Allison Larena named as one of NJBIZ New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business

February 12 2016

Allison Larena, President and CEO, Mayo Performing Arts Center, has been named one of New Jersey’s 2016 Best 50 Women in Business. The award program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premier business news publication, is presented by Wells Fargo and sponsored by WithumSmith+Brown, PC, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Comcast Business and FGV Media.

The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s successful and influential women in business who have been making headlines in their field. To qualify, a nominee had to meet the selection criteria of being a resident and/or employed in New Jersey and hold a senior management-level position with significant authority in decision making.

An independent panel of judges selected the top fifty winners based on dedication to their careers, leadership, vision, community service, and mentoring. The 2016 judges were Cheryl Biron, One Horn Transportation; Mary Clare Garber, Princeton Legal Search Group, LLC; Angela Scheck, New Jersey State Bar Association; Sandra Schler, American Cancer Society, Inc.; Judith Sheft, New Jersey Innovation Institute @ NJIT; and Sharon Waters, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, Montclair State University.

“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women,” said Thomas Curtin, publisher of NJBIZ. “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the business arena.”

NJBIZ and the program sponsors will honor this year’s winners during an awards reception and ceremony on Monday, March 21, 2016 from 6 PM – 8:30 PM at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ. The honorees will also be highlighted in a special supplement to NJBIZ.

For more information about the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business awards program or to reserve seats to the event, please visit

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Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

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