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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Phil Murphy • Lt.Governor Sheila Oliver
 
 
Deirdrẻ Webster Cobb, Esq. appointed as the Chair/Chief Executive Officer for the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.

 

 

Deirdre Webster Cobb is the Chair/Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission in Trenton, New Jersey.  Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in the regulatory and administrative law fields, she provides knowledge of EEO and HR to benefit all stakeholders and customers.  She has worked at several departments within the State of New Jersey including the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Department of Community Affairs and the Department of the Treasury, and started her career in state government as a Governor’s Fellow with the Department of Personnel, now the Civil Service Commission (CSC).  In 2002, Chair Webster Cobb was hired at the Department of the Treasury as the Director of the Division of Contract Compliance and Equal Employment Opportunity in Public Contracts, and in addition served as a Special Assistant for Ethics Development.  In 2011 she became the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer for the Office of EEO/AA and Diversity Programs with the Department of the Treasury, where she oversaw the enforcement of the NJ State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace and ensured compliance with Federal and State Anti-discrimination laws.  Chair Webster Cobb also previously worked for D.C. government and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

 

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Chair Webster Cobb is a Past President of the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc. and a former member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character and the Minority Concerns Committee of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington Vicinage.  She is also a former Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Honorable Marie White Bell American Inn of Court Executive Committee. 

 

Chair Webster Cobb volunteers for several community organizations and is the recipient of many honors.  She has a passion for organizations that uplift women and girls.  She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Alice Paul Institute, a member of the Board of Directors for Legacy Treatment Services, a Past President of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Burlington County Chapter, and a former Troop Leader for the Girls Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey.  For her service to the community and legal profession, she has been honored with the Distinguished Legislative Service Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Association of Black Women Lawyers, of New Jersey, Inc. and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, the  Community Service Award from the Ebony Suburbanites, the Honorable Renee Jones Weeks Past Presidents Award of Excellence from the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey, Inc. and the Gold Star Award from the National Network of Black Women, Camden Chapter.

 

Chair Webster Cobb received her B.A. from Chatham College and her J. D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  She holds an Equal Employment Opportunity Certification from Rutgers University and a Certified Public Manager designation from the State of New Jersey and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 

She resides in Westampton, New Jersey with her husband and daughter and attends Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Edgewater Park, New Jersey.

 

 
 
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