HONORING THE LEGACIES OF PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD MILLENNIUM A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine Tenth Edition PROS AND CONS: THE SHORTER WORKWEEK Page 122 METHODS TO BUILD A BETTER BRAND Page 204 10 HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE Page 84 GREGG KLAR Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Page 13
Important Dates in History 1898 Paul Tutmarc, a musician and inventor, develops and markets the electric bass guitar in Seattle in 1936. W. E. B. Du Bois founds the civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in 1909. Albert Nelson Marquis establishes Marquis Who’s Who in 1898. 1909 1936
The internationally known maze action video game Pac-Man is released by Namco for arcades in 1980. 1980 The female contraceptive, the birth control pill, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and released in the United States in 1960. 1960 The Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19 are detected in India and South Africa, respectively, and declared variants of concern by the World Health Organization in 2021. 2021
4 Table of Contents 84 Ten Habits of Successful People Did you know that successful people have similar traits? Peruse 10 habits of successful people you may cultivate to follow in their footsteps. 8 Worldwide Biographies Meet our listees, distinguished professionals from around the world who have dedicated their lives to providing monumental services across all industries. 7 Editor’s Letter An introduction to the 10th edition of Millennium Magazine, a reflection of our prestigious listees whose perseverance has garnered inspiration worldwide.
5 122 The Case for a Shorter Workweek Highlighted herein, find out how a shorter workweek can improve employee morale, productivity and relations in an everchanging professional climate. 232 How IT Service Providers Can Streamline Businesses By partnering with IT service providers, businesses can leverage many benefits. Listed herein are some ways an IT service provider can improve business operations. 204 Building A Better Brand A functional brand is a representation of what your customers should feel upon seeing your brand. Assess these essential tips when formulating your unique brand.
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The ascent to one’s professional career is seldom navigated in a straight line. For some, the journey is serendipitous, but for others, the path is serpentine — snaking amid a variety of choices, obstacles and complications. It is true that a detour from one’s intended path can be discouraging; however, it is also true that disruptions sometimes lead toopportunityandgrowth. Conquering an uncertain road requires creative thinking, ingenuity, resilience, and a desire for personal and professional betterment. Many experts, including those featured in the 10th edition of MillenniumMagazine, realized the impact of disruption during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless individuals have needed to redirect their paths as a result of the health care crisis, and we endeavor to highlight listees whose industry contributions are punctuated by courage, tenacity and innovation, especially in the face of uncertainty. Our listees are not only laudable figures — they are models of resilience and paradigms of excellence across such fields as science and technology, academia, law and law enforcement, the creative arts, medicine, military service and philanthropy. Amid the barricades imposed by the pandemic and its related hurdles, our listees serve as witness to the human spirit’s ability to overcome and succeed during the most challenging times. We welcome you to leaf through this issue of Millennium Magazine and consider each listee’s narrative as an example of fortitude in the midst of ambiguity. Together, we can navigate the storms of an ever-changing world, inspired, perhaps, by the stories and lessons printed upon these pages. With warm regards for continued health and prosperity, Lisa Diamond Senior Editor, Millennium Magazine EDITOR’S LETTER MILLENNIUM Millennium Magazine is published by Marquis Who’s Who Ventures LLC 350 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means – including, but not limited to, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise – or used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the prior written permission of the publisher and, if the publisher deems necessary, execution of a formal license agreement with the publisher. Manufactured in the United States of America. ISSN 2577-7009 (Print) ISSN 2577-6991 (Online) Chief Executive Officer Erica Lee Chief Marketing Officer Kristine McCarthy Executive Vice President, HR and Organizational Development Deborah A. Morrissey Director of Recruitment Fran Bardio Director, Print Production John Sartoris Director, Editorial Services Renée Dutcher-Pryer Technical Administrator, Editorial Charles Varriale Director, Compliance and Quality Assurance Iris Cannetti Director, Branding Services Nikki Masih Director, Sales and Training Michael Swinarski Senior Editor Lisa Diamond Staff Writer Isabella Bruni Senior Graphic Designer Carlton Ramsey
8 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS experience and leadership have led to inspiring speaking engagements and seminar presentations. Topics include the three-part seminar “Once Upon an Author,” which includes how to write your book for a successful outcome, the publishing process and strategies for how to market your book. Other inspirational speaking topics, among others, is “The Loopy Path of Life.” Her presentation expertise earned her the Best Seminar Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) at their annual conference in Dallas. Ms. Sudor received the Alumni of the Year Award from Drexel University, Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business Award, 25 Women of Influence Award and the Harriet E. Worrell Award from Drexel University for professional excellence and public service. For more information, visit www.caracynpublishing.com and www.greenappleacres.com. She can be contacted at email@example.com. Cynthia A. Sudor first delved into marketing at Hersheypark/Arena/ Stadium after graduating from Drexel University. She was the first woman hired to the middle management team as the park was developing into a national family attraction. Leveraging her growing reputation, she served in numerous management roles, eventually becoming the only woman on the executive staff. In 1992, she established Cynthia A. Sudor Enterprises, her own marketing business. She was hired as founding vice president of sales and marketing for the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, a $52.9 million, first-of-itskind complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 1998 to 2001. She then returned to her marketing business. In 2013, Ms. Sudor founded CARACYN Publishing LLC, where she publishes new authors whose books have garnered national awards. An award-winning author herself, she has written and published a children’s book series, “Adventures at Green Apple Acres,” which received two international Literacy Select Book of the Year Awards from Executive Women International at their annual conventions in Dallas in 2012 and San Diego in 2013. Ms. Sudor’s decades of successful business CYNTHIA A. SUDOR FOUNDER, OWNER, CARACYN PUBLISHING LLC AUTHOR, “ADVENTURES AT GREEN APPLE ACRES,” AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES Grantville, PA
9 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS NORTH ATLANTA AREA DIRECTOR Christian Leadership Concepts Powder Springs, GA OWNER, PRESIDENT TLC Marketing & Creative Services, Inc. Bonita Springs, FL G. MICHAEL ESCOE Prior to accepting his current role as North Atlanta area director for Christian Leadership Concepts, G. Michael Escoe was internationally recognized as a marketing and communications expert with technology giants AT&T, BellSouth and France Telecom. Accruing over 30 years of expertise in marketing endeavors, he was previously responsible for the execution of all event marketing, branding and communication functions. Since 2011, he has served Christian Leadership Concepts on their board of directors, having served as area director since 2017. In his dual roles, he counsels individuals in becoming better versions of themselves. Additionally, Mr. Escoe sits as chairperson of the Executive Advisory Board of the Brock School of Business at Samford University and is a board member and vice president of the Atlanta Citadel Club. Mr. Escoe draws upon an MBA from Samford University in 1984, from whom he received the 1994 and 2020 Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award. As a testament to his excellence in marketing and communications, he has earned several Telly and Site Awards. Despite his lauded accolades, however, he is especially proud of helping others become better individuals in society. Since 2009, Trish Leonard has excelled as owner and president of TLC Marketing & Creative Services, Inc. Driven by her extensive background in marketing and public relations, she propels the agency forward in such areas as public relations, marketing and branding throughout Southwest Florida. Supported by an outstanding team of professionals, they also offer event planning services for individuals and business owners. Prior, Ms. Leonard served as a marketing and sales director for Adams & O’Reilly, Inc., membership director for the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, and director of Odle McGuire Shook Corporation. Ms. Leonard holds certifications from the Institute of Organizational Management, through which she completed a four-year program. TLC Marketing & Creative Services was recognized for Best of Marketing and Event Planning by the Bonita Springs Award Program in 2020, and Ms. Leonard was honored as Citizen of the Year by the USA Today Network and Naples Daily News in 2016. Additionally, they were named Small Business of the Year by the Estero and Bonita Springs Area Chambers of Commerce. The Welcome Center at the Everglades Wonder Gardens was named in her honor in light of her humanitarian efforts. TRISH LEONARD
10 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE in myriad positions. From 2014 to 2015, she was treasurer of the association, while concurrently serving on the board of directors from 2013 to 2017. From 2015 to 2017, she was the secretary. Notably, Ms. Collier has spoken through collegelevel mitigation courses and participated in the steering committee of the National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference. Attributing her success to her unwavering commitment to her job and protecting the environment, she is especially proud of bringing the industry into a more stable and predictable era. She is driven by the motto, “Leave the world a better place,” and credits her current success to her many mentors. One such mentor was Peggy Strand, who was an attorney and the chief of the Environmental Defense Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Looking toward the future, Ms. Collier intends to establish an additional mitigation bank and witness the continued growth and success of her career. Drawing upon more than 30 years of experience in the regulatory industry, Donna L. Collier excelled as the chairwoman and a founding board member of the National Environmental Banking Association from 2017 to 2022 and now sits as immediate past chair. As a culmination of her career experiences, she initiated language that passed through the legislation and appropriation bills by the United States Congress, thereby implementingmore consistent standards that regulate environmental impact. Ms. Collier participated on an EPA Steering Committee to create manuals for all 38 districts of the Corps of Engineers to bring about consistency for permit implementation. She notes that her legislation endeavors allow private industries to conduct environmental restoration to offset development. Alongside her primary roles, Ms. Collier has been a member of the leadership council of the National Small Business Association since 2016 and amanaging partner of ValenciaWetlands Trust since 2006. Earlier in her career, prior to joining the National Environmental Banking Association, she served theNationalMitigationBankingAssociation DONNA L. COLLIER IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR National Environmental Banking Association Priest River, ID
11 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE awine importing company, titled Bodegas de Vino. Punctuating this appointment, he immigrated to the United States and attended the University of New Orleans, where he earned a BBA in 2001. Likewise, he received a diploma from the IPADE Business School at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa in 2013 and an additional diploma fromHarvard University. Holding several roles through the present day, Mr. Dabdoub has served as co-owner of Foinversion Construction Company since 2005, the owner of Sun Financial Walden since 2001 and the manager of Sun Financial Investments since 2005. He joined Allied Orion in 2001 as an investor, remaining in that position until 2016 when he was promoted to the rank of partner. He remains a partner today. As partner of Allied Orion, Mr. Dabdoub enjoys providing his clients with apartments at affordable prices and ensuring that all of his clients’ needs are met with satisfaction. Although his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Dabdoub is exceptionally proud of publishing his book, “Winning the Art of Becoming an American Investor,” and notes that his myriad achievements have been documented in his acclaimed book. He emphasizes that his pursuit of a formal education was difficult, yet very rewarding, thereby serving as an inspiration to others who desire to walk the same path. Additionally, he contributed to two photography books, “Propiedad Ajena” in 2007 and “Moviemento de Imagenes” in 2000, as well as contributed articles to Lideres, a Mexicanbased magazine. In 2022, he was featured in the first chapter of the book “Authority,” in which he discussed multifamily investing. Holding certifications in infrastructure finance from the London Business School and in financial technology from The Wharton School, Mr. Dabdoub intends to see himself grow at Allied Orion. As a native of Mexico City, Alejandro Dabdoub drew inspiration from his father, who always desired to work in the United States. In the early stages of his career, Mr. Dabdoub worked as the owner of two Mexican-based restaurants between 2004 and 2009, Lalsace Restaurant and La Taverne. From 2007 to 2018, he then served as the owner of ALEJANDRO DABDOUB PARTNER Allied Orion Houston, TX
12 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Len W. Hindsman grew up witnessing his father fixing properties and selling those properties for extra income. Joining his father at the age of 12, he advanced in the field significantly, soon blossoming his love for the construction industry. Congruent to these interests, Mr. Hindsman also developed a love for academia and, from there on, decided to integrate his passions. Over the course of his longstanding career, he was a Director of Construction for Muscogee County School District and managed construction in addition to serving as Assistant Superintendent for Operations for Bibb County School District between 1995 and 2006. Likewise, for the past 14 years, Mr. Hindsman has excelled as the managing member of Leonard W. Hindsman Jr., LLC. During his time with the school systems, Mr. Hindsman delivered $300 million worth of construction over an 11-year period, during which time there were impressively zero legal disputes or major overruns. He is renowned for building the Natalia’s, an elite restaurant in Macon, Georgia, as well as restoring one of the most recognized buildings in downtown Macon, The Hardeman Building. He is a former member of the National Homebuilders Association, who named him a Life Spike in the 1980s. Civically involved as well, Mr. Hindsman served as first president of the Georgia chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International in 2006, was the founder of the Alumni Association of Columbus State University, and is a past leader of a Drug Abuse Control Organization. He has also served as a deacon and Chairman of the Properties Committee at Vineville Baptist Church. Drawing upon an associate degree in biology from Columbus College, a bachelor’s degree in zoology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Georgia, and a master’s degree in education, administration and supervision fromGeorgia State University, Mr. Hindsman was nominated for Personalities of the South in 1972. He was further named the Outstanding Young Educator in Muscogee County in 1972 and an Outstanding Young Man of America in 1971 and 1972. LEN W. HINDSMAN MANAGING MEMBER Leonard W. Hindsman Jr., LLC Macon, GA
13 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Witnessing his mother buy her first home when he was coming of age, Gregg Klar was encouraged to delve into the field of real estate to help individuals such as his mother. After graduating from high school, he obtained his real estate license at the age of 19 and began working for Century 21 Realty in 1998. Serving as a realtor with Century 21 until 2000, he was revered for his intelligence and passion for the field. In 1999, Century 21 bestowed upon him the Rookie of the Year Award. In 2000, Mr. Klar joined Keller Williams Realty in Austin, Texas, where he has since served as a realtor. Certified as a luxury home marketing specialist, he has received myriad accolades in light of his prominence in the industry. From 2017 to 2018, he was named among the Top Most Influential Agents in the Country and, from 2018 to 2020, was honored among America’s Top 100. For 10 consecutive years, he also received several Five Star Realtor Awards from Texas Monthly Magazine and, in 2020, he earned the Double Platinum Award in Sales. He considers these awards the ultimate highlights of his career. Attributing his success to his drive and his supportive upbringing, Mr. Klar received an associate degree from Alamo Real Estate College in 1998. Civically involved as well, he has served as a board member for the Lakeway Police Foundation and maintains membership with the Lake Travis Crisis Ministries. Additionally, to remain abreast of developments in the real estate industry, Mr. Klar is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Agent Leadership Council. He has further contributed several articles to the newspaper Inman News in his spare time. Looking toward the future, Mr. Klar intends to teach up-and-coming real estate professionals the intricacies of the real estate market. He would like to travel across the nation in order to teach emerging agents, as well as witness the continued growth and success of his own career. GREGG KLAR REALTOR Keller Williams Realty Austin, TX
14 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE was honored with the Sonata Award for Best Bath Design and Remodeling. In 2016, MLM received the Angie’s List Super Service Award for Residential and Commercial Building Contractor, and they hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Likewise, the business was awarded Best of Houzz for seven consecutive years between 2015 and 2021, and won Best of Home in 2015 and 2017. Furthermore, MLM was named among the Top Five Kitchen Remodelers by GC Magazine and recognized in 40 Under 40 by Professional Remodeler Magazine. For more information, please visit https://mlm-inc.com. Mr. Medrzycki maintains affiliation with the Home Builders Association and the National Association of Remodeling Industry. He attributes his success to his immense perseverance in the face of struggle. Looking toward the future, he intends to begin working with more innovative construction systems, such as 3D printer homes or container homes. Machi Medrzycki was inspired to pursue the construction industry from a young age, always leveraging an innate desire to build objects, whether they were out of Lego sets or wood. A Poland native, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 19. Possessing an extraordinary imagination, he soon utilized his talents in the field of construction for many years prior to founding his own construction business. Of these businesses, he worked in Daytona Beach and Orlando, Florida, working on custom interior renovations. After moving to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Medrzycki commenced MLM Incorporated in 2006, a locally-owned and operated business that specializes in new construction, as well as renovations, restorations, design-build and project management, among other areas. MLM’s main office is situated in Elmwood, Louisiana, and the business has been rated the area’s #1 Commercial and Residential Contractors. Notably, its designs have been featured in Our Louisiana magazine and New Orleans Lifestyle Magazine, and in 2012, MLM MACHI MEDRZYCKI PRESIDENT, OWNER MLM Incorporated Elmwood, LA
15 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE He learned English and graduated from Hofstra University with a BS in engineering with a minor in art history. Mr. Sharbani went on to work for 12 years as a project engineer. For six years, he managed 60 engineers and designers at a nuclear power plant design firm. As his career progressed, he managed numerous projects across the nation. Once the nuclear industry was shut down, he delved into the construction industry, where his skills and passions came together. Since 1984, Mr. Sharbani has excelled as the chief executive officer of Express Contracting and Elite Kitchen & Bath in Manhasset, New York, two luxury design and build firms. His son, David, has worked with him for over three decades, and now runs the day-to-day operations. Mr. Sharbani enjoys the culmination of everything he loves, including art, architecture, engineering and a passion to help others. He takes great pride in designing and building beautiful, comfortable homes for his clients. Described as a forward-thinking entrepreneur, he values integrity, honesty, commitment to his clients and accountability. Mr. Sharbani volunteered on the board of the New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony Orchestra, and served as the president for several years. Their goal was to promote the musical arts to the public at cost-efficient prices. His highlight included introducing the orchestra to play at the United Nations General Assembly Hall. In light of his success, Mr. Sharbani was awarded the National First Place Winner IDS Designer of the Year in 2015. He won nine NARI Platinum and Gold awards for contractor of the year. Looking toward the future, he intends to expand upon his language skills and learn Russian. He has also begun his very colorful autobiography. He never lets any difficulty stop him from achieving his goals. A native of Baghdad, Iraq, Yeheskel H. Sharbani was driven out of Iraq and fled to Israel. After serving as a paratrooper in the Israeli Army and spending several years as a member of the Young Kibbutz, he decided to explore the world and landed in the United States. Initially, he became an aircraft instrument repairman. YEHESKEL H. SHARBANI CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Express Contracting, Elite Kitchen & Bath Manhasset, NY
16 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Millennium Magazine Featured Listee PRINCIPAL Space Analytics LLC Wauconda, IL The recipient of a diploma in craft design from Musashino Art University, Masoyoshi Miyake has accrued more than 35 years of experience in interior design, in which he has worked on highprofile spaces across the globe in the commercial, hospitality and high-end residential industries. At the inception of his career, he worked as a designer for several hotels, airports and corporations, and consulted on projects for Kominato Railways and Tokyo Disney’s “ToonTown.” Notably, he worked for Kajima Corporation’s Japanese, European and American design divisions, having excelled with the interior design division of ILYA Corporation, a subsidiary of Kajima Group, since 2010. Mr. Miyake has worked on Berlin locations of Mitsukoshi Berlin, London locations of the Hiroshima Bank and Sumitomo Corporation, and Japan Airlines lounges at the John F. Kennedy International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. His recent work has included Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Hall, Oakwood Suites Yokohama, and renewals of the Hotel Nikko Kochi Asahi Royal, Cruise Asuka II and Shiodome Royal Park Hotel. To attest to his success, he has received four Good Design Awards and several Japan Commercial Design Awards. He is obtaining a patent for a digital design method for carpets. INTERIOR DESIGNER ILYA Corporation, Kajima Group Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, Japan MASAYOSHI MIYAKE DR. M. GORDON BROWN With an interdisciplinary background, Dr. M. Gordon Brown, principal of Space Analytics LLC since 1989, provides real property owners and attorneys with premier services analyzing architecture, site and urban designs for real estate. The spatial network methods he developed have been applied to main street redevelopment, retail and public space, office and health care workplaces, regenerating Chester, England, architectural design competitions, and disputes about public forum, architectural copyright, eminent domain and premises liability. His scientific, scholarly and critical articles are in economic, architecture, real estate, art and psychology journals in the U.S. and Europe. His book, “Access, Property and American Urban Space,” was published in 2016. Dr. Brown received a BS in communications from the University of Illinois, MBA from The Wharton School, MS in architecture from University College London and DTech in built environments from Ulster University. After a Skidmore, Owings & Merrill management position, he taught at Illinois Institute of Technology, Arizona State University and University of Colorado. He was head of the real estate department at Eindhoven University of Technology.
17 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE PRESIDENT New York HVAC Corporation Patchogue, NY REAL ESTATE AGENT First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty Jacksonville, FL VINNY POLICANO Since 2013, Vinny Policano has flourished as the president of the New York HVAC Corporation, through which he dedicates his time to facets of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry, such as electrical work, troubleshooting, custom ductwork and plumbing. Previously serving as an independent plumber between 1979 and 2013, he is backed by over 40 years’ experience, which serves as a testament to his expertise and skill in the profession. Notably, he was sought-after to complete projects for Skip Bedell, the home improvement expert from “Fox and Friends.” Mr. Policano holds over 20 certifications in HVAC applications, and also has certifications as a welder in New York State and in TeKmar controls. His outstanding work with New York HVAC Corporation is a culmination of the expertise he has acquired throughout his career, and as such, he has utilized his experiences to complete each project to the best of his ability with the greatest outcomes. Mr. Policano attributes his success to his fair attitude toward his customers, and he is noteworthy for his price-efficient rates and high quality work. Looking forward, he hopes to recruit his son, Dylan, to inherit the company. Henry Darwin Rogers is a real estate agent with First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty after 64 years as a real estate developer, broker, appraiser and trader. He is recognized as an emeritus realtor and emeritus CCIM broker, and past president of the Jacksonville Board of Realtors. Beginning in 1956, he served Rogers Taylor & Co., Coldwell Banker Commercial Benchmark, Childers Commercial Properties and Pat Mill Appraisers. He is past president of the Jacksonville Historical Society, Jacksonville Civic Round Table and was elected twice to Jacksonville’s Civil Service Board, where he was chairman in 1969. He was a CIC Officer in the U.S. Navy on the USS Wiltsie from 1954 to 1956. Mr. Rogers was named Florida Land Realtor of the Year in 2014. In 1967, he was recognized with Jacksonville Deal of the Year. He is notable for dancing in the “Nutcracker” ballet, accompanied by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, for 43 years and pictured in Harvard Magazine in November-December 2015. Hailing from a strong family with six Harvard degrees, Mr. Rogers’ sister held a conference in their Jacksonville home with former President Gerald Ford, King Hussein of Jordan and President Sadat of Egypt in 1975. HENRY DARWIN ROGERS, CCIM
18 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Supported by nearly six decades of experience, Theodore P. Sasso Jr. has excelled as president of Sasso Realty and executive vice president of Knight Properties LLC, both since 2008. Possessing tremendous experience in real estate beginning in 1966, he formerly served in executive-level capacities forMacmillan, Inc., CBS, Rockefeller Center, Bank of America (formerly the United States Trust Company of New York), Charles F. Noyes Co., and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. During his longstanding tenure, he has helped a myriad of Fortune 500 companies across the globe and completed work on behalf of those companies in all aspects of real estate. Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Sasso served as vice president and branch manager of Cushman &Wakefield of Long Island from 1980 to 1986, and further lent his expertise as an educator for Hofstra University and Long Island University. Decorated with many accolades, he received the Life Enrichment Award from the Arthritis Foundation, Man of the Year Award from Project Pride, and Spirit of Long Island Award from the Long Island Business Development Council. He also earned the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Unit Citation Award. PRESIDENT, SASSO REALTY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, KNIGHT PROPERTIES LLC Massapequa, NY After moving to New Jersey at 5 years old, Joe Serina spent time walking the gardens in his neighborhood. As he grew older, he sought to help others work on their gardening skills, which was done organically at that time. From this, he learned the intricacies of organic gardening and has been working in the landscaping and gardening industry since 1968. He spent two years in the U.S. Army and started his own landscaping business in 1970 until 2000. After serving in the field for several decades, he started another small business, Greener Lawns (organic lawn care), in 2001. Consisting of himself and one other individual, Greener Lawns provides highquality organic services. The title “Greener Lawns” came from his own special blend of chemical fertilizer that was very low in salt. The blending house inquired about a name for the recipe, which Mr. Serina named “Greener Lawns.” Mr. Serina is especially proud of successfully treating lawns 100% naturally and organically over the course of his career. Noting that his company offers three different programs, he is humbled by the process as he is always learning something new about the industry. OWNER Greener Lawns Millington, NJ JOE SERINA THEODORE P. SASSO JR.
19 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE OWNER Legacy Homes Builder Corpus Christi, TX KAVEH ZARGHOUNI At the inception of his career in 2007, Kaveh Zarghouni served as a salesperson for Circuit City. Desiring to commence his own business, he established Legacy Homes Builder in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2008, where he currently excels as the owner. Although his career has been suffused with highlights, he is exceptionally proud of the trust he has earned from his buyers and the impressive number of customers his buyers have sent to his business. He has maintained membership with the Coastal Bend Home Builders Association (formerly known as the Builders Association of Corpus Christi). Drawing upon an associate degree in business administration from Del Mar College in 2010 and a BBA in accounting from Texas A&M University in 2013, Mr. Zarghouni contributes to his local community in various giveaways in his spare time. As a testament to his success in the field, he was twice honored among the Best Home Builders in Corpus Christi in 2018 and 2019, and he previously earned a certification for Employee of the Month. Looking forward, he intends to expand his business to other cities.
20 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT practitioners. Over the course of the three decades that he has been advocating for “Art of Sound,” Mr. Chapman is especially proud of his dedication to perpetuate an appreciation for jazz music and education. He is notably an honorary lifetime member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, as well as a member of the Jazz Education Network. Supported by a wealth of experience, Mr. Chapman earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2010 and continues to support his local music industry. Ultimately, he hopes to continue relaying his expertise of music to others and introduce the younger generations to the wonderments of jazz music. Likewise, he would also like to ease into a well-deserved retirement. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing the drums, jamming with friends, and listening and watching musical documentaries. Drawing upon an early love of music, Mark Chapman recalls watching famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong perform on television during Mr. Chapman’s formative years in the 1950s and early 1960s. Enthralled with music since that time, he was equally influenced by “The Gene Krupa Story,” a film that he watched at his grandmother’s house at the age of 6. Inspired to pursue drumming after watching the film, he has served as a talented drummer over the past 50 years and has also cemented his love for music with his career path. Currently, Mr. Chapman excels as the owner of the Art of Sound Improvisatory Independence Studio in Sulphur Springs, Texas, in which he does private recording for his “Art of Sound” musical ventures. Prior, he served KDXE and KETR at Texas A&M University-Commerce with the “Art of Sound” jazz music program, where he also flourished as an instructor of production and board operation and conducted over 200 interviews with internationally respected jazz MARK CHAPMAN OWNER Art of Sound Improvisatory Independence Studio Sulphur Springs, TX
21 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT to and following the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy in 1963. In his book, he provides a thorough look at the U.S. government’s ruses surrounding the Vietnam War and how they related to the public eye, as well as conspiracy theories disseminated by nationwide media and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). His book can be purchased on Amazon.com. Passionate about his research into the globally known event, Mr. Chipman intends to adapt his book into a screenplay that will serve as a sequel to director Oliver Stone’s film “JFK” from 1991. Professionally affiliated with several entities over the course of his 50-plus year long career, Mr. Chipman served as a postal inspector for the United States Post Office for six years. Subsequent to this appointment, he was employed by the K-Mart Corporation for nearly 14 years prior to founding his own business, Retail Consulting Associates. As owner, he enjoyed traveling across the nation and conducting seminars for other businesses. Thereon, he joined the Colorado State Archives, serving there between 1986 and 2014. Before embarking on his career, Mr. Chipman joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1960 until his departure in 1966. He then pursued a formal education at the University of Utah, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and a Master of Arts in history in 1969. Civically involved as well, he has often volunteered for his local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attributes his profound success as an author and historian to his willingness to perform his job to the best of his ability. Looking toward the future, Mr. Chipman would like to discuss his sequel to Oliver Stone’s film “JFK” while enjoying his well-deserved retirement. A former archivist with the Colorado State Archives for nearly 30 years, James O. Chipman has lent his considerable expertise in historical research to authorship. In 2020, he penned the acclaimed “The Murder Trial of JFK,” which discusses the events leading up JAMES O. CHIPMAN AUTHOR, HISTORIAN Lone Tree, CO
22 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT Drawing upon an innate ability to write, Bernard Cornwell enjoyed reading the stories of C.S. Forester, which inspired him to write his own historical stories. A London native, he attended the University of London, where he studied history, prior to a brief stint as a teacher and, subsequently, being employed by BBC Television in Belfast, Ireland, for the following 10 years. First serving as a researcher, during the end of his tenure with the BBC, he served as the head of current affairs television in Northern Ireland. While working for the BBC, Mr. Cornwell met his wife, Judy, who was a visiting American in Belfast. Quickly falling in love, he decided to immigrate to the United States, where he focused his efforts on writing historical novels. Deciding to focus his writing endeavors on the adventures of a British soldier in the Napoleonic wars, he has since authored the “Sharpe” series, first with “Sharpe’s Eagle” and “Sharpe’s Gold,” both in 1981. The following year, he wrote “Sharpe’s Company,” which was succeeded by “Sharpe’s Sword” in 1983, “Sharpe’s Enemy” in 1984 and “Sharpe’s Honour” in 1985. Other books in the “Sharpe” series include “Sharpe’s Regiment,” “Sharpe’s Siege,” “Sharpe’s Rifles,” “Sharpe’s Revenge,” “Sharpe’s Waterloo” and “Sharpe’s Devil.” Thereafter, he wrote “Sharpe’s Battle,” “Sharpe’s Tiger,” “Sharpe’s Triumph,” “Sharpe’s Fortress,” “Sharpe’s Trafalgar,” “Sharpe’s Prey” and “Sharpe’s Skirmish.” Furthermore, he penned “Sharpe’s Christmas,” “Sharpe’s Havoc,” “Sharpe’s Escape,” “Sharpe’s Fury” and “Sharpe’s Story.” Punctuating the “Sharpe” series, Mr. Cornwell has also authored other thrillers, short stories, “The Last Kingdom” series and “The Starbuck Chronicles.” Most recently in 2020, he debuted “War Lord,” the 13th book of “The Last Kingdom” series. Since publishing over 60 books to his credit, he has become renowned across the globe for his unique story-telling abilities, and he attributes his success to good luck. Mr. Cornwell has been interviewed on myriad occasions in light of his books’ success, and he was named an officer of the Order of the British Empire. Looking forward, Mr. Cornwell intends to continue writing. For more information, visit http://www.bernardcornwell.net. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee BERNARD CORNWELL NOVELIST Chatham, MA
23 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT Interested in philosophy since the age of 17, Paul Dickson always had a lifelong dream of becoming a philosopher. Now backed by decades of experience, he has served as a well-known and educated philosopher, as well as an acclaimed author in which he emphasizes his philosophical values and perspectives on modern day issues. Contributing myriad articles to professional journals between 1990 and 2018, he has been documented in several prominent publications in light of his pioneering views. He attributes his success to his open-minded nature as a result of reading and actively being involved in several sources of information. Mr. Dickson is supported by a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Master of Philosophy, both from the University of South Florida. Over the course of his career, he has authored numerous books regarding his philosophical ideologies, such as “Postscript on Being as the Foundation of Ecology,” “Phenomenology of Freedom,” “On Unconditional Value,” “Critique of Terrorism,” “Symmetry Bond Between Freedom and Truth” and “Transcendence of Evil,” among other works. His cumulative written works are available in “Phenomenology of Freedom,” which can be viewed online free of charge. Although his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Dickson is especially proud of receiving a glass plaque and being listed in the Global Directory Who’s Who in 2020, who also named him Philosopher of the Year. Likewise, he has been profiled in Strathmore Who’s Who in 2018. Civically involved as well, Mr. Dickson volunteered at St. Anthony’s Hospital for a resounding 15 years, who ranked him #2 out of the Top 10 Volunteers. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Mr. Dickson currently resides in Saint Petersburg, Florida. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and partaking in karate, where he holds a black belt. Looking toward the future, he intends to better himself spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. A noted Buddhist, he spends his spare time meditating in order to elevate himself to be the best individual he can be. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee PAUL DICKSON PHILOSOPHER, AUTHOR Saint Petersburg, FL
24 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine In her youth, Dr. Margareta A. Greeley-Potter’smother and grandmother set a resounding influence on her life, always encouraging her to receive a good education and work diligently. Emigrating from Sweden to the United States at the age of 18, she exhibited great skills and perseverance, which allowed her to work with a family in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The family recognized her artistic talent and built her a studio. Later in life, she and her corporate executive husband renovated and sold houses long before “flipping” houses became popular, and her first renovation earned her the National Home Award from the Realtors Directory of America. While pursuing this, she earned enough finances to attend college and received a MEd from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 1985, where she focused on her artistic passions. From 1989 to 2017, Dr. Greeley-Potter served as a docent and taught her creativity method at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Concurrently, she has also excelled as an adjunct professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, since 2011. Obtaining her PhD from her alma mater in 1993, she volunteered as a docent and judge at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and served as a member of the Junior League of Women and Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society. Dr. Greeley-Potter has displayed her artwork and sculptures at group and solo exhibitions throughout the world. Featured in Child Art Magazine, Allied Artists of America Exhibitions and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York City, she has received myriad accolades. Since 2016, she has earned numerous awards for sculpture and drawing from the New Jersey Art Association, having recently won the 2020 Award of Merit for her sculpture “Sunflower Kiss,” 2019 Honorable Mention for her pastel work “Angel Receiving Her Wings,” and 2019 Third Place Award for her sculpture “Sunflower Embrace.” In 2007, she earned Second Place for her oil painting “Sandpiper Helper” by the Millburn Art Association, and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has honored her with several accolades for sculpture and charcoal drawings between 1993 and 2021. DR. MARGARETA A. GREELEY-POTTER PROFESSOR Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey New Providence, NJ ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
25 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT joining the United States Army, serving for the following three years. While in the military, Mr. Humphreville played in the Fifth Army Band in Chicago, where he studied under Philip Farkas, the principal French horn player with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Humphreville sought from that point forward to pursue music professionally. First teaching as Danbury High School from 1957 to 1961, Mr. Humphreville obtained a Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1961 while also serving as an affiliate faculty of music at Western Connecticut State University between 1960 and 1970. During this time, he also served Danbury High School as a choir director from 1961 to 1975 and a conductor of the Danbury Concert Chorus from 1967 to 1985. Remaining with Danbury Public Schools, he was a music supervisor from1970 to 1990 and amusic director and conductor for the Danbury Symphony Orchestra between 1977 until attaining emeritus status in 2000. Likewise, he was a conductor for the Connecticut Opera Alliance from 1994 to 1997. Alongside his primary feats, Mr. Humphreville sat on the board of directors of the Danbury Concert Association for 13 years from 1967 to 1980 and is a past member of themusic education advisory committee of the Connecticut State Board of Education. He received a professional diploma from the University of Connecticut in 1969, having previously been certified as a music teacher in the State of Connecticut in 1957. To remain abreast of developments in the music industry, Mr. Humphreville maintains affiliation with the American Federation of Musicians, and is a former vice president of the Danbury Musicians Association and former president of the Connecticut Music Educator Association. Furthermore, he sat on the East Division Board of the Music Educator National Conference from 1971 to 1973. Since the early age of 8, James E. Humphreville has been playing the French horn and, as time progressed, he became a noteworthy expert in the field of music. Studying the French horn throughout his high school and college years, he received a Bachelor of Music from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1952 before JAMES E. HUMPHREVILLE MUSIC DIRECTOR, CONDUCTOR EMERITUS Danbury Symphony Orchestra Danbury, CT
26 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT in the Beck Gallery at the Sullivan County Historical Society, the Plotkin Gallery and Shops at the Loom. She was further commissioned by Christopher Coleman Interior Design to create an installation of painted constructions in 2013. Currently, Ms. Kavleski has excelled as a board member of the Amos Eno Gallery since 1984, having formerly flourished as a treasurer from 1991 to 1994. Recently, her work in 2020 and 2021 has been shown at the Albany Center Galleries, the Members Annual Exhibition with the National Association of Women Artists, the Winter Art Show with the Catskill Art Society, and the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery. Impressively, Ms. Kavleski has been in a myriad of publications for her artwork, and was featured in Les Krantz’s “The New York Art Review” in 1988. In 2018, she earned the Eve Helman Memorial Award for Works on Paper at the National Association of Women Artists Awards, among other accolades. Charleen Verena Kavleski has held a passion for art from a young age and, seeking to turnher passion into a career, attended Orange County Community College, where she received an AAS and AA in 1963 and 1964, respectively. Continuing coursework at the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University, she went on to earn a BS from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1967. She completed graduate coursework in fine arts at SUNY New Paltz until 1972. At the inception of her career in 1968, Ms. Kavleski was an art teacher for the Monticello Central School District until 1999, where she also served Robert J. Kaiser Middle School as an art advisor and an editor of the literary and art magazine between 1989 and 1999. She began her solo art career in 1982, where she displayed her work at the West Broadway Gallery and a group exhibition at The Haggin Museum. Throughout her career, she has also showcased her art at the Three Rivers Art Festival, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition and the New York Academy of Sciences. Likewise, she has been featured CHARLEEN VERENA KAVLESKI CONCEPTUAL ARTIST, SCULPTOR South Fallsburg, NY
27 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT Claire Knopf excelled in school during her youth, which led to her desire to pursue English and ultimately become an established writer. Studying at Michigan State University, the University of California Berkeley and New York University throughout her career, she commenced her endeavors as a freelance copy editor for Massada Publishing Company at Hebrew University in Israel between 1970 and 1979. Demonstrating a diversified career, Ms. Knopf subsequently served as a copy editor for such prominent publications as Time Magazine and Vogue Magazine in the United States for two decades before being afforded the opportunity to be a copy editor, writer and reporter for the Salt Lake Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City from 2000 to 2002. Since 2002, Ms. Knopf has been a writer, reporter and researcher for the International Figure Skating Magazine, in which she has exemplified her proficiency in all aspects of writing and journalism. Certified in screenwriting and communication skills through New York University, she is also the noted author of the children’s book, “Lester Lamb, the Bogeyman.” She attributes her profound success to her passion for pursuing her career ambitions, noting that her innate talent in writing has increased her confidence and led her to surpassing her own goals. A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Knopf has been highlighted in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women. She has maintained affiliation with the New York Press Club, the Time-Life Alumni Society, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Emphasizing that her career achievement was covering the Salt Lake Olympic Games in the early 2000s, Ms. Knopf is also proud of her time as an editor at Hebrew University, where she translated books from Hebrew to English. The proud aunt of three nieces and two nephews, Ms. Knopf enjoys exercising in her spare time. In addition, she enjoys art, ice-skating, crosscountry skiing and traveling. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee CLAIRE KNOPF EDITOR, WRITER International Figure Skating Magazine Fort Lee, NJ