Women in Business honorees: Energy & utilities industries prominently featured among ROI Influencers


Women in Business honorees: Energy & utilities industries prominently featured among ROI Influencers

Kim Hanemann, President of Public Service Electric & Gas, has always emphasized the importance of diversity in the energy and utility industries. Her success in the company over the last 16 years is a testament to this belief and she was recognized as No. 7 on the ROI Influencers: Women in Business list. Hanemann was joined by other influential women in the industry such as American Water CEO Susan Hardwick, South Jersey Industries President Melissa Orsen, and Board of Public Utilities President Christine Guhl-Sadovy.

The state of New Jersey is seeing an increase in diversity within the energy sector, with these women leading the way. Alongside Hanemann, Hardwick, Orsen, and Guhl-Sadovy, more than a dozen women in the industry were honored for their contributions. These women come from various roles within the energy industry, including executive directors, managing directors, vice presidents, and presidents, showcasing the range of leadership positions held by women in the field.

Among the honored women are Paulina Banasiak O’Connor from N.J. Offshore Wind Alliance, Jenifer Becker from N.J. Economic Development Authority, Amy Cradic from N.J. Resources, Christina Farrell from N.J. Utilities Association, Janice Fuller from Anbaric, Kate Klinger from Governor’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy, Christie McMullen from Elizabethtown Gas, Crystal Pruitt from Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, Karen Reif from Public Service Electric & Gas, Lauren Thomas from Public Service Electric & Gas, Maddy Urbish from Ørsted North America, and Denise Venuti Free from N.J. American Water.

These women represent the growing diversity and leadership within the energy and utility industries in New Jersey, showing that the future is bright for women in these sectors.

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