Millennium_13th Ed_Donna Polk Stenson

200 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ENTREPRENEURS Mr. Summers was named among the 100 Most Influential People in the Bar World by Drinks International through Agile Media Ltd. in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Most recently, he was recognized as among the first ever inaugural drink innovators by Food & Wine Magazine through the Meredith Corporation in 2022. He is licensed in the distillery practice and maintains membership with the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, for whom he has been co-chairman of the education committee. In accounting for his success, Mr. Summers credits the sacrifices of those who came before him, including family members who influenced him to pursue his goals. He also credits the strength and fortitude of his parents, who both overcame significant adversity to lead him into a world where he did not have to experience the same injustice. Looking toward the future, Mr. Summers intends to continue sharing the story of Sorel on a global scale. While in the fields of finance, marketing and media production for over 25 years, Jackie Summers learned that he had a cancerous tumor, which drastically changed the trajectory of his life. Mr. Summers recovered from his cancer and entered remission, which afforded him the desire and opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those around him. Drawing upon a small recipe he created for family and friends in his own kitchen, he decided to perfect his recipe despite having little experience in the liquor business. Since 2012, Mr. Summers has excelled as the chief executive officer, founder and president of JackFromBrooklyn Incorporated. Notably, Mr. Summers is recognized as the first African American individual to bottle a shelf-stable version of an artisanal liqueur beverage, titled Sorel. For his eminent progress and achievements in his field, he has received a myriad of honors and accolades in his field. In 2014, he was listed among the 50 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Food by Brooklyn Magazine, having subsequently received the American Food Journalist Award for Best Food Essay in 2018, based upon his essay, “Rice is at the Overlap for Poverty and Comfort.” JACKIE SUMMERS FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JackFromBrooklyn Incorporated Brooklyn, NY