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October 7, 2013

Leaders find success serving clients, community

Ask any one of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award winners to reflect on their many accomplishments and they'll probably pause for a moment.

It's not because they have little to talk about. In fact, their resumes and laundry list of accolades are impressive and could write their own script.

But rather than gush over what's made them movers and shakers in their respective industries, this year's crop of Lifetime Achievement Award winners would rather speak about the many civic, social and community causes they advocate for.

Longtime commercial realty lawyer Coleman Levy, for example, talks freely of his support for an endowment fund started after his son died of cancer in 1999.

Stephen Becker reflects on a 36-year career spent advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities, while Gloria McAdam is eager to talk about her quest to end childhood hunger.

Meanwhile, John Votto speaks passionately about his efforts to provide the best possible patient care for individuals with neuromuscular diseases like Lou Gehrig's disease and muscular dystrophy.

In our fourth installment of the Lifetime Achievement program our winners come from both the private and nonprofit sectors. They each demonstrate how hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence can translate into professional and personal success.

Each of our winners has led their respective organizations through significant growth. As you read their individual profiles join us in congratulating them for their many accomplishments. They have made a significant impact on the Greater Hartford community.

We'll celebrate their success Tuesday, Oct. 29 at a breakfast at the Bond Hotel in Hartford. Oz Griebel, CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance, will moderate the event, during which the winners will be asked to share their “secrets” of success.

As we strive to create a strong bond among our readers — one we hope will ultimately strengthen the Greater Hartford business community — we feel it's important to bring together the best and brightest this region has to offer and learn from their wisdom.

We'd like to thank our judges — Andrea Obston, of Andrea Obston Marketing Communications LLC; Julie Daly Meehan of HYPE; Peter DeMallie of Design Professionals Inc.; and John Carmon of Carmon Community Funeral Homes Inc., — who helped us identify our four winners this year. Their choices were tough as many worthy candidates were nominated.

And as we congratulate this year's Lifetime Achievement class, please remember that we'll be back next year looking for the next group of winners. We encourage all of our readers to nominate worthy candidates.

— Greg Bordonaro Editor

Our Lifetime Achievement Winners

Stephen Becker

Coleman B. Levy

Gloria McAdam

John Votto

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