On Wednesday May 16, NAAMA-MI was proud to be among other organizations celebrating the achievements of a select group of Arab Americans that was highlighted at the American Arab Professionals Networks’ annual “Celebrating Success” Banquet at Greenfield Manor.
This year selected pioneer professionals of various sectors were chosen from the community. NAAMA immediate past President, Dr. Mohannad Hammami, was selected as Arab American of the Year in Medicine. He discussed the importance of giving back to the community, and spoke about the challenges of being an immigrant. “You are recognizing an immigrant at a time when immigrant is a dirty word…Being an immigrant is something I will wear on my heart with the utmost pride,” Dr. Hammami said.
“For 20 years we have been the voice of Arab American businesses in our community and abroad,” American Arab Chamber of Commerce Chairman Ahmed Chabbani said.
Keynote speaker Michael Robinson, Managing Director and Co-Head of J.P. Morgan Private Bank outlined some of the characteristics successful people hold. They’re also very generous when it comes to giving back to the community. “Successful people tend to give back to the people around them and create lifelong friendships.”