2019 Ambassador Award Recipients
Brendan was born in Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from SUNY Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Engineering he began working for a small asbestos consulting firm. After five years, in 1998 he opened his own consulting firm, which he named after his father, John Christopher Broderick or J.C. Broderick & Associates, Inc.
Last year, JCB celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Today JCB has over fifty employees and its services have expanded to include all aspects of environmental and construction consulting and testing. Brendan is happily married to Lynn and has three children Emily, Sarah and Liam.
Brendan has been active with the Promise of Hope since the start. Although he participates in other charities he is particularly passionate about the Promise of Hope. He believes that charity begins at home and unfortunately the reality of life is that bad things happen to good people. What Scott, Mike and Tammy have created is a vessel that allows immediate assistance and support to families within our own community that have experienced a tragic event. Hopefully the assistance provided by the Promise of Hope will give that family just enough relief to allow them the time to heal.
A native Long Islander, growing up in Hicksville NY, Arthur Chu has used his dedication, loyalty and kind heart to help achieve his many successes in life. As a loving husband, father and grandfather, Arthur is always there to nurture and support his family. From baseball coach to the crew team dad, Arthur gets involved and stays involved with what matters most.
As the principal and owner of Branch Services, Arthur relates to his company and employees in the same fashion as he does his own family. Kind, understanding and quite funny, Arthur inspires his employees to do their best and be their best because that is what he does for them. His carefree and understanding demeanor make him not just a boss but they make him a great friend.
Over the years Arthur has used his success to help many charities and those in need. Lifting others up in a time of need is something Arthur does without exception. Generously and humbly, Arthur gives whenever and wherever he can. The Promise of Hope Foundation is an organization Arthur holds near and dear to his heart as he knows he is helping to change and improve the lives of others. Creating hope for others is the gift Arthur receives in return, and for that it is Arthur who will always be grateful.