Yormark also oversees all facets of Barclays Center, including operations, event programming, sales and marketing. Under Yormark’s leadership, Barclays Center has redefined the arena customer service and culinary experience. Its more than 2,000 employees are trained by Disney Institute, the business advisory arm of The Walt Disney Company, and its BrooklynTaste food program features selections from 55 well-known restaurants and vendors in the borough.
In addition to the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center community initiatives, Yormark started the Yormark Family Foundation to help re-develop basketball courts at Boys & Girls Clubs in Brooklyn. He also sits on the board of the City Parks Foundation to help improve New York’s vital outdoor spaces.
B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said, “It’s clear that, when discussing the sports entertainment industry, Brett and the Brooklyn Nets are at the forefront. Brett and the Nets are not only leaders and innovators, but have also demonstrated a commitment to the community that has resulted in an overwhelmingly positive impact on Brooklyn and its residents — exactly what B’nai B’rith looks for in a Distinguished Achievement Award winner.”
B’nai B’rith International presented Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center with its Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of key community and corporate leaders from around the world.
The awards gala was held at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, and VIP guests included legendary Tel Aviv Maccabi players Tal Brody and Mickey Berkowitz, Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kevin Garnett, middle weight boxing champion Daniel Jacobs, emcee Sarah Kustok, Yormark and B'nai B'rith leadership.
Check out the gallery from the event and see social media postings from attendees, below:
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