2020 50 Over Fifty Awards: The Age Disruptors

January 27, 2020  
Awards Ceremony
Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Honoring New York’s Most Distinguished Public Servants Over the Age of 50
Event Description

This January, City & State & AARP will honor 50 of the most distinguished public servants in New York who have committed decades of their lives to making New York a better place for our fourth annual 50 Over 50 event. These 50 accomplished citizens will be profiled in a special edition of City & State Magazine and celebrated at an evening reception at Prince George Ballroom. Join us for a celebration with New York’s most prominent leaders in government, business, media and beyond over the age of 50! 

Lifetime Achievement Honorees:

Ethan Geto, Principal, Geto & de Milly
Luis A. Miranda Jr., Founding Partner, MirRam Group
Ronnie Eldridge, Host, Eldridge & Co.
Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, Commissioner, New York City Department for the Aging
David Paterson, Former Governor; Senior Vice President and Special Adviser, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Preet Bharara, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, New York University School of Law
Ed Wallace, Co-chairman, New York Office, Greenberg Traurig
Charles John O’Byrne, Executive Vice President for Policy, Related Companies
David R. Jones, President and CEO, Community Service Society of New York
H. Carl McCall, Former New York State Comptroller and SUNY Board Chairman


Adrienne Adams, New York City Councilwoman
Dwayne M. Andrews, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
John D. Bennett, President and CEO, CDPHP
Leonard Boxer, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Patrick Brown, Co-founder, Brown & Weinraub, PLLC
Ralph Bumbaca, New York City Market President, TD Bank
Thomas P. Butler, President, Butler Associates Strategic Communications & PR
James W. Cahill, President, New York State Building & Construction Trades Council
Mark Cannizzaro, President, Council of School Supervisors & Administrators
Frank V. Carone, Executive Partner, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP
Mario Cilento, President, New York State AFL-CIO
Louis J. Coletti, President and CEO, Building Trades Employers’ Association
Doug Cotter, President, Grant Associates
Rick Cotton, Executive Director, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Leecia Eve, Vice President of Public Policy, Verizon
Felice Farber, Senior Director, Policy and External Affairs, The General Contractors Association of New York
Kenneth J. Fasola, CEO, Magellan Health
Jay Hershenson, Vice President for Communications and Marketing and Senior Adviser to the President, Queens College
Helen S. Jarrett, Mobilization Coordinator and Executive Board Member, Communications Workers of America Local 1180
Mark A. Kirsch, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Peter Krokondelas, Vice President, Kasirer
Bob Master, Assistant to the Vice President, Communications Workers of America District 1
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Chancellor, City University of New York
Michael McKee, Treasurer, Tenants Political Action Committee
Michael McKeon, Partner, Mercury
Jeanne Mullgrav, Executive Vice President, Capalino+Company
Stuart Rabinowitz, President, Hofstra University
Jeffrey Rodus, Senior Vice President, CMW Strategies
Patrick Roohan, Senior Leader, Data and Analytics, MVP Health Care
Peter John Sacripanti, Chairman Emeritus and Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Katie Schwab, Practice Director, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies
Bart M. Schwartz, Chairman, Guidepost Solutions
Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery
Jeremy Singer, President, College Board
Michael J. Smith, President, Berkeley College
Dr. Ramon Tallaj, Founder and Chairman, Somos Community Care
Gary G. Terrinoni, President and CEO, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Anne Welsh McNulty, President, John P. & Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation
Joni A. Yoswein, Founder and CEO, Yoswein New York, Inc.


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David Paterson
Former Governor of New York
David Alexander Paterson became the 55th Governor of the State of New York on March 17, 2008. In his first address as Governor, he spoke about the challenges facing New York and his plans to build a better and brighter future for all citizens. He was ahead of the national curve in predicting and acting on the state’s fiscal downturn. During Governor Paterson’s 2008 inaugural address, he foretold of an impending national fiscal crisis and collapse. This forecast compelled New York’s Legislature to convene for a special session in August 2008. As a result of this session, the state reduced its deficit by $2 billion and mitigated further devastating financial upheaval, allowing it to maintain its credit rating for the duration of his term. He enacted legislation attaching severe criminal penalties to predatory lending and reduced New York’s fiscal deficit by nearly $40 billion. One of his greatest achievements was establishing a new budget process that has yielded on-time budgets since he left office. Governor Paterson embodies a rare combination of skills, including a unique understanding of marketplace drivers and surrounding events. He earned his B.A in History from Columbia University and his J.D. from Hofstra Law School. Prior to becoming New York State’s 55th governor in March 2008, David began his political career when he was elected to represent Harlem in 1985 at the age of 31, making him the third youngest state senator in New York’s history. In 2002, he was elected as Minority Leader of the New York State Senate, becoming the first African-American and blind legislative leader in the state’s history. Among his many other accomplishments and distinctions, he was honored to address the 2004 Democratic National Convention. In 2014, David was appointed as Chairman of the New York State Democratic Party and served on the Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He was previously an adjunct professor of government at New York University and later joined the faculty at Touro College. He consulted for three years for the Durst Corporation and the National Federation of the Blind and currently chairs the Board of the Achilles Track Club. David has also hosted popular drive-time talk radio shows on WOR-AM and WNYM-AM in New York City and is a highly sought-after speaker, frequently appearing as a guest commentator on nationally broadcast news-related programs. David recently left his position as Director/Investments with the Stifel Investment Services Moldaver Paterson & Lee Group and is now Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor to Rob Goldstein, President and COO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. In his current position, he is helping lead the charge to help the casino and resort developer’s efforts to expand gaming downstate to create jobs and bring billions of dollars in immediate and sustainable revenue streams that will help people throughout New York.
Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams.
Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.
Corey Johnson
New York City Council Speaker
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Ana Oliveira
President and CEO, The New York Women's Foundation
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