Christine Todd Whitman was sworn in as EPA Administrator on January 31, 2001, a position she held until the spring of 2003. Prior to that, Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey. Whitman was New Jersey’s first female governor. She appointed New Jersey’s first African American State Supreme Court Justice, its first female State Supreme Court Chief Justice and its first female Attorney General. Since 2006, Christie Whitman has co-chaired the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy) with Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace. She was in Richmond, Virginia attending any energy conference called by the Governor.