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

Table Sponsorship $500/Table of Ten

Sponsorship Available

For Ticket Information Call 312-225-2400 or MOE@chicagodefender.com

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