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ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Leslie Anderson

Leslie Anderson CEO and president N.J. Redevelopment Authority Someone who has been doing important work — while flying under the radar — for decades. Her organization helps members of underserved communities to get funding for investments. Dr. Paul...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Tara Dowdell

Tara Dowdell Founder and president Tara Dowdell Group and TDG Speakers A go-to communications/marketing/branding strategist, Dowdell has built her firm into one of the finest in the state.  Uli DiazRosalie Acevedo  

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Michelle Bodden

Michelle Bodden Chief diversity and inclusion officer N.J. Economic Development Authority Bodden, among a number of DEI initiatives, helps ensure that the dozens of grant programs the EDA oversees make awards through an equitable lens. Ravi BhallaJohn Bonhomme  

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Claribel Cortes & Francisco Cortes

Claribel Cortes; Francisco Cortes Surrogate; Co-founder Middlesex County; Setroc Group An absolute power couple: She is the first Latina to be elected to North Brunswick council and serve as county surrogate; he leads a top marketing agency...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Rosalie Acevedo

Rosalie Acevedo Chief operating officer Genova Burns  Leads the firm’s daily administrative and financial operations while helping execute its long-term strategic initiatives. Is an integral part of the management, hiring and marketing committees. Tara DowdellBaye Adofo-Wilson  

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Alfa Demmellash

Alfa Demmellash Co-founder and CEO Rising Tide Capital Ahead-of-its-time supporters of women-led startups, Demmellash and Rising Tide have taken their transformative Jersey City entrepreneurial nonprofit national, making an impact around the country. Sonia DelgadoUli Diaz  

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — William Best

William Best Senior vice president, Northeast market manager, community development banking PNC Bank His role in senior leadership at PNC is just one of his duties, as he was recently elected to a one-year term as chair...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Elisa Charters

Elisa Charters Principal EAC Business International Co-founder of Latina Surge, with aims to educate and advocate for D&I and gender parity on executive boards in government. Serves on board of NJIT and Feliciano School of Business at...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Guillermo Artiles

Guillermo Artiles Partner McCarter & English No longer a star “on the rise” — his time is here and now. Artiles chairs the firm’s Government Affairs Practice, has become a key player in the Hispanic legal and...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Mishael Azam

Mishael Azam Vice president of external affairs UnitedHealth Group She is now the chair of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, but she has long been the go-to lobbyist on all things related to health care. Leslie AndersonAlison...

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