Titans of Tech Dinner

Celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Brooklyn Tech

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York NY


Dinner Chair

Anthony Schirripa, FAIA '67
Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mancini Duffy

Honorary Chair

Mark A. Tatum ‘87
Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer,
National Basketball Associations (NBA)
Titans of Tech Honoree 2016


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Honorees' Biographies

Leonard Riggio '58

Leonard Riggio

Leonard (Len) Riggio is the Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company. Barnes & Noble employs approximately 35,000 booksellers at 634 retail stores nationwide. Mr. Riggio also founded Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, a Barnes & Noble Education company and a leading operator of college bookstores in the U.S., and GameStop ,the world’s largest videogame retailer.

Riggio was born in New York City and attended Brooklyn Technical High School, and then studied at New York University. While at NYU Riggio founded the Student Book Exchange in 1965 and turned this small book store into a leading retailer. He acquired the Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York City in 1971 and adopted its name for his company. He is recognized as being among the first entrepreneurs who turned the elitist world of bookstores into recreational stores.

Riggio has led many philanthropic initiatives including campaigning the nation’s first-ever private endowment for a public high school, Brooklyn Technical High School. Riggio served as chairman of the Dia Art Foundation for eight years, where he led and funded the effort to build Dia: Beacon, one of the world’s most highly respected and revered contemporary art museums.


Floyd Warkol '65 

Floyd Warkol ’65 is the CEO of KSW Mechanical and an Executive Vice President of Related Companies. He is involved in the design, development, and construction of Related Companies projects throughout the New York Metropolitan area, as well as providing input on projects in Washington, Boston, Chicago and California. Warkol graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1965 and from City College School of Engineering in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Warkol worked as an errand boy in a mechanical construction company during his senior year at Brooklyn Tech and throughout college. He left that company in 1979 as Executive Vice President, in order to start his own business. In 1985 he sold his company to JWP, where Warkol was President of the Mechanical Group, which provided over a billion dollars of mechanical work throughout the United States.

KSW currently manages all of the mechanical work for Related Companies at Hudson Yards in Manhattan with contracts in excess of $400 million. KSW has installed new chiller plants for the United Nations and the World Trade Center. KSW has also provided trade management services for the installation of mechanical work at Mt. Sinai Center for Science and Medicine in Manhattan as well as at Mt. Sinai in Queens, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York Hospital, Blythedale Hospital, New York Presbyterian, North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish, and Weill Cornell Medical College.

Warkol is a past President of the American Subcontractors Association, as well as both New York State and New York City chapters.

Londell McMillan '83


Londell McMillan ‘83 L. Londell McMillan (born in 1966 in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York) is an American entertainment attorney, producer, and publisher. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1983 and received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where he was a Quill and Dagger member, honors graduate, and Academic All-American mentioned football player. After his time at Cornell, McMillan pursued a law career at the New York University School of Law.

McMillan was a faculty member with the Practicing Law Institute; lecturer and featured case study subject of the Harvard Business School. He also has been a guest and commentator on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN. In 2008, McMillan was named as one of The National Law Journal’s 50 most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and in 2007 was recognized as one of New York’s Super Lawyers. He was a recipient of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association Haywood W. Burns, Lawyer of the Year Award in 2001 and was featured on the cover of Black Enterprise' magazine in December 2003. McMillan has also been honored among Crain’s 100 Most Powerful Minority Leaders. He was a partner and cohead of the Media and Entertainment Global Industry Sector Group at the international law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.

His clients include Prince before his death, Lil' Kim, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, and Michael Jackson before his death. Among his corporate clients have been The Discovery Channel, Time Warner, Screenvision, Radio One, and National Football League, and Mercedes-Benz. 

McMillan is the current owner and group publisher of The NorthStar Group, which publishes Jones Magazine and The Source (magazine).

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