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Important Dates in History 1898 George Orwell publishes the classic dystopian science fiction novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” in 1949. The Great Depression, the longest economic depression of the 20th century, begins with the stock market crash in the United States in 1929. Albert Nelson Marquis establishes Marquis Who’s Who in 1898. 1929 1949

Serial entrepreneur Jeff Bezos establishes Amazon, an American e-commerce and cloud computing company, from his garage in 1994. 1994 The critically acclaimed movie “Star Wars” is released in 1977, becoming the highest grossing film at the time and winning seven Academy Awards. 1977 El Salvador becomes the very first country in the world to accept Bitcoin as an official currency in 2021. 2021

4 Table of Contents 61 All About Earth Day Earth Day, celebrated locally and nationally on April 22nd, educates individuals on the importance of preserving the Earth's condition. 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 ninth edition of Millennium Magazine, a reflection of our prestigious listees whose perseverance has garnered inspiration worldwide.

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The Earth supports a communal culture in which ecosystems and humankind coexist. As we settle into 2022, it is important to reflect upon past years and recognize that society must collaborate to assess and confront challenges to move forward. The past three years have tested our spirit, resilience and ability to persevere amid the COVID-19 pandemic while focusing efforts on a commitment to preserving the Earth and the safety of its inhabitants. By strengthening our communities and acclimating ourselves to newfound changes, humanity has proved its persistence in the wake of misfortune. This rare quality has undoubtedly afforded us opportunities to excel in nearly all disciplines ranging from science and biotechnology, academia, law, and business leadership to media and the arts, medicine, government and military, and humanitarianism. Equipped with novel technologies shared across the globe, society has progressed in meaningful ways. The unique listees affiliated with Marquis Who’s Who are paradigms of change whose expertise has transformed the ways in which we interpret, contest and overcome universal hardships. We are delighted to introduce to you the ninth edition of Millennium Magazine – a roster of industry titans whose biographical stories touch upon our aptitude for survival, adaptation and recovery. As you thumb through this issue, we hope you bear in mind the trials we have collectively faced and overcome, and garner inspiration that may positively impact your own endeavors. We ultimately wish to celebrate and commemorate our listees’ legacies for generations to come. With best 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 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 ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS as an executive creative director to run the New York Lottery, where he also created memorable work for Intel, NatGeo and Chick-fil-A. In 2017, he started his own firm, Grant Smith’s Comfy Chair, where he excelled as a freelancewriter and creative director. In 2019, he was offered the position of chief creative officer at Yamamoto in Minneapolis. Mr. Smith is especially proud of his work that became part of a pop culture, especially with AT&T and FedEx. Believing in the importance of having passion for your industry, he notes that “great work gets great results,” and he has found his professional niche. He maintains many professional affiliations, and in his spare time, he supports such organizations as Feeding America, the American Civil Liberties Union and the League of Pretentious Copywriters. As a testament to success, Mr. Smith has accrued a number of honors, including top awards from Cannes, Clio’s, Effies, AICP, The One Show, The Art Directors Club and DA&D. Interested in art from a young age, Grant Smith pursued a career in the arts. He received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and fine art from Southwestern University in 1990, followed by an MFA in studio arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. Surprised to discover that the arts were not a lucrative career choice, he was prompted to enter advertising, and began serving as a copywriter for Cliff Freeman & Partners in 1999, where he worked on Fox Sports, Budget Car Rental and Hollywood Video. Remaining in that position until 2004, he subsequently served at BBDO New York as a writer and associate creative director for five years, working on Direct TV, FedEx, Red Stripe and Guinness beers, and In the following years, he founded Handsome Advertising Partnership, working directly with some of the nation’s best advertising agencies to develop more creatively robust work. Rejoining BBDO in 2011, Mr. Smith served as senior creative director and the lead creative on AT&T. He also contributed to several high-profile campaigns for FedEx, Visa, Snickers, Foot Locker and Mountain Dew. In 2015, he joined McCann NY GRANT SMITH CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER Yamamoto Excelsior, MN

9 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE intelligent businesswoman who taught Ms. Acord everything she knows about the real estate industry. After transitioning from nursing to real estate, Ms. Acord realized how well she worked with clients, as well as saw that she was an excellent salesperson with an eye for home design and décor. Since 1999, Ms. Acord has excelled as the owner and realtor with Liz Carter & Team Realty in Katy, Texas, where she focuses her attention on residential homes. Since 2012, she has also been a certified broker and holds a certification in interior decorating. She draws upon prior coursework from Houston Community College. As a testament to her success, Ms. Acord has earned myriad accolades and honors. She received the Pulse of the City Award and was named a Top Agent by Top Agents Magazine, both in 2019. Additionally, she was featured on the cover of Top Agents Magazine, was listed in Texas Monthly and H Magazine among Houston’s Top Realtors, and was named a Top Realtor on the Rise. In 2019, she also earned an Honor Achievement from Broker Agents. Impressively, she has been featured in the television show “The American Dream” for more than three years since 2019. Maintaining affiliation with the National Association of Realtors and Texas Association of Realtors, Ms. Acord attributes her success to her great aunt, who took Ms. Acord under her wing and allowed her the opportunities to grow and assume extra responsibilities. Looking forward, she intends to continue growing professionally, and notes that the market is expanding at a rapid pace. She intends to highlight her local area and the high-quality homes residing within it in “The American Dream.” Additionally, she would like to contribute more to her local community as a volunteer of the Ballard House. Hailing from a family of real estate professionals, Sandie Acord initially desired to pursue a career in nursing. However, after much deep thinking and self-actualization, she decided to follow in her family’s footsteps and enter her great aunt’s real estate firm. Her great aunt, Liz Carter, was revered as a respected and SANDIE ACORD OWNER, REALTOR Liz Carter & Team Realty Katy, TX

10 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Engaged in her local community as well, Ms. Bahr maintains affiliation with several civic organizations, including the Humane Society, the ASPCA and the American Red Cross. She also participates in local outreach initiatives in her community. Ms. Bahr attributes her immense success to her clientele, who have all been very welcoming and providing her with excellent feedback during her time spent as a realtor thus far. She also lends credit to her mother, who is currently guiding her and providing her with support and encouragement in the real estate market. As Voyager is a family-run business, Ms. Bahr emphasizes that clients are never alone while buying or selling properties. The employees at Voyager are renowned for their ability for quick turnarounds and making the home buying and selling processes simple and efficient for their clients. Ms. Bahr lives by the motto, “Love the life you live, live the life you love.” Drawing influence from her mother, who is a real estate agent and broker, Brandi S. Bahr entered the real estate industry recently in 2020, in which she serves as a realtor for Voyager Realty in Danbury, Wisconsin. Joining her mother and other colleagues at Voyager, Ms. Bahr was the perfect fit, as Voyager was seeking a new realtor in the community who possessed fresh perspectives. Although her real estate career has just begun, Ms. Bahr has tremendous hopes for the future, and intends to be teaching emerging realtors, becoming a broker and flipping homes in five years’ time. Prior to entering the field, Ms. Bahr served as a veterinary technician at Hillcrest Animal Hospital in Hudson, Wisconsin, between 2019 and 2020, drawing upon a degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2018. While pursuing her degree, she excelled at several companies across a span of industries, including Sun Tan City as a tanning consultant, Weigel Dairy as a farmworker andDunham’s Sports as a cashier. She commenced her professional ventures in 2014 as a server at Applebee’s Grill & Bar. BRANDI S. BAHR REALTOR Voyager Realty Danbury, WI

11 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE University with anMArch in 1960. He is a licensed architect in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania. At the inception of his career in 1960, Mr. Baker was a draftsman and designer for Sir Basil Spence in London, England, for one year. Relocating to New York City, he served Rogers & Butler as a project architect and project manager between 1962 and 1964 before being hired by John A. Pruyn as a project architect from 1965 to 1966. Establishing his own private practice in 1967, holding the practice until 1968 and again from 1975 to 1979, Mr. Baker also served as a partner of Manice & Baker between 1968 and 1974. Moving to Katonah, New York, he developed a second private practice specializing in residential design in 1979, maintaining the practice until 2005. He has also served as principal of John Milnes Baker, AIA, since 1968. Throughout his career, Mr. Baker has authored numerous publications, including “American House Styles: A Concise Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition” in 2018 and “How to Build a House with an Architect” in 1977, which was a defining moment of his career. Impressively, his home designs have been featured in Better Homes & Garden’s Top 10 Home Plans, including as their #1 favorite design in 1982. Three of his designs were further selected by the U.S. Information Agency for Design USA, a traveling exhibit in the former Soviet Union from 1989 to 1990. Aligning himself with the American Institute of Architects, the Society of Architectural Historians and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Mr. Baker has been married to his wife Elizabeth since 1970. He is the proud father of four children and grandfather of eight grandchildren. Growing up on a small farm, John Milnes Baker always had an affinity for architecture, and notably spent time as a child building huts. Drawing upon a familial history in architecture, in which his uncles were architects, Mr. Baker graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1955 and from Columbia JOHN MILNES BAKER ARCHITECT South Kent, CT

12 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE struggles. Additionally, she is a “people person” and genuinely loves making sales in the work environment. Alongside her real estate endeavors, Ms. Chiquito-Leon is passionate about psychology and counseling. Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Grand Canyon University, she intends to become a therapist in order to extend her expertise to others who struggled in similar situations in which she struggled in the past. Completing one year of neuro-linguistic therapy, timeline therapy and hypnotherapy thus far, she would ultimately like to help people with depression and anger problems to become the best versions of themselves. Furthermore, she intends to eventually open her own private practice, as well as develop a nonprofit performing arts school for underprivileged children. She lives by the motto, “Life your life to the fullest because you never know when it can be your last day.” Gisele Chiquito-Leon was inspired to enter real estate following the dissolution of her initial pursuit of the aviation industry. Involved in property management at the inception of her career, she realized she truly belonged in the real estate field, particularly after seeing investors who came from other countries overcome their struggles and give back to their communities. Later on, she served as a manager of an apartment complex, finance manager of a car business and mortgage lender for JP Morgan Chase. Her first foray into real estate was with C and G Realty. Since 2004, she has excelled as the chief executive officer of Gisele Leon Realty, Inc., located in Ontario, California. For several years, Ms. Chiquito-Leon’s agency was named to Top Sales by a Mortgage Company in recognition of her success in the industry. She attributes her success to her love for helping others. Coming from a difficult environment while living in South America during her childhood, she has leveraged her background to empower others to overcome their own GISELE CHIQUITO-LEON CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Gisele Leon Realty, Inc. Ontario, CA

13 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE an old house and endeavored to flip the house and sell it for profit. Recognizing his innate ability to turn old houses into profitable homes, he decided to delve into the field of real estate. In the present day, Mr. Collopy has excelled as the owner, founder and broker of RE/MAX Results in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He is also the noted founder of the Results Foundation. Attributing his immense success to his passion for the industry, he is especially proud of helping several sales executives become successful in real estate in their own right. Additionally, he is proud of the amount of houses he has sold over the past years; in 2020, he and his company sold nearly 25,000 homes. Driven by the motto, “Live life one day at a time,” Mr. Collopy holds an associate degree from an accredited academic institution. Demonstrating versatility in his profession, he is the author of the book “The Reward of Knowing,” and further lends his expertise as a public speaker in his field. Spending his spare time contributing to charitable efforts through the Results Foundation, he is currently working on writing and publishing a second book. As a testament to his success, Mr. Collopy placed first in agent productivity from RIS Media Power Broker Report, the 20th in the Top 1,000 Brokers from Top Broker MEGA 1000 and the 13th in transaction sides by the Real Trends Five Hundred List. Further, he was rated the 16th in sales volume by Real Trends Five Hundred List and first in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin by the Real Trends Website Rankings. He was inducted into the prestigious Marquis Who’s Who biographical registry in 2021. Looking forward, Mr. Collopy intends to dedicate more time to the Results Foundation. Additionally, he would like to take on more public speaking engagements. In his youth, John Collopy struggled significantly with various obstacles in his life, which prompted him to seek greater opportunities in an effort to enhance the betterment of his own personal wellbeing and career. Discovering the value of hard work after completing his first job, he later purchased JOHN COLLOPY OWNER, FOUNDER RE/MAX Results Eden Prairie, MN

14 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE recipient. In 2016, she was among the number count in the prestigious roster inclusion for Top Female Executives by the International Women’s Leadership Association and was honored with a plaque fromMarquis Who’s Who for being among Top Business Owners in 2021. She has several professional affiliates, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the honorary appointment to the Research Board of the American Biographical Institute. In essence, she is a highly accomplished, unique and visionary thinker, a standards adherer and a leader in diverse settings. Ms. Cooper was mentored by her mother, a perfect example of a God-loving, kind, conscientious, responsible, accountable and successful woman. She worked for the federal government for over 20 years and as a sales representative for Avon Products and Stanley Products. Looking forward, Ms. Cooper intends to remain with her present company. She is interested in traveling and writing a book. Veda Amelia Cooper initially spent her professional years in education. She graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a BA in English and a minor in French.Afterward, shegraduatedtwice from the Johns Hopkins University with an MS in education and a postgraduate certificate in school administration and supervision. Additionally, she has certification in early childhood for licensed childcare centers. She holds an advanced professional certificate with the Maryland State Department of Education. Her areas of concentration are Administrator I, English, French and Reading. She has taught frompre-kindergarten to the corporate level for several years. In the business field, Ms. Cooper has worn many hats: as a sales representative with World Book-Childcraft International, Inc.; life and health insurance agent with A. L. Williams; realtor with Coldwell Banker-Grempler Realty, Inc.; owner of Seminar Superiority; and owner of Afghans Unlimited. Presently, she is the owner of Next Level Enterprises. She continues to be a notary public and has obtained additional coursework from many postsecondary institutions. Additionally, she has attended a host of classes, seminars and webinars. Ms. Cooper is the recipient of many accolades. Her inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who is her seventh such recognition as a Who’s Who VEDA AMELIA COOPER OWNER Next Level Enterprises Nottingham, MD

15 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Tony Giesel went to work at a lumberyard titled Kropf Lumber Yard at the age of 16 under the tutelage of his father, who taught Mr. Giesel the value of hard work. Working with the lumberyard for 15 years, during which time his final five years were in outside sales, he subsequently moved on to work for Koehn Construction for an additional 14 years. There, the owner of the construction company took Mr. Giesel under his wing and taught him the significance of seeing the long range of a project. Over time, Mr. Giesel sought to open his own business, and Tony Giesel Construction came to fruition. Now serving as owner for more than 11 years, he has been renowned throughout Kansas for his work. In his daily work, Mr. Giesel oversees the day-to-day operations, including the bidding, bookwork and selling of product. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he is especially proud of remaining in business. He finds the most rewarding aspect of his profession is the confidence that his customers and homeowners have in him. Over the years, he has attributed his success to doing right by his customers. He defines success as putting in a hard day’s work, knowing that he treated his customers well. A member of the Wichita Area Builders Association, Mr. Giesel has always considered himself a “people person,” and he has thoroughly enjoyed meeting new customers and homeowners, as well as putting together new projects. Surpassing his own expectations, he finds it remarkable that he has been able to establish his own business, and is proud of the strides he has made over the past decade. Looking toward the future, Mr. Giesel hopes to maintain his business and take his sons under his own wing so they could eventually take the helm when Mr. Giesel retires. Post-retirement, Mr. Giesel intends to work in a volunteering capacity. Married for many years, he has four children and seven grandchildren. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee TONY GIESEL OWNER Tony Giesel Construction Hesston, KS

16 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE A contractor with the eponymously-named William H. Gunn Construction since 1988, William H. Gunn is a noteworthy construction management executive who notably gained his license at the age of 25. From an early age, he engaged himself in various, at-home construction projects, including building a dog kennel at the age of 8. When Mr. Gunn was 13 years old, a house fire left much of his childhood home damaged by smoke, and he and his family rehabilitated the home while adding a 2,000-foot addition. From this point forward, he was enthralled with the construction industry. Although construction was in the back of his mind, Mr. Gunn pursued a formal education at the University of California Riverside, where he studied biology for two years with the hopes of becoming a veterinarian. However, during his collegiate studies, a natural progression of events led him back to the construction business, and he began working with another independent contractor. Upon receiving his license, Mr. Gunn has made a name for himself throughout the Riverside, California, area as a selfemployed business owner. Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Gunn has been a political activist for medical cannabis patients since 2008. Recognizing the importance of medical cannabis for the treatment of several disorders ranging from mild to severe, including mental health and physical health conditions, Mr. Gunn has exhibited a strong passion for his cause. Initially inspired by the work ethic of his own father, Mr. Gunn desired to emulate his drive, and subsequently developed a strong work ethic of his own. Looking toward the future, he intends to branch out more within his company and through community activism, noting that he would like to do more pro bono work. Married to his wife Bernice Rose for several years, Mr. Gunn has three children: Laura, Joseph and Clifford. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee WILLIAM H. GUNN CONTRACTOR William H. Gunn Construction Riverside, CA

17 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE From a young age, Mark W. Hiser has enjoyed collaborating with others to reach a common goal. During his undergraduate studies, he completed pre-architecture courses; however, he felt more drawn to construction. In 1986, he graduated with a BA in construction management from Eastern Michigan University while simultaneously working with Freeman Darling, Inc., as a senior project manager, chief estimator and vice president from 1985 to 1996. During this time, Mr. Hiser also taught courses in construction management at his alma mater from 1988 to 1999. Since 1996, he has excelled as the president of Phoenix Contractors, Inc., in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Attributing his success to his wondrous mentors he has acquired along the way, Mr. Hiser considers himself a visionary with exemplary ideas, leading by example. He has always developed outstanding relationships with clients and architects, and during his 35-plus year long career, he has established connections with others, which is shown in the great fabric of employees who work for Phoenix Contractors. Mr. Hiser notes that it takes patience to look for good opportunities. In this sentiment, he has garnered significant patience and has been met with unmatched success. Mr. Hiser maintains affiliation with the American General Contractors Association, for whom he has served on their industrial relation and education committees. He has also been associated with the education committee of the Washtenaw Contractors Association and is a member of the Construction Association of Michigan and Better Business Bureau. He is a former member of the curricular advisory board at Eastern Michigan University. To attest to his success, Mr. Hiser won the Pyramid Award for “Best Project Team” from the Washtenaw Contractors Association on eight occasions, including for constructing the $5 million Ozone House Project in 2020 and the Metropolitan Detroit Animal Shelter in 2019. He has also been featured in a four-page article in Focus Magazine and won the Design and Construction Showcase Award. Looking forward, Mr. Hiser intends to develop younger employees and watch them grow within the company. MARK W. HISER PRESIDENT, OWNER Phoenix Contractors, Inc. Ypsilanti, MI

18 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Admiring her father from a young age, Nancy Hotchkiss watched her father in his real estate practice and desired to emulate him. As a result, she – alongside her three brothers – entered the real estate industry. Emphasizing her love for community involvement, helping homebuyers find the right fit within their budget and aiding homeowners in selling their homes, Ms. Hotchkiss has excelled as a realtor and broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Chicago (previously Berkshire Hathaway Biros Real Estate) since 1983. In her role, she focuses her attention on real estate in Chicago, Illinois, as well as the southern and western suburbs. Drawing upon her natural passion for helping others in her community, Ms. Hotchkiss maintains affiliation with the Local Beverly Area Planning Association, as well as memberships with the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors and the Multi-Million Dollar Club. Attributing her immense success to her dedication to her field, honesty with her clients and empathy toward others, she has been rewarded with several accolades and honors. Since 1998, Ms. Hotchkiss has been honored with the Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle Award, which is only presented to the top 2% of agents across the nation. Likewise, she was named among America’s Top Real Estate Agents in 2019 and 2020, received the Legend Award and Chicago Magazine’s Five Star Professional Award, and was selected among Chicago’s Top Agents by Metro Chicago Real Estate Magazine. When asked of advice she would give to aspiring realtors in the industry, Ms. Hotchkiss notes that patience is key, and one should listen to the needs and desires of others. A client’s top priority in buying or selling their home should also be of the utmost importance to a real estate agent, and having a mutual understanding of the client’s goals is paramount. Looking toward the future, Ms. Hotchkiss intends to witness the continued growth and success of her career. Ultimately, she would like to help others in different stages of their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys local sports, exercising and spending time with family. NANCY HOTCHKISS REALTOR, BROKER Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Chicago Chicago, IL

19 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE As a former apprentice for the Bricklayers Association at the age of 19, Lewis P. Houghtaling III was exposed to the construction industry early on in his life. After working for Ramon and Dubrino between 1970 and 1977, he established Debrino Caulking Associates, Inc., in 1977, where he currently serves as president and owner. Although his career has been filled with highlights, he is especially proud of providing an income for the families who have worked for him, as well as helping others work on high-profile projects, including projects for Turner Construction. Inspired by his father, who was a tradesman with expertise in carpentry and electricity, among other trades, Mr. Houghtaling was noteworthy in the 1970s for his work, as he was one of the few entrepreneurs in his profession offering his unique services. For his expertise, he was honored with a Best National Restoration Rehabilitative Maintenance Project Award from the International Bricklayers Union, as well as an accolade from the American Subcontractors Association. To remain abreast of developments in the field, Mr. Houghtaling maintains affiliation with the Sealants Waterproofers Restoration Institute, the Eastern Contractors Association, the Engineers of Concrete Restoration Institute, the Northeastern Contractors Association and the American Subcontractors Association. Civically engaged in his community as well, he is a trustee and sits on the board of directors of the Eastern Contractors Association, is a trustee of the Irish American Heritage Museum, and is a trustee and board member of the Bricklayers Pension and Welfare Fund. Additionally, he is a trustee of the International Masonry Institute in an effort to recruit others into the industry. Attributing his success to his diligent work ethic, Mr. Houghtaling is happily married and has three children and five grandchildren. Looking toward the future, he intends to ease into a well-deserved retirement. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee LEWIS P. HOUGHTALING III PRESIDENT, OWNER Debrino Caulking Associates, Inc. Castleton on Hudson, NY

20 ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Raveis company-wide in 2020. Ms. Huscher also earned the Realtor of the Year Award from the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she was named a Connecticut Five-Star Realtor for 12 consecutive years. Civically involved as well, Ms. Huscher has served as a Marketing Coordinator for the Durham Fair through the Durham Fair Agricultural Association since 2013. She attributes her success to her communication skills, professionalism and background in marketing strategies. She emphasizes that real estate is not only about the sale; it is about positively affecting the lives of her clients through addressing their individualized needs and remaining objective. Looking toward the future, Ms. Huscher intends to continue experiencing the growth and success of her career. Ultimately, she would like to grow her team’s business to become the market leader in consumer trust and sales. Since 2003, Debbie Huscher has flourished as a Realtor with William Raveis in Connecticut, where she leverages her expertise in real estate to implement customized sales strategies and develops portfolios for each client’s listing. Prior to delving into the real estate industry, she worked within the realm of marketing as a brand manager for Baron Philippe de Rothschild at Caravalle Wine Selections from 1999 to 2003, an associate brand manager at Smirnoff Vodka and a sales associate and regional sales manager for Heublein Incorporated from 1988 to 1999. Inspired by her family, she refocused her attention to real estate upon the relocation of a former business, deciding that she could apply her marketing skills to realty. To prepare for her career, Ms. Huscher pursued a formal education at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, where she graduatedwith a Bachelor of Science inMarketing in 1998. Upon entering the real estate market, she received ASP and GREEN certifications. In light of her success, the Huscher Group was recognized as the #1 small team for homes sales withWilliam DEBBIE HUSCHER REALTOR William Raveis Durham, CT Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine

21 ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Shield, Inc., as a sales associate from 1985 to 2013. Presently, she is a commercial realtor and recruiter for Aaron Aroyo Real Estate, through which she represents the buyers and sellers of high-end residential and commercial real estate, and works with land development projects in the metropolitan San Diego area. Further, she has served as chief executive officer of Tahitian Pearl Consultants Inc. since 2000. Since the inception of her career, Ms. Hutchinson has contributed to a number of written works, having penned a book chapter in “Outrageous Marketing” in 2018. She also contributed to “An International Treaty for Women: The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” and “Proposition 209 – Affirmative Action” through the California State Employees Association in 1997 and 1995, respectively. Civically involved in efforts to abolish human trafficking, Ms. Hutchinson has maintained membership with Safe Kids Now (www., the National Alliance for Family Court Justice, and the District of Columbia Youth Orchestra Program. Likewise, she is affiliated with Beta Gamma Sigma, the Business Honor Society, and the Association of Humanitarian Lawyers. Most recently, she joined the membership committee for Chapter 17 of California State Retirees. For her efforts, she earned placement in the 72nd edition of Who’s Who in America in 2019. Ms. Hutchinson attributes her success to her grandmother, mother and father, as well as her faith in Jesus Christ. A native of Washington, D.C., she now lives in San Diego, California. Looking toward the future, she intends to experience continued career growth. She also aims to design and build a home by the sea. Fascinated with numbers since she was a young girl, Cessaly D. Hutchinson pursued a career in accounting, receiving a BBA, cum laude, from Howard University in 1979. After receiving a law degree from Georgetown University in 1982, she went on to serve Legal CESSALY D. HUTCHINSON COMMERCIAL REALTOR, RECRUITER Aaron Aroyo Real Estate San Diego, CA Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine

22 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE since 2008. Concurrent to these roles, Mr. Lofton served as a private investor for Busters-USA from 2015 to 2017. Civically involved as well, Mr. Lofton has been a corporate sponsor for the Meadowlands Orphanage in San Antonio since 2016 and has lent his time as a donor for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Roy Maas Youth Academy. He attributes his success to his diligent work ethic and drive to succeed. Although his career has been filled with highlights, he is especially proud of maintaining two successful businesses alongside being a father to his child Aralyn and loving husband to his wife Rachel. As a testament to his success, Mr. Lofton was named among the Top 100 People in Real Estate. Looking toward the future, he intends to ease into a well-deserved retirement. At the inception of his professional career, Aron G. Lofton excelled as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter for seven years. Recognized as one of the top light heavyweight champions for three years, he is notable for fighting in both the United States and Canada, having fought in 16 total fights of which five were televised across the globe. Desiring to provide for himself a reliable income, Mr. Lofton worked for a roofing company between his MMA endeavors, and eventually pursued the construction industry on a full-time basis. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Lofton served as a project manager for Alorica directly after receiving a Bachelor of Arts fromOklahoma State University. Later in 2011, he received an HHP in health science from his alma mater. Exhibiting dual roles in two prominent companies, he has been the founder and chief executive officer of Property Halo Development LLC since 2017, as well as a managing partner of THD Roofing ARON G. LOFTON FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Property Halo Development LLC San Antonio, TX

23 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Involved in the construction industry since his early high school years, Lee Edwin Martin began as a laborer and built several duplexes and small shopping centers. Upon his entrance in the United States Air Force in 1968, he served the military by building projects with various organizations. He also became an FAA licensed pilot for single-engine aircraft and drones. Exiting the Air Force in 1972, he was encouraged by his wife to enter the field of architecture, and thus, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in architecture from The Ohio State University in 1975. Since that time, he has been a licensed architect in the states of Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. Previously a State Architect of Ohio, Mr. Martin worked in the architectural industry for several years before becoming the director of Florida operations at Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc., in 2005, holding the role until 2009. From 2009 to 2020, he served as a forensic expert for Robson Forensic, Inc., and since 2020, he has been the principal consultant of the Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio. During his career, he also earned an MPA from Florida Atlantic University in 2005 and became a certified playground safety inspector through the National Parks and Recreation Association. Mr. Martin attributes his success to hard work and perseverance, emphasizing that he has always tried to remain at the forefront of his field. Although his career has been abound with highlights, he is especially proud of being one of the top billers in the architectural practice group for several years, as well as the #1 ranked premises liability expert of the Indiana Association for Justice. In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, he was appointed as the chief building official of Miami-Dade County. To remain abreast of developments in the field, Mr. Martin maintains affiliation with the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, ASTM International and the National Fire Protection Association, among other organizations. Looking toward the future, he intends to ease into an emeritus role and conduct part-time work in his field. LEE EDWIN MARTIN PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Columbus, OH

24 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE At the inception of her career in 1970, Faye Nielsen attended East Carolina University, in which her career and life path took many diversions, one of which was becoming a flight attendant and remained so for 28 years. Concurrent to her flight responsibilities, she commenced a design career parttime on her days off, thus establishing The Nielsen Collection. Having just purchased her own home, she desired to furnish it to her own specifications, thereby establishing the foundation of her design career. After leaving the airlines, Ms. Nielsen was provided the opportunity to turn her design career into a full-time business. Emphasizing the integrity and dedication she imposes upon her business, Ms. Nielsen employs the help of various tradespeople and artists to complement her design work. Now 24 years in the making, The Nielson Collection is revered as a premier and innovative design company in the State of Texas. For her accomplishments and creativity in design work, Ms. Nielsen has accrued myriad accolades. In 2019 and 2020, she was recognized with the USA Property Award, Texas, and progressed to win The International Property Award, Americas and Best International Bathroom. In 2020 and 2021, she won Best Bathroom and Whole House Renovation USA Property Awards, having previously been honored as a Leading Designer for Luxury Interior Design in Texas in 2018. Additionally, she won the ASID Design Ovation Legacy of Design Award and the Most Innovative Design by KBB in 2016 and again in 2018, as well as winning the Sub Zero Regional Design Competition in 2014 and Best of Houzz from 2014 to 2015 and again from 2017 to 2019. Married to her husband Richard Daniel Nielsen for many years, Ms. Nielsen has two stepchildren and two step-grandchildren. She currently resides in Irving, Texas. Looking toward the future, she intends to experience the continued growth and success of her career. FAYE NIELSEN FOUNDER The Nielsen Collection Irving, TX

25 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Since 1964, Robert P. Rondano Sr. has excelled as the principal and owner of M. Rondano, Inc. Located in Norwalk, Connecticut, M. Rondano, Inc., is a premier construction company specializing in storm and sanitary sewer installations, as well as the repair of roads and sidewalks. Working with innovative equipment, such as their own rock crushing plant, and quality resources, Mr. Rondano and his colleagues are revered for their quick and efficient performance. Many of his team members have been with the company for several years, serving as a testament to the business’ integrity. Impressively, Mr. Rondano and his construction company have been revered by the supervising engineer of the City of Stamford, Connecticut, for completing over $10 million worth of repairs and sewer and roadway construction projects. Mr. Rondano is also renowned for his customer service, having served the commercial, municipal and residential clients of Fairfield County, Connecticut, for more than 65 years. The business was founded by Marcello “Happy” Rondano in 1952, Mr. Rondano’s father, which has existed in the Rondano family for three generations. Mr. Rondano’s one son, Robert Rondano Jr., is also a principal and owner of the business, having held a Bachelor of Arts in business management and an OSHA 10 certification. His other son, Chris Rondano, is also involved as a principal and owner, and his daughter, Kimberly Rondano Doyle, excels in executive management, holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in business, and is OSHA 10 certified. For more information, please visit Mr. Rondano graduated from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He has maintained affiliation with the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce for several years, and he attributes his success to his adaptability as developments in the industry are ever changing. Looking toward the future, he intends to ease into a welldeserved retirement, having been semi-retired in the present day. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and is a former horseback rider. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee ROBERT P. RONDANO SR. PRINCIPAL, OWNER M. Rondano, Inc. Norwalk, CT

26 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors, the Alabama Area Association of Realtors and the American Society of Interior Designers. For her success, Ms. Rudd has accrued several accolades. Named Pinnacle Professional of the Year in 2013, she was also recognized among the 10 Best Real Estate Agents in the State of Alabama between 2018 and 2020. Furthermore, she was honored as the “Best of the Best” Real Estate Agent. Although her career has been filled with highlights, she is exceptionally proud of being a million-dollar producer from 2015 to 2021. She is also proud of opening a new company, which she founded in July 2020, and had $1 million pending within her first month of starting the company. Attributing her success to self-discipline, perseverance, a diligent work ethic and her innate understanding of organization, Ms. Rudd intends to sell $20 million in sales volume or to produce over $1 million in net company commissions. Interested in real estate since her high school years, Katherine M. Rudd was influenced by her grandfather, J. W. Goodwin, who founded Scana Corporation. Upon the age of 18, Ms. Rudd moved out of her parents’ house, and she bought her first property. Subsequently, she proceeded to flip the condominium and went on to renovate various places in which she lived for the following years. After graduating college, she took the helm of Goodwin Capital Partners and has served as the president of the firm since 2012. Alongside this role, she has also been a real estate agent and designer since 2011 and the principal owner of Studio 180, LLC, since 2012. Drawing upon a Bachelor of Science in finance and accounting from Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2007, Ms. Rudd has also been an associate interior designer through the American Society of Interior Designers since 2013. Additionally, she is a licensed real estate broker. Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Rudd has remained abreast of developments and trends in her field through affiliation with myriad organizations, such as the National Association of Realtors, KATHERINE M. RUDD REAL ESTATE AGENT, INTERIOR DESIGNER, BROKERAGE OWNER Goodwin Capital Partners Pike Road, AL

27 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Since 2017, Darrin O. St. Pierre has lent his considerable expertise as the president, owner and chief operating officer of Onsite Blast Ltd., a sandblasting company that offers an extensive array of industrial, commercial and concrete services for sidewalks, roadways and brick decks. Servicing Northern and Western Canada, Onsite Blast leverages innovative technologies in the field to provide their customers with protection services at reliable costs. Mr. St. Pierre himself draws upon more than 30 years of excellence in the industry, where he has provided his talents to the operations management, sandblasting and painting professions. Mr. St. Pierre also dedicates his time civically to his local community, having served as a volunteer with his church and other organizations within his neighborhood. He also enjoys boating, water sports and blacksmithing, having forged several objects in his spare time. Attributing his success to the support and encouragement of such individuals as his wife, business partner and parents, Mr. St. Pierre holds great pride in establishing his business without a foreman and training his employees first-hand by utilizing his industry knowledge and wisdom. Impressively, he has thereby created a flourishing environment in which his crew does not require a typical leader, and instead, they are independently motivated. Looking toward the future of Onsite Blast and his own entrepreneurial ventures, Mr. St. Pierre intends to witness the continued growth and success of his career. He ultimately would like to keep building upon and expanding his company while also moving into similar industries to accrue a more diverse client base. Believing in the importance of hard work, honesty and integrity, among other features, Mr. St. Pierre is acknowledged as a persevering individual who continually moves forward from his mistakes, applying the lessons he has learned to advance himself professionally. DARRIN O. ST. PIERRE PRESIDENT, OWNER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Onsite Blast Ltd. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

28 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE As a service manager and technician for Res-Com Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., Paul Straface excels in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry as a well-regarded and innovative figure in the field. Res-Com Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned and operated business, started by Mr. Straface’s father, Steve Straface Jr., more than 20 years ago. Always possessing a desire to follow his family’s legacy, Mr. Straface fell in love with the way that his father holds passion for the craft. To that end, he has always wanted to take care of customers to his fullest potential and is available whenever his customers require his services. Mr. Straface took over Res-Com Heating and Air Conditioning in 2012. A member of the Refrigeration Specialty Association, Mr. Straface has been certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency since 2006 and has held an R-410A Puron certificate since 2009. He attributes his success to his motivation and drive to be the best in his field, as well as his ability to be the “go-to” individual for the job. He is proud of his schedule to be available to his customers whether it is day or night, and he is especially proud of training his apprentices to bring them up-to-speed with the recent developments in the field. Notably, he is recognized for his ability to diagnose any problem within minutes and repair it with unmatched efficiency, and he routinely works 100-hour workweeks. In light of his exceptional undertakings, Mr. Straface was highlighted on the Top 40 Under 40 list by Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition and Refrigeration Professionals in 2019. Looking toward the future, Mr. Straface intends to continue bringing Res-Com Heating & Air Conditioning to the forefront of the HVAC industry and open a second branch of the business in a secondary location. Mr. Straface was born in Harrison, New York, on September 18, 1988 and currently resides in Mahopac, New York. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee PAUL STRAFACE SERVICE MANAGER, TECHNICIAN Res-Com Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Mahopac, NY