Dozens of Long Island’s most influential leaders and nearly 400 of their supporters gathered Thursday to toast the 2018 Long Island Press Power List honorees at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck.
The 16th annual Power List honors the region’s most powerful people, from the policy shapers in the political arena hold sway over local quality of life to the rainmakers in the business world that create jobs and wealth.
“With great power, comes great responsibility,” host Juju Chang, ABC News anchor and emcee, said while quoting Peter Parker, the fictional alter ego it Spider-Man.
The Long Island Press Power List, presented by the Whitmore Group, is a long-standing annual tradition of the region’s premier news and lifestyle publication.
“It’s an honor to be here,” said James Metzger, CEO and chairman of the Whitmore Group. “I looked through the list and concluded that my inclusion is a mistake.”
The leader of Long Island’s biggest employer was among the honorees.
“While I’m always proud to be named to Long Island Press’ Power List, the personal recognition I receive is a reflection of the outstanding work being done by the 68,000 employees of Northwell Health,” said Northwell President & CEO Michael J. Dowling.
Adelphi University President Christine Riordan was also honored.
“As the proud president of Adelphi University, I’m so honored to be among the many remarkable leaders on the Long Island Press Power List,” she said. “Thank you for the recognition!”
John D. Cameron, Jr., the Founder and Managing Partner of Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP and Chair of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, shared in the sentiment. “It is an honor to be recognized with such an esteemed group of leaders who are shaping the future of Long Island,” he said.
Photos by Allen Ngai and Ed Shin
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