Shown above (from left) are: Kathy Zamechansky, president, KZA Realty Group; Joseph McManus, male member of the state committee and Luisa Benedetto, president, Liberty Democratic Association.
Bronx, NY The Liberty Democratic Association welcomed guests to celebrate their 11th Anniversary Awards Dinner. The event, held at Maestro’s Caterers, was set to honor five local leaders. Among the honorees was Kathy Zamechansky of KZA Realty Group, who was granted the Businesswoman of the Year Award.
Zamechansky has gained recognition over the course of her 38-year career for her business prowess, versatility, and commitment to positive development the Bronx. As the owner and president of KZA Realty Group and Kathy Zamechansky & Associates, Zamechansky is widely known as a distinguished leader in real estate, but she has filled many different roles.
The Liberty Democratic Association provides an avenue to be heard in the Bronx County political scene, which Zamechansky is particularly familiar with. She’s gained experience and fostered relationships not only within business and community, but also government, working for and with congressmen, city council members, and even acting as executive director of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce at the start of her career.
“Kathy is a robust force in Bronx County. She had to fight the male domination of politics and business in the world and she succeeded,” said Joseph McManus, vice chair of the Bronx County Democratic Party.
Zamechansky has worked with national retailers like Walgreens and Dunkin Donuts, and aided in the planning, opening and repositioning of retail spaces and shopping centers across the Bronx. She’s led projects for community organizations, finding sites for new charter schools, mental health facilities, affordable and mixed income housing, and senior living developments. Through her work at KZA, she’s helped clients navigate through and past the red tape, providing constant support as the process moves along. She and her team have even assisted in job recruitment, training and placement programs for local residents.
She’s also an active member of numerous local community and business organizations. She serves on the board of directors of both the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp., and the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce. She is past president of the Bronx-Manhattan Association of Realtors, and is a member of the Morris Park Association, which has a 30-year legacy of helping to keep the Morris Park Community safe. In recent years, Zamechansky was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women by the Bronx Times Reporter, Realtor of the Year by the Bronx Manhattan Association of Realtors, Executive of the Month by the New York Real Estate Journal, and was recognized as one of the Women in Real Estate by Real Estate Weekly, among other acknowledgements.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized as Businesswoman of the Year. The work my team has put in, and the growth we’ve seen across Bronx County has been reward enough, but I’m especially thankful to the Liberty Democratic Association for all of their ongoing support,” Zamechansky said.