The NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year finalists for 2016

Jessica Perry//March 16, 2016

The NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year finalists for 2016

Jessica Perry//March 16, 2016

NJBIZ is proud to announce New Jersey’s most dynamic general counsels and chief legal officers with its list of finalists for the NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year awards for 2016. These professionals each play a crucial role in making their companies successful.

Finalists will be recognized and the winner in each category will be announced during an awards breakfast and ceremony on June 9, which will be held at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset.

The program is sponsored by Update Legal, Update Discovery, Archer & Greiner, Gibbons P.C., K&L Gates, EisnerAmper, Princeton Legal Search Group LLC and Connell Foley.

For more information, click here.

Here are the 2016 General Counsel of the Year finalists, in alphabetical order:

Healthcare Organization

Nori Fey
Company: Bayada Home Healthcare, Inc.
Location: Wenonah

Alexander Gladney
Company: Capital Health
Location: Trenton

Ann Marie Henderson
Company: Raritan Bay Medical Center
Location: Perth Amboy

Maryann Kicenuik
Company: Holy Name Medical Center
Location: Teaneck

Kevin Kramer
Company: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway
Location: Rahway

Paul Matey
Company: University Hospital
Location: Newark

Leslie Prizant
Company: CarePoint Health System
Location: Jersey City

Nonprofit or Government Organization

Jennifer Birmingham
Company: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
Location: Edison

Hope Blackburn
Company: Jersey City Public Schools
Location: Jersey City

Katherine Hatton
Company: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Location: Princeton

Alida Kass
Company: New Jersey Civil Justice Institute
Location: Trenton

Private Company with annual revenues over $500 million

Jazmine Estacio
Company: Coach USA
Location: Paramus

Michelangelo Troisi
Company: Haier America Company
Location: Wayne

Robert Zetterstrom
Company: NJM Insurance Company
Location: West Trenton

Private Company with annual revenues up to $500 million

Jonathan Broder
Company: Consolidated Rail Corporation
Location: Philadelphia

Richard Kaluzinski
Company: GEODIS Wilson USA, Inc.
Location: Iselin

Michael Kurland
Company: Supreme Oil Company (aka Admiration Foods)
Location: Englewood

Michael Martin
Company: MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey
Location: Lawrenceville

Phillip Patton
Company: Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.
Location: Secaucus

Shirleen Roberts
Company: Heller Industrial Parks, Inc.
Location: Edison

Elizabeth Tedeschi
Company: Continuum Health Alliance, LLC
Location: Marlton

James K. Valenti, Esq., PE, PP
Company: T&M Associates
Location: Middletown

Bernard Vaughan
Company: Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc.
Location: Kenilworth

Public Company

Damien Atkins
Company: Panasonic Corporation of North America
Location: Newark

David Hill
Company: NRG Energy, Inc.
Location: Princeton

Jay Kooper
Company: Middlesex Water Company
Location: Iselin

Rising Star

Eman Ahmed-Fakhry
Company: Mindray DS USA
Location: Mahwah

Rachel Engelstein
Company: GAF
Location: Parsippany

James Hetzel
Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Location: Hackensack

Michael Jardim
Company: Nokia
Location: Murray Hill

Dana McMahon
Company: Novo Nordisk Inc.
Location: Plainsboro

Jeff Sipos
Company: ProSight Specialty Insurance
Location: Morristown

Iveta Wentink
Company: TOTE, Inc.
Location: Princeton

Lifetime Achievement Award

William N. Farran
Company: Innophos Holdings, Inc.
Location: Cranbury