CEO of MZI Global Marketing, Mira Zivkovich, Heritage Marketing Leader, Among 100 Recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2007

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Mira Zivkovich, a leader in heritage and multicultural marketing, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing and founder of the Slavic Heritage Coalition, is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2007 presented on May 12, 2007 on Ellis Island. One of 100 recipients from the entire U.S. , Mira Zivkovich was chosen by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations to receive this honor because of her contributions to various charitable causes and her devotion to her Serbian ancestral group and dedication to preserving the multicultural diversity of American society.

Our pro bono work allows us to help others and reaffirms our core company values. We believe good business should be meaningful, which is why MZI is committed to improving communities throughout the world

Mira Zivkovich, a leader in heritage and multicultural marketing, has used her abilities and resources as President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing to promote social responsibility and awareness for various organizations and multicultural communities. She was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) on Saturday, May 12, 2007.

Each year, NECO serves as umbrella representing over 300 ethnic groups in the U.S. and awards annually the Ellis Island Medal of Honor to 100 outstanding individuals who portray a lifestyle dedicated to the community, exhibit interests for the preservation of cultural groups and who share and contribute through personal and professional achievements toward the overall benefit of society.
Both the United States Senate and House of Representatives have officially passed resolutions recognizing the Ellis Island Medals of Honor, which ranks among this country's most prestigious awards. Each year, Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients are listed in the Congressional Record, honoring those who have made enduring contributions to our nation and to the world.

The Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2-day event begins with a reception the evening before the official presentation ceremony at the prestigious Metropolitan Club in NYC where the medalists meet each other. The following afternoon, recipients and guests are taken by ferry boat to Ellis Island for the ceremonial event lasting 7 hours. The colossal production worthy of Hollywood, starts with a ceremony in a 16,000 square foot tent, over 250 entertainers, marching bands, performers in full regalia, to honor the medalists. There are lights, camera and plenty of action but nothing matches the patriotic and emotional event which medalist Mira Zivkovich describes as the most memorable moment in her life. Following the tent ceremony, the medalists and over a thousand guests proceed to the Great Hall ballroom where candlelight, elegantly appointed tables, music and dance greet the medalists and their families for the evening's dinner celebration. To top everything, this spectacular ceremony and premier event of the year in New York City, ends with Grucci spectacular fireworks display in backdrop of New York Harbor.

Ms. Zivkovich is also the founder of the Slavic Heritage Coalition, which promotes the contributions of Slavic-Americans to American society, Her knowledge of heritage has helped her to make connections in the business of global marketing and develop marketing based on culture. Studies shows that 40 % of Americans can trace their roots to ancestors who entered United States through Ellis Island and are aware of their heritage roots. This has lead her to develop a proprietary methodology - Ethnosynergism™, which provides insights into the attitudes and behaviors of numerous market segments and connects companies and brands with diverse consumer groups. Ms. Zivkovich stated: "For me, the loss of one's heritage means a loss of identity and who we are as Americans, collectively. I strongly believe that the individual we have become today is a direct result of our history and places from which our elders came. Our past is something to build upon, something to fall back on, something that gives us courage to go forward, and something that makes us solid and stable as rock."

Tremendous appreciation goes to her beloved son, Brian Zivkovich Choudhary, and friends who also understand her commitments to her objectives and declining so many social engagements. Additional recipients of the 2007 Ellis Island Medals of Honor include: Her Excellency Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, President of the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly; Senator Chuck Hagel; Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame; U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Zivkovich has successfully transferred her leadership experience at her firm to assist critical social issues. "Our pro bono work allows us to help others and reaffirms our core company values. We believe good business should be meaningful, which is why MZI is committed to improving communities throughout the world," says Mira Zivkovich. She incorporates this philosophy in everything she does by speaking for the voices that cannot be heard and by donating her time and energy to various compelling causes over the years.

Because of her many achievements and her ability to touch communities through her personal and professional achievements, Zivkovich was honored at this year's ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2007 in New York City. Zivkovich will join the honored ranks of past recipients include six U.S. Presidents -Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford as well as Nobel laureates, entertainers, athletes, entrepreneurs, religious leaders and business executives, such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, Elie Wiesel, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Mickey Mantle, Gloria Estefan, Michael Douglas and Siegfried & Roy.

Mira and MZI Inc want to congratulate all the hundred 2007 Ellis Island medalists:
" I would like to wish you all my heartfelt congratulations for receiving the prestigious 2007 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. I feel extremely proud to have had the opportunity to meet you and share this honor with you. I hope this award has inspired you to greater heights as it has done for me. I also hope you enjoyed your trip to New York and had a comfortable and safe journey to your homes"

Dr. Gregory Adamian, Chancellor; H.E. Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, President - 61st Session of the General Assembly; George Altirs, CEO of GMA Accessories, Inc.; Peter Arnell, Founder & Chairman of Arnell Group; Dr. Elias Ayoub, Physician; Dr. Ernest M. Barsamian, Professor of Surgery (Emeritus) at Harvard University; Michelle Bodden, VP Elementary Schools; Eric Braeden, Actor; Edgar Cahn, Founder & CEO of Time Banks USA; Leo Chen, CEO of Spectroniq; Dr. Aram V. Chobanian, President (Emeritus) of Boston University; Jaekun Chung, President of Jay Joshua, Inc.; Mario Ciano, Chairman of Reminger & Reminger Co.;Denis A. Cortese, MD,President & CEO of Mayo Clinic; Hon. Leslie Crocker-Snyder, Partner of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman; Victor Phillip Dahdaleh, Owner & Chairman of Dadaco Group of Companies; Nicholas J. Daniello, MD; Dr. Joel Alan DeLisa, Chairman, Dept. Physical Med. of Kessler Medical Rehab. NJMC; Kirti Desai, President of TAK Construction, Inc.; Dr. Akshay Desai, Chairman, President & CEO of Universal Health Care; Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO of North Shore LI Jewish Health System; James J. Dowling, Community Leader; Blaise Durante Deputy Asst. Secretary of US Air Force; Hon. Jacob Eapen, MD, MPH, Alameda County Medical Center; Mory Ejabat, CEO of Zhone Technology; Richard A. Elias, MD, Miami International Cardiology Consultants; Hani Findakly, PhD, Vice Chairman & Director of The Clinton Group, Inc.; Arthur Flegel, Founder & CEO of Flegel's Home Furnishings; Jon Fortgang, CEO of New Hair Technology; Douglas Foshee, President & CEO of El Paso Corporation; Philip Friedman, President & CEO of Computer Generated Solutions; Cynthia R, Garrett, Superintendent of Statue of Liberty National Monument; Obren Gerich, Sr. Vice President of Public Storage, Inc.; Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide; Col. R.L. Grabowski,USMC, Commanding Officer of First Marine Corp District; MSGT Nicholas G. Grand, USAF, Mobilization Coordinator of Nat'l Committee for ESGR; Patrick Grant, President & CEO of National Western Stock; Hon. Chuck Hagel, United States Senator; George Hamilton, Actor/ Dancer; William Harrington, Esq., Partner of Bleakley, Platt & Schmidt; Richard Heckmann, Chairman & CEO of K2, Inc.; Col. Jack H. Jacobs, USA (Ret.); Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, President of University of Notre Dame; Ik Joong Kang, Artist at Ik Joong Kang Studio; Dr. Sarkis Kechejian, President of K Clinics; Don Keenan, Founder of Keenan's Kids Foundation; Do-Young Kim, Vice President of Speed Management Corp; David E. Kimmel, Jr., Chief of Field Operations of WPIX-TV; Dr. Steven S. Koh, Chairman of Wilshire State Bank; George J. Kostas, President & CEO of Techno Economic Services; Les Kuczynski, Nat'I Exec. Director of Polish American Congress; Joan Kuyper Farver, Chair Emeritus of Pella Corporation; Irene Ladas, Aegean Real Estate; LTC Larry H. Lang, USAF, Commander & Conductor of USAF Band of Liberty; Rep. Tom Lantos, U.S. Congressman; Dr. Edwin Pak-Wah Leung, Professor & Chairman of Department of Asian Studies in Seton Hall University; Dr. John M. Levinson; Hon. Guillermo Linares, Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs; Harvey MacKay, Chairman of MacKay Envelope Co.; Patrick J. Martucci, Chairman & CEO of Coreview Capital, LLG; Thomas Mattia, Sr. Vice President of Coca-Cola Company; CPT Gary A. Maynard, USN, Commander of Naval Weapon Station Earle; Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell's Sporting Goods; Hon. Samuel Mok, Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Dept. of Labor, Todd Morgan, Chairman & Sr. Partner of Belair Investment Advisors; C. Warren Moses, CEO of The Children's Aid Society; Dr. Vance Moss, Urologic Transplant Surgeon of the Mid-Atlantic Multi-Specialty Surgical Group; Dr. Vince Moss, Cardiothoracic Surgeon of the Mid-Atlantic Multi-Specialty Surgical Group; Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Co; Maureen Murphy, Recording Secretary of Sergeants Benevolent Assoc.; Fereydoun Nazem, Founder & Managing Partner of the Nazem & Company; Hon. Liet Nguyen, Magistrate -Commonwealth of Virginia; Col. Tracey E. Nicholson, Commander, Ft. Hamilton; Fr. Michael O'Connell, Rector of Basilica of St. Mary; Dr. Kiran C. Patel, Chairman of Patel Foundation for Global Understanding; Antonio M. Perez, Chairman & CEO of Eastman Kodak Company; Asst. Chief Diana L. Pizzuti, Commanding Officer NYPD of Queens North; L. Rafael Reif, PhD, Provost, Maseeh Prof. of Emerging Tech. - MIT; RADM Stephen W. Rochon, USCG, Commander; James Rogers, Chairman, President & CEO of Duke Energy Corp; Michael Rogers, Exec. Vice President, Corp. Services of MedStar Health; Hon. Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo, former Governor of Puerto Rico; Ali A. Saberioon, President & CEO of Sabco Oil & Gas Corp; Carlos A. Saladrigas, Founder & Chairman of Premier American Bank; Dominick M. Servedio, Chairman & CEO of STV Group, Inc.; Smita N. Shah, President of SPAAN Tech, Inc.; Donald Soffer, Owner of Turnberry Associates; Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman & CEO of Abraxis Bioscience, Inc.; Toomas M. Sorra, MD, Community Leader; Debra Brown Steinberg, Esq., Partner of Cadwalader,Wickersham & Taft, LLP; Daniel J. Sullivan, President & CEO of FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.; Daniel J. Thomas, DDS, President of Periodontal Specialists, PA; Gerald Turpanjian, President of TF Educational Foundation; Luis A. Valentin, County Prosecutor of Monmouth County; Tai Nin Wang, Vice President of WAC Lighting Co.; Richard J. Wolff, CEO of The Global Consulting Group; Mahvash Yazdi, Sr. V.P. of Business, Integration & CIO of Edison International; Dr. Gazi Zibari, Professor of LSU Health Sciences Center.

Mira Zivkovich and MZI Global Marketing express an hearty appreciation to the board members of National Ethnic Coalition of Organization Foundation. Inc. (NECO) for organizing greatest and the most meaningful event in America- the Ellis Island Medal of Honor:

William Denis Fugazy, Co-Chairmen; Lee A. Lacocca, Co-Chairmen; Nasser J. Kazeminy, Chairman of the Executive Committee; William Denis Fugazy, Jr. Vice Chair; Brian O' Dwyer, Esq, Vice Chair; Maurice A. Buckley, President; Rosemarie Taglione, Executive Director; Board of Directors: Helene Irma der Stepanian; Louis Freech; William Denis Fugazy, Jr; John B. Goodman

Thank you ALL!

Two Serbians, Among 100 Recipients, are Awarded the 2007 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

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Rochon, USCG Commander; Mira Zivkovich at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Mira ZivkovichMedalist Mira ZivkovichProud Medalist Mira Zivkovich, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing, receives her 2007 Ellis Island Medal of Honor – “This was one of the most exciting moments of my life" ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Mira Zivkovich with military officer after receiving 2007 Ellis Island Medal of HonorMedalist Mira Zivkovich with military officer after receiving 2007 Ellis Island Medal of HonorIt has been a long journey from the former Yugoslavia ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comEllis Island Metal of Honor CeremonyEllis Island Metal of Honor CeremonyOn the big screen in front of 1500 guests, under a 16000 sq foot tent Mira Zivkovich receives her Ellis Island Metal of Honor ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Dr. Kirti DesaiMedalist Dr. Kirti DesaiEllis Island Medal of Honor recipient Dr. Kirti (Kenny) Desai at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York City ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists Obren Brian Gerich and his familyMedalists Obren Brian Gerich and his familyCelebrating with Gerich family at Registry Room Great Hall: son-in-law Alex Brankovic, Medalist s Obren Brian Gerich and Mira Zivkovich with Mrs. Marilyn Gerich, daughter Julia Brankovich, sister Marie Belotti, daughter Carrie with her husband Brian Bullard and Mr. Gerich grandchildren in front Alexis, Ryan, Tessa ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist George Altirs, CEO of GMA Accessories, Inc. acknowledges the support of his family at the Great Hall at Ellis Island New York, NYMedalist George Altirs, CEO of GMA Accessories, Inc. acknowledges the support of his family at the Great Hall at Ellis Island New York, NY©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Mira Zivkovich with her son Brian Zivkovich-Choudhary and Lauren JelencovichMedalist Mira Zivkovich with her son Brian Zivkovich-Choudhary and Lauren JelencovichBorn to sing, entertainer Lauren Jelencovich, who performed for the President of the United States and at Carnegie Hall stands with Brian Zivkovich-Choudhary, and his mother, medalist Mira Zivkovich on the ferry on the way home ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists Hon. Guillermo Linares and George HamiltonMedalists Hon. Guillermo Linares and George HamiltonOn Ellis Island after the Medals Ceremony ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comFireworks to honor the medalistsFireworks to honor the medalistsThe dinner is capped by a stunning display of fireworks presented by Grucci at the New York Harbor as the medalists sail back to Battery Park ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists Mira Zivkovich and Obren GerichMedalists Mira Zivkovich and Obren GerichProud Medalists: Mira Zivkovich, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing and Obren Brian Gerich,Sr. Vice President of Public Storage, Inc, with military officer after receiving their Ellis Island Medal of Honor ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comTribute to Medalist Mira ZivkovichTribute to Medalist Mira ZivkovichThe friends, employees and clients of MZI Global Marketing pay tribute in the commemorative journal to President & CEO, Mira Zivkovich, Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Daniel J. Thomas, Mira Zivkovich, Gerald TurpanjianMedalists: Daniel J. Thomas, Mira Zivkovich, Gerald TurpanjianMedalists: Daniel J. Thomas, Mira Zivkovich, President Gerald Turpanjian ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Mira Zivkovich among 100 recipientsMedalist Mira Zivkovich among 100 recipientsMira Zivkovich stands proudly with all 100 recipients of the 2007 Ellis Island Medal of Honor ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMira Zivkovich eagerly awaits her Ellis Island Medal of HonorMira Zivkovich eagerly awaits her Ellis Island Medal of Honor©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists:  Mira Zivkovich and C. Warren Moses, CEO of The Children's Aid Society, with his wife at Ellis Island, NYMedalists: Mira Zivkovich and C. Warren Moses, CEO of The Children's Aid Society, with his wife at Ellis Island, NY©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Mira Zivkovich and Brian Zivkovich-ChoudharyMedalist Mira Zivkovich and Brian Zivkovich-ChoudharyThe happy mother, Mira Zivkovich with her proud son Brian Zivkovich-Choudhary enjoy the VIP reception at the Metropolitan Club, New York City, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comBrian Zivkovich-Choudhary and Mira ZivkovichBrian Zivkovich-Choudhary and Mira ZivkovichMira Zivkovich with fellow medalist Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods at the Metropolitan Club, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comNasser J. KazeminyNasser J. KazeminyNECO Chairman of the Executive Committee Nasser J. Kazeminy looks on as the Director of Children the Gift of Life gives a speech at the Metropolitan Club ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comThe Metropolitan Club, New York, NYThe Metropolitan Club, New York, NYFamily and friends of the recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor are proud to be a part of the Gala Cocktail Reception at the Metropolitan Club, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Irene Ladas and Mira Zivkovich with James VallasMedalists: Irene Ladas and Mira Zivkovich with James VallasMedalists Irene Ladas and Mira Zivkovich take delight in the company of James Vallas at the Metropolitan Club, New York ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Mira Zivkovich, Michael Rogers, Michelle BoddenMedalists: Mira Zivkovich, Michael Rogers, Michelle BoddenMedalists Mira Zivkovich, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing; Michael Rogers, Exec. Vice President, Corp. Services MedStar Health; Michelle Bodden, VP of Elementary Schools UFT have a great time at the reception at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists Hon. Guillermo Linares and Hon. Carlos A. Romero-BarceloMedalists Hon. Guillermo Linares and Hon. Carlos A. Romero-BarceloMedalists Hon. Guillermo Linares, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Hon. Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo, former Governor of Puerto Rico chat at the reception at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Mira Zivkovich, Jaekun Chung, Dr. Steven S. KohMedalists: Mira Zivkovich, Jaekun Chung, Dr. Steven S. KohProud Medalists: Mira Zivkovich, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing, Jaekun Chung, President of Jay Joshua, Inc. and Dr. Steven S. Koh, Chairman of Wishire State Bank at the reception at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists Obren Gerich, Do-Young Kim, Mira Zivkovich and Mr. VallasMedalists Obren Gerich, Do-Young Kim, Mira Zivkovich and Mr. VallasMulticultural company: Serbian medalist Obren Gerich, Korean medalist Do-Young Kim, Greek Mr. Vallas, and Serbian medalist Mira Zivkovich at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Leo Chen, Dr. Edwin Pak-Wah Leung, Tai Nin Wang, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman Hon. Samuel MokMedalists: Leo Chen, Dr. Edwin Pak-Wah Leung, Tai Nin Wang, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman Hon. Samuel MokFive Chinese medalists stand together. From left: Leo Chen, CEO of Spectroniq; Dr. Edwin Pak-Wah Leung, Professor & Chairman of the Department of Asian Studies, Seton Hall University; Tai Nin Wang, Vice President of WAC Lighting Co., Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman & CEO of Abraxis Bioscience, Inc; Hon. Samuel Mok, Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Dept. of Labor at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Dr. Aram V. Chobanian, and Mira Zivkovich with Harvey MacKayMedalists: Dr. Aram V. Chobanian, and Mira Zivkovich with Harvey MacKayMedalists: Dr. Aram V. Chobanian, President (Emeritus) of Boston University, Mira Zivkovich, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing chat up Harvey MacKay, author of the New York Times #1 bestsellers ‘Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,’ at the reception at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists :  Obren Gerich, Edgar Cahn, Mira Zivkovich, Col. Tracey E. NicholsonMedalists : Obren Gerich, Edgar Cahn, Mira Zivkovich, Col. Tracey E. NicholsonMedalists : Obren Gerich, Sr. Vice President of Public Storage, Inc., Edgar Cahn, Founder & CEO of Time Banks USA, Mira Zivkovich, President & CEO of MZI Global Marketing, Col. Tracey E. Nicholson, Commander at Ft. Hamilton at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Col. Jack H. JacobsMedalist Col. Jack H. JacobsMedalist Col. Jack H. Jacobs stands proud at the reception at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Mira Zivkovich, George Altirs, Obren Brian Gerich, with Father Djokan Majstorovic his wife  Mariana Majstorovic, and James T. VallasMedalists: Mira Zivkovich, George Altirs, Obren Brian Gerich, with Father Djokan Majstorovic his wife Mariana Majstorovic, and James T. VallasAt the Metropolitan Club in New York City, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comThe Metropolitan Club, New York, NYThe Metropolitan Club, New York, NYWelcome VIP Reception for Medalists ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Dominick M. Servedio with Rosemarie TaglioneMedalist Dominick M. Servedio with Rosemarie TaglioneAt the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York: Medalist Dominick M. Servedio, Chairman & CEO of STV Group, Inc. with Rosemarie Taglione, Executive Director of NECO and the producer, director, set designer, talent coordinator, publisher - and everything in between – of the massive annual production at Ellis Island ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Mira Zivkovich goes Hollywood with Marvin ScottMedalist Mira Zivkovich goes Hollywood with Marvin ScottMedalist Mira Zivkovich with CW11(WPIX-TV) Senior Correspondent, Marvin Scott, who was interviewing the recipients reception at the reception at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists, family and friends are proud to attend the Welcome Cocktail Reception at the Metropolitan ClubMedalists, family and friends are proud to attend the Welcome Cocktail Reception at the Metropolitan Club©Photo: www.mziglobal.comHani Findakly with his wifeHani Findakly with his wifeHani Findakly, PhD, Vice Chairman & Director of The Clinton Group, Inc. with his wife at the Metropolitan Club, New York ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Obren Brian Gerich, Mira Zivkovich, George Altirs, C. Warren MosesMedalists: Obren Brian Gerich, Mira Zivkovich, George Altirs, C. Warren MosesMedalists: Obren Brian Gerich, Sr. Vice President of Public Storage, Inc., Mira Zivkovich, President & CEO of MZI Global Marketing, George Altirs, CEO of GMA Accessories, Inc. and C. Warren Moses CEO of The Children's Aid Society at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Ik Joong Kang with his wife, Rosemarie Taglione, Nasser Kazeminy with his wife, former medalist Marvin ScottMedalist Ik Joong Kang with his wife, Rosemarie Taglione, Nasser Kazeminy with his wife, former medalist Marvin ScottMedalist Ik Joong Kang with his wife; NECO Executive Director Rosemarie Taglione; NECO Chairman of the Executive Committee Nasser Kazeminy with his wife; Marvin Scott, Senior Correspondent & anchor/host of CW11 News at Ten ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalist Mira Zivkovich and Mrs. KazeminyMedalist Mira Zivkovich and Mrs. KazeminyMedalist Mira Zivkovich and Mrs. Kazeminy, the wife of the chairman of the Executive Committee of NECO at the reception at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Richard J. Wolff, Daniel J. Thomas, Mira Zivkovich, Gerald TurpanjianMedalists: Richard J. Wolff, Daniel J. Thomas, Mira Zivkovich, Gerald TurpanjianMedalists: Richard J. Wolff, CEO of The Global Consulting Group; Daniel J. Thomas, DDS, President of Periodontal Specialists; Mira Zivkovich, President & CEO of MZI Global Marketing and Gerald Turpanjian, President Of TF Educational Foundation at the Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony eagerly await their award ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Dr. Ellias Ayoub, Richard A. Elias, Mira ZivkovichMedalists: Dr. Ellias Ayoub, Richard A. Elias, Mira ZivkovichMedalists: Dr. Ellias Ayoub, Physician, Richard A. Elias, MD, Miami International Cardiology Consultants, and Mira Zivkovich, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comThe Green Berets sing ?I am proud to be an American?The Green Berets sing ?I am proud to be an American?The United States Army 82nd Airborne Division, All- American Chorus, Fort Bragg, NC honors the recipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at the Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony. Nothing matches the wave of patriotism flowing though the medalists and their guests. ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comVIP PerfomanceVIP PerfomanceRecipients of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor are honored with a military performance and patriotic songs ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comCultural DancersCultural DancersCultural Dancers are among the 250 entertainers to greet VIPs and their families at the Ellis Island Harbor, New York ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comRed Carpet Honor with military receptionRed Carpet Honor with military receptionU.S. Military Corps of Cadets Color Guard march at the military reception for Ellis Island Medalists on Ellis Island New York Harbor ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comCadets honor recipients and their guestsCadets honor recipients and their guestsA military reception to honor the recipients at Ellis island Harbor, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMira Zivkovich, President gets to know Harvey MacKayMira Zivkovich, President gets to know Harvey MacKayMedalist Mira Zivkovich, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing and Harvey MacKay, author of the New York Times #1 bestsellers ‘Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,’ on Ellis Island after the medals ceremony ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Mira Zivkovic and Thomas MattiaMedalists: Mira Zivkovic and Thomas MattiaMira Zivkovich, President & CEO of MZI Global Marketing with Thomas Mattia, Sr. Vice President of Coca-Cola Company at the Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Dr. Ernest Barsamian, George Altirs, Gerald TurpanjianMedalists: Dr. Ernest Barsamian, George Altirs, Gerald TurpanjianMedalists: Dr. Ernest Barsamian, Professor of Surgery (Emeritus) at Harvard University, George Altirs, CEO of GMA Accessories, Inc and Gerald Turpanjian, President of TF Educational Foundation enjoy a conversation at the reception at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Mira Zivkovich and Hon. Jacob EapenMedalists: Mira Zivkovich and Hon. Jacob EapenAt the reception at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY, medalists Mira Zivkovich and Hon. Jacob Eapen, MD, MPH enjoy a mutual interest when Mira reveals that she is indeed Indian by marriage ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Todd Morgan and George HamiltonMedalists: Todd Morgan and George HamiltonTodd Morgan is thrilled to pose with Hollywood star George Hamilton at the reception at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: David E. Kimmel, Mira Zivkovich, with James T. Vallas and Lauren JelencovichMedalists: David E. Kimmel, Mira Zivkovich, with James T. Vallas and Lauren JelencovichAn unforgettable evening: Medalists David E. Kimmel, Jr., Chief of Field Operations of WPIX-TV, just back from Iraq and Mira Zivkovich, President & CEO of MZI Global Marketing, with James T. Vallas and entertainer Lauren Jelencovich going home on the ferry ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comSpectacular fireworks display ends the Ellis Island EventSpectacular fireworks display ends the Ellis Island EventFamed Grucci fireworks end the Ellis Island festivities as the medalists and atendees ferry back to Battery Park ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comGrucci fireworks over the Statue of LibertyGrucci fireworks over the Statue of LibertyUndeterred by the rain, the famed Grucci fireworks burst over the Statue Of Liberty ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comEllis Island Family GatheringEllis Island Family GatheringMedalists Obren Brian Gerich table #16: daughter Carrie Bullard, sister Marie Belotti, his wife Mrs. Marilyn Gerich, sons-in-law Brian Bullard and Alex Brankovic ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comThe ceiling of the Registry Room Great Hall with its sparkling starsThe ceiling of the Registry Room Great Hall with its sparkling starsRegistry Room Great Hall décor of a ceiling full of stars and the American flag, enhanced the evening with a grand sense of heritage and history ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comEllis Island Medal of Honor Gala in the Registry Room of the Great Hall on Ellis IslandEllis Island Medal of Honor Gala in the Registry Room of the Great Hall on Ellis IslandIn a production worthy of Hollywood, filled with glitz and glamour, 1500 guests gathered in this breathtaking venue adorned with flowers, candles and a ceiling full of stars ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Mira Zivkovich and Gerald TurpanjianMedalists: Mira Zivkovich and Gerald TurpanjianMedalists Mira Zivkovich and Gerald Turpanjian share one of the happiest moments of their life ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Mahvash Yazdi, Richard J. Wolff, Mira Zivkovich, Ali A. Saberioon, Dominick M. ServedioMedalists: Mahvash Yazdi, Richard J. Wolff, Mira Zivkovich, Ali A. Saberioon, Dominick M. ServedioA light moment as dais seating is arranged. Medalists at the Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony (left to right): Mahvash Yazdi, Sr. V.P. of Business, Integration & CIO of Edison International; Richard J. Wolff, CEO of The Global Consulting Group; Mira Zivkovich, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing; Ali A. Saberioon, President & CEO of Sabco Oil & Gas Corp; Dominick M. Servedio, Chairman & CEO of STV Group, Inc ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists photo on Channel 11 News (WPIX-TV) of NECO Press Conference at Children?s Aid Society, New York, NYMedalists photo on Channel 11 News (WPIX-TV) of NECO Press Conference at Children?s Aid Society, New York, NYMedalists at a press conference at The Children’s Aid Society of New York: Ik Joong Kang, artist; David E. Kimmel, Jr., Chief of Field Operations WPIX-TV; Jon Fortgang, CEO of New Hair Technology; Dominick M. Servedio, Chairman & CEO of STV Group, Inc.; Mira Zivkovich, President & CEO of MZI Global Marketing; Do-Young Kim Vice President of Speed Management Corp, Tai Nin Wang, Vice President of WAC Lighting Co.; Michelle Bodden, VP of Elementary Schools UFT; Jaekun Chung, President of Jay Joshua, Inc.; Philip Friedman, President and CEO of Computer Generated Solutions; George Altirs, CEO of GMA Accessories, Inc. ©Photo: www.mziglobal.comMedalists: Ik Joong Kang, Mira Zivkovich, Fereydoun Nazem, Leo Chen, Irene LadasMedalists: Ik Joong Kang, Mira Zivkovich, Fereydoun Nazem, Leo Chen, Irene LadasEnjoying the banquet,(left to right) Ik Joong Kang, Artist, Ik Joong Kang Studio; Irene Ladas, Aegean Real Estate; Mira Zivkovich, President and CEO of MZI Global Marketing; Leo Chen, CEO of Spectroniq; Fereydoun Nazem, Founder & Managing Partner of Nazem & Company; at the Medalists Reception at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York, NY ©Photo: www.mziglobal.com