Nina Mitchell Wells served as New Jersey Secretary of State from 2006 to 2010 under Governor Jon Corzine. Previously, she served as President of the Schering-Plough Foundation, and Vice President of Public Affairs for Schering-Plough Corporation. She practiced corporate law for major corporations including New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, Bell Communications Research, Inc. and was Vice President and Senior Attorney at the CIT Group, Inc. Ms. Wells served as the state-wide consumer utility advocate as head of the Division of Rate Counsel in the Department of the Public Advocate and served as a Rutgers University Law School Assistant Dean. She was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the city of Newark, NJ. She has served as a board member of numerous secondary and collegiate institutions, cultural organizations, foundations, community organizations and various philanthropic causes, including the Board of Trustees of the Newark Day Center and Fresh Air Fund, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; the NJ Public Broadcasting Authority; the Victoria Foundation; the Board of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC); Women’s Association of NJPAC and The Newark Museum. A cum laude graduate of Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now Boston College), she holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Wells also received a degree from the NYU Stern School of Business, Executive Management Program. She has received Honorary Degrees from the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ, and from Drew University in Madison, NJ. Ms. Wells is an appointee of the President of the United States.