Virginia S. Bauer
New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission
Virginia S. Bauer was appointed chief executive officer and secretary of the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission on July 16, 2004. She was confirmed by the Senate Oct. 25 and sworn in by Acting Governor Richard J. Codey on December 8, 2004.
In her role as Commerce Secretary, Ms. Bauer is the state’s lead advocate for business - from strengthening New Jersey’s business attraction and retention programs to managing the Urban Enterprise Zone Program and maintaining the Garden State’s standing in the global marketplace to promoting the state as a premier vacation destination.