The 2009 50th Year Anniversary Celebration

Foundation of Westchester Clubmen 50th Year Anniversary Celebration 

2009 Honorees:

James "LL Cool J" Smith: "Ladies Love Cool James" was first introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist. He is the first rapper to release 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums. As a talented actor, recording artist and author, Smith continues to show his wide range of talents. He has recently launched a clothing line to be sold at Sears stores across the country.  Smith has also founded, an online social networking community aiming to help aspiring artists to record, share and remix online music and video content. His new fitness book, LL Cool J's Platinum Workout has been named a New York Times Bestseller.

Al Zollar: As a manager of IBM Tivoli Software, Al Zollar is responsible for the strategic direction and ongoing operations for the Tivoli brand. He has served in numerous high-level positions within the IBM company. While serving as a Chubb Corporation board member, Zollar is an advocate and supporter of business and community based organizations to expand opportunities for minorities. He is a board member of the Executive Leadership Council. Zollar has been named one of the 100 most influential Blacks in America by Savoy magazine; one of the 50 most important African-Americans in technology by US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine; and one of the 100 most powerful executives in corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine.

Hector M. Hyacinthe: Born in East New York, Hector was the youngest of three children of a Hatian immigrant couple. Because of his parents chronic ill health, Hyacinthe had to drop out of school to provide for his family. He graduated Washington Irving Evening High School and went on to attend New York University on a scholarship. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance. Aiming to follow an entrepreneurial path, Hyacinthe opened the Electrical Appliance and Furniture Center. Years later, he founded Packard Frank Office Furniture and Business Interiors, Inc. After establishing many more commercial retail properties, Hyacinthe became involved with numerous community and political activities. Hector M. Hyacinthe passed away September 29, 2005.

Evening Emcee:

Asuncion "Sunny" Hostin: Asuncion "Sunny" Hostin earned her bachelor's degree from Birmingham University and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame. Hostin is a managing director of business intelligence and investigators at Kroll; she leads investigation teams in investigating fraud and corruption. Hostin is CNN's legal contributor for American Morning. She has also served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., where, she was awarded a Special Achievement Award for her work as a child sex crime prosecutor. Hostin has also served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. She works as a professor of evidence at Pace Law School.