Dini Ajmani left her post as Assistant New Jersey State Treasurer on Friday to join the Biden administration as the Deputy Assistant U.S. Secretary of the Treasury for Capital Markets.
Ajmani, who joined Gov. Phil Murphy’s team in January 2018, had briefly been a candidate for Hoboken City Council in the November 2 non-partisan election on a ticket with Mayor Ravi Bhalla, but dropped out of the race after just a couple of days after the Washington job emerged as a reality for her.
“Her strong understanding of the financial markets and macroeconomic issues have proved invaluable as she helped our Treasury team work to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality, restructure the investment of pension assets, and get the State on a path to fully funding the pension system to protect the retirement of hundreds of thousands of public employees,” State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio said in a statement.
Ajmani pointed to the state’s recent credit rating upgrades and full pension payments as the hallmark of her time in Trenton.
At the State Department of the Treasury, Ajmani ran the public finance, pension and benefits, investments and lottery divisions. She previously spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry and was a policy advisor on Murphy’s campaign for governor in 2017.