Chicago Defender’s 2014 Men of Excellence

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    Join the Chicago Defender in saluting more than 50 Chicagoland men who represent excellence in their professional and personal lives each day. The event is sponsored by State Farm.

    Friday, January 31, 2014 at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr., Networking Reception at 5:30 p.m. and Recognition Program at 6:30 p.m.

    2014 Honorees

    Paul Joseph Adams III, Providence St. Mel School

    Shawn D. Baldwin, Capital Management Group, LLC. 

    Levoi Brown, Urban Partnership Bank

    John Cooke, Cook County Capital Planning and Policy

    Eric Cunningham, General Motors

    Eric D. Curry, Aunt Martha’s Youth Services

    Quention Curtis, Conceal Carry Training Academy

    Larmar E. Daniels, Chicago Transit Authority

    Dr. Geoffrey R. Dixon, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

    Honorable Timothy C. Evans, Circuit Court of Cook County

    Ramon Gardenhire, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

    Dennis Gatheright, Gatheright Transportation

    Cory Gold, Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy

    Cornelius D. Griggs, The Walsh Group

    Dr. Aaron Hamb, Provident Hospital

    Gary Harris, Gary Harris Private Client Group

    LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, Illinois Department of Public Health

    Torrence Hinton, Peoples Gas

    David E. Ireland, Betty Shabazz International Charter School

    Edward “Dino” Ivory, Strictly Hair Salon

    Jonathan Luther Jackson, Chicago State University

    Maze Jackson, Compass Public Affairs

    Durrell James, Southern Wine & Spirits

    Eric G. Johnson, Baldwin Richardson Food Company

    Joel K. Johnson, Human Resources Development Institute

    Lance Jones, McDonald’s Restaurants

    Marqueal Jordan, Saxophonist & Vocalist

    Dr. Willie J. Kimmons, Save Children Save Schools Inc.

    Michael Manson, Musical Arts Institute

    Craig Marchbanks, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    Curtis Monday, State Farm Insurance

    Mel Monroe, Welcome Inn Manor

    Paul J. Montes, II, Law Offices of Paul J. Montes II

    Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ

    Kamau Murray, XS Tennis and Education Foundation

    Ulysses Nunn, Foster Printing Service

    Rodney Patterson, CoBank

    Exavier  B. Pope, Esq., The Pope Law Firm

    Pemon Rami, DuSable Museum

    David Sanders, City Colleges of Chicago

    Dr. H. Steven Sims, The University Of Illinois Hospital

    Jourdan Sorrell, 100 Black Men

    Jeffrey Springer, Chicago Fire Department

    Derrick Taylor, McDonald’s & Taylor Enterprises Inc.

    Tommie Toliver, Jr., Toliver Realty

    Denard L. Wade Sr. Maywood Fire Department

    Joseph G. White Jr., Newell Rubbermaid Office Products

    Damon Williams, Comedian

    Dr. Creg E. Williams, Thornton School District 215 

    Alfonza Wysigner, Chicago Police Department

    Individual Tickets $35

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