Inaugural ROI-NJ Champions of the C-Suite Gala: What you need to know

The ROI-NJ Champions of the C-Suite Gala, an event to recognize the Top 150 business leaders in the state, will be held Nov. 30 at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover.

The event, being held in conjunction with the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, aims to be the networking party of the year. The agenda is as follows:

5:30-6:30 p.m.:  Dinner reception, cocktails & networking
6:30-7:30 p.m.:  Awards presentation
7:30-8:30 p.m.:  Dessert, cocktails & networking

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Here is a look at the honorees:


Adenah Bayoh, CEO
Adenah Bayoh & Cos.

Frank Bisignano, chair & CEO

Maria Black, CEO

Joseph Boccassini, managing partner
McCarter & English

Wasseem Boraie, vice president
Boraie Development

Jeffrey Braverman, CEO

Jeffrey Brown, president

David Burke, chef
David Burke

Jim Burns, managing partner
Genova Burns

Becky Button & Reid Brockmeier, co-managing directors

Anthony Calandra, co-owner

Dale Caldwell, president
Centenary University

Peter Cancro, CEO
Jersey Mike’s Subs

Ted Carnevale & Michael Hochman, co-leaders, N.J. market

Lisa Chowansky, president
HC Constructors

Mark Clouse, CEO
Campbell Soup Co.

Joe Colalillo, CEO
Wakefern Food Corp.

Tom Comiskey, N.J. regional president
M&T Bank

Tim Corriston, managing partner
Connell Foley

Tony Coscia, chairman

Patricia Costello, managing member
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

Max Crane, managing partner
Sills Cummis & Gross

Kelly Crawford & Brian O’Donnell, co-chairs
Riker Danzig

Jeanne Cretella, president
Landmark Hospitality

Gary Cross, CEO
Maher Terminals

Dan Cuneo, market president – Southern N.J.

Gary Dahms, chair & CEO
T&M Associates

Joseph Damiano, managing partner

Jim Davis, CEO
Quest Diagnostics

Robert Davis, CEO

Enrico Della Corna, regional president, N.J.
PNC Bank

Alma DeMetropolis, managing director & manager of N.J market
JPMorgan Chase

Ed Deutsch, managing partner
McElroy Deutsch

Ted Deutsch, CEO
Taft Communications

Gene Diaz, principal
Prism Capital Partners

Pete Dontas, market executive
Wells Fargo

Joaquin Duato, CEO
Johnson & Johnson

Mike DuHaime, CEO
MAD Global Strategy

Earle brothers
Earle Cos.

Chris Eisgruber, president
Princeton University


Jim Fakult, N.J. president
Jersey Central Power & Light

Nariman Farvardin, president
Stevens Institute of Technology

Paula Ferreira, office managing partner

Dale Florio, founder
Princeton Public Affairs Group

Gilles Gade, CEO
Cross River

John Gallucci, CEO
JAG Physical Therapy

Alberto Garofalo, N.J. market president
Bank of America

Bob Garrett, CEO
Hackensack Meridian Health

Warren Geller, CEO
Englewood Health

Don Ghermezian, CEO
Triple Five Group (American Dream)

Chris Gibson, president
Archer & Greiner

Brendan Gill, CEO
BGill Group

Brian Gragnolati, CEO
Atlantic Health System

David Greek, managing partner
Greek Development

Jimmy Hanson, CEO
Hampshire Cos.

Les Hirsch, CEO
Saint Peter’s Healthcare

Jonathan Holloway, president
Rutgers University

Ali Houshmand, president
Rowan University

Joe Jingoli, CEO

Woody Johnson, owner
New York Jets

LeRoy Jones, partner
1868 Public Affairs

Don Katz, founder
Audible & Newark Venture Partners

Shaun Keegan, CEO
Solar Landscape

Michael Kempner, CEO

Doug Kennedy, CEO
Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Karen Kessler, CEO
Kessler PR Group

Jonathan Koppell, president
Montclair State University

Jonathan Kushner, president
Kushner Real Estate Group

Anthony Labozzetta, President & CEO
Provident Bank

Ron Ladell, senior vice president
AvalonBay Communities

Greg Lalevee, business manager
IUOE Local 825

Ralph LaRossa, chair & CEO
Public Service Enterprise Group

Patrick Leahy, president
Monmouth University

Thai Lee, co-founder & CEO
SHI International

Jamie LeFrak, vice chairman

Lloyd Levenson, CEO
Cooper Levenson

Teik Lim, president
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Mitch Livingston, CEO
NJM Insurance Group

Charles Lowrey, chair & CEO
Prudential Financial


Elizabeth Magennis, president
ConnectOne Bank

Mark Manigan, CEO
RWJBarnabas Health

Amy Mansue, CEO
Inspira Health

John Mara, president
New York Giants

Paul Marden, CEO (N.J./Del./Pa.)

Mike Maron, CEO
Holy Name

Mark McDonough, president
N.J. American Water

Nicole Meyer, principal
Kushner Cos.

Audrey Meyers, CEO
Valley Health System

Jeff Milanaik, partner – Northeast region
Bridge Industrial

Jayne Millard, CEO
Turtle & Hughes

Ron Moelis, executive chairman
L&M Development Partners

Doug Mokoid, president
Atlantic City Electric

Thibaut Mongon, CEO

Valerie Montecalvo, CEO

Jack Morris, CEO
Edgewood Properties

Mike Munoz, market president

Megan Myungwon Lee, chair & CEO
Panasonic North America

Rebecca O’Connell, NYC metro region executive

Kevin O’Dowd & Anthony Mazzarelli, co-CEOs
Cooper University Health Care

Dina Opici, president
Opici Family Distributing

Sean O’Sullivan, managing partner

Kevin O’Toole, chairman
Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J.

Chris Paladino, president
New Brunswick Development Corp.

Chaya Pamula, CEO
PamTen & SheTek

Kristin Peck, CEO

Chris Pernell, CEO
The Esther Group

Marjorie Perry, CEO
MZM Construction

Cristina Pinzon, president
Stateside Public Affairs

Chris Porrino, partner
Lowenstein Sandler

Steve Pozycki, CEO
SJP Properties

Dennis Pullin, CEO
Virtua Health


Suuchi Ramesh, CEO
Suuchi Inc.

Michael Reagan, senior vice president, consulting services

Mike Renna, CEO
South Jersey Industries

Lamont Repollet, president
Kean University

Jake Reynolds, president
Prudential Center & N.J. Devils

Ira Robbins, CEO
Valley Bank

Lori Roth, global managing partner
Prager Metis

Gail Rottenstrich, CEO
Zago Manufacturing

Ed Russo, CEO
Russo Development

Mike Sacro, market officer N.Y./N.J.

Albert Salama, founder and CEO

John Saraceno & Jonathan Schultz, co-founders & managing principals
Onyx Equities

John Schreiber, CEO
N.J. Performing Arts Center

Alex Serrano, office managing partner
Citrin Cooperman

Lee Shavel, CEO

Eric Shuffler, principal
River Crossing Strategy Group

Kevin Slavin, CEO
Saint Joseph’s Health

Alan Sobel, managing partner, N.J. office

Mike Soliman, N.J. office leader
Mercury Public Affairs

Bob Sommer, CEO
Awsom Associates

Gary St. Hilaire, chair & CEO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.J.

Chris Sugden, managing partner
Edison Partners

Chris Sullens, CEO

Deb Tantleff, principal
Tantum Real Estate

Liz Thomas, CEO
Thomas/Boyd Communications

Peter Torcicollo, managing director

Bob Unanue, CEO
Goya Foods

Joris Veldhoven, CEO
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind

Hans Vestberg, CEO

Anton Vincent, president
Mars Wrigley North America

Deb Visconi, CEO
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Pat Walsh, managing partner

Diane Wasser, partner-in-charge

Stephen Westhoven, CEO
N.J. Resources

Dennis Wilson, CEO
Delta Dental of N.J.

Gretchen Wilcox, president
G.S Wilcox & Co.

Trish Zita, CEO
The Zita Group

Ralph Zucker, president
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