New Jersey

Marlene Caride

Marlene Caride

Commissioner

(Northeast Zone)

Mailing Address

State of New Jersey
Department of Banking and Insurance
20 West State Street
P.O. Box 325
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0325

Phone: (609) 292-7272

Fax: (609) 984-5273

Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau

60 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102

New Jersey Personal Automobile Insurance Plan

Laurel Corporate Center
10000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 403
W Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

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Marlene Caride took the oath of office as Commissioner of Banking and Insurance on June 27, 2018. She was named Acting Commissioner by Governor Phil Murphy and began serving on January 16, 2018. Caride is the first Hispanic to head the department, where she oversees New Jersey's insurance, banking and real estate industries.

Prior to joining the department, Caride was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 36th Legislative District. During her three terms in the Assembly, Caride served on the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, the Assembly Appropriations Committee and the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation. She also chaired the Assembly Education Committee and was vice-chair of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

Caride was a partner in the Union City, NJ, law firm of Gonzalez & Caride. She also served as the municipal prosecutor for the Ridgefield Municipal Court and Zoning Board attorney for the municipalities of South Hackensack, NJ, and Saddle Brook, NJ.

Earlier in her career, Caride served as legal counselor to the West New York Parking Authority and the alcoholic beverage control (ABC) prosecutor for the city of West New York, NJ. She also served as a special civil part mediator for the Hudson County Superior Court Law Division.

Caride is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.

Caride earned a law degree from California Western School of Law and a bachelor's degree in education from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She resides in Ridgefield, NJ.
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