NEWARK—On April 19, 2012, Ann D. Borowiec, CEO of J. P. Morgan Private Wealth Management; Marjorie Perry, President and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Co, Inc. and William J. Pesce, retired President and CEO of John Wiley and Sons Inc. were honored as laureates and inducted into the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. Laureates are recognized for their accomplishments in their industries and for their commitment to improving the quality of life in New Jersey.

Junior Achievement of New Jersey, the Star-Ledger and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association have partnered annually to honor and induct laureates into the NJBHOF with all proceeds benefitting Junior Achievement. Longstanding stakeholders in the Junior Achievement mission include Verizon as title sponsor, along with Accenture, Chubb & Son, NJM Insurance Group/NJM Bank, Marriott International and United Airlines.

The event will help bring Junior Achievement’s interactive, hands-on programs to nearly 43,000 K-12 students statewide. The hallmark of Junior Achievement’s programs is its volunteer network comprised of thousands of members of New Jersey’s business community who believe that participating in the education and inspiring today's youth will provide them with the skills necessary to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices.