Commercial real estate brokerage firm exec named 'Sacramentan of the Year'

Published: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 - 10:20 am
Last Modified: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 - 10:27 am

John Frisch, regional managing director of the Sacramento commercial real estate brokerage firm of Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank, has been named 2013 Sacramentan of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber.

“John Frisch has been a remarkable volunteer leader, having served through the years on nearly 15 boards, including the Salvation Army, the Active 20-30 Club, the Rotary Club, Sutter Hospitals Foundation, SACTO, St. Hope Academy, the American Heart Association and the Metro Chamber to name a few,” said chamber board Chairwoman Martha Clark Lofgren. “He has raised close to $10 million for our region in the last 20 years and has always done so with unparalleled enthusiasm and humor.”

The chamber also named Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson as a special “Regional Champion” among its annual honorees, noting his efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings in the city and the projected economic benefits associated with construction of a new arena.

Other winners of annual chamber awards are: John Di Stasio, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s general manager and CEO, Businessman of the Year; Carol Burger, president of Folsom-based Burger Rehabilitation Systems Inc., Businesswoman of the Year; Sacramento-based consulting firm MMS Strategies, Small Business of the Year; marketing and communications specialist Erika Bjork with Sacramento Republic FC, the newly arriving minor league soccer team, Young Professional of the Year; Beverly Sandeen, vice chancellor, resource and economic development, with the Los Rios Community College District, Volunteer of the Year; Sacramento public relations firm Runyon, Saltzman & Einhorn Inc., Business Hall of Fame; and Sacramento-area businessman/consultant Charles Grix, Ambassador of the Year.

Award winners will be honored at the chamber’s 119th annual business awards dinner on Jan. 31 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L St. For more details, see

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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