|Name||Robert C. Shinn, Jr.|
|Address||1713 Marne Hwy. |
Hainesport, New Jersey , United States
|| November 28, 1937
|Last Modified||Mr. Matt|
Aug 22, 2012 05:04pm
U.S. Army -
|Info||Bob Shinn, a nationally recognized leader in performance-based and market-oriented regulation, became commissioner of the NJDEP on February 7, 1994, under the appointment of then-Governor Christine Whitman. As DEP commissioner, Shinn implemented the first facility-wide permit program in the country, established an Office of Innovative Technology and Market Development, and was instrumental in the creation of a National Environmental Performance Partnership System within the EPA. |
Prior to his position as Commissioner, Shinn served for twenty-six years as an elected official at the local, county, and state levels, focusing on environmental protection issues. From 1985 to 1994, he served as a New Jersey State assemblyman. Shinn's legislative accomplishments included authoring New Jersey's Water Supply Critical Area Law, guiding passage of the state's mandatory recycling act, and authoring a law regulating the handling and disposal of medical waste in New Jersey. Shinn also served as president of the Environmental Council of the States, a national association of state environmental commissioners, president of Environmental Research Institute of States (ERIS) and as a board member and vice chair of the Center for Clean Air Policy, an international air policy organization.
Mr. Shinn is a U.S. Army veteran and has held a variety of political offices in New Jersey, including state
assemblyman, freeholder and committeeman. He also served as a director of Mount Holly State Bank and BMJ
Financial from 1968 to 1993, and was the President of Hollyford Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of
industrial products until 1994. Mr. Shinn holds two U.S. patents and an honorary doctorate in mechanical
engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.