After briefly announcing a Hoboken council-at-large run on Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s ticket, the New Jersey Treasury Department has announced Dini Ajmani is leaving for a post in the President Joe Biden Administration (D).
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Since 2018, Dini Ajmani has been a great asset to the Murphy administration,” State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio began in statement.
“Her strong understanding of the financial markets and macroeconomic issues have proved invaluable as she helped our Treasury team work to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality, restructure the investment of pension assets, and get the state on a path to fully funding the pension system to protect the retirement of hundreds of thousands of public employees. She will be missed and we wish her all the best as she embarks on the next chapter of her career.”
Ajmani assumed the role of Assistant Treasurer in January of 2018. She oversaw Treasury’s divisions of Public Finance, Pension and Benefits, Investments, and Lottery, all of which markedly impact the state’s finances and fiscal health.
She is now joining the U.S. Treasury to serve as the deputy assistant secretary for capital markets. HCV first reported that she was dropping out of the council race to pursue a new professional opportunity and Councilman-at-Large Jim Doyle replaced her on the ticket.
“It has been an honor to serve as Assistant Treasurer and work on behalf of the people of New Jersey. I am grateful to Treasurer Muoio for entrusting me with this opportunity, and for her partnership as we overcame many obstacles to put the state on a path to fiscal wellbeing,” noted Ajmani.
“Our recent credit rating upgrades and full pension payment are testaments to the forward thinking and hard work of the Treasurer’s Office. I am proud of all we have accomplished together.”
Prior to joining Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) administration, Ajmani spent two decades in financial services.
She went on to serve as legislative fellow for finance and economic issues for U.S. Senator Cory Booker, and later as a policy advisor for Murphy’s 2017 gubernatorial campaign.