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Cheers to Allstate agency owner Anna Scaduto-Gialanella. Her agency Winograd was designated as an Allstate Premier Agency for 2017.

She earned this prestigious service designation for providing outstanding customer service, and her commitment to helping her customers.

This designation is only bestowed upon 26 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country, and is given to those who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable, and personal customer experience while achieving outstanding business results.

“Anna is the consummate trusted advisor, and this distinguished achievement demonstrates her commitment to helping customers,” said Don Rubbo, New York Regional Sales Leader. “We are extremely proud to recognize Anna’s achievements and the fact that so many customers trust her agency to help them with their insurance needs.”

Standing O says, “Thank you for all your service.”

The Winograd Agency [6902 18th Ave. at Bay Ridge Avenue in Bensonhurst, (718) 232–0400].

Clinton Hill

Welcome aboard!

Put your hands together and welcome Ashley Clark, who has been appointed as senior programmer of cinema at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ashley will work with BAM’s Associate Vice President of Cinema Gina Duncan to curate and conceive repertory, classic, and independent film programs, series, and events in alignment with BAM’s commitment to art, education, and community.

“Ashley’s passion for film is palpable and evident both in his curation and writing,” said Duncan. “I’m excited to have his insight and perspective as we create a more cohesive, accessible, and dynamic film program at BAM.”

Ashley added, “I am thrilled to be joining the Cinema team at BAM, and I look forward to working on the creation of film programs and events which will provoke thought, entertain, and resonate with the local community and beyond.”

Clark began his association with BAMcinématek on the series “Space is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film” in 2015, and has since curated “Behind the Mask: Bamboozled in Focus” and this year’s “Major League: Wesley Snipes in Focus.” He curated a major film season for BFI Southbank (“Black Star”) and co-curated a complementary series for Museum of Modern Art in 2017. He is also the author of “Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s ‘Bamboozled,’ ” and has written for Film Comment, Sight & Sound, and The Guardian.

Standing O says, “Good luck in your new position.”

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) [30 Lafayette Ave. at Flatbush Avenue in Clinton Hill, (718) 636–4100].

Sunset Park

What a gift

Many thanks are sent to the Bezos Family Foundation for its magnanimous pledge of $25 million to support initiatives at the newly named NYU Langone Hospital, formerly NYU Lutheran Medical Center.

The mega pledge will support major initiatives to help mothers, children, and families in the Brooklyn community and provide long-term funds for critical new positions and initiatives based on the science of early brain development to advance mother and baby care across the institution and support families during the critical first years of a child’s life.

“This is a significant step forward for our medical center,” said Dr. Bret Rudy, executive hospital director and senior vice president, NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn.

“This is a wonderful community and our hope is for them to experience care that is greater than they have ever had before,” said Jackie Bezos, president of the Bezos Family Foundation.

NYU Langone Hospital [150 55th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, (718) 630–7000].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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