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Brooklyn Honors 2013 Kings of Kings


On Thursday, November 7th, more than 500 people gathered at Mill Basin’s El Caribe Country Club to honor 34 Brooklyn leaders for their contributions to their communities at the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator’s third annual King of Kings networking breakfast.

Following a rendition of “God Bless America” by The Singing Policeman Daniel Rodriguez, each “King” walked the red carpet to receive his award from incoming Borough President Eric Adams and Schneps Communications co-publishers Victoria Schneps-Yunis and Joshua Schneps.

“It was an honor to recognize such outstanding Brooklyn-based business and community leaders,” said Schneps. “We love bringing people together in a room, not just to recognize them, but to also introduce them to one another in order to develop lasting relationships.”

Greenpoint Gazette Publisher and Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Mann was among this year’s honorees. “Jeff Mann represents an outstanding business and community leader,” Schneps said. “He works every day to make Greenpoint a better place to live. We hope his recognition will be an example to others to improve their neighborhoods in the borough.”

“These are people I’ve looked up to and it’s great to be honored with them,” Mann said. “It’s about having the ability to help people and going ahead and doing it.”

In addition to the Kings, veteran reporter Debbie DuHaime was named Star of Stars for her work with the New Jersey State Organization of Cystic Fibrosis and the Drug Alliance board.

The event was sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Brooklyn, Investors Bank, TD Bank, Astoria Federal Bank, Flushing Bank, Citibank and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

The 2013 honorees were:
Dominick Ali, Broker Associate, DG Realty;
Carlos Angelucci, Chief Operating Officer Rapid Realty Franchise LLC & Licensed Real Estate Broker;
Charles A. Archer, CEO, Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People in Need;
Frank V. Carone, Partner, Abrams law;
Dr. Stephen Carryl, Chair of Surgery, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center;
Joseph Doolan, Regional Market Manager, TD Bank;
Peter J. Fasano, Senior Vice President/Area Director, Citibank;
Marc J. Freud, Managing Principal, Troutbrook Company/Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites Brooklyn;
William Fusco, Executive Director, Dynamic Youth Community;
Ted General, Bay Ridge Community Leader;
Anthony Grigos, Executive Vice President, Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union;
Craig R. Hammerman, District Manager, Brooklyn Community Board 6;
Ron Hartmann, Senior VP of Commercial Real Estate Lending, Flushing Bank;
Fredric J. Hugue, Senior Vice President, Business Banking Group, Astoria Federal Savings;
Timothy King, Managing Partner, CPEX;
Brian T. Leary, Managing Partner, CPEX;
Biagio Madaio, Vice President-Team Leader-Business Banking, Investors Bank;
Jeff Mann, Publisher, Greenpoint Gazette/President Greenpoint Chamber;
Frankie Marra, Executive Board Member, Fundraising for United War Veterans of Kings County;
James B. McHugh, Group Director-Senior Vice President, Signature Bank;
State Senator Kevin Parker, District 21;
Gary Perone, Director of New Business Development, Brooklyn Cyclones;
Mohammad Razvi, Executive Director, Council of Peoples Organization (COPO);
Trevor Romans, Director, Kings County Hospital Center;
Dr. Moro Salifu, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Director of the Kidney Transplant Program, SUNY Downstate Medical Center;
Edward W. Schloeman, President, Fidelis Services Group;
David Von Spreckelsen, Division President of New York City Living, Toll Brothers City Living;
Ralph A. Succar, Owner, Empire Development;
Nicholas J. Vendikos, Director of Development, Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens/Futures in Education;
Nicholas Vlisidis, Branch Manager-Marine Park Branch, New York Community Bank;
Douglas W. Wells, President and General Manager, Mercedes Benz of Brooklyn;
Jon Yanofsky, Director, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts; and
Rick Zimmerman, Regional Vice President for the TD Bank Brooklyn-Staten Island Region of New York City


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