He serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Department with full responsibility for all legislative, regulatory, operational and administrative matters. Ken also serves as the Department's liaison with other State departments and federal agencies, notably the Federal Reserve and the FDIC. He was instrumental in leading the Department through successful reaccreditations by both the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.
Ken is a gubernatorial appointee to the State Employees' Health Benefits Plan Design Committee and the School Employees' Health Benefits Plan Design Committee.
Prior to joining the Department, Ken was in private law practice for 20 years, beginning at Connell, Foley & Geiser in Roseland, New Jersey, and then moving to Herrick, Feinstein LLP, first in its New York City office and then in its Newark, New Jersey office. He represented a wide array of clients, including banks, insurance companies, lenders, developers and public and private entities. Before practicing law, Ken began his professional career as a bank analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University and a cum laude graduate of New York Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.Ken resides in Monmouth County with his wife, Nancy, and two children.