N.J. CEO named one of midmarket’s most influential women

By Eric Strauss
Cranbury | Aug 6, 2018 at 11:22 am

CEO Connection, an organization focused on the leaders of midmarket companies, has named a New Jersey executive as one of its Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market.

Kim Ann Mink, chairman, CEO and president of specialty ingredient company Innophos Holdings Inc., was chosen for the list for the second year in a row, the Cranbury-based company said Monday in a news release.

The list by the New York state-based group recognizes women leaders for their ability to influence change, innovate and set standards for excellence. The executives lead companies with annual sales between $100 million and $3 billion.

“I am truly honored to receive this award for the second year,” Mink said in a prepared statement. “And I am proud to be among this magnificent and accomplished group of women leaders. As women’s presence in leadership positions increase, I hope it will continue to inspire young women professionals, influence their ambitions and narrow the gender gap that still exists. Thank you again to CEO Connection for this recognition.”

Two other executives on the 2018 list have New Jersey connections.

One, Navicent Health CEO and President Ninfa M. Saunders, was a former president and chief operating officer of South Jersey’s Virtua Health before taking on her current role with the Georgia-based nonprofit.

The other, Olu Beck, was until recently the CEO of Texas-based Wholesome Sweeteners Inc. Before joining the natural brand company, she ran a strategy and management consulting business based in Morristown, The Beck Group NJ LLC, and remains involved with other organizations in the Garden State.

For the complete list, click here.