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Marquis Who’s Who Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence Since 1899, Marquis Who’s Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals from every significant field of endeavor and remains the standard for reliable biographical reference material for researchers, libraries, and executive institutions around the world. Please visit for additional information. Marquis Who’s Who founder, Albert Nelson Marquis, is born on January 10, 1855. The first edition of Who’s Who in America is published in 1899. Albert Nelson Marquis dies on December 21, 1943. The first edition of Who’s Who of American Women is published in 1958. Marquis Who’s Who, Inc., files suit against The National Register of Who’s Who, Inc., and a federal court upholds the “Who’s Who” moniker in 1967. 1855 1899 1943 1958 1967

Our History, An Extinsive List of Past and Present Products and Accomplishments Since 1899, Marquis Who’s Who here's a list of our past and present products and services: 1898: Under the corporate entity A.N. Marquis & Company, the imprint Marquis Who’s Who is established in 1898. 1899: The first edition of Who’s Who in America is published in 1899. 1926: Albert Nelson Marquis sells A.N. Marquis & Company to Wheeler Sammons Jr. and A. W. Shaw, and the company is incorporated as the A.N. Marquis Company in 1926. 1943: Albert Nelson Marquis dies on December 21, 1943. 1958: The first edition of Who’s Who of American Women is published in 1958. 1967: Marquis Who’s Who, Inc., files suit against The National Register of Who’s Who, Inc., and a federal court upholds the “Who’s Who” moniker in 1967. 1969: Marquis Who’s Who is purchased by the International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) Corporation in 1969. 1970: The first edition of Who’s Who in the World is published in 1970. 1984: Marquis Who’s Who introduces the Achievement Awards in 1984, recognizing individuals with the most creative or impactful societal contributions. 1985: The ITT Corporation sells Marquis Who’s Who to MacMillan, Inc., in 1985. 1991: Reed International PLC purchases Marquis Who’s Who from MacMillan, Inc., in 1991. 1995: Marquis Who’s Who celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Golden 50th edition of Who’s Who in America in 1995. 2000: The Millennium 2000 edition of Who’s Who in America is included in the National Millennium Time Capsule, as commissioned by the White House Millennium Council. 2002: Marquis Who’s Who launches its first web interface in 2002, later becoming known as Marquis Biographies Online (MBO). 2003: News Communications, Inc., purchases Marquis Who’s Who from Reed Elsevier in 2003. 2005: The Diamond 60th anniversary edition of Who’s Who in America is published in 2005. 2016: The Platinum 70th anniversary edition of Who’s Who in America is published in 2016. 2018: The inaugural edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine is launched online in 2018. 2019: Novel branding opportunities offered by Marquis Who’s Who are launched in 2019, including features in The Wall Street Journal and on the Thomson Reuters sign in Times Square. 2023: Marquis Who’s Who celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2023. Marquis Who’s Who celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Golden 50th edition of Who’s Who in America in 1995. Marquis Who’s Who launches its first web interface in 2002, later becoming known as Marquis Biographies Online (MBO). Marquis Who’s Who introduces the Achievement Awards in 1984, recognizing individuals with the most creative or impactful societal contributions. The inaugural edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine is launched online in 2018. Marquis Who’s Who celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2023. 1984 1995 2002 2018 2023

Table of Contents 77 Business Intelligence Trends Business intelligence refers to the technologies, processes and practices used to transform raw data into insights for decision-making. Here are some of the top business intelligence trends. 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 thirteenth edition of Millennium Magazine, a reflection of our prestigious listees whose perseverance has garnered inspiration worldwide. 4 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine

154 4 Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2023 Artificial intelligence is growing in the business world and shaping every aspect of our society. Here are four exciting and innovative AI trends to expect in 2023 and beyond. 363 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition to Retirement Saving for retirement is critically important, and the earlier workers begin the process, the better off they will be. Here are seven tips for transitioning into retirement successfully. 259 The Power of Setting Goals Goals are what motivate us to act and push ourselves further than we thought possible. However, goal setting isn’t always simple. By following these steps, you’ll be able to reach success. 5 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine

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The past serves as a learning tool for many of us. Life can be fleeting — encompassing successes and failures with an emphasis on the fragile value of time. Our professional endeavors are often woven with the fabric of uncertainty as we face challenges that propose more questions than answers. The continuity of time beckons the understanding that while we may not have all the answers we seek, we can still press forward and forge paths to success. Life is nonlinear, however; we do not knowwhat is beyond the horizon. As such, many of us leverage this ambiguity to cultivate change and manifest greatness. The listees highlighted in this publication do precisely that; they are undaunted by shifts in their professional industries and combat reservations to widen the scope of their own ventures. Whether they are involved in the arts, medicine, business, science and technology, engineering, academia, law, military and government, or philanthropy, our listees exemplify fortitude amid the fluidity of their unique situations. As you read the compelling narrative content contained within Millennium Magazine, we also recommend perusing the editorial articles punctuating our listees’ biographies, including “The Power of Setting Goals,” a descriptive article detailing how one can unlock their full potential, and “4 Game-Changing Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2023 and Beyond,” which highlights ways AI technology influences our lives. We hope you enjoy the 13th edition of Millennium Magazine and encourage you to take a moment to celebrate your achievements, the success of your peers and the strength of the human condition. With best wishes for continued success, Lisa Diamond Senior Editor, MillenniumMagazine 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 forany commercial purpose whatsoever without the prior written permission of the publisher and, if the publisher deems necessary, execution of a formal license agreement with the publisher. Manufactured in the United States of America. ISSN 2577-7009 (Print) ISSN 2577-6991 (Online) Chief Executive Officer Erica Lee Chief Marketing Officer Kristine McCarthy Executive Vice President, HR and Organizational Development Deborah A. Morrissey Director of Recruitment Fran Bardio Director, Print Production John Sartoris Director, Editorial Services Renée Dutcher-Pryer Technical Administrator, Editorial Charles Varriale Customer Service and Compliancy Director Iris Cannetti Senior Sales Manager Nikki Masih Sales Manager Irmela Kastrat Vice President, Sales and Training Michael Swinarski Senior Editor Lisa Diamond Staff Writer Matt Attanasio Senior Graphic Designer Carlton Ramsey

8 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS marketing and business leadership from Antioch University in 2022. To remain abreast of changes in her field, she maintains professional affiliation with the Cambridge Speakers Club, Toastmasters International, the Institute of Leadership and Management, and the Institute of Directors. Finding great success in her marketing career, Ms. Angwin-Leathers was listed in the Pacific Coast Business Times’ 40 Under 40 list. She was also the recipient of a Gold Award for Volunteering and a Silver Bursary Award from Anglia Ruskin University. She owes her success to her education for gaining understanding of good governance and great leadership. She notes that it serves as an important component when she has utilized machine learning, artificial intelligence technology and analytics in marketing to help companies with their decisionmaking processes. Looking ahead, Ms. AngwinLeathers intends to explore opportunities to make businesses more efficient. Accruing nearly 25 years of professional experience in marketing, Helena J. Angwin-Leathers currently excels as a digital marketing consultant for Helena Angwin Digital Consulting and a digital marketing manager for Mission Wealth, both since 2022. She initially joined Mission Wealth in 2020 as a marketing manager and then senior marketing manager, building off prior experience with companies including HPH Global Inc., Daily Media LLC, and Executive Properties and Maintenance LLC from 2017 to 2019. In the United Kingdom, Ms. Angwin-Leathers was a public speaker endorsing neurodiversity in the workplace from 2016 to 2018, as well as a researcher for Anglia Ruskin University and managing director of Inferno Crowd between 2015 and 2018. She commencedher professional endeavors in Hong Kong, gaining expertise in marketing with Drop HK, Supertronic Models International and Hell Models between 2009 and 2013. To prepare for her career, Ms. Angwin-Leathers earned a bachelor’s degree in international business management from Anglia Ruskin University in 2017, followed by an MBA in HELENA J. ANGWIN-LEATHERS DIGITAL MARKETING CONSULTANT Helena Angwin Digital Consulting Austin, TX

9 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS H.B. “Skip” Kedney commenced his career in 1969 as a traffic manager at Bell System. Remaining in his role until 1972, he became well regarded at Bell System due to his diligent work ethic and desire to progress forward. Following this appointment, he served as vice president of Life Care Services between 1976 and 2003, having concurrently maintained an active role as a partner at Retirement Living Services between 1994 and 2002. Always desiring a strong passion to advance in his career path, Mr. Kedney has been lauded as the president of Kedney Marketing Services since 2007. As president of his eponymously named business, he specializes in marketing consultations in the field of geriatric care and maintains responsibility for the marketing and selling of retirement, life care and continuing care services across the nation and in Australia. Drawing upon a BS in business administration from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, Mr. Kedney has achieved many career highlights. Among his myriad of accomplishments, however, he is especially proud of selling Life Care Services to an Australian entrepreneur and, following this period, re-acquiring the firm and selling it to Bill Marriott. He is equally gratified to have established his own marketing firm. Living and working by his mantra, “Always tell the truth,” Mr. Kedney is revered in his industry for his forthright and ethical nature to hiswork, having always conducted his business with both humility and honesty. He attributes much of his success to his perspective on hard work and his commitment to excellence in his field. In addition, to remain abreast of developments in his industry, he has maintained affiliation with the American Association of Retirement Communities and the Leading Age Association. Outside of his primary efforts, Mr. Kedney is a crossing guard for the Neptune Beach Elementary School, was a frequent speaker at a variety of professional conferences and lent his expertise to the written word. Looking toward the future, he intends to experience the continued success of his firm. H.B. “SKIP” KEDNEY PRESIDENT Kedney Marketing Services Neptune Beach, FL

10 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS Central Ohio Better Business Bureau, and she is a founding board member of the Global Black Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Well regarded for her creative output as well, she is the host of “The WomeNomic$ Show” on the WIN WIN WomenNetwork. TheWomeNomic$ helps women entrepreneurs generate $250,000 annually. Ms. Pringle Evans was previously recognized with the Top Shelf Lady Award and was named the Top Shelf Woman of the Year. She was also a finalist for the Ethics Torch Award of the Central Ohio Better Business Bureau. She attributes her success to her paternal grandparents, who raised her to be responsible and hardworking. While she was growing up, she was also exposed to several phenomenal women who inspired her to believe in herself. Ms. Pringle Evans strives to help women secure their financial freedom and live their best life. Visit and Accruing over three decades of experience, Linda Pringle Evans is a proven specialist in business development and brand awareness. Since 2004, she has operated as the founder and chief executive officer of Pringle Business Consulting LLC, specializing in assisting women entrepreneurs and service-based professionals with business and brand development. To accomplish these goals, she identifies target markets and audiences, determines how to monetize services and allocates proper branding resources. In addition, Ms. Pringle Evans also serves the Mayor’s Small Business Agenda Committee in Columbus, Ohio, as an ecosystem builder for small businesses. Prior to beginning her current business ventures, Ms. Pringle Evans acquired extensive experience working in customer service, transportation, risk management and customer relations. In addition to her current position, she previously fulfilled the role of dean of education for Empowering a Billion Women between 2020 and 2021. Furthermore, she has been an active member of the National Small Business Association Leadership Council since 2021. Ms. Pringle Evans bolstered her skills by obtaining a formal education at Georgia State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in social work. As part of her commitment to the field, she has remained affiliated with the LINDA PRINGLE EVANS FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Pringle Business Consulting LLC, WomeNomic$ Blacklick, OH

11 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS a jailer for a number of years prior to working for the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly thereafter, he joined the government sector of the City of McAlester, Oklahoma, through which he served for nearly 20 years prior to his retirement from government service in 2016. In the latter stages of his career in the field, he was a master patrol officer and detective. He also excelled as a hostage negotiator for the SWAT team and was president of the Fraternal Order of Police for the McAlester Police Department. Subsequent to retiring from law enforcement, Mr. Rogers joined the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of McAlester in 2017, through which he has served as the chief executive officer and vice president. In his prominent positions, he maintains responsibility for a variety of marketing and advertising initiatives, as well as oversees a team of 65 employees and handles customer service relations. Notably, the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of McAlester was established by Mr. Rogers’ great-grandfather in 1943. Presently, Mr. Rogers works alongside his sons. Impressively, under Mr. Rogers’ direction, the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of McAlester has grown exponentially within the past five years and was twice named as the #1 bottler in the country, which garnered attention from local newspapers and television networks. Most recently, Mr. Rogers was honored as Bottler of the Year by Beverage Industry Magazine in 2022. Civically involved, Mr. Rogers is a board member of Keep McAlester Beautiful, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the cleanliness of the city, and sponsors Hudson Strong, a local charity that raises funds for treating pediatric cancer. He was recognized as a Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Affiliate Champion in 2021 and earned the Community Partner Award in 2019 and 2020. Supported by over 20 years of service in the field of law enforcement, Charles D. Rogers first sought to enter the industry due in part by the influence of his grandfather, a law enforcement officer. After earning an associate degree from Eastern Oklahoma State College, Mr. Rogers served as CHARLES D. ROGERS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, VICE PRESIDENT Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of McAlester McAlester, OK

12 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS Mike Jones is a proven branding and marketing specialist, having accrued nearly two decades of experience in the field. Having begun his career as a freelance graphic designer in 2004, he has found a wealth of success while working with Resound Creative Media LLC, where he has operated as the chief executive officer andmanaging partner since 2009. In these positions, Mr. Jones is responsible for leading the vision of the company and overseeing their dealings with various industry professionals, technological companies and financial services, among others. In addition, Mr. Jones is the co-founder of ThrivePHX, the co-host of AZ Brandcast, and the co-founder and president of Taftly. He was listed in the Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders in Arizona by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2020, and he is an active member of several industry-related organizations, including the Arizona Technology Council and the Association for Accounting Marketing. Mr. Jones attributes much of his success to his tenacity, consistency, dedicated work ethic, adaptability and fortitude. In the forthcoming future, he looks forward to continuing his work within his organizations and expanding their reach to a wider audience. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Resound Creative Media LLC Tempe, AZ Jason Scott Jurkowski commenced his career in 2002 at the United States Public Health Service, where he served as director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Operations Center for four years. During this tenure, he participated in the operations of providing real-time situational awareness, forecasting, analysis and monitoring of U.S. soil. After sustaining an injury, Mr. Jurkowski transitioned career paths to internet marketing, consulting services and security, having served such companies as ADT, Protection 1 Security Solutions and AVSX Technologies. He also served as a community life coordinator for Benedict College. In the latter stages of his career, Mr. Jurkowski co-founded Koala Investments Development LLC and founded PDJ SC, LLC in 2016, serving the latter company until its closing in 2022. Since 2020, he has served as the owner of PDJJ, LLC. Mr. Jurkowski holds a BS from Charleston Southern University, an MPH from the University of South Carolina and an MS in strategic intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College. Recognized as a sergeant-at-arms for Post 8 Bowie of Disabled American Veterans in 2020, he notably received the Surgeon General’s Certificate of Appreciation in 2002. OWNER PDJJ, LLC Bowie, MD Millennium Magazine Featured Listee JASON SCOTT JURKOWSKI MIKE JONES

13 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS Millennium Magazine Featured Listee CO-FOUNDER (RETIRED) Lotas Minard Patton McIver, Inc. New York, NY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Compliant Healthcare Technologies, LLC Middleburg Heights, OH JOANNA PATTON Joanna Patton has cultivated a career of excellence in the advertising industry with more than five decades of experience in the field. In 1986, she co-founded Lotas Minard Patton McIver, Inc., an advertising agency located in New York City, where she was largely responsible for developing marketing strategies and consulting with the company’s clientele. Prior to founding her own company, Ms. Patton operated as a partner with Levinger & Patton, as well as a marketing director, public relations director and paralegal for several other brands. Having completed coursework in social welfare at Stetson University and Florida State University, Ms. Patton is especially proud to have founded one of the “largest female-owned advertising agencies in the world,” even without a formal collegiate degree. To wit, she attributes much of her success to her dedicated work ethic and open-minded attitude. Having recently retired in 2017, Ms. Patton is now focused on volunteering in her local community, particularly with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Since 2016, John J. Zbozien III has excelled as chief operating officer for Compliant Healthcare Technologies, LLC, having first served the company as vice president of marketing and new business development. Drawing upon prior leadership roles with FireDex LLC, IML Innovations, Barrette Outdoor Living and Ridge Tool Company (RIDGID®), he is also supported by an extensive education. He earned a BA in political science and marketing, cum laude, from Baldwin Wallace University, followed by a JD in negotiation and dispute resolution from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He subsequently received an MBA in marketing and management policy at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. Mr. Zbozien is a member of the American Marketing Association and has received several accolades. He was a finalist for Innovative Product of the Year for the RIDGID® Auto-Spin at Home Depot in 2006, as well as Innovation Idol for Barrette Yard Ideas at Lowe’s in 2010, having previously won the Best Buy Award fromConsumer’s Digest for Barrette Premier Sheds and Hanover Sheds in 2009. Looking forward, he plans to share his knowledge and experience as a college professor. JOHN J. ZBOZIEN III

14 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Looking toward the future, Ms. Alvarez looks forward to experiencing the continued growth and success of her real estate career. She emphasizes that when she eventually retires, she plans to serve as a life coach for other real estate agents and associates. She also looks forward to mentoring them, sharing what she has learned over the years and revealing what has made her so successful, including her knowledge of the importance of grammar and psychology in her field. Ms. Alvarez is married to a realtor and notes that he has been instrumental in taking care of the buying aspects of the business. For more information, please visit Having accrued vast expertise in the real estate industry, Sibelys Alvarez currently excels as a solutions expert for Offerpad, a renowned real estate brokerage. In her position since 2020, she prides herself on completing over 98 transactions in 2021 alone – an achievement that afforded her the opportunity to be featured on the cover of Top Agent Magazine in 2022. In addition, in 2021, Ms. Alvarez received a Top 15 National Award, as well as a Multiple Producer Award for all four quarters from Offerpad. Reflecting upon her success, Ms. Alvarez is especially grateful to her team of real estate professionals, especially her coordinator, for always going the extra mile to help her succeed. She also acknowledges how her dedication to her work and cultivating relationships with her clients have enabled her to complete multiple transactions, as she believes building lasting relations with her clients is the key to gaining their trust and attracting opportunities for more fruitful deals. SIBELYS ALVAREZ SOLUTIONS EXPERT Offerpad Clermont, FL

15 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE and air conditioning (HVAC) technician for Boeing, he also began serving in the Air Force National Guard in 1981. Mr. Benson completed basic training and learned the intricacies of HVAC services through the military, where he was notably in charge of approximately 200 personnel. He retired from the armed forces as a first sergeant E-7 in 1994. Continuing his tenure with Boeing until 2015, Mr. Benson subsequently founded Benson Filter Maintenance LLC in 2016, where he currently thrives as the founder, chief executive officer and owner. Serving both commercial and residential clients, Benson Filter Maintenance is a building maintenance business that serves the community of Renton, Washington. Notably, when COVID-19 emerged in early 2020, Columbia Bank offered Mr. Benson a grant of $1,000 to help his clients who needed emergency services. Mr. Benson is certified as a universal CFC and HCC processing technician via the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Defense, as well as holds an HVAC certification from Renton Technical College. Maintaining affiliation with the American Builders and Contractors’ Diversity Committee and the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, he attributes much of his success to his determination and positive attitude. For his success, he received a Certificate of Recognition for his service during the Cold War from the Secretary of Defense in 1996. He also earned a Service Commendation Medal and Meritorious Service Award. Outside of his primary endeavors, Mr. Benson enjoys practicing taekwondo and is deeply involved in the martial arts community in Renton. Impressively, he is recognized as an ambassador to the City of Renton for his immense contributions to enhancing the Renton School District. David H. Benson Sr. is a United States Air Force National Guard veteran who has accrued over 40 years of expertise in the field of maintenance and repair. After completing coursework in architecture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he began working for Boeing in Seattle in 1979. Serving as a heating, ventilation DAVID H. BENSON SR. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FOUNDER, OWNER Benson Filter Maintenance LLC Federal Way, WA

16 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE his own business. Mr. Bertrand attributes much of his success to the support and encouragement of his wife, Maria, and his greatest motivation to succeed: his children. He is the proud father of four children: Austin, Elli, Kylie and Rachel. Likewise, Mr. Bertrand credits the influence of his father, who helped Mr. Bertrand hone his skills in customer service and satisfaction. Prior to entering real estate, he served as a warehouse manager and a general manager of a restaurant, as well as a disc jockey for 25 years. Outside of his primary endeavors, Mr. Bertrand practices martial arts and enjoys teaching his daughters the art of karate. Looking toward the future, he intends to recruit additional agents to his team and leverage the training he experienced to mold the face of his business. Likewise, he would like to open a specialized office for his firm. For more information, please visit After receiving his real estate and broker licenses, Brandon M. Bertrand began working for Best Realty GMAC in 2004, where he served as a broker. After several years in his field, he joined Century 21 Hometown Brokers in 2009, where he has served in the same capacity. After 18 years of experience within the real estate industry, Mr. Bertrand decided to spearhead his own business within the real estate sector. Since 2022, he has excelled as the owner and broker of Trusthaven Real Estate, located in Billings, Montana. Notably, during his tenure with Century 21 Real Estate, Mr. Bertrand won a myriad of Annual Sales Awards for being a $2 million to $6 million producer. To remain abreast of developments in his fields of interest, he has maintained professional affiliation with the National Association of Realtors, the Montana Association of Realtors and the Billings Association of Realtors. Among the many highlights of his career, Mr. Bertrand says that he is especially gratified to have reached a point in his career where he accrued enough confidence and comfortability to commence BRANDON M. BERTRAND BROKER, OWNER Trusthaven Real Estate Billings, MT

17 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE real estate. Since 2012, he has also operated as the owner of Prestige Brokers Group LLC. Mr. Choudhry always holds his customers’ best interests at heart, and he is always searching for opportunities to expand his company’s inventory and influence in the market. Mr. Choudhry demonstrated entrepreneurial skill from an early age, often selling gum for a dollar per piece. He was well regarded by his peers, though he did not always take his studies seriously. Much of that changed when he was involved in a vehicular accident. While in recovery, Mr. Choudhry watched a real estate infomercial that kindled his interest in the industry. Since then, he has cultivated his skillset and composed a fulfilling career for himself. In addition to his current positions, Mr. Choudhry previously functioned as a senior managing director with Global Investments LLC, where he handled a $10-billion portfolio with an assortment of high-level properties, including hotels, resorts, industrial complexes and agricultural developments. He then subsequently worked as a consultant with BuySide Group, Inc., from 2010 to 2013 and Epoch Financial Group in Atlanta from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Choudhry attributes his success to his dedicated work ethic and the endless love and support of his family—particularly his wife, who constantly encourages him to excel. In light of his many accomplishments, he is particularly proud to oversee two hedge funds simultaneously and manage a portfolio of approximately 80 to 100 homes per month. In the near future, Mr. Choudhry intends to continue expanding his companies, and he and his wife look forward to having their second child. T hough he originally considered a career in science, Sohail Choudhry has found a wealth of success in the real estate industry, having accrued 15 years of experience in the field. In 2018, he founded Prestige-Riz Communities, where he and his colleagues specialize in buying, selling and constructing residential and commercial SOHAIL CHOUDHRY FOUNDER Prestige-Riz Communities Atlanta, GA

18 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Initially earning a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and food science from the University of California Berkeley in 1985, Victoria Lynn Curtis served in the field of quality assurance at Safeway between 1986 and 1992. During this time, she understood that her skills were better applied in amore social setting, noting that working in amanufacturing facility limited her greatly. Recalling memories of her grandfather, who was a real estate broker, Ms. Curtis remembered how he taught her the complexities of the real estate industry and accompanied himwhile he met with clients. Deriving inspiration from this experience, she decided to shift her career path to real estate. At the inception of her career in real estate, Ms. Curtis served a number of real estate firms, including Marvin Garden Real Estate – El Cerrito, Atkinson Company and Wallace Anderson, before attaining her current role. Since 2017, she has excelled as a realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate through Reliance Partners in California. Attributing much of her success to her ability to put her clients’ needs first, she also emphasizes the freedom and importance of being an independent professional. Among her many career achievements, Ms. Curtis is especially proud of being chosen for Realtor of the Year by the California Association of Realtors in 2007. Additionally, she enjoyed being a presenter before 700 other realters at a conference in 2008, during which time she discussed the economic collapse that occurred that year. As a testament to her success, Ms. Curtis received the Emerald Award in 2017. She is a past vice president of the Albany Chamber of Commerce in California and a member of Soroptimist International of El Cerrito, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She also holds a green certification. Drawing upon over 35 years of experience in the real estate field, she intends to retire in the forthcoming years. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee VICTORIA LYNN CURTIS REALTOR Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Richmond, CA

19 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Previously working for IBM as a high availability RISC engineer for several years, Keithroy A. Demming decided to enter the field of real estate after a professional transition. Since 2019, he has excelled as a realtor with People’s Choice Realty Services, LLC in Brandon, Florida, where he maintains responsibility for helping homebuyers and sellers navigate the real estate process. Among the many highlights of his career, Mr. Demming is especially proud of aiding families who are in the midst of finding new homes and assisting them in obtaining those properties. Drawing upon a prior associate degree from the United Institute of Electronics, Mr. Demming has also lent his spare time and expertise to numerous civic endeavors. He has volunteered at a variety of institutions for underprivileged communities, including at local foster programs and homeless shelters. In accounting for his personal and professional success, Mr. Demming credits his abiding faith in God and the support and encouragement of his family, which consists of his wife Tina and five children: Keana, Jason, Keenan, Kaitlyn and Keilyse. Mr. Demming advises that both factors have helped build and transform his personal character to become the best version of himself. As a testament to his success in the field of real estate, Mr. Demming was recognized by Homesnap, Inc., a platform used for real estate. In 2022, Homesnap recognized him as among the top 25% of realtors in the industry, which he considers a career highlight. Looking toward the future, Mr. Demming intends to experience the continued growth of his career until approaching retirement age. He would ultimately like to ease into a welldeserved retirement in five years’ time, as well as remain healthy. KEITHROY A. DEMMING REALTOR People’s Choice Realty Services, LLC Brandon, FL

20 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE much of his success to his perseverance through struggles, as well as the support and encouragement of his wife. He notes that he has always been an overachiever, having told himself since his youth that he can accomplish anything to which he sets his mind. As a testament to his success, Mr. Escobar was presented with the Commercial Design Montreal Award from KYOZON by AEA in 2015. Among his many career achievements, however, he is especially proud of relocating from Colombia to Canada to establish his own company in 1989, as well as sustaining the growth of his business to serve as the prominent example it is recognized as today. Married to his wife Anabela for many years, Mr. Escobar is the proud father of two sons, Josh and Cory. He is also the doting grandfather of one grandson. Looking forward, he intends to witness the continued growth and success of his career. Andres Escobar’s excellence in the field of design has stemmed from the influence of his parents from a formative age. Notably, his paternal family have been composed of highprofile professionals, while his maternal family were involved in horticulture and often took park in horticulture competitions. Mr. Escobar initially desired to enter the field of engineering. However, after some undergraduate studies, he decided that his skill set did not complement the discipline and, therefore, shifted to design. Mr. Escobar’s creativity and love for design perfectly emulated the amalgamation of his parents’ backgrounds: structure from his father and the freedom to create from his mother. Commencing his career in 1989, Mr. Escobar served as principal of the eponymously named Andres Escobar & Associates until 2015. Since 2015, he has excelled as partner and principal designer of Lemay + Escobar Architecture, DPC in New York City. A member of the Interior Design Society of America and the Interior Design Society of Canada, Mr. Escobar attributes ANDRES ESCOBAR PRINCIPAL, DESIGNER Lemay + Escobar Architecture, DPC New York, NY

21 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Erika Franks’ love for real estate served as the inspiration for starting an appraisal management business, as she remembers strolling around neighborhoods to look at different houses, and she became interested in the process of purchasing a property. After earning her high school diploma, she obtained her realtor’s license and embarked on her career in the real estate industry, specifically in the field of appraisal management. In 1998, Ms. Franks spearheaded ACT Appraisal, Inc., as the owner, president and chief operations officer. Today, ACT Appraisal operates nationwide and has a network of approximately 20,000 licensed appraisers. A large part of her job is to ensure that their staff provides the best customer service for the clients by certifying they are knowledgeable of its services. Ms. Franks is also in charge of various day-to-day operations, such as coordinating orders, enhancing work relationships between their various departments, and managing the workflow of their mortgage appraisal portals and processes, the available software and delivery methods, and any post-delivery issues that may arise. To attest to her superb level of service, Ms. Franks was named to Women of Real Estate in 2021 and to the National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2019. In addition, she has been the recipient of a Latino Who’s Who Award. Ms. Franks does not believe she could have achieved such accomplishments without the support of her magnificent team, who have been with her throughout the course of her career. She also finds that her drive, which never stops, contributes to her success. Looking forward, Ms. Franks’ goal is to keep growing and shining a positive light in the real estate industry via her mantra, “Kindness and truth.” Ms. Franks has spent many happy years married to her husband, Bryan, and together they share two children, Marek and Milena. In her free time, Ms. Franks gives back to her community through her involvement with Cal’s All-Star Angel Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation whose primary goals are granting wishes, raising awareness and funding research to help children fighting cancer. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee ERIKA FRANKS PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER ACT Appraisal, Inc. East Dundee, IL

22 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE he won the award for Blues Song of the Month on several occasions, and he was presented with an Executive Award and a Presidential Award in 2019. Over the course of his career, Mr. Hester has largely attributed his success to his faith. In the coming years, he intends to create a gospel blues album, having already completed a majority of the writing process for it. Furthermore, Mr. Hester aims to continue growing his several companies, which he hopes his sons will someday inherit. Since 1992, Steve Hester has built a thriving career as the chief executive officer of Steve Hester & Sons LLC. The family-owned business specializes in providing construction, electrical, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services throughout the greater Little Rock metropolitan region of Arkansas. In his current role, Mr. Hester is responsible for overseeing all employees and managing bids for residential and commercial properties. In addition to his primary vocation, Mr. Hester is also the chief executive officer and owner of the Steve Hester Band, a festival and wedding band in which he performs as a vocalist and bass guitarist. To wit, he has been playing music for over 50 years, having first played an instrument when he was 13 years old. As part of his vocational journey, Mr. Hester earned his license as an HVAC contractor in the stateof Arkansas. Hepreviously servedas thevice president of the Arkansas River Blues Society, and he continues to maintain membership with the Arkansas HVACR Association. To commemorate his accomplishments in the field, STEVE HESTER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steve Hester & Sons LLC Cabot, AR

23 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE As the owner and realtor of Rainbow Realty Advisors, Tina H. Kemp has found a wealth of success in her vocational journey. Originally joining the company in 2020 as an office administrator, she specializes in buying and selling residential properties and in veteran loan criteria, as well as serves as a referral agent for Veterans United Home Loans. During her first year of working with the company, Ms. Kemp was recognized as Rookie of the Year. Prior to beginning her career in the real estate industry, Ms. Kemp pursued a formal education at Wytheville Community College, where she earned an Associate of Applied Science, summa cum laude, in 2016. As she took on more responsibilities at the real estate firm, she subsequently earned her license as a broker in the state of North Carolina and her license as a realtor in the state of Virginia. In honor of her dedication to the field, Ms. Kemp received the Gemini Award for Best Real Estate Agent from The Carroll News in 2021, and the firm received the Gemini Award for Best Real Estate Company in 2022. In addition to her primary responsibilities, Ms. Kemp participates as a youth leader at the Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church. Likewise, as part of her commitment to her profession, Ms. Kemp remains affiliated with the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Virginia Realtors. In light of her accomplishments, Ms. Kemp attributes much of her success to her honesty and strong communication skills. To wit, she regards earning her realtor license as the highlight of her career. In the near future, Ms. Kemp hopes to see the company grow to become one of the largest real estate firms in Virginia. TINA H. KEMP OWNER, REALTOR Rainbow Realty Advisors Hillsville, VA

24 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE With more than 25 years of experience in the field, Anita M. Lamberti is a proven expert in the real estate industry. Since 1996, she has operated as a banker and realtor for Coldwell Banker Realty. Though she handles all manner of real estate dealings, she primarily focuses on the luxury market in southern Florida and Minnesota. Over the course of her career, Ms. Lamberti has discovered the importance of consistency and persistence, as well as the significance of a focused vision and strong core values. To wit, she believes these are crucial in finding happiness and success, both professionally and personally. Prior to embarking on her vocational journey, Ms. Lamberti cultivated her own education. She attended the University of Miami, where she earned both a Bachelor of Arts in communications and a Master of Business Administration. In addition to her academic credentials, she is certified as a home marketing specialist, international property specialist and Feng Shui professional. To remain abreast of developments within her industry, Ms. Lamberti has maintained membership with several notable organizations, including the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the South Florida Wedding Network. Ms. Lamberti was inspired to pursue a career in her current vocation during her collegiate studies, when she discovered her passion for helping and connecting with others, as well as investing herself in diverse cultures. In addition to her professional accomplishments, she is also well regarded as a civic-minded citizen, regularly participating with the Pink Angels Memorial Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering cancer patients. When she is not engaged in her vocational duties, she enjoys listening to music, reading poetry and horseback riding. In the near future, Ms. Lamberti looks forward to continuing the expansion of her civic outreach and career growth. ANITA M. LAMBERTI BANKER, REALTOR Coldwell Banker Realty Plantation, FL

25 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Delving into the field of real estate to help other homebuyers and sellers achieve their dreams and garner wealth, Alicia Lugo has excelled as a realtor with StartPoint Real Estate Group since 2007. As a young mother raising four children, she desired to purchase her dream home. Subsequently, she received a credit line of $70,000 from the bank, at which point she began buying homes, renovating homes and selling homes. Likewise, she has excelled as the owner of The Olympus Construction since 2019, through which she specializes in mold removal, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and floor and window installation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lugo worked in a hospital setting for 11 fruitful years. Drawing upon prior undergraduate coursework in business, Ms. Lugo presently owns a 32-unit building. She also prides herself on providing opportunities to low-income families, to whom she teaches the fundamentals of how to navigate toward home ownership for themselves. Additionally, Ms. Lugo is especially proud of achieving the American dream as an independent woman with several children. To remain abreast of developments in the field, she has maintained professional alignment with the National Association of Realtors. In accounting for her success, Ms. Lugo credits her diligent work ethic, following through on her goals and being persistent. She has also benefited greatly from the mentorship of her family, including her sister Saldis Lugo, who has been a fiercely motivated woman with five advanced degrees. Notably, Saldis inspired Ms. Lugo to work hard to achieve her own success. Ms. Lugo’s four children are Emilio, Jessenia, Jonathan and Christopher. She is also the doting grandmother of five grandchildren. Looking toward the future, she intends to witness the continued growth and success of her career in real estate, as well as the expansion of her construction company. Born in the Dominican Republic, she now resides in Lawrence, Massachusetts. ALICIA LUGO REALTOR StartPoint Real Estate Group, The Olympus Construction Lawrence, MA

26 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE of America (AGC). Moreover, Mr. McCann managed the conversion of Harvard Stadium, where he was responsible for supervising the replacement of natural turf with artificial turf. For this achievement, he and his employer received the Small Project Award from the AGC in 2006. Supported by over 35 years of expertise in construction management, Mr. McCann also holds expertise in civil engineering. Prior to commencing his career, he attended the Wentworth Institute of Technology, from which he acquired a bachelor’s degree in construction management, with a minor in architecture, in 1987. Civically involved as well, he is a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America and is a member of CFC International, a nonprofit organization supporting individuals with cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome. Mr. McCann attributes his success to his affinity for problemsolving, as well as his understanding of analytics within various industries. Christopher W. McCann presently excels as a construction manager for Markley LLC, where he maintains responsibility for ensuring successful construction of facilities, disseminating safety plans and operations for all Markley’s employees, and mitigating on-site incidents. Notably, Markley is a premier telecommunications service provider in Boston. Earlier in his career, Mr. McCann served such well-regarded companies as Walsh Bros, Suffolk Construction, Skanska USA Building, Inc., and the Parsons Corporation. During his tenure at Skanska USA Building, Mr. McCann and his team were noteworthy for receiving the AIA Project Award for their work performed on the Brockton Trial Court, a county courthouse in Brockton, Massachusetts, in 2001. Likewise, Mr. McCann is especially proud of his involvement in a variety of projects, including the construction of the Gillette Stadium, which is the home stadium of the New England Patriots football team. Henotes that theproject tobuild the stadium was completed in just under two years and garnered his company the Build America Award from the Associated General Contractors CHRISTOPHER W. MCCANN CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Markley LLC Weymouth, MA

27 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Drawing upon a mold remediation contractor’s license, Frontes T. McEwen has excelled as the owner and project manager of Alpha Remediation, Inc., since 2014. Among the many highlights of his career in the field, he is especially gratified by the relationships he has cultivated with all his clients. He emphasizes that he places great importance on building long-lasting relationships, instilling in them a sense of trust in his work and the confidence they provide him to fulfill each project on which he works. To note, Mr. McEwen follows the contractual obligations by both state and federal regulations, to which he strictly adheres to ensure zero issues in the project timeline. Earlier in his career, Mr. McEwen completed college coursework and served Stan Environmental Services as a project manager between 2011 and 2014. He also served in the United States Navy, where he fought during Operation Desert Storm. Following his military service, he worked for 20th Century Insurance Company in California and relocated to Texas and, subsequently, Oklahoma. During this time, Mr. McEwen worked for Wilcom doing fiber optics work, as well as Interstate Batteries, where he worked with industrial batteries. He first entered the environmental industry in 2005, where he oversaw the air monitoring of asbestos that was removed by contractors. Mr. McEwen credits much of his success to the support and encouragement of his wife, Lourdes, who is a supervisor in his company. He also attributes his success to the life lessons he has learned over the years, and he notes that it is significant to never take shortcuts and focus on details of the work. He has always upheld a sense of pride in his work, which motivates him to continually progress forward. Furthermore, Mr. McEwen is especially proud of his seven children: Julio, Edith, Thomas, Valeria, Rafael, Paiton and Preston. Looking forward, Mr. McEwen intends to get a master service agreement with the hotel industry, through which he will be given opportunities to embark on projects to resolve environmental catastrophes on a state and national level. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee FRONTES T. MCEWEN OWNER, PROJECT MANAGER Alpha Remediation, Inc. Houston, TX