2023 Awardees

Special Recognition Award

Saint – Cyr Art Studio- Marie E. Saint-Cyr

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Award

Mayor’s Office of MWBES- Michael J. Garner, Chief Business Diversity Officer

WBE Firm of the Year

The Best Shades -Yuliya Gimadiev, CEO

MBE Firm of the Year

LSN Contractors & Construction- Randy Washington, CEO

DBE Firm of the Year

Empower Contracting, INC- Yolanda Valdez, CEO

SDVOB Firm of the Year

Whitewood Renovations- Gerard McHale, President

Rising Star Award

Bocaditos Bistro & Expresso Bar- Carmen Osorio, President

Clarence “Gene” Swanston Leadership Award

Indelible Solutions- Joshua Hay, CEO & CO-Founder


Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” Award
Richard Cotton, Executive Director

Skyline Industries, LLC

“MBE” Award
Dunyo Awoonor, General Contractor

Bottom Line Construction & Development, LLC

“WBE” Award
Alexis McSween, General Contractor

WL Concepts & Production, Inc

“SDVOB” Award
William Levine, CEO

Holt Construction Corporation

“Gene Swanston Leadership” Award
Christopher Asaro, President

Bonanza Contracting, LLC

“Rising Star” Award
Lateef Belfor, General Contractor

Haydan Consultants, Inc

“DBE” Award
Dan Sawh, CEO

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