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Presenting the 2021 Power 100 slideshow

The list had fewer government officials than past iterations – a conscious decision reflecting the view that business leaders were the true drivers of the state’s economy. Decisions on hiring, acquisitions and expansion were more consequential in the long term than an agency rule or executive order.

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No. 4: Alex Gorsky

As one of the largest and most prominent pharmaceutical companies in the world, Johnson & Johnson was bound to be a critical component of the fight against COVID-19. And the company, which Gorsky has led since April 2012, did not disappoint.

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No. 1: Phil Murphy

It goes without saying that Murphy is the state’s most powerful elected official. And while he may not be as much as a national household name as his neighbor, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Murphy’s handling of the pandemic has still earned him considerable recognition across the country.

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Power 100: N – Z

Feb. 22, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Philip Norcross Law firm Parker McCay and lobbying firm Optimus Partners might represent the epitome of the politically connected firms – if the news headlines and government watchdogs are to be believed. Philip, an executive at both, is the nexus of those connections. That became evident in 2019, when activists and a task force put together by the Murphy administration ...

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No. 2: Judith Persichilli

“The woman who needs no introduction” has been a key feature at the almost daily press conferences Gov. Phil Murphy and other top state health officials hold to update the public on just where things stand with the pandemic.

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No. 7: Shereef Elnahal

Elnahal left his job as state health commissioner a few months before the state was hit with an almost unprecedented public health crisis. So while his successor in the administration was left to grapple with the statewide response, Elnahal fought the pandemic in one of its hottest spots: Newark.

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No. 3: Robert Garrett

As CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, Garrett runs New Jersey’s largest health network with 17 hospitals, 500 patient care locations, 35,000 team members and 6,500 physicians.

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Feb. 22, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Feb. 22, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

“Get this week’s digital edition of NJIBZ – featuring a look at 2021 POWER 100 - Our annual list of the men and women who are creating New Jersey’s future; Cybersecurity experts on an NJBIZ panel describe emerging threats to businesses and how to head off costly attacks; and more!”

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