University Community Fares Well on NJBIZ “Power 100” List

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Business magazine NJBIZ has published the 2015 edition of “Power 100,” its annual list of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey business, and once again, members of the Montclair State University community are among them. President Susan A. Cole, two members of the University board of trustees and two alumnae are listed among the state’s movers and shakers in business.

President Susan A. Cole was once again recognized by NJBIZ with a spot on the list for “turning her school into an important player in higher ed space in New Jersey.” Noting that she is one of the “most impactful educational president[s] in the state today,” NJBIZ said of Cole: “When you talk about her, people respect her. She’s very talented.”

Also representing Montclair State on the list are:

Board of Trustees Members:

William T. Mullen
Board of trustees member William T. Mullen is president of the New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council. NJBIZ quotes an insider as saying of Mullen: “I think his stature continues to rise with all the infrastructure work and building trades.”

Ralph A. LaRossa
Board of trustees chair Ralph LaRossa is president and chief operating officer of PSE&G. Notes NJBIZ: “The face of PSE&G New Jersey is LaRossa. If you talk to people in government and people in the business world, day to day, you’re dealing with LaRossa.”

Alumnae:

Annette Catino ’78
Alumna Annette Catino is the chief executive officer of QualCare, the managed healthcare subsidiary of QualCare Alliance Networks, Inc. Calling her “a veteran of our Power 100 and Power 50 Health Care lists,” NJBIZ praises Catino for “staying ahead of the curve on health insurance.”

Regina M. Egea ’79
Regina Egea, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s chief of staff, is commended by NJBIZ for her staying power in the “second-most powerful position in an administration.” “Is she influential?” an insider asks rhetorically. “Absolutely.”