Jeanette Hoffman

President, Marathon Public Affairs

Jeanette Hoffman specializes in strategic messaging, crisis communications and public affairs campaigns. An experienced government relations professional and statewide media spokesperson, Jeanette enjoys strong relationships with elected officials and key decision-makers on both sides of the aisle – in New Jersey and beyond. She has over twenty years experience in issues advocacy, politics, policy and state government.

Jeanette was awarded the Carol Murphy Award by Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey, and she’s been named to ROI’s Influencers List Women in Business, as well as NJBIZ’s prestigious Forty Under 40 list. Since 2012, Democratic State Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37) has consistently featured Jeanette on her New Jersey Women of Power List. She’s also been named one of the Right Women to Watch and one of PolitickerNJ’s top political operatives several times.

Jeanette has served as a senior vice president at one of the state’s top ten lobbying firms and Vice President of the Commerce Industry Association of New Jersey, representing more than 900 businesses. A former Executive Director of the New Jersey Republican State Committee, Hoffman was the Party’s primary media spokesperson throughout several campaign cycles. Jeanette began her career in state government working for Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and later worked for Assembly Speaker Jack Collins and Congressman Bob Franks.

A media commentator in high demand, Jeanette can be seen and heard discussing politics and public policy on many New Jersey and national television and radio stations. She is regularly featured as a political strategist and pundit for such outlets as My9 NJ, WPIX, Newsmax, Fox 29 Philadelphia, Fox 5 New York, News 12 New Jersey, Ebru TV, Al Jazeera America, National Public Radio, ABC Radio, WNYC Radio and NJ 101.5. Consistently, Jeanette is a featured commentator for several news outlets during major events, including network election night coverage.

A proud graduate of The College of New Jersey, Jeanette has served on the College’s Alumni Executive Board. She is active with the Jersey Shore Partnership and an avid marathon runner and a former fitness instructor. Jeanette resides in Monmouth County with her husband and four children.