Kings of Queens

Giorgio Kolaj, Proprietor of Valentino’s on the Green
Giorgio Kolaj, Proprietor of Valentino’s on the Green
Kings of Queens Maria Romero 11/07/2011 at 4:34PM

Giorgio Kolaj represents passion, hard-work, and success in a variety of ways. As the youngest of five, Giorgio and his brothers spent their humble beginnings finding work early in their youth to support the family. Working in kitchens, to managing restaurants, they quickly learned the value of discipline, teamwork and perseverance – qualities that would [...]

Bill Huisman, Executive Director of the Aviation Development Council
Bill Huisman, Executive Director of the Aviation Development Council
Kings of Queens Maria Romero 11/07/2011 at 4:33PM

Bill Huisman is the Executive Director of the Aviation Development Council.  Bill has over 35 years of aviation experience, which includes a 26-year career with Delta Air Lines, here in the New York City area.  During his Delta career, he served in staff and management positions within airport operations, airline reservations, consumer marketing, corporate sales, [...]

Jeffrey Halperin, Professor of Psychology at Queens College &The Graduate Center
Jeffrey Halperin, Professor of Psychology at Queens College &The Graduate Center
Kings of Queens Maria Romero 11/07/2011 at 4:32PM

Jeffrey Halperin received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in1979 and completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychopharmacology at Schering – Plough Pharmaceutical Corporation in 1980.  After serving as a Research Associate at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Columbia University College of Physicians [...]

William E. Fischer, Partner at Grassi & Co.
William E. Fischer, Partner at Grassi & Co.
Kings of Queens Maria Romero 11/07/2011 at 4:27PM

William E. Fischer is a Partner at Grassi & Co. He began his career in 1988 and has focused his efforts on providing in-depth business and management consulting in addition to auditing, accounting and tax planning. Bill works with a broad range of industries including construction, manufacturing, professional service, not-for-profit, and real estate development companies. [...]

Dominick Ciampa, Chairman of the Board of New York Community Bank
Dominick Ciampa, Chairman of the Board of New York Community Bank
Kings of Queens Maria Romero 11/07/2011 at 4:23PM

Dominick is a partner of the Ciampa Organization, a family owned business that builds, owns and manages residential, industrial and commercial real estate throughout Queens. Ciampa Organization has worked with the New York City Housing Development Corporation to create quality affordable housing in the borough of Queens. Dominick has been a board member of the [...]

Milo Blair, Vice President Brooklyn/Queens Electric Operations of Con Edison
Milo Blair, Vice President Brooklyn/Queens Electric Operations of Con Edison
Kings of Queens Maria Romero 11/07/2011 at 4:20PM

As of May 1, 2011, Milo became Vice President of Brooklyn/Queens Electric Operations.  He’s responsible for the maintenance and construction of the underground and overhead electric distribution system in the Brooklyn/Queens region for Con Edison.  This Includes new business, system reinforcement and environmental & safety compliance programs.  Milo also leads a workforce of 1500 employees [...]

Eric Barrios	Sales Leader-Woodside Branch	HSBC
Eric Barrios Sales Leader-Woodside Branch HSBC
Kings of Queens Maria Romero 11/07/2011 at 4:19PM

Eric Barrios is the Vice President and Branch Manager of HSBC Bank in Woodside. He first started his career in the banking industry nine years ago, when he began as a personal banker at HSBC in 2002. He took over as vice president in August of 2010. A Queens resident for most of his life, [...]

Queens Courier crowns ‘Kings’
Queens Courier crowns ‘Kings’
Kings of Queens Toni Cimino 11/04/2011 at 7:45PM

Over 450 guests gathered at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to mingle at one of the largest networking events in the borough and honor this year’s “Kings of Queens.” The fourth annual Queens Courier event, held on Thursday, November 3, honored “Man of the Year” Comptroller John Liu and “Woman of the [...]