergen County, she has lived all over New Jersey, and currently resides in Central Jersey with her husband and three young daughters.

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