The Annual Genius Gala

On May 13, 2019, Liberty Science Center will honor four visionary women and men of science at the 8th Annual Genius Gala.

These innovators join our growing list of modern geniuses honored annually at our Genius Gala ceremony. Honorees are chosen not only for their singular brilliance, but also for allowing a spark of creativity to ignite their ideas and open up whole new realms of discovery. That's genius.

Genius Gala 8 Honorees

Gala Committee

David M. Daly

President and COO, PSE&G
Corporate Chair

Michael J. Inserra

Senior Vice Chair and Americas Deputy Managing Partner, EY
Corporate Chair

Chirag Patel

Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Corporate Chair


David Barry, President and CEO, Ironstate Development Company; President and CEO, Urby
Sheri B. Bronstein, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bank of America
Brian Carlin, CEO, Wealth Management Solutions, JPMorgan Chase & Company
Jennifer A. Chalsty, Director, Advisory Council, James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Kevin P. Conlin, Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Michael DeMarco, CEO, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
Matthew D. Ellis, EVP and CFO, Verizon Communications
Joe Hand, Esq., EVP, Global Human Resources and Corporate Services, Celgene Corporation
Robert J. Hariri, MD, PhD, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Human Longevity, Inc.; Chairman, Founder, and CEO, Celularity, Inc.
Barbara G. Koster, SVP and CIO, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Bruce L. Levy, President and CEO, BMR Energy
Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, Founder and President, Bedtime Math and John Overdeck, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Two Sigma
Andrew Penson, Founder and Managing Director, Argent Ventures
Carlos Rodriguez, President and CEO, ADP
Gregory Tusar, Co-Founder, Tagomi Systems
Josh S. Weston, Honorary Chairman, ADP

Committee Formation as of 3.11.19