NJBIA and New Jersey Business magazine announced 20 recipients for their annual Awards for Excellence today, honoring member companies and business leaders whose energy and vision have had a positive impact on their employees, their communities and the state’s economy.
Zina Hassel, Founder and CEO, ZLH Enterprises – Executive of the Year:
Founder of the full-service technology company ZLH Enterprises, Hassel helped clients migrate to a work-from-home model, facilitated COVID-19 hotlines, and procured thermal touchless scanners at a reasonable price for end-user companies during the pandemic.
This type of “spring into action” attitude is nothing new for Hassel, whose company is known for outside-the-box solutions, as well as providing white-glove customer service to businesses of all sizes for all things technology.
First and foremost, Hassel is an advocate for women striving to enter C-suite positions or move up the technology ladder. Such efforts won her three Stevie Awards this year, including a gold for Entrepreneur of the Year – Telecommunications. Her award-winning book, My Armadillo Skin – How I Made It as a Woman in the Field of Telecom, has been called a “road map” for women looking to follow in her footsteps.