“We are very proud of Barbara Koster,” said Prudential Vice Chairman Mark Grier. “Prudential highly values talent and leadership and Barbara epitomizes the best. Barbara’s transformational leadership has heightened the collaboration between business and technology at Prudential and she is a respected visionary among her peers. This is a well-deserved honor.”Ms. Koster will be honored at a special Hall of Fame induction awards dinner on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel in Elizabeth, NJ. New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony. For more info on the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame and other 2013 laureates, visit www.janj.org. About Junior Achievement Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers providing relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from K-12 knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 117 other countries worldwide. This school year, JA of New Jersey will reach more than 46,000 students. Visit www.janj.org.