2021 R.E.D. Gala William Ashby Award Honoree: Joseph R. Jingoli, Jr.

Joseph R. Jingoli, Jr.

The Urban League of Essex County is proud to present the 2021 R.E.D. Gala William Ashby Award to Mr. Joseph R. Jingoli, Jr. for his commitment to transform low-income communities and to develop high-quality projects that not only create economic opportunities in these communities, but benefit those who are the most in need.

Joe Jingoli is Chief Executive Officer of JINGOLI, an internationally recognized construction company with experience in the energy, industrial, healthcare, gaming and educational sectors. He is also a Partner in DCO Energy, one of the largest developers and operators of cogeneration and renewable energy projects in North America. Joe has more than three decades of expertise in construction, project management and energy development. 

He has a reputation throughout the construction and energy industries for his unique ability to use innovative strategies to bring projects to fruition. JINGOLI recently formed a joint venture with EnergySolutions called ES/Jingoli Decommissioning, LLC. EnergySolutions to negotiate the asset transfer of Unit-2 of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI-2) located near Middletown, Pennsylvania. This will be one of the largest, most visible decommissioning projects to date in the United States. In 2017, Joe and his brother, Michael, in partnership with Jack Morris and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, renovated and opened the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on June 28, 2018. Joe is also passionate about giving back to the community. 

As part of the JINGOLI’s Competitive Edge community outreach program, the JINGOLI companies focus on mentoring youth, supporting small, minority and women-owned businesses, and hiring local workers within the communities they serve. A tireless advocate for addiction related causes, Joe is the Founder and Chairman of The F.A.R.M. Team, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals in recovery. He also sits on the Board of the Livengrin Foundation, the Wayside House and is a trustee of the Titusville Academy. Joe has received numerous awards over the years including the most recent, the Institute for Social Justice Community Builder award.