The NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year finalists for 2017

NJBIZ STAFF//March 9, 2017//

The NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year finalists for 2017

NJBIZ STAFF//March 9, 2017//

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NJBIZ announced Thursday 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 2017.

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 May 19, which will be held at The Palace at Somerset Park.

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

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Here are the 2017 General Counsel of the Year finalists:

Healthcare Organization

David De Simone
Company: CentraState Healthcare System
Location: Freehold

Tracy Hubbell
Company: Prime Healthcare Management, inc.
Location: Newark

David Mebane
Company: RWJBarnabas Health
Location: West Orange

Donna Michael-Ziereis
Company: AtlantiCare Health System, a Member of the Geisinger Health System
Location: Egg Harbor Township

Non-Profit or Government Organization

Christine Baker
Company: NJ Transit Corporation
Location: Trenton

Melissa Hager
Company: Isles, Inc.
Location: Trenton

Diana Jeffrey
Company: Jersey City Redevelopment Agency
Location: Jersey City

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

Melissa Wheatcroft
Company: Rowan University
Location: Glassboro

Private Company: with annual revenues over $500 million

Anne Baretz
Company: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Location: Rockleigh

Emily Wolf
Company: Kushner Companies
Location: New York

Private Company: with annual revenues up to $500 million

John Bonelli
Company: Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP
Location: Livingston

William A. Brandt Jr.
Company: Berkeley College
Location: Woodland Park

Richard Crooker
Company: Advance Realty
Location: Bridgewater

Eric Gross
Company: Vitals
Location: Lyndhurst

Arlene Hong
Company: Amazon
Location: Jersey City

John Mauro
Company: FinPro, Inc.
Location: Gladstone

Michael A. Ochs, Esq.
Company: Hollister Construction Services, LLC
Location: Parsippany

Djenaba Parker
Company: Red Bull New York
Location: Harrison

Charles H. Sarlo
Company: DMR Architects, PC
Location: Hasbrouck Heights

Public Company

Joshua Horenstein
Company: Innophos
Location: Cranbury

Michael Hutchinson
Company: Stryker Corp.
Location: Allendale

Tamara Linde
Company: PSEG
Location: Newark

Kimberly MacKay
Company: Novartis Business Services
Location: East Hanover

Gina Merritt-Epps
Company: South Jersey Industries
Location: Folsom

Rising Star

Cassia Beierle
Company: Investors Bank
Location: Short Hills

Jason Brocks
Company: Benecard
Location: Clifton

Stephen Herbes
Company: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Location: Ramsey

Uche Ndumele
Company: Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Location: Parsippany

Joshua Sabloff
Company: Stryker Corporation
Location: Woodcliff Lake

Jeff Tang
Company: NEX Group
Location: Jersey City