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Craig Stillwagon Honored at 36th Annual Financial Industries Dinner


Event Benefits National Jewish Health, Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital

More than 700 business leaders will gather for the 36th Annual Financial Industries Dinner on March 12. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health. The dinner will honor Craig Stillwagon, PNC Business Credit executive vice president and Eastern division executive. Stillwagon is a leader in the financial industry.

Pictured from left to right: William Kosis and
Craig Stillwagon.

The dinner’s honorary chair is Joseph Pollicino Jr., senior vice president and regional manager of Wells Fargo Bank N.A., who was also the 2012 honoree. The chair is Charles Garoklanian, senior vice president and Northeast manager at PNC Business Credit. Serving as treasurer is Sara V. Traberman, senior vice president at PNC Bank. 

At the event, Barry A. Kastner, executive vice president of Keltic Financial Services and 2011 Financial Industries Dinner honoree, will be inducted into the National Jewish Health Council of National Trustees. The council comprises more than 200 community and business leaders across the country who work to raise awareness and support for National Jewish Health in Denver, Colo.

The Financial Industries Dinner was first held in 1977 and has become one of the most prestigious philanthropic events for New York’s financial industry. Spearheaded by the late New York banker and philanthropist Lou Moskowitz, the Financial Industries Dinner has raised nearly $13 million for National Jewish Health over the past 35 years.

National Jewish Health trustees involved in the financial industries include Robert J. Arth, executive vice president and Northeast commercial executive, Bank of America N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; Herbert L. Ash, Esq.;  Philip F. Bleser, CEO, Global Corporate Banking NA, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.;  John F. Daly; Donald J. Gibson, president, Middle Market Credit Administration, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; David J. Kantes; William A. Kosis, president and CEO, PNC Business Credit; Brian S. MacConnell, president, PNC Business Credit; Lawrence A. Marsiello, Pine Brook Road Partners LLC;  Warren K. Mino, president, Webster Business Capital Corp.; Joseph F. Nemia, executive vice president and head of asset based lending, TD Bank N.A.; Joseph A. Pollicino Sr.; Steven J. Seif, managing partner, Hahn & Hessen LLP; Harry C. Steinmetz, partner, WeiserMazars LLP; Andrew H. Tananbaum, executive and chairman, Capital Business Credit LLC; Carl A. Toriello, president, Jefferies Finance LLC; Terrence J. Ullrich, principal, senior partner of Agenta Partners LLC; and George T. Wendler, managing director, MMG Consulting Firm. Many of these trustees will attend the Financial Industries Dinner on March 12.

This year’s dinner committee includes Ally Commercial Finance LLC; Bank of America, N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc.; Blank Rome LLP; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Capital Business Credit LLC; Capital One Bank; Capital One Leverage Finance; Cerberus Capital Management LP; CIT Group; Citibank N.A.; DGL Ltd.; Executive Sounding Board Associates Inc.; Fifth Third Bank; Finn Dixon & Herling LLP; Focus Management Group; Gavin/Solomonese LLC and NHB Advisors; GE Capital Markets Inc.; Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; Gordon Brothers Group; Great American Group; Greenberg Traurig LLP; Hahn & Hessen LLP; Hertz, Herson & Company LLC; Hilco Appraisal Services LLC; Huron Consulting Group; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Kaye Scholer LLP; Keltic Financial Services; Loeb & Loeb LLP; McGuireWoods LLP; mRm & Associates; Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen P.C.; Patton Boggs LLP; Phoenix Management Services Inc.; PNC Business Credit; RAS Management Advisors LLC; RBS Business Credit; Red Apple Group Inc.; Rosenthal & Rosenthal Inc.; Sovereign Santander Bank; SSG Capital Advisors LLC; Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP; TD Bank N.A.; Tiger Valuation Services LLC; Torys LLP; United Refrigeration Inc.; VF Sportswear; Webster Business Credit Corp.; WeiserMazars LLP; Wells Fargo Capital Finance; Wells Fargo N.A.; Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer P.A.; and Winston & Strawn LLP. The committee is in formation.

To attend the dinner or for more information, please contact Mattie L. Shepheard by email or at 212.297.0857.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the number one respiratory hospital in the nation. For more information about National Jewish Health, visit the media resources page.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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