ROI-NJ has announced a new group of honorees for the inaugural Champions of the C-Suite event, to be held Feb. 19 in Bridgewater.
The winners in the CMO Champions category represent chief marketing officers of companies in New Jersey who have demonstrated skill and influence bringing their companies to the attention of the Garden State business community. The winners in the CDO/CHRO Champions category, meanwhile, represent the best champions for diversity and human resources in business.
“In today’s business world, how you market your company, and the diversity of the people who represent it, are vital to any success,” ROI-NJ CEO and Publisher Tom Hughes said. “In on our role as a leading media company covering business and government in the state, we want to honor these champions of the New Jersey business world.”
The winners of the CMO Champions awards (alphabetically) are:
- Marc Oshima, Aerofarms: The co-founder of the innovative vertical farming company has won myriad awards for his work in the food and beverage sector, particularly bringing to light his company’s groundbreaking work.
- Randy Stodard, Delta Dental of New Jersey Inc.: A longtime sales and marketing executive, Stodard has helped grow individual plan sales and increase retention rates, as well as crafting sponsorships with major sports teams.
- Rafael Toro, Goya Foods Inc.: The longtime member of the Goya team has helped dramatically extend its outreach, brand awareness and popularity, while overseeing everything from public relations to sponsorships and more.
The winners of the CDO/CHRO Champions awards (alphabetically) are:
- Alison Banks-Moore, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey: With over 35 years in the HR field, she has crafted an inclusive, diverse and thriving workplace that showcases the unique skills and abilities of all the company’s employees.
- Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff, Hackensack Meridian Health: She oversees the programs and initiatives related to the health system’s culture, including both patient and employee experience, and has built up an award-winning “best place to work” in the process.
- Robert Johnson, Gibbons P.C.: He oversees the Gibbons Diversity Initiative, promoting a broadly inclusive workforce and workplace, while strengthening the firm’s impact on the legal community and opportunities to build a diverse team.
- Trina Parks, RWJBarnabas Health: In less than two years, she has fueled the health system’s success in adapting to the needs of the underserved and culturally sensitive populations in its communities, championing a culture of inclusion.
- Arlene Quiñones Perez, Decotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin LLP: She not only has extensive government and political experience, but champions diversity through various memberships and her elective service.
Winners in categories that also include CEO Champions, CFO Champions, CIO/CTO Champions and Chairman/Board Member Champions were chosen by the ROI-NJ Editorial Board and an independent panel of judges.
Champions of the C-Suite will start at 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater.
EisnerAmper is the presenting sponsor for the event, FEI, Boyden, Hackensack Meridian Health and Cooper University Health Care are the major sponsors, and RWJBarnabas Health and Holy Name Medical Center is the supporting sponsor.