Liz Mackay ’04
Newark, NJ and New York City, NY
Elizabeth Mackay is in-house counsel for the (Hurricane) Sandy Recovery Division at the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Her primary responsibility is to see that the Division is in compliance with Federal laws and regulations as they apply to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery. She oversees the Contracts and Appeals Units and the Office of Compliance and Monitoring. Before joining Community Affairs, she worked at the Department of Treasury supervising the procurement of Professional and General Services Contracts for State entities.
Elizabeth also held the position of Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of State, with specific responsibility for the Red Tape Review Commission and Small Business Advocacy in the Business Action Center. She was part of the Red Tape transition team and helped Lieutenant Governor Guadagno to craft her position as the first Lieutenant Governor in New Jersey. Prior to that, Elizabeth worked as a Deputy Director at the Division of Consumer Affairs, as the Deputy Bureau Chief at the Bureau of Securities, and as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.
Before entering public service, Elizabeth enjoyed a lengthy investment career. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and was named as one of the Top 50 Women in the Money Business by Money Magazine. She left Bear, Stearns in July 2001 as a Senior Managing Director/ Chief Investment Strategist for a second career in law. In 2004, Elizabeth graduated from the Columbia University School of Law, honored as the Student with the Greatest Potential for Distinguished Trial Advocacy. She is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
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