Mount Olive Chamber honors Jerome Hagedorn,
Norman Worth, Michael Jeska at Annual Awards Dinner
MOUNT OLIVE TWP. (June 17, 2014) – Two established leaders were honored, and a future leader was recognized, when the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Dinner at the Lackland Center at Centenary College on June 10.
Jerome Hagedorn, Site Head for the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Flanders facility, was chosen as the Business Person of the Year while Norman Worth of WRNJ was recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year. Michael Jeska was named the chamber’s scholarship winner.
Jeska, a graduating senior at Mount Olive High School, was recognized as the chamber’s High School Scholarship award recipient in part for his leadership roles at the school. The son of Suzanne and Dave Jeska from the Flanders section of Mount Olive, Michael will be attending Virginia Tech this fall studying Civil Engineering with a minor in Marketing. He was Student Council President his junior and senior years, National Honor Society Treasurer, and State qualifier in DECA. He was also a 4 year Varsity ice hockey lettermen (he was a center). His team won the Haas Cup this winter.
“We are proud to recognize the significant accomplishments of our honorees for 2014,” said Greg Stewart, President of the Chamber. “These awards are our opportunity to acknowledge the leadership and citizenship demonstrated by local business people and to recognize the outstanding High School Senior in a business program, with a $1500 scholarship.”
As part of his role as Site Head, Hagedorn has a leadership role for the Siemens Performance System (SPS) across the Operational Services Group and for both the Siemens Graduate and Leadership Development Programs. Additionally, Hagedorn continues to actively serve as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Flanders site. In this role, he supports such programs as Habitat for Humanity, Mount Olive Robotics Club, Mount Olive Emergency Preparedness, and local police, fire, and emergency units via the Siemens Caring Hands program. Hagedorn, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, is also a member of Toastmasters International, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, and Knights of Columbus.
From January 2010 to February 2014, Hagedorn was Sr. Director and Head of Manufacturing at the Flanders site. In February he was named Site Head.
Worth, Managing Partner of WRNJ, has a long reputation as being involved in numerous non-profits and fundraisers. Personally and through his popular radio station, Worth has helped to raise millions of dollars over the years. Last year, in fact, WRNJ exceeded the million dollar mark in funds raised for the Arc of Warren after two decades of annual Radiothons. Through Worth’s direction, WRNJ has helped raise funds for many other organizations and individuals, as well, including Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, NORWESCAP Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity. In 2010 Worth was selected to the inaugural Warren County Hall of Fame class in recognition of his many efforts in the county and throughout the region. In 2013 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from Centenary College.
In addition, Worth has also been honored by a host of other groups over the years. He has also served on many different boards. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Fulton Bank of New Jersey, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, and Centenary College. And for over 30 years, Worth has served the community as a member of the Hackettstown Rotary Club.
For more information about the chamber and its various programs, visit www.mountolivechambernj.com.
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