Education: Nutley High School
Job responsibility: Investor and developer
Company description: Commercial real estate investment, management and development company
Primary professional/community affiliations: Hope for a Thousand Hills; Chilton Medical Center; Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship; Montclair State University; Women Presidents’ Organization; Commercial Real Estate Women; Society of 75; The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women
Last book: “Mind Set!: Eleven Ways to Change the Way You See—and Create— the Future,” by John Naisbitt
Who is your most influential role model? Jerry Turco, my beloved father, was a true entrepreneur, visionary and optimist. His positive attitude was contagious and led him to find growth opportunities in areas no one else saw. His great sense of humor could lighten up the most dire of situations, and bring new perspectives and solutions to problems most would deem unfixable.
When is it appropriate to text in business? I would text only if I am responding to a text, or if I am running a few minutes late for a scheduled meeting.
What would you give New Jersey for its 350th birthday? A party to celebrate entrepreneurship in our great state. I would invite every university’s business school, all the entrepreneurs and investors, and the business community to a networking event to meet and mingle.
The women will be honored at an event March 24 at The Palace at Somerset Park. For more details, click here or please contact Melissa Sullenberger at email@example.com or call her at 732-246-5737.