Deb has had a distinguished career in state and federal government. She comes to NYU from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, where she had served since December 2013 as Deputy Executive Director. Prior to being appointed to that position by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Deb worked in Governor Christie’s administration as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Cabinet Liaison and Director of the Authorities Unit.
Before joining Governor Christie’s staff, Deb was a criminal prosecutor, first as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where she was Chief of the Commercial Crimes Unit, and later as Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where she supervised prosecutions nationwide under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Immediately prior to joining the Christie administration, she was the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice for the New Jersey Attorney General.