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A new chapter

Dennis Bone, executive in residence, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University. - AARON HOUSTON

Dennis Bone founded the center for entrepreneurship at Montclair State University in 2013, and spent more than five years mentoring students before leaving in December 2018. A former president and CEO of Verizon New Jersey, Bone was also a co-chairman on Gov. Chris Christie’s 2009 Economic Development Transition Team, which led to the formation of Choose New Jersey, where he served as founding chairman.

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No. 2: Marie Blistan

Marie Blistan

The New Jersey Education Association is a potent political force in New Jersey — perhaps unmatched in power among labor groups — and has been for decades. As president of the state’s largest teachers union, Blistan channels that power from offices directly across the street from the Statehouse in Trenton. While that power is not unlimited — the union notably ...

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The NJBIZ Education Power 50

Education Power 50 Cover

The leaders profiled in this issue are responsible for managing organizations, making policies that directly affect the institutions or are themselves directly responsible for imparting knowledge to students, apprentices and the citizenry at large.

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Education Power 50 H-Z

Education Power 50 Cover

Phoebe Haddon Haddon is the chancellor of Rutgers University Camden, where more than 7,350 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2016, Rutgers–Camden received a signature honor when it was named as New Jersey’s first Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart in recognition of the university’s commitment to supporting its student-veterans. In 2015, ...

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Education Power 50 A-G

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Lori Arons A lawyer for special needs children in disputes with school districts, Arons began her own general practice in New City, N.Y. nearly 20 years ago and handled a wide variety of matters, including civil litigation, commercial litigation, collections, matrimonial law, family law, real estate and personal injury. In recent years, Arons has concentrated her practice in the area ...

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Expanding opportunities

Newark Alliance CEO Aisha Glover - AARON HOUSTON

The federal opportunity zone program was greeted in New Jersey with a mixture of optimism about potential development and anxiety over just who it will benefit – local communities or Wall Street.

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No. 1: Mark Angelson

Mark Angelson, chair, Rutgers board of governors.

The vice chairman of the Institute of International Education — which administers Fulbright Scholarships — is leading the search for Robert Barchi’s replacement as head of the state’s biggest institution of higher education: Rutgers University.

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Flexible care

Hackensack University Medical Center has become the third facility in the world and the second in the U.S. to install Azurion FlexArm technology from Philips - designed to optimize workflow and assist surgeons performing image-guided procedures for heart and vascular diseases.

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No. 10: Donna Schaffner

A deadly salmonella outbreak in 2008 galvanized national food safety regulators to be proactive, rather than reactive. Food microbiologist Donna Schaffner had at that point spent two decades steering food manufacturers through best practices in food safety, and a connection with the Food and Drug Administration put her and a handful of others up to the task of writing one of ...

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The proposed PennEast Pipeline presents an age-old conflict: jobs vs. the environment

Greg Lalevee, business manager, IUOE Local 825.

The PennEast Pipeline project has been a point of contention for five years. Proponents contend the proposed $1 billion project will bring natural gas in a safe manner and provide high-paying construction jobs; opponents warn it would damage the environment, displace residents, and pose risks to human health. In the latest skirmish over the pipeline, the U.S. Third Circuit Court ...

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