50 Over Fifty 2018

January 29, 2018  
Award Ceremony
The Mezzanine NYC
55 Broadway New York, NY 10006
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Event Description

We are pleased to honor some of the most distinguished public servants in New York City who have committed decades of their life to making the city a better place with our second annual 50 over 50 special.  

These 50 accomplished citizens will be profiled in a special edition of City & State magazine and celebrated at an evening reception. Join us for a celebration with New York’s most prominent leaders in government, business and media over the age of fifty!




Bill Bratton, Former Commissioner, NYC Police Department

Patty Clark, Senior Advisor for Aviation Policy, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

David N. Dinkins, Former Mayor, New York City

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Harold Holzer, Jonathan F. Fanton Director, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

James B. Milliken, Chancellor, City University of New York (CUNY)

Roberto Ramírez, Founding Partner, The MirRam Group

Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network

Dennis Walcott, President & CEO, Queens Library

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers



Richard Aborn President, Citizens Crime Commission of New York City

Richard Barth Executive Vice President, Capalino+Company

Monica Blum Founding President, Lincoln Square Business Improvement District

Charles Brecher Senior Advisor for Health Policy, Citizens Budget Commission

Rob Byrnes President, East Midtown Association

Marcia Bystryn President, NY League of Conservation Voters

Arthur Cheliotes, Business Manager, Local 1180 - Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO

Sid Davidoff Senior Partner, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron

Rev. Jacques DeGraff Associate Pastor, Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem

Giorgio DeRosa Lobbyist, Bolton St. Johns

Thomas Doherty Partner, Mercury Public Affairs

Bill Driscoll Principal, The Driscoll Group

Bob Duffy President & CEO, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Richard Emery Founding Partner, Emery Celli Brinkhoff & Abady LLP

Kenneth Fisher Member, Cozen O'Connor

Robert J. Freeman Executive Director, New York State Committee on Open Government

Jill Furillo Executive Director, NYSNA

Jim Gannon Director of Communications, Transit Workers Union

Paula Gavin City Chief Service Officer, NYC Service

George Gresham President, 1199

Suri Kasirer President, Kasirer

Marc Andrew Landis Managing Partner, PHILLIPS NIZER LLP

Randy Levine President, New York Yankees

Stanley S. Litow President, IBM International Foundation

Patricia Lynch Founder and President, Patricia Lynch Associates

George McDonald Founder, The Doe Fund

Colleen Molter President, QED National

Cristyne Nicholas CEO, Nicholas & Lence Communications

Mike Nieves President & CEO, HITN

Stewart O’Brien Executive Director, Plumbing Foundation

David M. Oddo Member, Okun, Oddo & Babat

Vincent F. Pitta Partner, Pitta LLP

Dr. Frank Proscia President, Doctors Council SEIU

Christine Quinn CEO, WIN

Burt Sacks, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Operations, CUNY

Ninfa Segarra Vice President for Education, Health and Human Services, Tonio Burgos

Jon Silvan Founding Partner and CEO, Global Strategy Group

Gail Smith Chief Customer Officer, MetroPlus Health Plan

Ken Sunshine Founder, Sunshine Sachs

Milton Tingling County Clerk, NY Courts

Event Location
Beth Finkel, NY State Director of AARP & NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer at the 50 Over 50 Awards
Beth Finkel, NY State Director of AARP & NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer at the 50 Over 50 Awards
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  • Beth Finkel, NY State Director of AARP & NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer at the 50 Over 50 Awards
  • Mike Nieves, President of HITN & Roberto Ramirez, Founding Partner of The MirRam Group congratulate each other at the 50 Over 50 Awards
  • Patrick Foye, President of MTA makes remarks about Lifetime Achievement recipient Patty Clark
  • Indhira Figuereo of WSP presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Patty Clark, Senior Advisor for Aviation Policy at Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Dennis Walcott, President of the Queens Library addresses crowd during Lifetime Achievement speech
  • Stanley Litow of IBM (50 Over 50 Honoree) and Charlott Lysohir of IBM
  • Lifetime Achievement honoree, James Miliken, Chancellor of CUNY poses with Kirssy Martinez a CUNY Graduate and Dreamer
  • Jennifer Raab, President of Hunter College poses with Lifetime Achievement honoree Harold Holzer, Director of the Roosevelt House at Hunter College
  • Former Mayor David Dinkins
  • Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP addresses crowd at 50 Over 50 Awards
  • Former Mayor David Dinkins accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Betsy Gotbaum
  • Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez with Lifetime Achievement honoree Roberto Ramirez, Parter at the MirRam Group
  • Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers makes remarks as she accepts her Lifetime Achievement award
  • Elizabeth Lusskin, President of the Long Island Partnership poses with Jesse Campoamor and Mark Thompson of Capalino + Company
  • Congratulations to all the 2018 50 Over 50 Honorees