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Thomas A. Shea is a Founding Partner of Confluence Partners, a boutique communications strategy firm and a senior adviser with New Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based political and corporate consulting firm. He was previously a Managing Director of Teneo Strategy. Before joining Teneo, he was a senior political adviser and Chief of Staff to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. Shea took over the chief of staff position when Corzine took office in January 2006. In June 2007, he was named the #6 most influential political personality in the state of New Jersey. [1] Shea held the position in Corzine's cabinet until his replacement by Brad Abelow as of September 1, 2007. [2]

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  1. Power List 2007, dated June 20, 2007.
  2. Governor Taps Brad Abelow As Chief Of Staff, Governor of New Jersey press release dated August 7, 2007. Accessed June 21, 2008.