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Nancy Becker 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. Subsequently she served as a program development associate for the Rutgers Eagleton Center on the American Governor. Currently chair of the board of Capital Health, she also 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.
Becker 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 a two year term as chair. 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 she 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, Becker 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. degree from Manhattan College.