Christopher Hughes, a former Assembly Republican budget director, has joined one of the state’s top lobbying firms.
Hughes has joined the Kaufman Zita Group as a new vice president.
Prior to joining the lobbying firm, Hughes worked in government relations for Virtua Health. He is a former chief of staff to the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.
“Christopher is widely recognized throughout the State of New Jersey and across the political spectrum as a trustworthy and knowledgeable professional,” said Trish Zita, a KZG principal. “We believe his experience in managing and directing complex issues, as well as his extensive knowledge of the inner-workings of state government will be an invaluable resource to our clients.”