Bloustein School lands 2 NJBiz Power 100 list

February 16, 2017

Congratulations to Bloustein School senior policy fellow Christopher J. Paladino, RC’82, CLAW’85, president of the New Brunswick Development Corporation, and instructor Bob Sommer GSNB ’84, CEO of Awsom Associates LLC, who were named as NJBIZ Power 100: The 100 most powerful people in New Jersey business for 2017. Both have made regular appearances on the Power 100 list for several years.

paladinoChristopher Paladino, who was ranked #10 this year, serves as President of New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), a cutting edge not for profit real estate development organization. Chris has initiated and managed residential, commercial and institutional development valued in excess of $1 billion in New Brunswick since 1994. He teaches a graduate course in Urban Redevelopment.


sommerAfter serving in Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s administration, Bob Sommer, ranked #93 this year, now runs the communications, government relations, and public affairs firm Awsom Associates LLC. In addition to assisting the administration on communications matters, he was also was involved with numerous policy initiatives on behalf of the Mayor. In 2011, he was named the Bloustein School’s Alumni of the Year. He teaches a graduate course in Public Policy Advocacy.

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