Resolution J1065-2013

Honoring Karen Brannen upon the occasion of her designation as a 2013 Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women Achiever

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Karen Brannen upon the occasion of her
designation as a 2013 Long Island Center for Business  and  Professional
Women Achiever

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to  pay  tribute  to
outstanding  individuals who distinguish themselves through their excep-
tional performance, attaining  unprecedented  success  and  the  highest
level of personal achievement; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Karen Brannen upon the occasion of her designation as a 2013 Long Island
Center  for  Business  and  Professional Women Achiever; this auspicious
occasion will be celebrated  at  the  Center's  34th  Annual  Achievers'
Awards Gala, to be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  For  more than thirty-five years, the Long Island Center for
Business and Professional Women has been dedicated to advancing women in
business, industry and the professions; and
  WHEREAS, The Long Island Center for Business  and  Professional  Women
celebrate  and  honor women who are leaders, mentors and who have opened
doors for other women  to  help  foster  their  rise  in  business,  the
professions and in their community; and
  WHEREAS, Karen Brannen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Jefferson
Ferry  Retirement  Community,  Long  Island's  first Lifecare Retirement
Community; it opened in 2001 and is now home to almost 400 residents  in
independent living, enriched housing and skilled nursing; and
  WHEREAS,  The  leadership of Karen Brannen has created one of the most
successful single-site lifecare retirement  communities  in  the  United
States;  the  Jefferson Ferry Retirement Community employs approximately
300 Long Islanders and has been named one of the top 10 employers in New
York State by the Society for Human Resource Management; and
  WHEREAS, A veteran of the United States Army, Karen Brannen majored in
accounting in college; as a  civilian  employee  of  the  Department  of
Defense,  she  was  the first civilian to be selected to attend graduate
school at the Army-Baylor program and graduated at the top of her  class
as the Distinguished Honor Graduate; and
  WHEREAS,  A  member of the Long Island Center for Business and Profes-
sional Women, Karen Brannen is also President,  CCRC  Committee  of  the
LeadingAge  New  York Board of Directors, and a member of its Leadership
Forum; and
  WHEREAS, Karen Brannen is also a former evaluator  with  the  National
Continuing  Care  Accreditation  Commission  and  a  Lifetime Member and
Former Board Member of the Stony Brook University Medical Center  Auxil-
iary; she is a former Board Member of the Stony Brook Rotary Club and an
advisor to the Herstory Board of Directors; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to Karen Brannen; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  that  those  who
enhance  the  well-being and vitality of their profession and community,
and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence,  certainly
have  earned  the recognition and applause of all citizens of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Karen Brannen upon the occasion of her designation as a 2013 Long

Island Center for Business and Professional Women Achiever;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Karen Brannen.

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