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New York State Senator Kevin Parker to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell




New York State Senator Kevin Parker will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Senator Parker will ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET


Mutale Nkonde

Communications Director

NYS Senator Kevin Parker

(718) 629-6401 (office)

(347) 228-7014 (mobile)

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Robert Madden

(646) 441-5045

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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About New York State Senator Kevin Parker:

Senator Kevin S. Parker is committed to restoring the overall quality of life for the constituents of the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been a Flatbush resident for more than 27 years. Having been nurtured, schooled and employed in his district, Senator Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of this ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in several communities, which include: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park. A product of the New York City Public School system, Senator Parker attended P.S. 193, Andries Hudde J.H.S. 240 and Midwood High School.

Senator Parker's professional background reflects both a wide range of public service and commitment to better New York, and first-hand experience with the financial industry. As Project Manager with the New York State Urban Development Corporation, Senator Parker financed women- and minority-owned businesses and promoted community business redevelopment. Senator Parker also worked at UBS PaineWebber, where he focused on government affairs issues for the Chairman's office, working on broad issues of importance to the financial service industry.

In the arena of public service, as Special Assistant to former New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, Senator Parker managed intergovernmental relations in New York City and was the liaison between the Comptroller and city, state and federal elected officials. He performed similar functions with unions, community-based organizations and constituents. In addition, he tracked city legislation and monitored City Council activities for the Comptroller.

As a New York City Urban Fellow, Senator Parker subsequently served as Special Assistant to former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger. Additionally, he was Legislative Aide to former New York City Council Member Una Clarke and Special Assistant to Assemblyman Nick Perry. At present, Senator Parker, 43, is one of the youngest members of the Senate and brings a wealth of experience to the legislature. Senator Parker is assigned to several Standing Committees, and serves as the Majority Whip. His Committee assignments include: Codes, Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, Energy and Telecommunications, Environmental Conservation, Finance, Higher Education, Insurance, and a number of select and special committees.

Senator Parker's commitment to his community is reflected in his leadership in civic organizations. He is the former 2nd Vice Chairman of the Board and chairperson of Community Board 17's Education Committee; a member of the Community Service Society's Associates program and the Children's Defense Fund's Community Crusade for Children. Most recently, Senator Parker was a member of the Coro Foundation's Leadership New York XI class, where he examined public policy, budget and infrastructure, race relations, education and health care issues.

Senator Parker's commitment to education has taken him into the classroom as a professor of both African-American Studies and Political Science at several colleges including: Baruch College-CUNY, SUNY-Old Westbury, John Jay College-CUNY, Medgar Evers College-CUNY, City College, SUNY-Albany and Long Island University Brooklyn Campus.

Overall, Senator Parker has done most of his teaching at Brooklyn College-CUNY, where he taught graduate courses at Brooklyn College's Center for Worker Education, and was a faculty advisor to student organizations and activities.

Senator Parker received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Service from Penn State University in 1989, where he organized students to fight racism and encourage diversity at the University. He received a Master's of Science Degree from the New School for Social Research Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy in 1993, and currently is pursuing a doctoral degree in Political Science at the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center. Senator Parker is committed to working with people of varied ethnic and religious backgrounds to realize his ultimate aim to ensure adequate representation for all New Yorkers.


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