Introducing: The 2020 NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business

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February 10, 2020 |

The individuals recognized in NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business program aren’t just operating in the Garden State’s enterprise environment—they’re leading it, as decision-makers, trendsetters and forward thinkers.

Following an open nomination process, a panel of independent judges selected the 2020 Best 50 Women in Business winners using a points system to rate submissions in five categories: career accomplishments, leadership, vision, community service and mentoring.
The 2019 Best 50 Women in Business winners.

Accepting this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award is the chief executive officer of public relations, crisis and strategic communications firm Evergreen Partners Inc., Karen Kessler.

You can join NJBIZ to celebrate Kessler and all of this year’s honorees at the Best 50 Women in Business Awards program, Sept. 21 at The Palace at Somerset Park presented by Wells Fargo, Crystal Springs Resort, Rymax and Withum.


Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Valeria Aloe
AlphaQuest Consulting

Helen Archontou
YWCA Northern New Jersey

Dawn Belamarich
Recovery Centers of America

Cathleen Bennett
New Jersey Hospital Association

Kelly Ann Bird
Gibbons PC

Jennifer Borek
Genova Burns LLC

Ida Bormentar
Community Options Inc.

Joyce Brocaglia
Alta Associates and Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management & Privacy

Kimberley Bueno-Schonig
Cuddly Ventures LLC

Danielle Corcione
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Susan Dromsky-Reed
Brach Eichler LLC

Vicky Fajardo
Cushman & Wakefield

Kristine Feher
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Carol Feinberg
Vitiello Communications Group

Kay Fernandez
Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc.

Regina Foley
Hackensack Meridian Health

Linda Gardner
Brent Material Co.

Angela Garretson
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Nicole Gillespie
Knowles Teacher Initiative

Allison Hernandez

Sufia Hossain
Silly Chilly Hotsauce

Charlotte Jones-Burton
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization Inc.

Jean Jordan
Holy Name Medical Center

Lynn Kenney

Lynne Kizis
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer PA

Brenda Landau

Cecilia Lassiter
Sills Cummis & Gross PC

Amy Leis
Juno Wealth Management

Indu Lew
RWJBarnabas Health

Michele Logan

Aixa Lopez
Independent Consultant

Denise Mariani
Stark & Stark

Sandee Markwith
Studio 1200

April Mason
Violet PR

Nicole Pace-Addeo
Stokes Creative Group Inc.

Sandra Powell-Elliott
Hackensack Meridian Health

Loryn Riggiola
Zetlin & De Chiara

Debra Rizzi

Pamela Sammarco
Green Training Associates LLC

Chrisie Scott
Virtua Health

Theodora Sergiou
Nicholas Pools Inc.

Manisha Subramanian

Erin Sweeney
Schools That Can Newark

Rosie Taravella
American Red Cross of New Jersey

Melissa Tenzer
Dress for Success Central New Jersey – 7 Counties

Kelly Waters
Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP

Ilana Zalika
Resound Marketing

Paola Zamudio
NPZ Style + Décor

Ilise Zimmerman
Partnership for Maternal Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Jill Zinckgraf
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 10:35 a.m. EST on March 16, 2020 to update the event date from March 23 to June 9. This story was updated at 11:50 a.m. EST on April 9, 2020 to update the event date from June 9 to Sept. 21.