Governor Thomas H. Kean

President of THK Consulting, LLC, two-term Governor of New Jersey, and Chairman of the 9/11 Commission

Since July 2005, Hon. Thomas H. Kean, Tom, has served as the President of THK Consulting, LLC. Mr. Kean served as the President of Drew University from 1990 to July 2005. On December 16, 2002, he was named by President George W. Bush to head the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. Hon. Kean served as the Chairman of the 9/11 Commission from 2002 to 2004 and now serves as the Chairman of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project. Previously, he was the Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990. While Governor, Mr. Kean served on the President’s Education Policy Advisory Committee, as the Chairman of the Education Commission of the States, and the National Governor’s Association Task Force on Teaching. He remains one of the most popular Governors in New Jersey’s history. Hon. Kean now serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Upromise, Inc., Chart Venture Partners, The Chart Group, L.P., Business Talent Group, LLC., and The National Advisory Council at Rebuilding Together, Inc. In addition, Hon. Kean serves as Trustee of Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. Previously, he served as: a director at Hess Corporation, CIT Group Inc., Aramark Corp., UnitedHealth Group Inc., HealthpointCapital, LLC., and Beneficial Company, LLC., an independent director of Franklin Resources Inc., a member of Advisory Board at Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, and as presiding director of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. Hon. Kean is the author of The Politics of Inclusion, he writes a regular column for The Star Ledger with former Governor Brendan Byrne, and he appears as a regular commentator on New Jersey Network News. He has been involved in education for his entire career as a school teacher, politician and university President. He was rated among America’s most effective state leaders by Newsweek magazine, noted for tax cuts that spurred 0.75 million new jobs, a federally replicated welfare reform program, landmark environmental policies, and more than 30 education reforms. He delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Republican National Convention and was re-elected for a second term by the largest margin in state history. Kean holds an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College and a B.A. from Princeton University.