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Thomas Belesis, Bronx GOP Man Of The Year

John Thomas Financial, Inc., a full service Independent Broker Dealer offering a full range of retail brokerage and Investment Banking services, yesterday announced that Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani presented Thomas Belesis, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of John Thomas Financial, with the Bronx GOP's "Man of the Year" award last Thursday evening, October 22, 2009.

Mr. Giuliani's introduction observed that Mr. Belesis "embodies the spirit of the American dream," paying tribute to his rise "from humble beginnings to become a great success on Wall Street." The former mayor also mentioned as among Mr. Belesis' achievements helping "so many young New Yorkers realize their own dream" by providing them with opportunities to join the financial services industry and "starting them on the road to their own success in life." Mr. Giuliani's entire videotaped address can be viewed below.

The event, which also honored Carmen Gomez Goldberg as Bronx GOP's "Woman of the Year" and bestowed a lifetime achievement award upon Frank Vernuccio, was attended by other luminaries, among them current New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Bronx County GOP Leader Joseph J. Savino, World Energy Forum Chairman Dr. Harold HyunSuk Oh, Deputy Chairman and United Nations Ambassador H. E. Waheed Waheedullah as well as Fred Brown, Sr. President of the National Black Republican Council.

About John Thomas Financial, Inc.

John Thomas Financial, Inc. is a full service Broker Dealer, member of the FINRA and SIPC, providing client- centric retail brokerage, investment banking and corporate advisory services, headquartered at 14 Wall Street, 23rd floor New York, NY 10005 directly across from the New York Stock Exchange, with a growing network of Independent Registered Representatives. For more information on the firm, please visit their website here.

 

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.