Schneps Media to celebrate inaugural Brooklyn Power List

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Schneps Media’s inaugural Brooklyn Power List will be celebrated at a networking and awards dinner on Jan. 26 at the El Caribe.
Photo by Ralph de Pas

Brooklyn’s got the power!

Schneps Media’s inaugural Brooklyn Power List names the most influential movers and shakers in the borough and recognizes those named for their continued commitment, impact and influence they have sustained on Brooklyn’s existence over the past year.

The ever-expanding media company will commemorate this year’s premier slate of honorees with a networking and awards dinner on Jan. 26 at the El Caribe in Mill Basin.

Honorees were chosen from a broad spectrum of the business and nonprofit world and will be recognized for their accomplishments and their commitment to making a positive impact in Brooklyn. More than 300 people will be in attendance to enjoy the ultimate networking and celebratory evening. 

“We look forward to bringing together Power Listers from Brooklyn to celebrate their accomplishments and to connect with like-minded individuals,” said Elizabeth Schneps-Aloni, SVP, NYC Community Media & Events. “Nothing is more powerful than connection.”

The Brooklyn Power List joins the ranks of Schneps Media’s naming individuals to the Queens Power List, Bronx Power List, Dan’s Power List of the East End and the Long Island Press Power List for close to 30 years. The Manhattan Power List will also be formed in 2023 with the celebration scheduled for April.

The special celebration is hosted by Schneps Media, publishers of amNew York Metro, Brooklyn Paper, Bay News, Brooklyn Graphic, Park Slope Courier, Bay Ridge Courier, Caribbean Life and El Correo. Schneps Media is proud to bring together the most extraordinary men and women to connect, support one another, do business and build community.

In addition to the ultimate networking and joyful celebration, the event will raise money for a local cause and 100% of all raffle proceeds will go to the named charity.

View a full list of honorees below, and learn more about them at BrooklynPowerList.com.

For tickets, sponsorship or to learn how to be named to a future Power List, reach out to Demetra Mattone, Director of Corporate Events at DMattone@SchnepsMedia.com or at 718-260-4512.

This year’s honorees include: Mayor Eric Adams; Gina Argento, president and CEO of Broadway Stages; Julian Bannister, co-founder of The BOYS Elite Matchmaking; Anthony Beckford, CEO founder and owner of Royalty Consulting, SoSincere Entertainment and Rated X Energy Drink; Donald Boomgaarden, president of St. Joseph’s University; State Senator Iwen Chu; Lucina Clarke, executive director of My Time Inc.; Dr. Kimberly Cline, president of Long Island University; District Attorney Eric Gonzalez; Philip Guarnieri, CEO of Empire State Bank; Councilmember Jennifer Gutiérrez; Tony Herbert, Brooklyn Borough Director at the mayor’s office; Wayne Ho, president and CEO of the Chinese-American Planning Council; Attorney General Letitia James; Yannick Jules-Bannister, co-founder of The BOYS Elite Matchmaking; Ambassador Dr. Sima Karetnaya, USA Global Peace Ambassador Country Director and WHO medical expert; Rev. Edward Lai, senior vice president of business development at the Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare; Svetlana Lipyanskaya, MPA, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health; Joanna Mayfield Marks, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at Brown Harris Stevens; Abigail Palanca, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at The Abby Palanca Team at SERHANT; Marjorie Parker, president and CEO of JobsFirstNYC; Randy Peers, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Community Foundation; Dr. Patricia Ramsey, president of Medgar Evers College; and Valerie D. White, executive director of LISC NYC.