New Jersey SmartCEO Announces the 2016 Brava Award Winners

40 Powerhouse Female Business Leaders to be Recognized in SmartCEO’s Brava Awards program

Old Bridge, NJ (June 23, 2016) New Jersey SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2016 Brava Award winners. The Brava Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 40 of New Jersey’s top women business leaders. This year’s class collectively generates more than $2.83 billion in annual revenue and employs 14,457 individuals. The winners will be profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on June 23, 2016 at the Grand Marquis.

 Please see below for a complete list of winners and for program details. To share in the excitement leading up to the event, follow us @SmartCEO #BravaAwards.

 “Brava winners possess the hallmark qualities of successful leaders — vision, passion, compassion, dedication, perseverance. Each winner in this year’s class exhibits these qualities in all facets of her life, from running her business to tending to her family and donating time and resources to philanthropic initiatives,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. “We are honored to recognize a group of women who are truly making a difference in the world.”

 The New Jersey Brava Awards ceremony on June 23, 2016, is an expected sell-out event where more than 350 local executives and guests will gather and celebrate their noteworthy achievements. Past Brava winners will also be in attendance to welcome the new class of winners into the Brava community. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a video-packed awards ceremony and a final, inspirational toast to the female leaders of New Jersey.

2016 Brava Winners

Elise Tretola

Allies, Inc.

Joyce Brocaglia

Alta Associates/The Executive Women's

Forum on Information Security, Risk

Management and Privacy

Ranjini Poddar

Artech Information Systems LLC

Debbie Hart


Linda Gardner

Brent Material Company

Elizabeth Corrigan

The Complete Package

Peggy McHale

Consultants 2 Go

Jeanne Achille

The Devon Group

Jennifer Nevins

DW Smith Associates, LLC

Patricia M. Barbarito, Esq.

Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito &

Frost, PC

Karen J. Kessler

Evergreen Partners

Karen Carolonza and Deborah Sittig

Green Room Communications

Tanya N. Helfand

Helfand and Associates

Eileen Huntington

Huntington Learning Corporation

Michele Kent

LeadingAge New Jersey

Maria Yglesias

M&M Development LLC

Marilyn Schlossbach

Marilyn Schlossbach Group

Cynthia Matossian, MD FACS

Matossian Eye Associates

Susan Devaney

The Mavins Group

Blair Schleicher Bravo

Morris Habitat for Humanity

Nancy Lee

Abby Ayoub

Optical Academy

Kim Cervino

Paradigm Science Inc.

Christine Nichlos

People Science

Julie Levi

Progressive Promotions

Jennifer Naughton

Radiant Resources

Sandra Brown Sherman

Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman


Rita Gurevich

SPHERE Technology Solutions

CJ Stafford

Stafford Communications Group, Inc.


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