Resolution J942-2013

Honoring Karen Hennigan upon the occasion of her designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade

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  • Mar 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Karen Hennigan upon the occasion of her
designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's
Day Parade on March 24, 2013

WHEREAS, St. Patrick's Day is a time for people of all nationalities and
generations to assemble and celebrate the rich culture and  heritage  of
the Irish people throughout the United States; and
  WHEREAS,  A  St. Patrick's Day parade reflects and records the ongoing
history of the United States and Ireland, and provides  opportunity  for
people of all generations to assemble in ethnic pride and pageantry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Karen Hennigan upon the occasion of her designation as Deputy Marshal of
the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held on Sunday,
March 24, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Karen Hennigan was born and raised in Brooklyn and is a proud
resident  of  Bay  Ridge;  her paternal grandparents were born in Slane,
County Meath and Ballina, County Mayo, and her maternal  great-grandpar-
ents were born in Tipperary and Kerry; and
  WHEREAS, Karen Hennigan's early education took place at Brooklyn's Our
Lady  of  Perpetual Help Elementary School, P.S. 105 and McKinley Junior
High School; after graduating from Saint Saviour  High  School  in  Park
Slope,  she  attended  The Catholic University of America in Washington,
D.C. where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997, and her law
degree in 2000; and
  WHEREAS, In 2001, Karen Hennigan was commissioned as an officer in the
United States Air Force and on September 2, 2001, she left Brooklyn  for
Officer  Training School; since that time, she has continued to serve as
both an active duty and reserve Judge Advocate prosecutor, and she holds
the rank of Major; and
  WHEREAS, Karen Hennigan  has  been  stationed  throughout  the  United
States,  in  Korea,  and in the Middle East; she is a combat veteran who
served in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom,  and  in  2007,
she  served in the first ever all female combat C-17 combat mission into
Afghanistan; and
  WHEREAS, After returning from her deployment in 2007,  Karen  Hennigan
moved  home  to  Brooklyn  and began serving as a Federal Prosecutor; in
2009, she was appointed by the Attorney General to serve  as  a  Special
Assistant  United  States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York;
and
  WHEREAS, In 2011, Karen Hennigan was named Prosecutor of the  Year  by
the  Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, as well as named one of the Top
50 Irish Americans in Law Enforcement by the Irish Echo Newspaper; and
  WHEREAS, Karen Hennigan serves as the Co-Chair of the New  York  State
Bar Association's Committee on Veterans; and
  WHEREAS, In January of 2013, Karen Hennigan began her current position
with  Citigroup Global Management, where she serves as Assistant General
Counsel and Senior Vice President specializing in Anti-Money Laundering,
Law Enforcement and Anti-Terrorist Financing; and
  WHEREAS, Karen Hennigan is a proud guest lecturer in Ireland's Trinity
College Law School in Dublin, and at  the  Honorable  Society  of  Kings
Inns; and
  WHEREAS,  A  fitting  choice for Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay
Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade, Karen Hennigan embodies the  spirit  and
the  cherished  ideals and values of Irish-Americans of this great State
and Nation; and

  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Karen Hennigan upon the occasion  of  her  designation  as  Deputy
Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Karen Hennigan.

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