Christopher J. Daggett


Chris Daggett is an independent consultant, providing strategic and operational advice to nonprofit organizations in education, community development, local news and information, public policy, and philanthropy. He also serves on multiple nonprofit boards, including the NJ Civic Information Consortium.

Immediately prior to his current work, Daggett served for over eight years as President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Thomas Kean, Regional Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In addition, he was a managing director of William E. Simon & Sons, a private investment firm. In 2009, Mr. Daggett ran as an independent candidate for governor of New Jersey.

Mr. Daggett holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.