VINCENTOWN, NJ. – Stokes Creative Group, Inc., a certified woman-owned business (WBE/DBE/SBE/WBENC), is proud to announce that Nicole Pace-Addeo, NJ Public Outreach Manager, has been selected by NJBIZ as one of the 2020 recipients of the prestigious “Best 50 Women in Business” award.

Nicole serves as the Public Involvement Facilitator and Project Manager for many high-profile construction and transportation projects throughout the Garden State and beyond. One of the most notable construction projects includes the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s GSP Interchange 145 Improvement Project in East Orange, as well as many other public involvement projects for state transportation organizations including the NJTPA, NJDOT, and top engineering firms such as AECOM, JMT, GPI and many more. Her breadth of experience and expertise in communications and community involvement are the culmination of undeniable passion, creativity and excellence which have led to this well-deserved award.

“Stokes Creative Group is proud of Nicole’s achievement and this well-deserved recognition,” said Valerie Burnette Edgar, VP of Public Outreach. “Nicole provides exceptional service and helps Stokes’ clients achieve success.”

Selected by a panel of independent judges, the winners were chosen using a point system to rate the nominees in categories including career accomplishments, leadership vision, community service and mentoring.

In 2017, Nicole was also honored at the “Forty Under 40” awards program, which celebrates New Jersey’s most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to professional excellence and business growth in the community.

“I am truly touched to be nominated for this award for my work at Stokes and throughout my career,” said Pace-Addeo. “Delivering the best possible results for clients and their projects is something I am incredibly passionate about, so it is an honor to be recognized for those efforts alongside many other powerful women leaders.”

Nicole is going on her sixth year at Stokes and previously taught various communication courses at Kean University and Ocean County College. She has several extracurricular activities which include presenting workshops for Ocean County SCORE, music ministry service at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, and she proudly volunteers and advocates for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Nicole holds a Master of Arts in Communications from Marist College and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Stockton University.

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About Stokes Creative Group, Inc.

Stokes Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service marketing firm with more than 30 years in business, specializing in the transportation and construction industries. Their staff’s diverse expertise allows them to provide unique approaches to achieve the specific business objectives of their clients. Additionally, their goal is to help clients tell the story of their successes and triumphs as the inspiration to develop a story that will set them apart from their competitors, or help the company grow.

Stokes Creative Group, Inc. is as unique as their clientele, and has had the pleasure of working directly with industry leaders. They have offices throughout the East Coast, from Florida to New York.

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