Titans of Tech Dinner

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Titans of Tech Dinner, November 28, 2017


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Titans of Tech Dinner Information

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 Association (NBA)
Titans of Tech Honoree 2016

Journal Co-Chairs

Penelope Kokkinides '87 Margaret Murphy '83
Chief Administrative Officer Chief Executive Officer
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Honorees' Biographies

Leonard Riggio '58


Over the years, Leonard Riggio, Founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble, has been as active in pursuing his interests in social justice and human rights as he has been in building one of the largest retail organizations in America. The companies he created, including Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble College and GameStop, now include more than 10,000 stores, and employ over 100,000 people. Beginning with a single college bookstore in 1965, Len built one of the largest enterprises in the history of American retail. He is widely known as a visionary in the bookselling industry and as a brilliant marketer and entrepreneur. Len is a tireless advocate of public education, having led the nation’s first-ever private endowment for a public high school on behalf of Brooklyn Tech. Through various programs, he has given hundreds of scholarships to students in need, donated extensively to public and private universities.

Len is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School’s Class of 1958.


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


L. Londell McMillan is an internationally recognized attorney, publisher and producer with a specialty in business and entertainment law and intellectual property affairs. He has represented icons that include Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Roberta Flack and Prince and corporate clients that include The Discovery Channel, Time Warner and Mercedes Benz. Londell has been an executive producer on numerous successful TV and film projects and is the Founder of The NorthStar Group, a private equity operation with multi-media, marketing and real-estate holdings. An advocate of civil and artists’ rights, he served as General Counsel for the NAACP, Brooklyn Branch, and as Founder and General Counsel of the Artist Empowerment Coalition (AEC) and was named one of Crain’s 100 Most Powerful Minority Leaders. A graduate of the School for Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and New York University School of Law, Londell was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School Class of 1983.

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