Prior to her appointment, Legreide served as deputy executive director of the New Jersey Senate. She also served as executive director of L.E.G.A.L., an organization representing New Jersey attorneys. Previously, she served three terms as commissioner of the Ocean County Board of Elections. She has also served as a trustee for the Point Pleasant Beach Education Foundation and on the boards of the Atlantic City Historical Waterfront Foundation, the Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame, and the LPGA Urban Youth Golf Program.
In April 2002, Governor James McGreevey appointed Legreide to serve as acting director of the Division of Motor Vehicle Services. After enactment of the Motor Vehicle Security & Customer Service Act of 2003, the Division of Motor Vehicle Services was reorganized and renamed as the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Legreide became the MVC’s first chair and chief administrator.
Legreide later served as executive director of the Democratic State Committee of New Jersey, deputy chief of staff to Governor Jon Corzine, and director of the Corzine Administration’s Office of Economic Development for Atlantic City Projects.