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ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Tahesha Way

Tahesha Way Secretary of state State of New Jersey Way leads a department with a diverse portfolio: She serves as state’s top election official — and also supports New Jersey’s vibrant arts, culture, history and business communities....

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Robin Walton

Robin Walton Vice president of government and external affairs Inspira Health  Longtime government affairs specialist just moved over to Inspira Health, where she’ll do what she does best: Work with local and state officials while representing Inspira...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Jacob Walthour

Jacob Walthour Co-founder and CEO Blueprint Capital From his perch atop the state’s largest Black-owned asset management firm, Blueprint Capital, Walthour has been relentless in advocating for equitable opportunities for minority businesses and people of color in...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Varsha Waishampayan

Varsha Waishampayan Founder and CEO Wings for Growth Her nonprofit, which she seemingly single-handedly built, has been a blessing for mid-career women looking for guidance on the road to become top-level executives. . Anton VincentJacob Walthour  

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Anton Vincent

Anton Vincent President Mars Wrigley North America Vincent, the new head of Mars Wrigley in Newark, has impressed those that he’s met at the company’s fantastic headquarters in the Ironside Newark building. . Cristina Vieira MartinezVarsha Waishampayan  

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Cristina Vieira Martinez

Cristina Vieira Martinez Business development manager Gilbane Widely respected in the industry, Martinez brings more than 25 years of strategy-driven construction industry experience to Gilbane’s strategic growth plans in New Jersey, serving as a partner, advocate and...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Jen Velez

Jen Velez General counsel Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.J. Her recent hire was applauded by all, as Velez is one of the best-known and most widely respected executives in the health care space, who formally...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Bob Unanue

Bob Unanue CEO Goya Foods The Jersey City-based Goya is the country’s largest Hispanic-owned food company — one that has donated millions of pounds of food in recent years to help stem impact of pandemic. Ralph ThomasJen Velez  

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Ralph Thomas

Ralph Thomas CEO and executive director New Jersey Society of CPAs When it comes to the state’s financial activities, Thomas always speaks with authority and facts — something that gives his words and opinions more impact and...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Rick Thigpen

Rick Thigpen Senior vice president Public Service Enterprise Group Veteran lobbyist is respected throughout the state. The influence Thigpen wields in Trenton for one of the state’s largest companies is great. Darrell TerryRalph Thomas  

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