Christian Brothers Academy will host a Business Ethics Symposium featuring three accomplished CBA community members on Tuesday, April 17th in Henderson Theater.
Joseph Azrack ’65, Basil Iwanyk ’88 and past parent & trustee Brian O’Malley will be featured in the Symposium. Each of their bios are featured below, highlighting their accomplishments in real estate, movie and television production, and the food industry.
Organized by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) student organization, the three individuals will share their thoughts on integrity in the workplace and take part in an open panel discussion with students.
The panel discussion will be moderated by CBA history and business teacher Dave Santos ’85. The evening will begin with the guests speaking with students at 5 p.m., followed by the panel discussion at 6 p.m. All students, parents and alumni are welcome to attend.
By participating in this Symposium, the guests will be promoting CBA’s Lasallian values as current Academy students prepare to take their place as principled leaders in their communities and careers.
Joseph Azrack ’65 is the principal owner of Azrack & Company, a private real estate investment and advisory firm. He is the Founder and past Chairman and Managing Partner of Apollo Global Management’s (NYSE: APO) real estate investment management business and Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance (NYSE: ARI). Previously, Mr. Azrack was Chief
Executive and Chairman of AEW Capital Management, L.P., Founder and President of the AEW Partners Funds, Director of Curzon Global Partners, and Founder and Chairman of AEW Europe.
Mr. Azrack is a director of Safanad Inc., a global principal investor, and Executive Chairman of its real estate group. He is a member of the board of directors of the Berkshire Group and Regency Centers (NYSE: REG). He is also Chairman of the I-195 District Redevelopment Commission in Providence, Rhode Island.
Mr. Azrack holds a MBA from Columbia University and a BS from Villanova University. He is adjunct professor for real estate entrepreneurship at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Azrack is a member and past Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association, and a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.
Basil Iwanyk ’88 is the founder and owner of Thunder Road Pictures, a production company which he started in 2004. His upcoming film credits include: the action crime-thriller SOLDADO, starring Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin reprising their respective roles from 2015’s SICARIO; A STAR IS BORN starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga; THE CURRENT WAR, an upcoming American biographical historical film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon.
Thunder Road is currently in pre-production on the third installment of the popular JOHN WICK franchise, starring Keanu Reeves. Past films produced by Mr. Iwanyk’s company include: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 and JOHN WICK starring Keanu Reeves, both of which were critical and commercial successes; the Oscar nominated SICARIO; the critically acclaimed drama THE TOWN, directed by Ben Affleck; the epic action adventure CLASH OF THE TITANS, and its sequel, WRATH OF THE TITANS; three installments of THE EXPENDABLES; BROOKYLN’S FINEST; and WE ARE MARSHALL.
Mr. Iwanyk previously worked for Warner Brothers Television. He has been featured in Business Insider magazine as one of Hollywood’s “future mega-producers.”
Brian O’Malley has been the President and
CEO of Domino Foods, Inc. since 2001. Domino Foods remains the largest marketer of refined cane sugar in the United States. His career in the sugar industry started in February 1982 when he joined the accounting department of then-Amstar Corporation, former parent of Domino.
Mr. O’Malley holds a BA in Finance from Glassboro State College and a MBA from Rutgers University. He has been Vice Chairman of the Chairman’s Advisory Council of The Grocery Manufacturers Association and President of the International Sugar Club. He holds dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland.
Mr. O’Malley has served on the CBA Board of Trustees for several years and continues to be active in many CBA initiatives. He was the honorary chairman of this year’s Brother Andrew Golf Outing, hosted by the CBA Fathers’ Club. He resides in Middletown with his wife Maureen and has three children, Erin, Michael ’12 and Kevin ’15.