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Financial Industry Leaders Honor William D. Brewer, Winston & Strawn LLP, March 18

New York, NY —

More than 700 business leaders will gather for the 37th annual Financial Industries Dinner on March 18 to honor William “Bill” D. Brewer of Winston and Strawn LLP. Brewer is the co-chair and practice group leader of the firm’s global finance practice and head of the firm’s New York finance practice. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.

The event’s supporters are leaders within New York’s financial industries. The dinner’s honorary chair is Craig Stillwagon, PNC Business Credit executive vice president and Eastern division executive, who was also the 2013 honoree. The chair is Albert Spada, a senior vice president at RBS Citizens Business Capital. Serving as treasurer is John G. Kalyvas, partner at Winston & Strawn LLP. 

The Financial Industries Dinner was first held in 1977 and has become one of the most prestigious philanthropic events for New York’s financial industries. Spearheaded by the late New York banker and philanthropist Lou Moskowitz, the Financial Industries Dinner has raised more than $13 million for National Jewish Health over the past 36 years.

National Jewish Health trustees involved in the financial industries include Robert J. Arth, executive vice president and Northeast commercial executive, Bank of America N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; Herbert L. Ash, Esq.; Philip F. Bleser, managing director, head of Global Corporate Banking NA, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.; John F. Daly; Donald J. Gibson, head of Risk Middle Market/Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; David J. Kantes; Barry A. Kastner, executive vice president and SE regional partner, Siena Lending Group, LLC; William A. Kosis, president and CEO, PNC Business Credit; Brian S. MacConnell, CEO and president, PNC Business Credit; Lawrence A. Marsiello, Pine Brook Road Partners LLC;  Warren K. Mino, president, Webster Business Capital Corp.; Joseph F. Nemia, executive vice president and head of asset based lending, TD Bank N.A.; Joseph A. Pollicino Sr.; Steven J. Seif, managing partner, Hahn & Hessen LLP; Harry C. Steinmetz, partner, WeiserMazars LLP; Andrew H. Tananbaum, executive and chairman, Capital Business Credit LLC; Carl A. Toriello, chief operating officer and chief risk officer, Jefferies Finance LLC; Terrence J. Ullrich, principal, senior partner of Agenta Partners LLC; and George T. Wendler, managing director, MMG Consulting Firm. Many of these trustees will attend the Financial Industries Dinner on March 18.

This year’s dinner committee includes vice chairs from Audax Group; Bank of America, N.A.; Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc.; CIT Commercial & Industrial; CIT Group; Citibank N.A.; GE Capital Corp.; GE Capital Markets Inc.; Hahn & Hessen LLP; Holland & Knight LLP; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; KPS Capital Partners LP; McGuireWoods LLP; Otterbourg P.C.; PNC Business Credit; Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Naratil; Quality King Distributors; RBS Citizens Business Capital; RBS Citizens Capital Markets; The Renco Group Inc.; TD Bank; UBS Investment Bank; United Refrigeration, Inc.; and Winston & Strawn LLP.

To attend the dinner or for more information, please contact Mattie L. Shepheard at 212.297.0857 or


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