What are these two figures from the political world doing on this list? Easy, they will be two of the biggest voices in the coming debate about what to do with hospitals in Newark. Everyone has a plan; these guys figure to have a seat at the table. Or more importantly, a voice in the backroom discussions.
As Essex County Executive, Joe DiVincenzo always has a say: "He's like the Norcross of the north," said one. So will former Gov. Donald DiFrancesco, who is chairman at University Hospital. "He's someone who understands the political implications of every move," said another. "He's there for a reason." The bigger decisions may be a year or two down the road, but these two are thinking about them now.