Mary Pat Christie, First Lady of New Jersey, has successfully combined her roles as wife and mother with a business career and community service. Born in Paoli, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Christie is the 9th of 10 children. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware, and she earned a master’s degree in business administration and finance from Seton Hall University. Mrs. Christie currently is senior vice president in the high yield corporate bond department at Cantor Fitzgerald.
Mrs. Christie is active in her children’s lives. She is the treasurer of the Delbarton School Mother’s Guild. She participates in her daughters’ Girls Scout and Brownie troops and serves as a team mom for various baseball and soccer teams. Mrs. Christie is involved in her church, St Joseph’s in Mendham, and contributes to the family liturgy, confirmation class activities, and soup kitchen outreach.
Mrs. Christie plans to help her husband make people feel proud about New Jersey. Mrs. Christie and her husband, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, met in college and they have been married for 23 years. The Christies have four children, Andrew, Sarah, Patrick, and Bridget.