Schneps Media honored Brooklyn’s best at its annual Kings of Kings County awards and networking event at Grand Prospect Hall on Jan. 23.
The night’s honorees represented professions including doctors, attorneys, business leaders, and more, who were recognized for their record of public service and unwavering enthusiasm for Kings County!
This year’s top honor went to Edward Schloeman, chairman and founder of Operation Warrior Shield, a non-profit organization that supports veterans and members of the US Armed Services. Schloeman nabbed his first King of Kings award back in 2013. Ed is the President of Fidelis Services Group, a certified Veteran-Owned business that offers a variety of telecommunications services.
The event’s Healthcare Hero award was presented to Juan Checo, the Director of Hospital Police at King’s County Hospital. Mr. Checo successfully oversees various types of investigations involving crimes, complaints, or incidents at assigned NYC Health + Hospital facilities, where he’s responsible for overseeing the safety all hospital visitors, clients, and staff.
King of Kings also played host to a raffle, where all proceeds went to the Make the Grade Foundation, a non-profit that facilitates academic achievement by implementing programs to tutor, mentor and motivate students, while providing incentives and funding. By the end of the night, participants raised $1,500 to help support the foundation.
Dr. Bob Lee, host on WBLS 107.5 served as the master of ceremonies for the evening. Lee is also the founder and board member of the Make the Grade Foundation.
The event was made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors including JPMorgan Chase, King’s County Hospital, Tri-State Commercial Realty, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Flushing Bank, Surgicore, TD Bank, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering.