Judd Gregg, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2011. Most recently he served as a United States Senator from 1993 to 2011 and was a Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee. Prior to his tenure in the Senate, Senator Gregg served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1989 to 1993 and as U.S. Representative from 1981 to 1989. Senator Gregg is a national leader on fiscal policy, a well-known budget expert, and a respected voice on health care, economic, and financial regulatory issues. Senator Gregg served as a chief negotiator of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. He was the lead sponsor of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and, along with the late Senator Ted Kennedy, co-authored the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Senator Gregg, along with Senator Alan Simpson, Erskine Bowles and Governor Ed Rendell is co-chairing an initiative known as "Fix the Debt" which is an effort to develop a comprehensive deficit reduction agreement along the lines of the Simpson-Bowles Commission on which Senator Gregg served. In March 2010, Senator Gregg also was appointed to President Obama's national commission on fiscal responsibility. This bipartisan commission, which is modeled after legislation first introduced by Senator Gregg and Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), is responsible for developing recommendations that will help balance the budget and achieve fiscal sustainability over the long term. As a member of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Gregg served as one of the principal negotiators working to modernize the U.S. financial regulatory system.
In New Hampshire, Senator Gregg is known as a champion of land conservation, as he continues to build on a 30-year commitment to protect the state's environment. To date, his efforts have helped preserve more than 337,000 acres of sensitive land. As the former Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, he has also been a major force for promoting excellence in the higher education community in New Hampshire especially at the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College, where Senator Gregg was appointed as its first Distinguished Fellow and where he lectures on national governance and history issues.
Senator Gregg attended received his A.B. from Columbia University in 1969, his J.D. from Boston University Law School in 1972 and his L.L.M. in tax law in 1975.