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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 — 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 — 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 — Luis De La Hoz & Carlos Medina

Luis De La Hoz; Carlos Medina Chairman; CEO Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of N.J. We often debate if this dynamic duo should be presented individually or separately. One thing is certain: Their efforts to help the...

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 — Ras Baraka

Ras Baraka Mayor Newark Newark’s favorite son is proving to be the city’s favorite (and most effective) mayor. Reducing crime, improving schools and helping to spur development (including affordable housing) are all important — and would be...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — George Helmy

George Helmy Chief of staff Governor’s Office Some feel he will soon leave the governor for a still-to-be-determined position. If he does, he should have his pick of posts. It’s hard to overstate Helmy’s influence on all...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Adrian Mapp

Adrian Mapp Mayor Plainfield He’s humble and effective — always putting the needs of his city first. From moves to spend federal money to bring relief on energy bills to deals to bring accelerators for entrepreneurs of...

ROI Influencers: People of Color 2022 — Bob Menendez & Cory Booker

Bob Menendez; Cory Booker D-N.J. U.S. Senators New Jersey is fortunate to not only have two senators who have substantial influence in Washington (Menendez is chair of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee) and bring programs (and...

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