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Legends of the Meadowlands: Jimmy Kourgelis

Jimmy Kourgelis Kourgelis is a partner of some of the finest catering facilities in North Jersey: Seasons, the Venetian and the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury. The Kourgelis family has established themselves as generous philanthropists, setting up...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Wellington and John Mara

Wellington and John Mara Under the Maras’ direction, the Giants came to the Meadowlands in 1971, quickly establishing themselves as New Jersey’s team while going on to win the Super Bowl four times. Wellington, beloved...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Manny Martinez and Tony Treus

Manny Martinez and Tony Treus They are the owners of the Segovia Restaurants, which have helped to define the Meadowlands region as a mecca of fine dining for more than four decades — and served...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Ralph Magliocchetti

Ralph Magliocchetti He arrived in the U.S. in the 1970s — and has worked in Carlstadt and East Rutherford ever since. Magliocchetti started as s a factory worker by night and pizza chef by day...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Larry Inserra Jr.

Larry Inserra Jr. He is chairman of the board and CEO of Inserra Supermarkets Inc., a family-owned business founded in 1954. Inserra Supermarkets has deep-rooted ties to Lyndhurst in the Meadowlands, where Inserra family patriarch Patsy Inserra...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Inez and Barney Branca

Inez and Barney Branca The couple established Bergen Engineering and Branca Properties in 1945 as a way for the Branca family to build office and warehouse properties in the Meadowlands region of New Jersey. Over...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Ghermezian Family

Ghermezian Family The family arrived in the Meadowlands in 2011 and, through its Triple Five Group, began working on a plan to revive the failed Xanadu project at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Investing more than...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Jon Hanson

Jon Hanson First named to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Board by Gov. Tom Kean in 1982, Hanson has been instrumental in envisioning its composition, governance and potential as an economic driver ever...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Charles Klatskin

Charles Klatskin One of the formative developers of the logistics industry in the Meadowlands, Klatskin became one of the region’s major property owners and innovators. An original partner in the Meadowlands Renaissance Hotel, Klatskin used...

Legends of the Meadowlands: Sonny Werblin

Sonny Werblin A former talent agent with MCA, which represented Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson and Elizabeth Taylor, Werblin was one of the original owners of the Jets, helping the team land Joe Namath....

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