#5 George E. Norcross III Connor Strong & Buckelew, Executive Chairman
He’s the biggest player in South Jersey. “Everything that is going to happen in Camden is dependent on George Norcross’ imagination,” one rival said with respect. “He’s clearly the maestro, in a good way. He’s the most competent person in the area, and he’s really looking out for the city.” But he’s more than just Camden. “What he’s doing in Paulsboro is nothing short of miraculous. The port they are creating is amazing; they are able to design a state-of-the- art facility from scratch.” And he’s doing it with strong leadership. “He’s a hard-ass political boss, but people respect him and respond to him,” one insider said.
George E. Norcross III
Connor Strong & Buckelew
Last Year's Rank: 22