Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ

Keynote address given by Robert Hugin, Chairman and CEO of Celgene Corporation, a homegrown entrepreneurial and innovation success story.

Robert Hugin, Chairman and CEO, Celgene Corporation Rothman 25 Bob Hugin

Mr. Hugin serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for unmet medical needs in cancer and immune-inflammatory disease. He joined Celgene in June 1999 and has been a Director of the company since December 2001.  Mr. Hugin is immediate past Chairman of the Board of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University, The Medicines Company, and The Darden Foundation, University of Virginia. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Atlantic Health System and of Family Promise, a national non-profit network assisting homeless families. Prior to joining Celgene, Mr. Hugin was a Managing Director with J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. Mr. Hugin received an AB degree from Princeton University in 1976 and an MBA from the University of Virginia in 1985 and served as a United States Marine Corps infantry officer during the intervening period. Bob and his wife Kathy have three children and live in Summit, New Jersey.

The Rothman Institute has been making a difference in the lives of entrepreneurs, family business and students since 1989, and appreciates the contribution of those who have helped it advance its mission to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business, and nonprofit communities. The innovation programs coordinated by the Institute reach into corporations and Fortune 500 companies in New Jersey and our focus on women’s entrepreneurship helps to support research into and growth of women-owned companies. The gala celebration of our achievements will help secure our continued contribution to the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem that make New Jersey such an exciting state to do business.

We will be honoring past and present supporters, students and entrepreneurs at this inspirational event. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship!

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and networking at 6:00 p.m., followed by awards, dinner and the keynote address at 7:00.

Rothman Institute 25th Anniversary Honorees:

James Barrood
President & CEO, New Jersey Technology
Rothman Institute Executive Director 2003-2014

Adenah Bayoh
FDU Alumnus, President and CEO, Irvington IHOP
Co-Founder and Partner, Kapwood LLC

Mario Casabona
FDU Alumnus, President and CEO, Casabona Ventures

Kathleen DiChiara
Founder, President and CEO, Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Norbert Gaelen
Former President, O.Berk Company

L. Donald LaTorre
President, L&G Management Consultants

Leo Rogers
Founder of the Family Business Forum
Rothman Institute Executive Director 1993-2003

Garrett Szibdat
FDU Alumnus, Owner, Chester Shoprite Wines & Spirits

Bernard Tenenbaum
Lodestone Global
Founding Rothman Institute Director

Delisha Thompson
FDU Student, Member of 2014 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Team

Ryan Urban
FDU Alumnus, CEO & Co-Founder, Bounce Exchange

Linda Wellbrock
FDU Alumnus, Founder & CEO, Leading Women Entrepreneurs

Past Anniversary Celebrations

Contact Information

For Rothman Institute, call 973-443-8842.

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