Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement: Anita M. Rubino '83

Anita RubinoAnita opened EVOS Carrollwood Restaurant in the summer of 2013 following a multi-year relationship with EVOS Restaurants. EVOS provides a healthier fast casual eating alternative, using only natural, humanely raised ingredients and featuring a unique air-baking process. She became associated with EVOS while pursuing an independent consulting business, AMR Solutions Network, LLC, where she specializes in assisting businesses with their people, organizational and change management strategies.

Prior to her consulting business, Anita held a variety of executive leadership positions with the Nielsen Company, including Chief Human Resources Officer for Nielsen Media Research where she was a member of the leadership team responsible for taking the company public. Later responsibilities included redefining the role of Client Services for the company which encompassed client support and training, helpline services and development of an integrated web strategy. Prior to Nielsen, Anita held a number of progressively responsible positions in the Human Resources arena ranging from staffing and organizational development to senior generalist roles. 

Throughout her career, Anita has consulted on process improvement, organizational effectiveness and systems requirements in various industries.  While pursuing her undergraduate degree at NJIT, she served on a team that established and managed a research center and developed one of the country’s first electronic mail and conferencing systems under the direction of Dr. Murray Turoff and Dr. Roxanne Hiltz.

She is an active member of the Alumni Association of NJIT, where she currently chairs both the Alumni Weekend Committee and the Alumni Achievement Awards Committee, has served two terms as Vice President of the Executive Committee, was past chair of the Nominations Committee as well as past Co-Chair of the Florida Gulf Coast Regional Club. She also serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Science and Liberal Arts, the Editorial Board for NJIT Magazine, the NJIT NEXT Campaign Committee, and the Planned Giving Committee.

Anita received a BS, magna cum laude, in industrial administration from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1983 and an MBA in marketing from Seton Hall University in 1986.