Hon. Douglas R. Forrester 


Douglas Forrester has been a leader in both business and public service in New Jersey for more than 30 years. Currently, he is President of Integrity Health, a healthcare services company. Previously, he founded and was the CEO of Benecard Services, Inc. and Heartland Fidelity Insurance Co. All three of his companies have provided risk and program management services making employee benefit programs more affordable for public and private employers.

For many years, Mr. Forrester was Consulting Director for Public Practice Issues for Aon/ASA Consulting and a Senior Lecturer at the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has lectured in public policy courses at The College of New Jersey as well as Monmouth and Rutgers Universities.

In addition to his business career, Mr. Forrester has had a distinguished record of public service.  He served in Governor Tom Kean's administration as Assistant State Treasurer. Following this role, he served as New Jersey’s Director of Pensions from 1984 to 1990 during which time he managed the State’s seven pension systems and its million member health benefits plan.  In this position, he became the first senior state official in the nation to fund post-retirement health liabilities as a pension system obligation.  Mr. Forrester also served on the township committee and as mayor of West Windsor. Most notably, he was the Republican nominee in New Jersey for United States Senator in 2002 and Governor in 2005.

He is the Chairman of the Board of Rising Tide Capital, a 501(c) 3 micro- enterprise and development organization operating in Jersey City, Orange and Newark NJ. As well, he has been involved with various civic and charitable organizations. Doug has degrees from Harvard University and Princeton Seminary. He and his wife Andrea have been married 38 years and have three children: Alex, Ryan, and Briana.