#61 Jennifer Velez Department of Human Services, Commissioner
Velez is an annual fixture on the list. Of course, that’s what happens when you’re an annual fixture in one of the top jobs in Trenton. Since 2007, Velez has been commissioner of the Department of Human Services, the department with the largest budget in state government and more than 15,000 employees, mostly working in developmental centers and psychiatric hospitals. On top of that, she continues to be influential in health care reform.
Department of Human Services
Last Year's Rank: 27