New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie’s administration has decided to eliminate the position of commercial affairs director from its payroll, according a spokesperson for the governor.
Christie, who appointed the position to a former employee of his office, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Chiltern, New Jersey, is one of a handful of states to require all government employees to have a commercial affairs experience, according an industry group.
Chilitern’s position requires the commercial affairs department to provide support for the department’s research and development, as well as to provide services to the department and its clients.
It was formerly run by the New Jersey Office of Economic Development.