April Promotions, Announcements & Appointments

Pictured above is Ima Udoh, George Russo and Miles Chapin.


Udoh of Exit Realty honored
Ima Udoh was recently awarded the “Young, Black, Entrepreneurial Award” by Exit Realty of Fresh Meadows.

“Ima Udoh has worked hard and this award is well-deserved recognition of that effort,” said Exit CEO Roman Davydov.
Udoh’s experience as both a real estate agent and a financial analyst to high-net-worth individuals gives her the advantage of providing much more than just real estate sales services.
Her broad perspective on the market and seasoned skill serving clients’ needs are genuine assets to any buyer or seller looking to optimize the success of their transaction.

Russo new to library board
Borough President Melinda Katz announced appointment of Ozone Park resident George Russo to the Queens Library Board of Trustees.
A long-time community activist, Russo has been an active member of Community Board 10 since 2012. He was also a member of the Community School Board for District 27 from 1983 through 1989, serving as its president in 1986. In addition, Russo was a member of Community Board 9 from 1980 to 1990.
“I am committed to using my legal and public service experience to ensure that Queens Library is governed with transparency and fiscal soundness,” said Russo. “We are committed to continuing to provide quality service to the Queens residents who rely upon Queens Library’s vast catalog of books and other media and on its many educational, cultural and community programs.”
Russo served as an assistant district attorney with the Queens District Attorney’s Office from 1983 to 1985, when he entered into private practice with a focus on real estate transactions and business and criminal matters. He has been managing partner of George Russo & Associates, PC since 2002.
Russo is a founding member and co-chairman of the Intra-Community Civic Association, chairman of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Racing Association (NYRA).
Russo earned a Bachelor’s degree in government from St. John’s University in 1979 and a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in 1982.

Hull to lead tech at QC
Queens College has announced the appointment of Thomas A. Hull as new assistant vice president for the Office of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
Hull was most recently the chief information officer and chief technology officer at Florida Polytechnic University and at the Moffitt Cancer Center, affiliates of the University of Southern Florida.
Hull brings extensive experience in designing new and complex systems that support laboratories, data centers, digital media labs, learning commons, and other components of modern university needs.


He has managed strategic technology plans for academic computing, instituted responsive management and computing service procedures and policies, and introduced emerging technologies.
At Florida Polytechnic University, a new institution, he was responsible for building its computing from the ground up, including the largest 3D printing innovation center in the United States, a project for which he received a national award.
Hull has received national recognition for his vision and work in academic computing, which includes his years at Pace University, Siena College, and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia.
“I am very impressed with Queens College and am excited to be joining such an excellent community, leadership and OIT group,” said Hull. “I look forward to contributing to the future of the institution with innovation and technology for creating new possibilities for students, faculty and staff.”
Hull holds a BA in computer information science from the State University of New York at Potsdam and an MS in computer engineering from Syracuse University.

Chapin to lead Modern team
Real estate brokerage company Modern Spaces announced Miles Chapin as senior managing director of the Chelsea and Long Island City sales offices.
The Queens-based firm hired Chapin to oversee agents and to provide guidance on all real estate transactions. With 15 years of real estate experience, Chapin will also spearhead new procedures and guidelines for streamlining business protocol.
“As Modern Spaces evolves beyond Long Island City to areas like Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan, Chapin will be a key asset in developing a strong brokerage team with ambitious expansion goals,” said founder and CEO Eric Benaim.
Since its inception in 2015, Chapin has served as the co-chair of REBNY’s Residential Brokerage Queens Committee. He is also a member of the Broker’s Partnership of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and of the exclusive New York Residential Specialist group (NYRS).
Chapin has bought and sold Co-Ops, condominiums and townhouses across Manhattan, holding several records for high sales prices along the way, and has successfully completed transactions in The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. For the past 25 years, Chapin has lived in Hunter’s Point.
“Having held real estate positions at Brown Harris Stevens and Warburg Realty for nearly two decades, I have the experience and contacts needed to take Modern Spaces to the next level as a premier, full-service brokerage firm,”said Chapin.

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