QUEENS CENTERS FOR PROGRESS SUMMER OF ’69 GALA 5
2019 Business Woman of the Year
Nancy Vargas, Chief Executive Officer
DH2 Chauffeured Transportation
Chief Executive Officer Nancy Vargas is the owner of the Queens based luxury
transportation provider and has successfully provided ground transportation
service in the entire New York Metro Area since 1995. Thanks to Nancy’s
innovative business strategies, DH2 Chauffeured Transportation has enjoyed
continued growth. Nancy has expanded the business into new market
segments such as government contracts, airline crew shuttle and corporate
events. In 2016, DH2 Chauffeured Transportation became MWBE Certified with
The City of New York, the State of New York and The Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey.
An active business community leader, Nancy is a Board Member of The JFK
Rotary Club, member of The JFK Chamber of Commerce and The Queens
Chamber of Commerce. She also is a member of the National Limousine
Association, Board Member of The Long Island Transportation Association as
well as a Board Member of The Limousine Association of New York, member of
The Limousine Association of New Jersey and The Central Florida Livery
Association. Nancy is committed to her local community is demonstrated through her generous donation of
time to causes such as QCP, The USO at JFK Airport and to local shelters providing much needed articles of
clothing and necessities.
As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Vargas has been committed to supporting other
women entrepreneurs. She is a member of The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce and is very
proactive in empowering other women of the industry.
Thank you Nancy Vargas for being our 2019 Business Woman of the Year!
2019 Legislator of the Year
Hon. David I. Weprin, Assemblyman
Assembly District 24
Assembly Member David Weprin has devoted his life to public service and
making government more responsive, efficient and accountable. Weprin
represents the 24th Assembly District in Queens, the same district represented
by his father, the late Assembly Speaker Saul Weprin, for 23 years and his
brother Mark Weprin, for over 15 years. In 2017, Weprin was named Chair of the
Assembly Committee of Correction. Prior to serving as the Chair of
Committee on Correction, Weprin served as Chair of the Assembly Task Force on
People with Disabilities from 2014 – 2016. Weprin was also named
Co-President of the National Association of Jewish Legislators in January 2017.
In 1983 Weprin was chosen by then Governor Mario Cuomo to serve as the
Deputy Superintendent of Banks and Secretary of the Banking Board for New
York State. As part of his tenure through 1987, Weprin was a watchdog of nearly
$2 trillion, regulating more than 3,000 financial institutions and financial
service firms in New York State, including international banking institutions,
mortgage brokers, and mortgage bankers. One of several accomplishments
Weprin is proudest to have achieved on behalf of consumers as Deputy Superintendent was to reduce the
number of days banking institutions may hold checks before clearing them, thereby reducing the interest
they can earn on the backs of consumers and businesses.
In 2001, Weprin was elected to the New York City Council by the people of the 23rd Council District in
Queens. Within weeks of taking office Weprin became Chairman of the Council’s Finance Committee. Their
choice to select a freshman Council Member to preside over the review and management of the City’s
finances remains unprecedented and is a testament to his long-standing excellence in the field.
In the private sector, Weprin occupied a variety of leadership positions at a major financial services firm
from 1987 until his election to the Council. He was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Securities
Industry Association, for the New York District, for three years.
As a legislator, Assemblyman Weprin has been a tireless advocate for people with developmental disabilities
and has made sure that the people served by QCP are not omitted from the state budget. Over the years,
Assemblyman Weprin has made sure that those whose job it is take care of some of the most vulnerable
among us are paid a fair wage. A longtime friend to QCP we are so pleased to honor David Weprin this