Jayne Millard Executive chairman Turtle & Hughes Family-owned and family-run company is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year by making sure it’s ready for the next 100 years.
Liz Thomas Co-founder Thomas/Boyd Communications Her decades-long leadership in the region ensures that her span of influence exceeds even that of her powerfully influential firm.
Christina Renna CEO Chamber of Commerce Southern N.J. No one is debating that South Jersey exists — or that she is the key leader and connector for business in the region.
Michele Siekerka CEO N.J Business & Industry Association She is the outspoken leader of one of the largest business groups in the state.
Fran Ehret N.J state director Communications Workers of America, District 1 In a state that is decidedly pro-labor, she heads one of the most important — and influential — unions.
Karen Kessler CEO Kessler PR Group She can be honored for her public relations firm or her role on numerous boards or both — she’s an all-around force in the state.
Elisa Charters Co-founder & president Latina Surge Her role in various nonprofits and higher education (NJIT board), as well as her efforts in the Hispanic business community, are immeasurable.
Lata Reddy; Shané Harris Chair; President The Prudential Foundation The two are elevating Prudential’s long-running commitment to being a good corporate steward in Newark and across the state.
Suuchi Ramesh CEO Suuchi Inc. Self-made software specialist, she continues to reinvent her brand while maintaining role model status for so many.
Dianna Houenou Chair N.J Cannabis Regulatory Commission The business possibilities connected to cannabis industry continue to make it an economic priority for the state.