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No. 10: George Norcross

George Norcross — the Camden County political powerbroker, executive chairman at Conner Strong & Buckelew, and chairman of the board of trustees at Cooper University Health Care — has been widely regarded as the state’s most powerful unelected individual.

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No. 9: Dana Lancellotti

Dana Lancellotti took the helm at the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association and now leads the 80-year-old advocacy group with the concerns and priorities of thousands of restaurants and hotels in mind.

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Feb. 21, 2022 Edition of NJBIZ

This week’s digital issue of NJBIZ features a look at the 2022 Power 100: Our annual list of the men and women who are creating New Jersey’s future. Also Inside, how New York grabbed New Jersey’s crown as the top sports-betting state much more!

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No. 4: Aisha Glover

In the course of a decade, Glover has become fixture in Newark. Even her work to help launch Audible’s Global Center for Urban Development – which celebrated its first anniversary in the fall – has its roots in New Jersey’s largest city.

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No. 2: Phil Murphy

Gov. Phil Murphy

Murphy began his second – and final – term with an new set of concerns. His reelection victory was far closer than anyone expected. He has vowed not to increase taxes in his second term, and to focus more on business and resident affordability.

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No. 3: Joaquin Duato

Johnson & Johnson closed out 2021 with $93.8 billion in sales, a $13.6% increase over the prior year. On Jan. 3, 2022, Duato officially took up the helm of New Brunswick-based pharmaceutical giant, responsible for guiding its 135,000 employees. “Given our strong results, financial profile, and innovative pipeline we are well positioned for success in 2022 and beyond,” he said in a statement released along with the company’s fourth quarter and full year results.

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No. 1: Anthony Coscia

After years of fits and starts, federal funding for the Gateway project is finally moving after the passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law in November. The package provides $30 billion for Amtrak to make Northeast Corridor improvements and $11 billion in other grants. And a lot of that is thanks to one of Gateway’s biggest advocates: Coscia. Also a partner at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, the Amtrak chairman is vice chair and one of the trustees of the Gateway Development Program Corp.

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Power 100: N – Z

Taneshia Nash Laird Some of the world’s greatest performers have taken the stage at Newark Symphony Hall – the Metropolitan Opera, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and the Rolling Stones to name just a few. But the century-old venue in the heart of downtown Newark has seen better days, and as its president and CEO, Nash Laird is in charge of ...

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Feb. 14, 2022 Edition of NJBIZ

This week’s digital issue of NJBIZ features a look at how public officials have taken some concrete steps to shore up domestic manufacturing; candy makers are taking cannabis providers to court over sweet-sounding product names. We also shine our spotlight on cybersecurity and much more!

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