ROI Influencers: Power List 2021 — Executives

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Sid Brown
NFI Industries

NFI is a premier integrated supply chain solutions provider — a logistics leader in a state built around supply chain.

Anthony Calandra
Calandra Enterprises

Few companies in the state were impacted more by COVID than this multigenerational staple of the state’s business landscape.

Steve Callender
Regional president
Caesars Entertainment

As regional president for Caesars, he has big input and impact throughout Atlantic City.

Keith Campbell
Mannington Mills

Longtime family-owned Salem County-based business is one of world’s leading manufacturers of fine flooring.

Peter Cancro
Founder and CEO
Jersey Mike’s Subs

A New Jersey original, the sandwich shop is surviving and thriving — and expanding — during the pandemic.

Mark Clouse
Campbell Soup Co. 

West Point grad is whipping Campbell’s into shape, recently saying company had doubled its e-commerce sales during pandemic.

Joseph Colalillo
Chairman and CEO
Wakefern Food Corp.

Heads the largest retailers’ cooperative group of supermarkets in the country — and continues to be one of state’s largest private employers.

Gary Dahms
Chairman and CEO
T&M Associates 

Oversees one of state’s most prolific civil engineering firms while playing a big role in New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. 

Thomas Doll
Subaru of America

Company is one of the anchors of the new Camden — and makes really great cars, too.

Tami Erwin
Group CEO of business line

In charge of providing business solutions for all companies, including those moving to hybrid and remote models.

Jim Fakult
Jersey Central Power & Light

Strong leader of JCP&L, a stellar corporate citizen, Fakult is in line to be the next chair of the state chamber.

Ken Frazier (#4)
Chairman & CEO

He’s announced his retirement at Merck, but he remains a huge presence in the state.

Fabian Garcia
Unilever North America

Helps drive Unilever’s mission of making sustainable living commonplace through purpose-driven brands, sustainable packaging development and an inclusive company culture.

Don Ghermezian
American Dream

Has there ever been a company/project more snakebit than American Dream? Ghermezian, and others, are keeping the faith.

Alex Gorsky (#5)
Johnson & Johnson 

Its one-shot vaccine figures to be a game-changer for the state, country and world — which is what you would expect from J&J.

David Hardy
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind

Years from now — if the offshore wind industry is even half of what some are predicting — Ørsted will be one of the 10 most important companies in the state.


Josh Harris; David Blitzer
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

We’re confident that the sports/entertainment industry will explode post-pandemic, but it’s been a tough road during it.

Mindy Holman
Holman Enterprises

Heads one of the largest privately-owned vehicle dealerships in the country.

Ralph Izzo (#17)
Chair, CEO & president
Public Service Enterprise Group

His vision and mission around energy efficiency could have bigger impact on climate change than any other program.

Andy Jassy (#30)

He doesn’t work out of New Jersey — but he’s the new head of the state’s largest private employer.

Joe Jingoli

His family-owned construction firm is connected to projects across the state — and that’s just one of the reasons he is influential.

Melonie Johnson
President & chief operating officer
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

She heads one of the jewels of Atlantic City; its success post-pandemic may represent that of the city.

Don Katz
Executive chairman

Hard to imagine the head of a company being a better corporate citizen than Katz, whose efforts in Newark are legendary.

Nadine Leslie
Suez North America 

Leading the effort to make Suez a more prominent member of the New Jersey business community.

Charles Lowrey (#16)
Prudential Financial 

His decisions will help reshape Prudential — one of the state’s most important businesses — for a generation to come.

Brian Neuwirth
Unex Manufacturing

Runs family-owned engineering and logistics firm and serves as the chair of the board for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.

George Norcross (#9)
Executive chairman
Conner Strong & Buckelew

From business to charities to community building to politics, few have as big an impact on what happens anywhere — and no one has as big an impact as Norcross does in Camden.

Cheryl Norton
Chief operating officer
American Water

The head of New Jersey American Water was promoted to executive vice president and COO of parent American Water last week.

Brendan O’Grady
CEO North America
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Teva hasn’t been able to move into its new headquarters in Parsippany, but its role in pharma — especially generics — will be huge moving forward.

Scott O’Neil
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

Aside from running the biggest entertainment organization in the state, he has become Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration’s go-to person for how the sector can and will recover.

Kristin Peck

She’s one of the few female heads of a Fortune 500 company — and someone who is on the speed-dial of Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration.

Eric Poe
Chief operating officer
Cure Auto Insurance

His efforts to help pass legislation that would prohibit unfair insurance policies — and prices — for underserved communities had great impact.

Suuchi Ramesh
Suuchi Inc.

She is the type of entrepreneurial leader and corporate citizen the state needs to hold up as an example to the next generation.

Michael Renna
South Jersey Industries

He is making a push to make the company more relevant in more parts of the state, while doing his part to help revitalize Atlantic City.

Carlos Rodriguez

His commitment to diversity and inclusion — truly making sure ADP mirrors the state in which it is headquartered — should be held up as a model for others.

John Schreiber
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Head of the state’s top arts center will have big impact in how arts scene returns in Newark and throughout the state.

Gary Stockbridge
Atlantic City Electric

Longtime utilities executive also serves as a board member for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Utilities Association.

Rick Taylor
Konica Minolta

Taylor is helping company in its transition to one that helps companies build workplaces of the future — wherever they may be.

Bob Unanue

Unanue has run into issues with Hispanic community and his board over his support of former President Donald Trump, but Goya’s bottom line has not been hurt.

Hans Vestberg (#22)
Chairman, CEO

Has been a go-to source of information for Murphy regarding all things involving the digital divide in schools, Wi-Fi in cities and towns, and bandwidth needed for remote work.

Stephen Westhoven
New Jersey Resources

Company’s significant investment in solar and wind — green energy — has the governor’s attention.

Dennis Wilson
Delta Dental of New Jersey

Well-respected leader of Delta Dental serves on a number of boards and recently concluded chairmanship of Community Foundation.