Marlene Caride was named to lead the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance by Governor Phil Murphy and began serving on January 16, 2018. Commissioner 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 law firm of Gonzalez & Caride. She 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 is a graduate of California Western School of Law and Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She resides in Ridgefield, New Jersey.