Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Opening Ceremony
Built by Entrepreneurs for Future Entrepreneurs
Jubilee Hall Atrium
11 a.m. with
The Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ
Mayor Booker took the oath of office to lead New Jersey's largest
city in July 2006, following a sweeping electoral victory. He is only
the third person to govern the city since 1970. He has received much
acclaim, including being named one of the nations “best and brightest”
by Esquire magazine.
James A. Kocsi, NJ District Director, U.S. Small Business
Kocsi is responsible for directing the SBA's efforts to assist the
779,000 small businesses in New Jersey with the agency's financial and
business development programs. Under his leadership, this office has
consistently provided record levels of support to New Jersey's small
Second Annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Lecture
Innovation Gets Better in Tough Times
Science and Technology Amphitheater
Keith Brownlie, Partner
Ernst & Young LLP, Iselin, NJ: Director of Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year Program, New Jersey and Area Leader for the
Life Science Practice.
Sol J. Barer, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO
Sol J. Barer,
Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ: One of the largest biotechnology
companies in the world, Celgene employs 2,200 globally and boasts over
$2 billion in revenues. Ernst & Young's NJ Entrepreneur of the Year
program awarded Barer its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Vito DiGiovanni '84, Co-Founder and CEO
Fleetwash, Inc., Fairfield, NJ: With $88 million in revenues,
Fleetwash is the industry leader in the $1 billion commercial
truck-washing services industry. DiGiovanni started Fleetwash in 1973,
with a fraternity brother, when he was a Stillman School accounting
student. DiGiovanni is a 1996 recipient of the Ernst & Young NJ
Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Patrick C. Dunican
Patrick C. Dunican Jr. '91, Chairman and Managing
Gibbons, Newark, NJ: Gibbons is a top law firm in the region and is
ranked among the nation's top 200 law firms. The firm provides
transactional, litigation and counseling services to leading businesses
nationwide. Dunican is an alumnus of the Law School and is a 2007
recipient of the Ernst & Young NJ Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
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