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Important Dates in History 1898 The 50-star flag of the United States is revealed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1960, reflecting the admission of the State of Hawaii into the union. The first successful kidney transplant operation is performed by Dr. Richard Lawler on June 17, 1950. Albert Nelson Marquis establishes Marquis Who’s Who in 1898. 1950 1960

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorizes the very first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech, on December 11, 2020. 2020 The Occupational Health and Safety Act is signed by former President Richard Nixon on December 29, 1970, thus creating OSHA and NIOSH. 1970 President Joe Biden makes Juneteenth a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, marking the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. 2021

4 Table of Contents 58 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. 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 eighth edition of Millennium Magazine, a reflection of our prestigious listees whose perseverance has garnered inspiration worldwide.

5 116 Post-Pandemic Career Options With the progression of COVID-19, many of the pandemic-driven changes are here to stay. Discussed herein are career options you may consider post-pandemic. 282 Starting a Business in Retirement Listed herein, find a few reasons why starting your own business in your retirement years may be a gateway to a second act in life. 222 Six Benefits of the Telemedicine Revolution After the emergence of COVID-19, many took to telemedicine for their health care needs. Read about the six healthy benefits of the telemedicine revolution.

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As we continue to chart a course through 2021, we aim our sights toward a future that may prove an amalgamation of the past and what some have deemed the new normal. Over the last year and a half, we have had little choice but to change and grow; many of us are facing a reintroduction to society that has done its best to adapt as a result of the grievous COVID-19 pandemic. This point brings us to a unique crossroads, where we proceed with heightened vigilance while looking forward and anticipating something reminiscent of our pre-pandemic world. The professional arena has tailored its practices to accommodate the new normal by building foundations of novel innovation. This is evident in nearly all industries, from academia, law, technology and entrepreneurship to the creative arts, health care, government and philanthropy. Developments such as telemedicine and remote work speak to the resilience and adaptability of professionals worldwide. Marquis Who’s Who endeavors to highlight a distinguished registry of listees — individuals who have demonstrated a steadfast ability to persevere while serving as catalysts of industrial re-imagination. We are pleased to present the eighth edition of Millennium Magazine and invite you to peruse the narratives of 300-plus industry leaders whose contributions and triumphs have been unparalleled and attest to tenacity in the face of trials. We hope that you glean inspiration as you enjoy this publication, which preserves our listees’ legacies and commemorates their tales for future generations. With best wishes 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 Executive Vice President, HR and Organizational Development Deborah A. Morrissey Director, Print Production John Sartoris Director, Editorial Process Development 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 ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Martin Albert Ahearn is an esteemed real estate executive whowas initially inspired by his familial history to enter the industry. Influenced by his father and grandfather, who were both commercial real estate agents, Mr. Ahearn is the third generation in his family to pass on the legacy. Since April of 2020, he has served as the vice president of the Commercial Division of Pinnacle Estate Properties in Camarillo, California. In this position, he meets with buyers and prospective tenants to achieve the best possible deal for his clients, which often include multi-family homes in commercial real estate ventures. Pinnacle Estate Properties is a primary residential company with 1,500 agents in eight offices. Prior to this appointment, he served in the same capacity for Century 21 Everest from 2015 to 2020, whereupon he was named the #1 Century 21 Commercial Real Estate Agent in the World in 2018. He cites this achievement as the ultimate highlight of his career. He has maintained a real estate license since 2016. Attributing his success to his faith in God, his diligent work ethic andhis dedication tohis clients, Mr. Ahearn previously served as a foreman for a construction company which was subcontracted from a nationwide investment group and pursued coursework at an accredited culinary institution. Civically involved as well, he currently affiliates himself with Habitat for Humanity as a member of their Carpenters Club and as a member of their advisory board in Ventura County, California. Furthermore, he is a member of the Better Business Bureau. On a yearly occasion, Mr. Ahearn also participates in his local Turkeython. Looking toward the future, Mr. Ahearn intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career with Pinnacle Estate Properties. Likewise, he would also like to spend more time with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, traveling to Hawaii, skiing and playing tennis. Born to Joseph John Ahearn and Donna Marie Magana in Thousand Oaks, California, Mr. Ahearn has one brother, Alexander Joseph Ahearn, and he currently resides in Camarillo. MARTIN ALBERT AHEARN VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMERCIAL DIVISION Pinnacle Estate Properties Camarillo, CA

9 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Drawing upon over 50 years’ experience as a realtor, lawyer and real estate broker, Thomas W. Barron, Esq., is a third generation real estate service professional with family ties in the industry dating back to 1948. Since 1977, he has excelled as vice president and broker of Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors in Newnan, Georgia, where he specializes in residential, land, commercial, and industrial and retail real estate. Currently, he operates Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors with his brother, Frank H. Barron Sr.; son, Thomas Willis Jr.; and nephew, Frank H. Barron Jr. Concurrent to this role, Mr. Barron has also been the president of Coweta Developers, Inc., since 1977. Prior to spearheading his real estate firms, Mr. Barron earned a BA from Emory University in 1971 and attained a JD from Mercer University in 1974. Previously, he served as an associate with Sanders, Mottola, Haugen, Wood, Goodson & Odom from 1974 to 1977 before entering his present businesses. Mr. Barron has contributed time to civic endeavors, particularly as president of the Newnan-Coweta chapter of the UnitedWay in 1982 and as president of the Newnan-Coweta chapter of the American Red Cross in 1980. He is a past chairman of deacons of his local Baptist church, for whom he served four terms. He is a former trustee of Mercer University and the Coweta Community Foundation, as well as former chairman of the board, director and secretary-treasurer of Newnan Hospital. He is a past board chairman of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. Maintaining affiliation with the NewnanCoweta Board of Realtors, for whom he served as past president, Mr. Barron has received many accolades. Named 1991 Realtor of the Year, he was also bestowed with the Phoenix Award in 1999, Crystal Phoenix Award in 2011, Silver Phoenix Award in 2013 and 2014, and Golden Phoenix Award in 2019. Recently, he was inducted into the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors’ Hall of Fame in 2020. Mr. Barron was president of the Newnan Kiwanis Club, who honored him with the Kiwanis of the Year Award in 2018. Notably, he was recognized with a 50-Year Realtor Pin for his outstanding contributions to real estate. THOMAS W. BARRON, ESQ. VICE PRESIDENT, BROKER Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors Newnan, GA

10 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE At the inception of her professional career, Julie A. Bonacio worked for her father’s mobile manufacturing company, in which she worked as a secretary answering phone calls. As time passed, a client reached out to Ms. Bonacio, advising her that a sales position was open. Taking on the opportunity willingly, Ms. Bonacio has since blossomed in her career, recognizing her love for working with other individuals and helping them make poignant decisions that alter the course of their lives. Since 1999, she has served as a realtor in Saratoga Springs, New York. Years later, she decided to spearhead her own company, Julie & Co. Realty, in 2015, where she remains today. Congruent to this path, Ms. Bonacio has also excelled as vice president of Bonacio Construction since 2005, drawing upon an Associate of Arts from Catherine Gibbs College from 1989. A noted philanthropist as well, she contributes to the Kara Foundation and has lent her time and expertise to the Saratoga Hospital since 2002, where she has also served as cochairperson since 2016. Additionally, she is a board member for Sponsor a Scholar and a member of the Franklin Community Center, the Saratoga Arts Center and Equestrian Advocates. Ms. Bonacio attributes her immense success to her ability to treat everyone equally from the moment she meets them, as well as her diligent work ethic and motivation to perform her best to help her clients make one of the biggest investments in their lives. To attest to her success in both real estate and humanitarian efforts, Ms. Bonacio has earned a 40 Under 40 Award, was listed in Women of Influence and was named a Top Producer in Real Estate. Furthermore, she received an Equine Advocates Award, a Downtown Development Award and a Lion’s Club Award. Looking toward the future, she intends to continue growing in her professional career while taking on more projects. Likewise, she would like to grow her company to a premier business and hire more brokers. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee JULIE A. BONACIO OWNER Julie & Co. Realty Saratoga Springs, NY

11 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Charleston, South Carolina, Jeff Cook Real Estate was ranked #1 in Real Estate by the State of South Carolina and #11 in the Nation by The Wall Street Journal. Likewise, the company was named one of the Top Places to Work in 2019 and 2020, as well as among the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in South Carolina in 2018 and 2019. In his position, Mr. Cook executesmanagement decisions on policy and strategy and acts as the primary spokesperson for his company, as well as develops the company’s culture and overall vision. Likewise, he is responsible for the company’s fiscal activities and maintains awareness of the competitive market and industry developments. In collaboration with his marketing team, he also develops marketing tactics and provides his teams with direction. Currently with eight locations, Mr. Cook’s goal is to double his offices and serve 4,000 families by 2025. Alongside his primary post, Mr. Cook has been the owner of Jeff Cook Offers, a sister company of Jeff Cook Real Estate, since 2015 and of Rent Holy City, a full-service property management company, since 2016. He is an accredited buyer representative, certified negotiation expert and a certified home selling advisor through the National Association of Expert Advisors. Civically involved as well, Mr. Cook has sat on the board of visitors of Charleston Southern University. He also affiliates himself with the South Carolina Association of Realtors. At the inception of his career, Mr. Cook worked with corporate America prior to spearheading his own businesses. Working as an independent agent for some time, he sought to open a business where employees could thrive in a goaloriented environment. To attest to his legacy, he was named among the Top 40 Most Influential People Under 40 Years Old in 2019. Supported by a BA in economics from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia from 2003, Jeff Cook is a pronounced real estate executive who serves as the chief executive officer and owner of Jeff Cook Real Estate, LLC. Located in North JEFF COOK CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, OWNER Jeff Cook Real Estate, LLC North Charleston, SC

12 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE in various countries in South America. Mr. Corral attributes his success to his diligent work ethic and passion for the industry, along with his ability to take responsibility for his actions. Notably, he has received myriad accolades from the Builder’s Association and International Awards fromMacael, Spain. Maintaining affiliation with the International Society of Arborists and American Society of Landscape Architects, he also spent ten years on the SouthMiami Environmental Review and Preservation Design Board. Mr. Corral has defined his mission as treating others as you would like to be treated. He notes that he has always treated his employees as a family unit and emphasizes to themthemeaning of ethics. He is most proud of witnessing those who have worked for him departing from his company and establishing themselves as prominent figures in the world. Looking toward the future, Mr. Corral intends to continue working, as he is incredibly passionate about his career path. Interested in drafting and architecture since high school, and the courses not being offer at his school as an elective, Mariano Corral, to achieve his passion, enrolled in night school for two years until his graduation in 1971. Not long after high school graduation, architect Ted Gottfried hired Mr. Corral and gave him the opportunity to further enhance his skills and introduce him to the reality of the profession. In 1973, he graduated with an associate degree from Miami Dade College. Working for several architects, landscape architects, engineers and construction firms shortly thereafter, he earned a BA in landscape architecture from Louisiana State University in 1978. In 1982, Mr. Corral spearheaded his own landscape architecture firm, titled Mariano Corral and Associates, P.A., in Miami. Specializing in a variety of landscape architectural designs, land planning, and golf course architecture, he also often goes to high schools and discusses his profession with high school students. Continually reading and researching in the field, Mr. Corral has been published in the national magazine of the Builder’s Association and in local magazines and has appeared as guest speaker on television shows. Likewise, he has been featured in programs MARIANO CORRAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, OWNER Mariano Corral Landscape Architect, P.A. Miami, FL

13 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE for a roofing company, thus introducing him to the construction and contracting fields. Upon graduating from college, he worked for Leam Drilling Systems LLC from 2012 to 2014, in which he served as a lead engineer. Realizing the need for contractors in the construction profession, he sought to develop his own business. In 2014, Mr. Domingue founded Lafayette Roofing & General Contractors LLC, for whom he has served as owner and operations manager for six years. Servicing the area of Lafayette, Louisiana, within a 40-mile radius, he specializes in roof replacement and repair, roofing contracting, hail damage and storm damage. With a portfolio of more than 10,000 home repairs and replacements in Acadiana, the business is family-operated and is partnered as the official roofing company for the University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. Revered by colleagues and clients alike, Mr. Domingue has been described as a fair business manager who treats everyone like family. Likewise, he is a proponent of continuing education programs and learning in light of the new technologies and products that are emerging within the construction industry. Civically involved, Mr. Domingue donates annually to veterans, police officers and individuals in need through his roofing business, in which he provides a free roof to an individual’s family once per year. He also contributes to Real MenWear Pink to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. Additionally, he is involved with the veterans’ alliance, helping veterans in need of assistance. A member of the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana, Mr. Domingue maintains affiliation with Business Networking International. To attest to his success, he and his company were named #1 Contractor/Roofer in Acadiana for five consecutive years. Initially aspiring to pursue a career in nursing, Darren T. Domingue wished to fulfill his desire to help others. Finding that business management best suited his skill set, he received a BS in business administration and management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011. While studying, he served as a sales consultant DARREN T. DOMINGUE OWNER Lafayette Roofing & General Contractors Lafayette, LA

14 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Reflecting on his career trajectory, Mr. Donald recalls achieving his journeyman card and becoming a certified weld inspector, which has an 80% failure rate, were major accomplishments. He credits much of his success to his mentors, including Pat O’Neal and Miles O’Hara, under whom he served as an apprentice and gained valuable insight and experience. Patrick O’Hara was invaluable uponMr. Donald entering NIPSCO’s testing field with teaching him with his vast knowledge of weld inspection. Fromthesemen, Mr. Donald grew a desire to give back and has spent four years volunteering at variouswelding schools. Looking ahead, Mr. Donald plans to continue working in the shop and expanding his teaching courses. Notably, he makes it his goal to ensure that his fellow welders and upper management know that he is available 24 hours per day, as he is always ready to handle a situation. In his spare time, Mr. Donald enjoys fishing and gardening, as well as traveling with his wife Mary. Intrigued by welding as a teenager, Robert E. Donald Jr.’s family friend, Pat O’Neal, took him under his wing and taught him the trade. Striking his first arc at the age of 14, he took vocational classes during high school, which vastly improved his skills. His natural curiosity of the melting of metals and the field of metallurgy led him to become a distinguished welder of the Midwest for more than 20 years. Today, he is a certified welding inspector by the American Welding Society and a certified visual inspector by the American National Society of Nondestructive Testing. Since 2020, Mr. Donald has excelled in his role as a senior technical trainer of gas welding at the Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s Welding Training Center, where he formerly served as a technical trainer for seven years. Specializing in pipefitting, welding and metallurgy, he oversees a crew of two welding inspectors alongside managing the weld training school. Prior, he was a pipefitter for UA Local 190 in Michigan from 2000 to 2013, and a welder within the gas industry and oil fields in Texas. ROBERT E. DONALD JR. SENIOR TECHNICAL TRAINER Northern Indiana Public Service Company Stevensville, MI

15 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE architect in Lisbon, Portugal, between 1987 and 1993 before immigrating to the United States. In 1993, he earned an MS in architecture studies and design inquiry, and in 2001, a PhD in architecture, design and computation, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2008, he also attained a habilitation in architecture from the University of Lisbon. While obtaining his degrees at MIT, Dr. Duarte served the university as a research assistant, teaching assistant and lecturer from 1992 to 2000. Returning to the university in 2009, he has since been a visiting scientist in the Design Laboratory. He has served the University of Lisbon in myriad roles since 2001, including as a visiting professor in the School of Architecture, assistant professor and full professor, and dean of the School of Architecture from 2012 to 2015 before returning to the U.S. Since 2015, he has excelled as the director of the Stuckeman Center for Design Computing at Pennsylvania State University. A certified architect, Dr. Duarte has lent his expertise to written works, authoring “Customizing Mass Housing: A Discursive Grammar for Siza’s Malagueira Houses” in 2006 and “Type and Module: An Approach to the Housing Production Process” in 1995. He has flourished as an editor for conference proceedings. Among his career highlights, he is especially proud of his model for mass customization of housing and his patents pending for reinforced composite materials, concrete mixture for 3D printing and a method for 3D printing raised slabs. In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Duarte has garnered several accolades. Receiving second prize for the Mars 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge from NASA in 2017, he also earned first prize in architecture from the University of Lisbon in 2008. He received the Hyzen Award from MIT in 1999. Desiring to become an architect from a formative age, Dr. Jose Pinto Duarte was influenced to delve into the industry after witnessing the housing crisis in his native Portugal. Earning a license in architecture from the University of Lisbon in 1987, he served as a trainee and JOSE PINTO DUARTE, PHD DIRECTOR Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA

16 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine Mr. Fleming is a prolific writer and editor, having authored “The Adventures of a Narrative Gardener” in 2020. He also wrote “The Art of Placemaking: Interpreting Community through Public Art and Urban Design” in 2007, “Saving Face: How Corporate Franchise Design Can Respect Community Identity” in 1994 and “On Common Ground” in 1982. Mr. Fleming received the Townsend Award for Lifetime Achievement from the New England Society of New York and was declared One of 16 National Leaders for Livable, Sustainable and Equitable America. The Partners for Livable Communities bestowed upon him the William H. Whyte Lifetime Achievement Award, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Trilogy on Proprietorship from the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1982. Additionally, he earned commendations from the Department of Transportation. Interested in the meaning of places and the environment, Ronald Lee Fleming became involved in the Cambridge Arts Council, and thus, his career with urban planning commenced. Drawing upon a BA from Pomona College and master’s degree in city planning from Harvard University, he began his career with Marshall, Kaplan, Gans & Kahn as an urban planner and analyst in 1969. He went on to become a main street revitalization planner in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1971, excelling in the role for the following seven years. In 1979, he became the president of the Townscape Institute – a position he still holds today. A consultant and lecturer on townscape and planning issues throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and China, Mr. Fleming was the founder and chairman of the Cambridge Arts Council from 1975 to 1979. From 1980 to 1984, he was chairman of the board of overseers for Strawberry Banke. A former standing committee member of the Trustees of Reservations in Beverly, Massachusetts, he also chaired the Boston chapter of Save Venice. RONALD LEE FLEMING URBAN PLANNER, CONSULTANT Townscape Institute Cambridge, MA ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

17 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine sparked his interest in the field. By 2003, he had attained a mortgage license, allowing him to spearhead his profession. Dedicated to helping families and individuals accomplish their financial needs, Mr. Padron has served as the owner of Padron Capital Holdings since 2010, where he specializes in real estate holdings and financial investments. In addition, he has been a branch manager for 1st Financial, Inc., since 2017, as well as self-employed in the real estate industry since 2002. Finding great success in his roles, Mr. Padron has been published in the National Mortgage Press and nominated to the 40 Under 40. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Padron gained valuable expertise at multiple companies that led him to his current feats. Serving as branch manager of Universal Mortgage & Finance in 2016 and 2017, he had also been a vice president and loan officer of Union Mortgage Investment Group Corporation from 2013 to 2016. A loan officer for United American Mortgage Funding LLC in 2014, he excelled as a realtor for Ark Realty and Associates in 2012 and 2013. Earlier, Mr. Padron served as chief executive officer of the Financial Mortgage Exchange Group from 2006 to 2009. A past president of the Miami chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals, Mr. Padron has also served in varying roles, such as secretary of the board of directors, state director and committee chair of education and events, since 2014. He attributes his success to building strong, professional relationships. In five years’ time, Mr. Padron hopes to be in a higher position with 1st Financial, such as regional manager that covers multiple locations. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his two children, Roberto and Rodney. Backed by a diploma from G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School in Miami from 2001, Robert Padron pondered which professional route he envisioned himself succeeding in for many years. His cousin was the owner of a title company and offered him the opportunity to speak to other mortgage professionals, which ROBERT PADRON BRANCH MANAGER 1st Financial, Inc. Miami, FL ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE

18 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Coming from a family in the construction industry, Sean H. Ponce desired to continue the family legacy in his own right. Since 1987, he has excelled as the owner of Ponce Construction, a fullservice pool and landscape design and installation company based in Orange County, California. Renowned in the area for their artisanship and customer service, Ponce Construction offers a variety of construction projects including pools, spas, fountains, waterfalls, decks, fire pits, softscapes and walkways, as well as outdoor kitchens and entertainment systems, lighting and sprinkler systems, Roman column cabanas, patio covers and more. In addition, Mr. Ponce designs for Victory Pools, Nuance Construction and Omega Construction, along with freelance work for homeowners. Backed by three years of study at Cerritos College, Mr. Ponce holds a security certificate for security and investigative industries from the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs. Additionally, he has C-8 concrete, C-27 landscaping and C-53 pools and spas classifications, and a home improvement certification from the Contractor’s State License Board. For his professional success, Mr. Ponce was the recipient of a Pool and Landscape Design Award and was named Best of Home Improvement. He attributes his success to the notion of “practice makes perfect,” as well as hard work, a supportive family and persistence to overcome obstacles. He thanks his father for exposing him to the industry from a young age. Presently, Mr. Ponce maintains affiliation with the California Landscape Contractors Association, the Better Business Bureau and the Landscaper’s Association. Likewise, he sits on the board of directors for the Homeowner’s Association. Reflecting on his more than three decades of work, Mr. Ponce recalls his career highlight has been receiving 76 five-star reviews on Google and bringing his initial designs to life in 3D. Alongside his responsibilities in construction, he is a lover of music, having performed with the bands The Flames and Hot Ticket from 1979 to 1985 as a pianist, guitarist and singer. SEAN H. PONCE OWNER Ponce Construction Foothill Ranch, CA

19 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Kansas City, Kansas, region with 25 employees under her guidance. Looking toward the future, she intends to open two or three more offices to further spread her knowledge and influence within the field. With 20 years of experience in real estate, Ms. Ripley previously served as an associate for Prudential Carter Duffey from 2001 to 2007 and as a realtor/broker for R. Associates with Re/ Max Elite from 2011 to 2019. Boasting a former background in advertising and marketing, she has leveraged her skills to best meet her clients’ needs. To attest to her great success, she received a Five Star Professional Award from KC Magazine in 2015 and was named Salesperson of the Year by the Kansas City Association of Realtors in 2013, among myriad other accolades. For more information about Ms. Ripley and Engel & Völkers Kansas City, please visit Ms. Ripley attributes her success to the formative influence of her mother, a single parent who raised three children. Likewise, Ms. Ripley has always possessed the desire to help other women succeed in their professional and personal endeavors. In addition to her work, she has contributed civically to several organizations, including the Hope House, the Special Olympics, the Harvesters and the Ronald McDonald House. A member of the National Home Builders Association, Ms. Ripley enjoys several avocational activities outside of her professional environment. The proud mother of three children, she likes escaping to the nearby lake with her adult child and two teenage children, as well as reading books. While her career has been filled with highlights, she is especially proud of providing other women with the confidence to be themselves and attain success. Exemplifying passion and enthusiasm in her field, Angela D. Ripley is a renowned real estate professional who serves as an advisor for Engel & Völkers Kansas City. Opening her location in 2019, she specializes in the new construction and development of luxury properties in the ANGELA D. RIPLEY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Engel & Völkers Kansas City Leawood, KS

20 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE and Worcester County. Maintaining affiliation with the National Association of Realtors, Ms. Stone received the Top Producer Gold Award in recognition of her contributions to real estate in 2018 and 2019 and the Top Producer Platinum Award in 2020. She is a speaker at seminars for individuals who are first-time homebuyers and sellers. Civically involved, she fundraises and donates for breast cancer awareness. Ms. Stone attributes her success to her honest nature and unwavering dedication to her clients. While her career has been filled with highlights, she is especially proud of helping a group of individuals purchase land to develop a Hindu temple. Despite the search lasting five years for Ms. Stone to find a suitable property, she settled the deal in a beautiful region surrounded by nature, much to the pleasure of her client. Looking forward, Ms. Stone intends to begin teaching the next generation of realtors. Drawing upon nearly 20 years of experience within the realm of real estate, Rhonda Stone has been serving as president, principal, broker and owner of Touchstone Partners LLC since 2005. Establishing her business upon receiving her real estate license, she is renowned across Massachusetts, aswell as nationally, for her breadth of knowledge in real estate transactions and her persistent attitude. Specializing in residential and commercial real estate, she is recognized for taking initiatives to bring listings to her buyers and always getting her sellers above asking with the best terms, all of with whom she has made friends over the years. Drawing upon an associate degree in paralegal studies from Fisher College, Ms. Stone also negotiates with buyers and sellers to obtain the best price in purchasing or selling a home. Likewise, she collaborates with other agents throughout the country, establishing her as a topproducing and reputable figure. She emphasizes that real estate is not just her profession – it is her passion that is guided by her ethical nature, which mutually benefits herself and her clients. Currently, she services all of Middlesex County RHONDA STONE BROKER, OWNER Touchstone Partners, LLC Lunenburg, MA

21 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Beth Styne Group is renowned for its professionalism and individualized services. Driven by the motto, “Lifestyle is our strength; results are our specialty,” Ms. Styne and her real estate team have proven themselves to be a resounding force in the Los Angeles real estate arena. Prior to accepting her most recent position, Ms. Styne served Coldwell Banker Realty as regional vice president and chief operating officer between 2002 and 2020, as branch manager between 2002 and 2011 and as a global luxury specialist from 1996 to 2020. Previously, she also excelled as a branch manager and sales associate for Mimi Styne Associates from 1979 to 2002 and an office administrator and sales associate for Grubb & Ellis/Mimi Styne Commercial Brokerage Services from 1975 to 1977. Notably, she holds an associate degree in advertising from Colorado Mountain College. Featured in several articles in professional publications regarding her real estate expertise, Ms. Styne has also donated to charitable efforts throughout her career, recognizing the importance of community engagement. She attributes her success to her drive to succeed and affinity for understanding the real estate market. She has maintained affiliation with the National Association of Realtors. In light of her exceptional undertakings, Ms. Styne was named Woman of the Year by A Place Called Home in 2008, also earning such accolades as the Top Sales Person Award, the International President Elite Award, the President’s Award, the Distinguished Service Award and the Recruitment Award, among several others. In addition, she was named among the Top One Half of One Percent by the President’s Council. Looking forward, Ms. Styne intends to experience the continued success of The Beth Styne Group. Married to her husband Johnny, she is a proud mother and grandmother. Leveraging 40 years of experience in sales, networking and real estate, Beth Styne is a prominent figure within the real estate industry, as well as the president of The Beth Styne Group with Coldwell Banker, a position she attained in 2020. Equipped with a teamof talented real estate professionals throughout the Los Angeles and surrounding areas, The BETH STYNE PRESIDENT The Beth Styne Group Studio City, CA

22 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Supported by an AS in biomedical engineering from Northeastern University in 1965 and a BS in mathematics from Suffolk University in 1969, Albert J. Winnier commenced his career with Sylvania prior to delving into the construction business. In 1972, he founded his own construction company, Winnier Construction Co., serving as president and general contractor until 1992. During this time, he also served as president and general contractor for International MedDesign, Inc., from 1991 to 1997. Subsequent to the dissolution of his eponymously-named company, Mr. Winnier excelled as a senior project manager for The NorwoodCompany from 1997 to 1999 and for Skanska (formerly known as Beers Construction Company) from 1999 to 2001. Between 2001 and 2005, he was a senior project manager for The Haskell Company. Since 2005, Mr. Winnier has flourished as a project executive for Mills-Gilbane in Fort Pierce, Florida. Previously spending four years in the United States Air Force, Mr. Winnier earned a certificate from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He attributes his success to his willingness to put in time and effort into his projects, as well as his diligent work ethic. He is one of the original certified general contractors to take and pass the exam in the State of Florida and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Outside of his primary responsibilities, Mr. Winnier has contributed to the University of South Florida and the University of North Florida in their student housing projects. He has also lent his time and expertise to the Boca Ciega Center for Wellness, the Medical Professions’ Magnet Center and Pizzo Elementary School. Maintaining affiliation with the Contractors and Building Association in Pinellas Park, Florida, he also previously excelled as director of the ARC of St. Petersburg from 1984 to 1993. The father of four children, Mr. Winnier enjoys traveling, skiing, going to the library and studying genealogy. He has researched into over 20,000 people in his family lineage. He is also an aviator who holds a multiengine air transport license, Gold Seal flight instructor, an instrument instructor and ground instructor, and has over 11,000 hours. ALBERT J. WINNIER PROJECT EXECUTIVE Mills-Gilbane Fort Pierce, FL

23 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE PRESIDENT Eliacostas Painting & Drywall, Inc. Glen Ellyn, IL REALTOR Coldwell Banker Realty Westfield, NJ GEORGE ELIACOSTAS At the age of 10, George Eliacostas began working for his father within the field of construction. After receiving an associate degree in business in 1983, he decided to spearhead his own construction company, aptly titled Eliacostas Painting & Drywall, Inc., in 1985. Initially working with drywall, the company has now expanded its services and primarily offers high-performance floor coatings and decorative floor coatings for commercial and residential clients. In light of the success of his business, he can now allocate team members and resources to clients who live out of state. Maintaining affiliation with the Painting Decorators and Contractors of America, Mr. Eliacostas attributes his success to his abilities to recognize customer needs and read the market, in which he can recognize pitfalls and adjust his business plans accordingly. Living by the motto, “Don’t leave without leaving a mark behind,” he is also distinguished for the prompt and efficient manner in which he and his company conduct business. Looking toward the future, Mr. Eliacostas intends to expand into different types of work and allow his son to assume more roles within the company. Joining the real estate market in 2009, Barbara Lang exhibited an innate talent for the industry, closing eight transactions and nearly $4 million in sales during her first year. Since that time, she has served as a realtor for Coldwell Banker Realty in Westfield, New Jersey, displaying her keen eye for design and applying it to her sales technique. An Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Ms. Lang holds an AA from Pierce College, BA from Finch College and completed graduate coursework at the New York Institute of Finance. With a background in investment management, she is a former vice president of Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts and was marketing director of a managed futures investment firm in Florham Park. Leveraging her experiences, she has become familiarized with real estate finance. Ms. Lang has been a consistent recipient of industry Circle of Excellence Sales Awards between 2013 and 2019 and was named a Five-Star Real Estate Agent by New Jersey Monthly between 2015 and 2020. She was recognized as a member of the Top 1,000 out of 47,000 NRT sales associates for the first quarter of 2016 and 2020. For further information, visit BARBARA LANG

24 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Interested in construction since his youth, Chuck Miller commenced his career as an apprentice carpenter in 1968. In 1974, he earned a BS in construction technology from Western Illinois University, leading to his first role as a project engineer with the MorrisonKnudsen Company. Excelling there until 1985, he worked in the same capacity with the Hunt Building Corporation until 1991. Relocating to Boise, Idaho, he managed local home building companies prior to establishing Chuck Miller Construction in 2001. He retired from actively building and remodeling in 2017 and founded Chuck Miller Consulting. Mr. Miller was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders as 2018 Builder Remodeler Educator of the Year, 2017 Builder Designee of the Year, 2016 Institute of Residential Marketing Educator of the Year, 2015 Master of Residential Marketing of the Year, and 2009 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year. He was recognized by the Idaho Building Contractors Association as 2017 Builder of the Year and by the Building Contractors Association of SW Idaho as the 2003 Builder of the Year. He is the author of “Plan to Profit: Business Planning for Builders and Remodelers,” which he is translating into an online course. OWNER Chuck Miller Consulting Boise, ID Involved in the foam insulation industry for more than 25 years, Russell E. “Rusty” Schrader has excelled as the owner of Allstate Spray Foam Insulation in Visalia, California, since 2018. Running the insulation foam-spraying business with his family, he initially began working in the construction industry in 1997 until he accrued enough finances to found his own small business. Between 2010 and 2020, he also served as a project manager for ASI, Inc., in California. He attributes his and his company’s success to hard work, dedication, a commitment to customer service and the support of his wife and children, who are also passionate about the field. Featured in “Spray Foam Magazine” and the winner of the Spray Foam Competition at the SFWW Convention in Texas in February 2021, Mr. Schrader and his business are affiliated with the Better Business Bureau. Additionally, he is a member of Spray Foam World Wide. Civically engaged as well, he enjoys conducting pro bono work for veterans in the region. Looking toward the future, Mr. Schrader intends to ease into a well-deserved retirement and allow his children to run the company. OWNER Allstate Spray Foam Insulation Visalia, CA RUSSELL E. “RUSTY” SCHRADER CHUCK MILLER

25 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE OWNER, FOUNDER RLS Architects Prairie Village, KS RONALD L. SHAFFER Ronald L. Shaffer decided to become an architect during his sophomore year of high school. Excelling at the art of drafting and design since that time, he went on to earn a BArch from Kansas State University in 1970. Joining Duncan Architects that same year, he held the role of architect until 1977, whereupon he joined James E. Taylor and Associates as an associate for the following two years. In 1979, Mr. Shaffer founded his own architectural firm, titled RLS Architects, in Prairie Village, Kansas, a position he still holds today. Maintaining the same level of design and service that he had in his earlier years, Mr. Shaffer is the architect for numerous projects across more than 25 states. Maintaining affiliation with the American Institute of Architects, he is a past chapter president of two Kiwanis Clubs, past governor of the Missouri/Arkansas District of Kiwanis International, and past treasurer and president of the Johnson County Kansas Chamber of Commerce President’s Council. Mr. Shaffer received the Architect of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2014. He has also been highlighted in several Who’s Who publications since 1985.

26 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT she has ever contributed. She has also served Fortune Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Ford Motor Company and Harvard Medical School. Additionally, Ms. Bundi is a renowned oil, acrylics and pastel artist and has had her artwork displayed in numerous galleries, including the Barnes Gallery and the Garden City Public Library, both in Garden City, New York, as well as the Art Guild Show in Port Washington. An alumnus of St. John’s University, Ms. Bundi earned a BA in communication arts in 1984. She subsequently attained an MFA in graphic design from the School of Visual Arts in 1987. To attest to her success, Ms. Bundi has been honored with numerous Print Design Awards and Ozzie Design Awards from Magazine Design and Production. She also earned seven Excellence in Design Awards from the Society of Publication Designers and four Excellence in Design Awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Involvedwithinthemediaandcommunications field, Renee Bundi has exemplified diversity within her industry through her affinities for publishing, art direction, graphic design and application design. Since 2019, she has served as the art director, graphic designer and application designer for Left Handed Art in Port Washington, New York. Prior to attaining these roles, she served the Meredith Corporation in New York as the digital production manager for nine years, MetroSource Magazine as the art director for two years and Suede Magazine as a production designer for two years. Previously affiliated with the Gibbs School’s Design and Animation Center, she also contributed extensively to Information Week Magazine, CMP Public/Var Business Computer Systems News andCoastal Communications, where she commenced her career in 1985. Ms. Bundi was a member of the team that developed the first Time Magazine application for the first iPad product upon its launch. She is especially proud of her time spent with Suede Magazine; although the magazine only lasted for six issues, she says that it was the most challenging, yet creative design product to which RENEE BUNDI ART DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, APPLICATIONS DESIGNER Left Handed Art Port Washington, NY

27 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT Supported by over 45 years of experience in engraved art jewelry and three-dimensional mixed media sculptures, Kit Carson has been the owner and designer of his Arizona-based atelier, Kit Carson Jewelry, since 1975. Boasting a great passion for the arts from a young age, he first studied at the University of Oregon and Yavapai College under art instructor Dick Marcusen, who instilled in him the value of mastering his craft. Likewise, he studied under master engraver Sam Alphano in 2009. Presently, Mr. Carson is working on a series of 20 wall pieces that incorporate life-sized, hand-engraved birds of Arizona on compositions of rusty recycled steel. Paying homage to these delightful animals as they traverse through their lives among the loss of habitat due to the human industrial age, Mr. Carson has also recently been commissioned by a renowned collector to create a six-foot by five-foot raven. Described by collectors and prominent, high-profile celebrities as a creator of art nouveau pieces with influences in Wild Western and gothic art, Mr. Carson has also been influenced by the artistic renderings of the Mexican Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) celebrations of life and death. Notably, the famous collector Robin Williams described Mr. Carson as “Rene Lalique meets Dr. Seuss at the High Noon Bar,” referring to his expertise in the art nouveau style and incorporation of humor into his work, which also features “the rusty wabi-sabi” of sun-sanded metal. As he has journeyed throughout his career, Mr. Carson has been included in national juried art and craft shows, honorably receiving first-place awards at the Scottsdale Festival of the Arts, Beverly Hills Art Show and Contemporary Crafts Market. Likewise, he has been highlighted in myriad magazines and was the first featured artist on the PSB series, “Craft in America.” Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Caron has been a design consultant for Shelby Wilson Architects for over 20 years, in which he creates and installs architectural additions such as sconces, chandeliers and gates. He maintains affiliationwith the American Craft Council and Society of American Goldsmiths. For more information, please visit KIT CARSON OWNER Kit Carson Jewelry Prescott, AZ

28 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT as a whole, she was named to the Women’s Roll of Honor by the Town of North Hempstead, New York, in 2003. She also earned the Gold Award from Photo Design Magazine in 1990. Notably, Ms. Casella has displayed her work throughout the United States and abroad, including an exhibition at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NewYork, and at the Horticultural Society’s Webster Gallery in Huntington, New York. She has also exhibited her work at the “American Photography Today” exhibit in Munich, Germany. An exhibitor at the Midtown Y Photography Gallery in 1991, she also displayed her work “Paper Trail” at Grand Central Terminal and at the Nikon House in Rockefeller Center, both located in New York City. Likewise, her photography has been featured in Japan, Germany and Canada. Looking forward, Ms. Casella intends to highlight her work at the Museum of Modern Art and continue displaying her photography at her library. Interested in the arts from the age of 9, Margaret Casella earned a BFA from Long Island University prior to studying at the International Center of Photography. A former attendee of the Tobe-Coburn School for Fashion Careers (now defunct), her attendance in the school prompted her to enter the arts, specifically in still life photographs of kitchenware and food. She earned an MFA from the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. In the early stages of her career, Ms. Casella was an assistant to the merchandizing director for Gimbels, Macy’s and Saks 5th Avenue before serving as an Assistant to the merchandizing director for Brides Magazine. As part of her work, she coordinated Brides Magazine with local jewelry stores to provide sought-after advice on bridal gifts to wedding-goers. Since 1986, she has also been an artist and photographer for her eponymously-named business, Casella Photography. Within her art, she emphasizes the significance of lighting and shadows, as she notes that the most interesting components to photography arenot necessarily themost beautiful things. Finding a magical quality to photography MARGARET CASELLA ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER Casella Photography East Williston, NY