ROI Influencers: Women in Business 2021 — Professional services (L-Z)

The 2021 ROI Influencers: Women in Business list includes eight sector categories. They are another way we can honor the best women in the New Jersey business world.

Alma DeMetropolis, Sally Glick, Lisa Gorab, Karen Kessler, Nadine Leslie, Elizabeth Magennis, Maggie Moran, Lori Roth, Monica Smith, Nancy Erika Smith, Jackie Taylor, Anna Maria Tejada, Liz Thomas and Diane Wasser appeared in Top 50 (A-HHHI-PQ-Z).

Ellen Lalwani
EVP and chief banking officer
Lakeland Bank
Charged with creating and implementing strategies for consumer banking, revenue generation and enterprise digital strategy, as well as strategies for small business sales and mergers.

Liz Dwyer Lavielle
Director of sales and sponsorships
She’s the ultimate pro … a legend in the industry who has worked for numerous media outlets in the state throughout her career … the heart and soul of our organization … and perhaps the nicest person you’ll ever meet.

Shannon Lazare
Regional business banking manager
M&T Bank
She leads the business banking team serving northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic counties).

Elizabeth Manzo
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper
She has an extremely diverse practice, advising trustees of multiemployer benefit funds on elder law matters (she is among select few who are certified elder law attorneys) and is co-chair of firm’s newly created Cannabis Industry group.

Rhonda Maraziti
Chief marketing officer
Leads 23-person team responsible for all marketing, advertising, branding, social media, community outreach and more. Also on the leadership team of Women of Withum, which aims to empower women in the sector.

Marie Mathews
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi P.C.
Serves as deputy general counsel of firm, providing leadership and vision to firm’s overall growth — and serves as Litigation Practice Group Leader, where she leads a team of more than 30 litigators.

April Mason
Violet PR
Heads Montclair-based agency that continually is honored on a local, state and national level.

Jennifer Mazawey
Genova Burns
Mazawey is a well-respected thought leader and former president of Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey.

Tiffany Miller
Executive vice president
R&J Strategic Communications
Well-respected professional leads team in its health care, nonprofit, real estate and professional services practice areas.

Josephine Moran
EVP and chief corporate services and consumer lending officer
Provident Bank
She oversees residential and consumer lending sales and production, corporate cash management, non-insured investments, government banking, merchant processing, payroll services and small business lending.

Eileen Oakes Muskett
Fox Rothschild
Managing partner of firm’s Atlantic City office also serves as co-chair of firm’s Product Liability & Mass Torts Group and co-chair of firm’s Women’s Initiative.

Denise Pace Sanders
Senior VP and brand and marketing director
Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Well-respected industry veteran is responsible for developing and promoting the Peapack-Gladstone Bank brand throughout its footprint, ensuring the integrity of the bank’s message.

Karen Painter Randall
Connell Foley
She is the founder and chair of the Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Incident Response practice group and leads all incident investigations.

Maria Rollins
Managing partner
Rollins preaches work-life balance — and she’s found that helps her boutique firm serve clients better.


Beth Rose
Sills Cummis & Gross
She’s chair of the Product Liability Practice, co-chair of the Litigation Department, chair of the Women’s Initiative, co-chair of the Diversity Committee and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Zsia Rosmarin
As the team leader for the firm’s technology practice, she spearheads FemTech and Women in Tech initiatives in effort to build a network of strong women business founders and owners.

Christa Segalini
Executive vice president
As head of Antenna Spaces, she is responsible for strategic planning, campaign coordination and project execution for clients in all areas of real estate and construction.

Gretchen Wilcox
Founder and CEO
G.S. Wilcox & Co.
Her group is a leader in the commercial real estate investment banking industry, providing debt and equity solutions. Founded in 1994, it remains the only female-founded independent commercial real estate mortgage banking firm in the United States.

  • For the Professional Services sector from A-K, click here.

  • For the Top 10, click here.

  • For the rest of the Top 50 (alphabetically), click here (A-HH), here (HI-P) and here (Q-Z). 

  • And click here for 10 legendary business figures.

  • For the other sectors and all of the ROI Influencers: Women in Business, click here.