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ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Wes Mathews

Wes Mathews CEO Choose New Jersey He holds one of the most significant economic development roles in the state — one to which the former State Department official brings the ideal resume. As New Jersey (and Gov....

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Eliana Pintor Marin; Teresa Ruiz

Eliana Pintor Marin; Teresa Ruiz D-Newark; D-Newark N.J. Assembly; N.J. Senate It’s easy to pair them together, as they are colleagues and friends. But it’s far more than that. They are role models — and two of...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez CEO ADP CEOs and elected officials across the state scurried to come up with plans to address social inequities in their ranks and workforce this spring, when the issue exploded onto the national scene. They...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Wasseem Boraie & Sam Boraie

Wasseem Boraie; Sam Boraie Principals Boraie Development Firm’s latest multifamily project in Newark, 777 McCarter (33 stories and 370 units) may be the biggest, but it won’t be the last, as more projects already are on the...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Dennis Pullin

Dennis Pullin CEO and president Virtua Among his many big wins of late is this: The recent announcement of the Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences of Rowan University, which will encompass the state’s only...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Adenah Bayoh

Adenah Bayoh Founder and CEO Adenah Bayoh & Cos. There’s no better symbol or representative for entrepreneurial spirit and equitable hope in the state. A self-made millionaire, Bayoh is an immigrant who used her education and business...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Aisha Glover

Aisha Glover Vice president of urban innovation Global Center for Urban Development One of the leading economic impact executives and urban development leaders in the country, she’s leading a program at Audible that is designed to bring...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Mo Butler

Mo Butler Partner Mercury He’s a partner at one of the most influential public affairs firms in the state, represents and advises some of the state’s biggest politicians (including Booker and Baraka), biggest companies and biggest developers...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Shané Harris

Shané Harris Vice president of social responsibility and partnerships; President Prudential Financial; Prudential Foundation Her responsibilities include leading the company’s philanthropic strategy, overseeing the distribution of over $62 million in grants and charitable contributions, as well as...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Dianna Houenou

Dianna Houenou Chair Cannabis Regulatory Commission She is in charge of all things cannabis. And, while the rollout has taken longer than many hoped/expected — and is still struggling to ensure racial and social equity (perhaps an...

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