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Maggie Moran
Adjunct Faculty

Maggie Moran is the President and CEO of M Public Affairs, a leading public affairs and communication firm with offices in New York and New Jersey. Moran has vast experience in corporate communications, federal and state government, political campaigns, and labor relations.  Moran has served in senior roles for major public affairs campaigns in New York and New Jersey, worked for two United States Senators, managed statewide political campaigns for President and Governor, and served as the Chief of management and operations for the State of New Jersey.

In 2010, Moran served as a senior advisor on the election campaign of Andrew Cuomo for Governor of New York, for which she received recognition on the Campaigns & Elections "Influencers 500" list. She has appeared on PolitickerNJ's "Power List" five times in the last six years, was honored as one of Tom Barrett's "2015 Irish American Leaders from New Jersey", and was featured in PolitickerNJ's "2014 Labor Power List". In 2015 Moran was honored by NJBIZ as one of the "Best 50 Women in Business" and by City & State as an "Above & Beyond" award recipient—where she was specifically recognized as one of the top five businesswomen in the state of New York.

Moran has been involved in countless ballot initiatives, regulatory issues, business development efforts and public education campaigns, including management of New Jersey's successful Building Our Future 2012 bond campaign. In addition to serving in senior roles in state and federal government, Moran has been very active as a campaign operative.  Moran served as the New Jersey campaign manager for Vice President Al Gore in 2000 and as the Director of Rapid Response for President Bill Clinton in 1996. Moran served as a Senior Advisor to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's Governor's race, managed Governor Corzine's re-election campaign in 2009, managed Corzine's coordinated campaign in 2005, directed U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg's campaign in 2002, and managed the McGreevey $25 million Coordinated Campaign in 2001.

Moran also serves as Visiting Professor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, has taught in the University's School of Journalism, and often guest lectures at the Rutgers Newark Business School's Institute for Ethical Leadership. Moran earned her bachelor's degree from Douglas College – Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Mini-MBA Business Essentials program at the Rutgers School of Business. Moran resides in Belmar, New Jersey with her husband Matt Doherty, daughters Hannah and Claire, and son Seamus.