October 2, 2023


Kathleen R. McMorrow

The Communications Optic, LLC.

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Cynthia Hetherington Named 2023 Executive of the Year by NJBIA

(Wanaque, New Jersey) October 2023Hetherington Group™ (Hg), a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments, is proud to announce that founder and CEO Cynthia Hetherington has been awarded Executive of the Year by the New Jersey Business Magazine 2023 Awards for Excellence, presented by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA).

The Executive of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in their position as an NJBIA member company executive. Hetherington is one of only four executives to be presented with the 2023 honor from a very competitive field of companies statewide. Hetherington is widely acknowledged for exemplary leadership, leading her organization with passion and overcoming challenges to continue to advance her company. Hetherington’s contributions to the state’s economic growth are underscored by the success of her business. Hetherington was nominated for the award as a local trailblazer who built her own success, pioneered the elevation of her industry and leads a supportive, team-focused culture that has fostered business growth in New Jersey and far beyond.

“It is an honor to be recognized as Executive of the Year by the NJBIA,” stated Hetherington. “I appreciate this honor and the support I have received over many years from the New Jersey business community as I grew my global company that serves prominent public companies and governmental agencies, as well as private sector enterprises transforming their industries right from my Passaic County hometown.” Hetherington will be profiled in the October issue of New Jersey Business Magazine and spotlighted on daily E-news service, New Jersey Business Today for her accomplishment.

About Hg

With over two decades of expertise, Hg is a leader in investigative due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations. The company identifies and exposes vital data across national and international investigations and trains thousands of investigators in the public and private sectors annually. The company shares expertise in an increasingly data-intensive, cyber-focused world through the publication of industry newsletters, white papers and recognized investigative reference books. The firm’s client roster includes prominent private sector enterprises across a broad array of industries as well as federal, state and municipal public agencies.