Health care — it's all about health care in 2014. Who's providing it, who's paying for it, and who is finding the ways to make the system work better. With that in mind, NJBIZ has selected the 50 biggest industry power players in the state.
There are hospital executives (11 CEOs made the list, led by Atlantic Health's Joseph Trunfio and Barnabas Health's Barry Ostrowsky) and insurance leaders (Horizon's Bob Marino and QualCare's Annette Catino were obvious picks).
There are academics (see Rutgers' Bob Barchi and Brian Strom) and thought leaders (including Joel Cantor, David Kostinas and Jeff Brenner).
There are key figures from doctors groups (such as Summit Medical Group's Jeff LeBenger, Advocare's John Tedeschi and Partners in Care's Ralph Tang) and associations (we like Jeanne Otersen and Ward Sanders).
And you have to have a lawyer or two (we'll take Scott Kobler and Mark Manigan), along with the ultimate power player (George Norcross).
Of course no list would be complete without elected and appointed officials, people such as Mary O'Dowd and Lou Goetting. And the No. 1 pick is Jennifer Velez, who runs the Department of Human Services. (Read our profile on Velez here.)
Need to see where they fell in the rankings — and who else joins them?
Check out the slideshows below for all the answers:
Oh, and if you're all about power, here's a look at our Power 100 and our Real Estate Power 50 lists, too.