Before joining Baker Hostetler in 2016, Congressman Ferguson was chairman and CEO of Ferguson Strategies, LLC, a government affairs, public policy and strategic business consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Ferguson served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001-2009, representing New Jersey’s 7th District. He was a member of the Financial Services Committee and participated in several key legislative initiatives, including passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. He also served on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has wide jurisdiction over the healthcare, telecommunications and energy industries.
Congressman Ferguson served as co-chairman of Chris Christie’s successful 2009 gubernatorial campaign in New Jersey. From 2011 to 2018, he served as chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, a position to which he was nominated by Gov. Christie and unanimously confirmed by the New Jersey Senate.
He serves as a senior fellow at the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest; on the Board of Directors for the National Italian American Foundation; on the Advisory Committee of the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame; and as a member of the Regional Affairs Committee for the United States Golf Association.
A graduate of Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey, Congressman Ferguson attended the University of Notre Dame, where he received an undergraduate degree in government. He received a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
He and his wife, Maureen, have five children.