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Two Influential NJIT Executives are Named to NJBIZ Business Power Broker Lists

NJIT President Joel S. Bloom has once again been named to The Power 100, NJBIZ's annual ranking of the most powerful people in New Jersey business. Last year, Bloom shared number 65 with Naramin Farvardin, president of Stevens Institute of Technology, but has moved up the list this year to number 56.

NJBIZ states, “We used to call NJIT the most unheralded school in the state, but it’s no longer flying under the radar — especially in the business community — thanks to Bloom. ‘He’s a pragmatist, and he understands business,’ one fan said. … The opening of the school’s New Jersey Innovation Institute and the arrangements the school has made with Newark companies such as Panasonic are examples of how Bloom gets the business-higher ed relationship.”

Judith Sheft is one of 2015's 'Best 50 Women in Business'

Judith Sheft, an associate vice president for technology and enterprise development at the New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT corporation, has been named one of New Jersey’s 2015 Best 50 Women in Business. The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business that have been making headlines in their field. An independent panel of judges selected the top 50 winners based on their dedication to business growth, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement, and advocacy for women.

Sheft manages the university’s Office of Technology Transfer and Development, developing programs and policies focused on patent creation, intellectual property valuation, strategic use and the protection of IP assets. She also oversees the university’s high technology business incubator, the Enterprise Development Center, and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, where she works with early-stage technology and life sciences entrepreneurs.