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New York Financial Industries Leaders to Honor Albert Spada of Santander Bank, N.A. at 39th Annual Financial Industries Dinner on March 10


Nearly 600 business leaders will gather for the 39th Annual Financial Industries Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Proceeds from the event will benefit National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital.

Albert Spada, managing director and head of Asset-Based Lending at Santander BankThe dinner will honor Albert Spada, managing director and head of Asset-Based Lending at Santander Bank, with the institution’s Humanitarian Award. Spada is being recognized for his accomplished career in commercial lending, where he has provided exceptional service to his customers for more than 20 years, and his long-standing commitment to National Jewish Health. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant civic and charitable contributions and are leaders in their communities and industry.

“I am honored to receive the Humanitarian Award and be in the company of a distinguished group of past recipients, all of whom I admire for their work in the financial services industry,” said Spada. “I have supported National Jewish Health for more than 20 years and am inspired by this vital research and treatment facility that helps people from all over the world.”   

The dinner is one of the most prestigious philanthropic events for New York’s financial industries and raises funds to support the research and treatment of respiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases at National Jewish Health. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and live music. It also offers networking and fellowship opportunities. 

Jeffrey J. McLane, senior vice president and president of Business Capital at Bank of America, is the dinner’s honorary chair. He was the honoree at the 2015 Financial Industries Dinner. The dinner chair is Michael P. McGonigle, managing director at Audax Group. Robert V. Love, senior vice president and group director at Signature Bank, is the dinner treasurer. 

William D. Brewer, co-chair of Corporate Lending at Winston & Strawn LLP, and 2014 Financial Industries Dinner honoree, will be inducted into the National Jewish Health Council of National Trustees. The council comprises more than 200 community and business leaders across the country who work to raise awareness and support for National Jewish Health. 

Sponsors include Santander Bank, N.A.; Audax Group; Bank of America; Merrill Lynch; Carl Marks Advisors; CIT Group Inc.; Gordon Brothers Group; Hahn & Hessen LLP; Holland & Knight LLP; KPS Capital Partners, LP; McGuireWoods LLP; Otterbourg P.C.; PNC Business Credit; Quality King Distributors; Red Apple Group; The Renco Group, Inc.; Richter Consulting Inc.; Riemer & Braunstein LLP; Santander Bank, N.A.; TD Bank, N.A.; United Refrigeration, Inc.; VestraCare; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Wells Fargo Capital Finance; and Winston & Strawn LLP. You can view the entire Dinner Committee List at  
To attend the dinner or for more information, contact Mattie L. Shepheard at 212.297.0857 or

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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