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Who's Who Of Italians®

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The National Council's 
Who's Who Of Italians®

These individuals are listed due to their standing and honoring directly by the National Council. A complete list, when completed will be published at a later date.

   

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INDUCTEES OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL'S WHO'S WHO OF ITALIAN'S

 

         
Man of the Year Louis Vanaria Actor / Musician 2014 Artist
Man of the Year Gary Perone Asst. Manager 2011 Brooklyn Cyclones
Man of the Year Salvatore J. Cassano Commissioner 2010 NYC Fire Department
Man of the Year Louis Tallarini President 2009 Columbus Citizens Foundation
Man of the Year Lawrence Auriani President 2006 Columbus Citizens Foundation
Man of the Year Vincenzo Marra Philanthropist 2003 O.S.I.A - Businessman
Man of the Year Cav. Dr. Joseph Scelsa Dean 2002 Calandra Institute / I.A Museum  N.Y.C
Man of the Year Dominic Morrelli Chairman 2000 Municipal Credit Union / FDNY
         
 
Woman of the Year Susan Porcelli   2009 New York City Police
Woman of the Year Elisabeth Calello   2005 ASST. Consulato Generale D'Italia
Woman of the Year Cav. Maria Fosco   2002 Italian Welfare League
 
Leadership Award Cav.  Daniel Nigro, Comm   2015 F.D.N.Y
Leadership Award Joseph D'Angelo   2014 DSNY
Leadership Award Joseph Ponzi, Chief   2013 Kings County District Attorneys Office
Leadership Award Richard Casamassa   2011 Municipal Credit Union
Leadership Award Cav. Sig. Giovanni Porcelli   2010 NYPD
Leadership Award Thomas Siciliano   2009 New York State Banking Department/ MCU
Leadership Award Kam Wong   2008 Municipal Credit Union
Leadership Award John Cavalli   2006 Italian American Presidents of Major Organizations
Leadership Award Michael Palladino   2002 V.P. Detectives Endowment Assoc. NYC
Leadership Award Vito Locasio   2000 Parks Dept City of NY
Leadership Award Hon. Alan G. Hevesi   2000 Comptroller, City of New York
           
           
Italian American Presidents Award John Parinello   2015 Municipal Credit Union
Italian American Presidents Award Paula Cohen   2015 DSNY
Italian American Presidents Award Raymond Catania, MD   2015 IAPSNJ
Italian American Presidents Award Robert Iaboni Delegate 2015 NYPD PBA
Italian American Presidents Award Robert Alfano   2014 Internation Association of IA Firefighters/ FDNY
Italian American Presidents Award Richard Angeletti President 2014 NYPD Columbia Association
Italian American Presidents Award Carmine Somma President 2014 NYC DOE Columbia Association
Italian American Presidents Award Daniel Tirelli Delegate 2014 NYPD PBA
Italian American Presidents Award John Lazzara Det. Lt. 2014 I.A.P.S.N.J.
Italian American Presidents Award Joseph D'Angelo   2014 Port Authority Police Dept
Italian American Presidents Award Joseph Martelli, Inspector   2014 MTA Police Dept
Italian American Presidents Award Paul Morisson, Treas   2014 Detective Endowment Association
Italian American Presidents Award Philip Veltre   2012 Municipal Credit Union
Italian American Presidents Award James Moschella, Esq Counsel 2011 Detective Endowment Association
Italian American Presidents Award Michael Endall, Captain   2010 NYPD
Italian American Presidents Award Alfred Catalanotto   2008 Columbus Citizens Foundation
Italian American Presidents Award Lou Matarazzo   2007 Detective Endowment Association
Italian American Presidents Award Dr. John LaRosa President/CEO 2006 Downstate Medical Center, S.U.N.Y.
Italian American Presidents Award Rose Sproviero President 2000 Italian Charities Organization
         
Distinguished Italian American Award Hon. Dominick Massaro Bronx Justice 2002 Supreme Court Judge, NYS
         
 
 
 
Lifetime Achievement Award Arthur Pirozzi   2014 NYC Parks Dept
Lifetime Achievement Award Karen Lucas   2009 Taxi & Limosine Commission Columbia Assocaition
Lifetime Achievement Award Brian Mignola, MD   2011 NYPD
Lifetime Achievement Award Hon. Leonard Mancusi   2008 New York City / State Comptrollers Office
Lifetime Achievement Award Tom Diana Sr.   2006 Retired NYC Transit Authority
Lifetime Achievement Award Hon. Mario Biaggi   2005 Founder National / Grand Council
Lifetime Achievement Award Anthony "Tony" DeSantis Chief 2005 NYC DEPT OF SANITATION
Lifetime Achievement Award Salvatore “Buddy” Scotto   2004 Scottos Funeral Home
Lifetime Achievement Award Giovanni Porcelli Sgt 2003 New York City Police Department
Lifetime Achievement Award Patrick Lynch President 2003 Patrolmens Benevolent Association
Lifetime Achievement Award Joseph Chierchio Chief 2002 Taxi & Limousine Comm.  NYC
Lifetime Achievement Award Anthony DeSantis   2000 NYC Department of Sanitation
         
 
International Civil Service Award Hon. Natalia Quintavale Cons. Generale 2014 Consulate Generale for Italy in NY
  Sandro Silvestre Dep. C.G. 2013 Consulate Generale for Italy in NY
         
         
Italian American Civil Service Award William ( Bill ) Schievella   2006 Italian American Police of New Jersey
Italian American Civil Service Award Peter Montalbano   2001 NYC Department of Sanitation
 
Presidents Award Chief Mayor Shelly Aprea   2009 Community Mayors of NY
Presidents Award Alfred Catalanotto   2008 Columbus Citizens Foundation
Presidents Award Hon. Antonio Bandini   2006 Consul General Consalato Generale D’Italia
Presidents Award Agostino Cangeni   2005 NYC - D.O.I.T.T.
           
 
Eagle Scout Award Peter Porcelli   2010 Boy Scouts of America
Eagle Scout Award Andrew Casal   2009 Boy Scouts of America
 
         
Golden Heratage Award Vincent DeSimone   2014 Civil Engineer  ( Desimone Engineer Consultant )
Golden Heratage Award John Franco   2012 Baseball Athlete (NY Mets Hall Of Fame )
Golden Heratage Award Jill Nicolini   2011 Media Personality   (WPIX 11)
Golden Heratage Award Paul Pope   2000 Pope Entertainment Group 
         
           
Public Service Award Hon. Eric Vitaliano   2008 U.S. Eastern Distric Court
Public Service Award Hon. Anthony S. Seminerio   2004 New York State Senate
           
         
Italian American Achievement Award Nina Petraro   2009 Nassau County
Italian American Achievement Award Thomas J Destefano   2010 Nassau County Sheriff Department
           
   
Italian American Legislator Hon Peter J. Abbate, Jr.   2012 NYS Assembly  
           
District Attorney Of The Year Robert A. Bianchi, Esq   2010 Morris County Prosecutors Office ( IAPSNJ)  
           
September 11, Award Kam H. Wong C.F.O.* 2014 Municipal Credit Union  
September 11, Award Cav. Vincent Tummino President* 2013 International Firefighters Association  
September 11, Award Anthony DeSantis, President* 2013 Municipal Credit Union  
September 11, Award Cav. sig. Giovanni Porcelli President* 2013 NYPD Columbia Association   
September 11, Award William Schiavelle President* 2013 Italian American Police Society of NJ  
September 11, Award Charlie Giglia President* 2013 Port Authority Police Columbia Association  
  *Titles they held in their Org. During September 11, 2001    
           
 

National Council Organization Awards  and Who's Who Entry by Year

Organization awards are presented by the National Council to individuals who are recommended by a member or associate member organization. Individuals are recognized for the  they performed for their organization. Individuals are eligible for membership for inclusion into the WHO'S WHO OF ITALIAN UNDER THE CATAGORY OF MEMBERS ORGANIZATION RECOGNITION

  Jesse Turano, PO     Port Authority PD
2015 Joseph Simonetti     IAPSNJ
2015 Joseph Calabrese     Det. Endowment Assoc.
2015 Ray Festino     BSI 10-13 / Col. Ret. Assoc
2015 Joseph DePaola     FDNY
2015 Anthony Burgio, Sgt     NYPD
2015 James DiNapoli     NYC DOE
2014 Tom Bomengo     Port Authority Police
2014 Joseph DeCarlo     BSI 10-13/ Col Retiree Assoc
2014 Manny Rossi     NYPD
2014 Giovanni Alaimo     NYC Dept of Education
2013 Rico Dirico     DSNY
2013 Richard Fricione     NYC Dept of Education
2012 Salvatore Mirra     FDNY
2012 Richard Angeletti     NYPD
2012 Anthony Scoma     NYC DOE
2012 Joseph Orlando     Nassau County Sheriffs Dept.
2012 John Passalacqua     F.L.E.C.O.
2012 Thomas A. Zelante, Asst Prosecutor     Morris County Pros. Office ( IAPSNJ)
2012 Joseph D'Angelo     Port Auth. PD
2012 Carmine Somma     NYC Parks Dept
2012 Anthony Ferrino     DSNY
2011 Robert Belfiore, Chief     Port Authority PD  / ( IAPSNJ)
2011 Donald D'Amato     Nassau County Sheriff Dept
2011 Nicholas Vero     DSNY
2011 Grace Cracciolo     FDNY / EMS
2011 Lou Dearstyne     Westchester County PD
2011 Kendra Damante     NYPD
2011 Peter Ragone     Port Authority Police Dept
2011 Christopher Nobile     F.L.E.C.O.
2010 Salvatore     DSNY
2010 Joseph Triolo     FDNY
2010 Frank Ricotta     NYC Parks Dept
2010 Christine DiMarco     Port Authority Police Dept
2010 Alexander Anastasia     NYC DOE
2009 Vincent Nardone     Italian American Police of New Jersey
2009 Michael Bonacorsa     NYC Dept Of  Sanitation
2009 A. Vic Grillo Jr.     Brooklyn Staten Island 10-13
2009 Joseph San Filippo     Board of Education
2009 Luigi Ciulli     NYC Parks Dept
2009 Steve Famiglietti     Port Authority of N Y and NJ
2009 Matthew Cioffi     New York City Police Department
           
2008 Steven Cimino     NYC Dept Of  Sanitation
2008 Raymonmd Maniscalco     Port Authority of N Y and NJ
2008 Ted Forlenza     New York City Fire Department
2008 Frank Grecco     New York City Police Department
2008 Michael Brogna     NYC Department of Education
2008 Peter Giglio     Department of Parks, City of NY
2008 Alfonse Imperiale     Italian American Police of N.J
 
2006 Peter LaMarck     New York City Department of Civil Service
2006 Lt. Dan Carbonaro     NY / NJ Port Authority
2006 John Graffeo     New York City Police Department
2006 Richard Ferrantino     Taxi and Limousine Commission
2006 Anthony Moccia     Department of Parks, City of NY
           
2005 Katy Rosa     Department of Parks, City of NY
2005 Bernadette Daigneault     Taxi and Limousine Commission
2005 Capt Joseph Governale     New York City Fire Department
2005 Sgt John Lombardo     New York City Police Department
2005 Joseph Padovano     NYC Dept of Transportation
2005 Thomas Prevete     NYC Dept Of  Sanitation
           
2004 Anthony Bordenca     Sept of Transportation, City of New York
2004 Victor Dizengoff     Taxi and Limousine Commission
2004 Marc Marino     New York City Police Department
2004 John Nicotra     Human Resources Administration
2004 Rosa Rizzo     Department of Sanitation
2004 Keith Tanico     New York City Fire Department
           
2003 Ronald Cohen     Department of Sanitation
2003 James Cafaro     Parks Department
2003 Edward Alfano     Department of Transportation
2003 Paul Cresci     Fire Department City of New York
           
           
2002 Dennis Tucci     New York City Fire Department
2002 Dennis Bove     Department of Sanitation
2002 Det. Capt Alan J Sierchie     Italian American Police of New Jersey
2002 Salvatore Rosa     NYC Department of Parks
2002 Karen Lucas     Taxi and Limo Commission
2002 Salvatore Mazzatenda     NYC Dept of Transportation
           
2000 Danial Rivituso     Columbia Retirees Association
2000 Anthony Sorrentino     NYC Dept of Sanitation
2000 Craig Silvino     New York City Fire Department
2000 Stephen Casazza     National Coalition of Italian American Police
2000 John M. Galvani     Taxi and Limo Commission
2000 Thomas Shaw     New York City Police Dept
2000 Anthony Licata     NYC Department of Parks
2000 Pat Quaranta     Department of Transportation
2000 Joseph Simonetti     Italian American Police of N.J
2000 Frank Fazio     Jamaica Post Office
2000 John A. Milioti     Human Resources Administration
2000 Karen S. Lanzillo     Human Resources Administration

 


 Profile

Founded in 1975 by Italian American leadership in New York City, lead by Hon. Mario Biaggi. Prior to 1975 the Council Served  it's membership as the Grand Council. The Grand Council convened in 1979 as a Council. The National Council has served the Italian American Community for 50 years. The Council is made up of Presidents of Italian American societies throughout the U.S. According to the recent Calandria Institute, an affiliate of the City University of New York. The Council represent 120,000 Italian Americans in Civil Service. The Council uses the term Who's Who of Italians since 1978, to highlight the contributions of Italian Americans and Supporters of the Italian American Community. To enroll yourself or someone else as a member of the Who's Who of Italian, go to http://www.wwoi.org or have a member organization honor an individual or group through the National Council Http://www.thenationalcouncil.com

Presently there are many other types of memberships such as: Corporate, Individual and Sponsor.

The Council is not only dedicated to Fraternal, scholarship and education programs We support the end of negative stereotyping that depict Italian Americans as gangsters and members of the Mafia. While we embrace the freedom of the 1st amendment we do not embrace negative stereotyping.

 


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