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.”
During an awards ceremony in Boston on Tuesday night, B’nai B’rith Housing and B’nai B’rith International presented the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award to Pam Goodman, president of Beacon Communities Development LLC.
Goodman oversees operations at Beacon Communities Development and supervises transactions from initial conception through rent-up and occupancy.
She is a former member of the Board of Directors of B’nai B’rith Housing, whose mission is to produce nonsectarian housing, for low-income and mixed-income residents in communities located in and around Greater Boston.
While at Beacon Communities Development, Goodman has been responsible for construction or rehabilitation of more than 4,000 rental apartments and 200 for sale units in more than 70 communities in New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.
“Beacon Communities Development has achieved great things under Pam’s stewardship,” said Susan Gittelman, executive director of B’nai B’rith Housing. “As we put the finishing touches on our newest project in Sudbury, I’m grateful that we have leaders like Pam within our organization to guide our successes. Her commitment to building a more equitable society and her ongoing support and wise counsel are so valuable to B’nai B’rith Housing and to our entire community.”
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