Johnny Marines

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Johnny Marines
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Johnny Marines an American music executive from the Lower East Side of New York City whose clients include the Latin American group Aventura and Romeo Santos.[citation needed]


He is of Dominican descent and went to Seward Park Campus[citation needed]

Police career[edit]

Johnny attended John Jay College School of Criminal Justice until he was recruited by the NYPD on August 30, 1993 for his work as an undergraduate. In March 1994 Johnny graduated from the New York Police Academy in the top 10% of his class foreshadowing his future success as a New York Police officer. In March 2003, Johnny was promoted to the rank of sergeant, the rank which he retained until he retired from the force in February 2009. During his tenure as a police officer, which included the height of the crack epidemic in the 1990s, Johnny made and assisted in more than 1,000 arrests. Throughout his career as a public servant for the City of New York, Johnny was assigned to various commands. He worked out of the 13th Precinct from 1994 through 2003, as a supervisor at the 33rd Precinct in Washington Heights from 2003–2004; he was subsequently assigned to Manhattan North Grand Larceny as Supervisor from 2004–2007 and later a supervisor in Astoria, Queens at the 114th Precinct. During his tenure on the force, Marines was awarded 12 Excellent Police Duty medals as well as 4 Meritorious Police Duty medals for 4 separate Bribery arrests.[1]

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

Johnny was received as a guest speaker for young Latinos at Harvard’s prestigious Latino Leadership Initiative, where he interacted with rising Latino leaders from all over the country and spoke about the importance of perseverance especially when adversity hits. Johnny spoke at Harvard in 2011, 2012, and 2013.[2] Johnny has also been received as a guest speaker at Columbia University, Lehman College, and in September 2012 at Syracuse University. In 2012 Marines was interviewed to be a part of the "Famosos" section of's celebrity section.[3] Johnny was a keynote panelist at the 8th annual National Dominican Student Conference at Harvard University in April 2014. On May 5, 2014 Johnny sat on a panel of judges for the Annual Congressional Art Competition in New York for high school student artists. On December 23, 2014, Johnny Marines was accompanied by all-star New York Yankees pitcher, Dellin Betances, for Johnny's annual toy giveaway in New York City.[4] Johnny was named a "Top Latin Player" by Billboard in August 2015 for his continued success in managing Romeo Santos [5]

Achievement Awards[edit]

  • In 2009, Johnny received the Key to the City of Houston and was named an Honorary Citizen and a Good-will Ambassador to the City of Houston by Mayor Bill White
  • In October 2009, Johnny received a Resolution from the Newark Municipal Council
  • Also, in October 2009 Johnny received a Hispanic Heritage Award from the Hispanic Society and the New York Dominican Officers' Organization
  • In January 2010 Johnny received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Charles Rangel
  • In January 2011, Johnny received a Senate Resolution by the State of New Jersey presented by State Senator Teresa Ruiz
  • Also, in January 2011 Johnny received a Resolution by the Newark Municipal Council
  • In March 2012, Johnny received the Key to City of Cambridge, MA and a Resolution by the Cambridge City Council and Mayor Henrietta Davis
  • In May 2012, Johnny was inducted as a member of the Allan Houston Father's Celebrity Circle which desires to equip, teach, train, and inspire a stronger family unit
  • In July 2012, Johnny participated on the panel of the 2012 Latin Mixx Awards alongside reggaeton artist Tego Calderon and NYC Hot 97 DJ Camilo
  • In October 2012, Johnny was honored with the "El Award" from El Diario La Prensa
  • On February 19, 2013 Johnny was awarded a City Council Citation for the City of New York by Council Member Fernando Cabrera
  • Johnny served on a panel for the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards on April 23, 2013
  • On May 2, 2013, Johnny received the First Annual "Outstanding Leadership Award" by Harvard University's Dominican Students Association [6]
  • In August 2013, Johnny received the "Entertainment Award" at the Dominican American Breakfast
  • On May 5, 2014, Johnny was awarded the Proclamation "A day in honor of Johnny Marines", by US Congressman, Charles B. Rangel
  • On May 23, 2014, Johnny received a Certificate of Recognition by the City of Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti
  • On May 23, 2014, Johnny received a Certificate of Recognition by California Assemblyman, Curt Hagman, of the 55th District
  • On May 23, 2014, Johnny received a Certificate of Congressional recognition by California State Congressman, Ed Royce, of the 39th District
  • On May 23, 2014, Johnny received a Commendation by County of Los Angeles Supervisor, Gloria Molina, of the 1st District
  • On May 23, 2014, Johnny received a Certificate of Special Recognition by California State Councilman, Brian Gutierrez
  • On July 11, 2014, Johnny received a Certificate of Recognition by State of New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo
  • On July 11, 2014, Johnny was presented with a Citation of Merit by Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr.
  • On July 12, 2014, Johnny was presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by US Congressman, Charles Rangel
  • On July 30, 2014, Johnny was presented a Resolution from the City of Los Angeles, by Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • On October 26, 2014, Johnny received the Dominican American National Foundation Achievement Award in Miami, Florida
  • On December 6, 2014, Johnny was the recipient of the "Pino Serrano foundation Internacional Award 2014" [7]
  • On February 21, 2015, Johnny was presented with a resolution from the California State Assembly by the Honorable Roger Hernandez
  • On July 12, 2015, Johnny received a citation from the City of Brooklyn by Borough President Eric Adams
  • On August 22, 2015, the City of Miami declared it Johnny Marines Day in observance of Johnny's continued commitment to the Latino community
  • On October 16, 2015, Johnny will sit on the Manager's Panel at the Revolt Music Conference


  1. ^ LES Sports Academy Back to School Basketball Tournament and School Supplies Giveaway
  2. ^ Villegas, Crystal. "Director musical de Aventura habló en Harvard sobre su vida y experiencia". July 3, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Madelyn. "Johnny Marines de la música a la filantropía" April 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "betances se disfraza de papa noel" ESPN Deportes. December 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Billboard's Latin Power Players List's Top Managers Dish on the Meaning of Power" Billboard. August 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Manager of Romeo Santos Honored at Harvard." El Mundo Boston. May 16, 2013.
  7. ^


  • Monell, Ray. "[1]". "Johnny Marines is force behind Romeo Santos’ success". New York Daily News. July 15, 2014.
  • "[2]". "Retired NYPD sergeant hits the big time managing Latin star". New York Post. June 30, 2014.
  • Mendoza, Shelley. "[3]". "One-on-One Interview With Johnny Marines". July 1, 2014.
  • Cobo, Leila. "[4]". "Backbeat: Samsung Thought-Leadership Breakfast Draws Latin Music Leaders". Billboard. November 25, 2013.
  • Katel, Jacob. "[5]". "Billboard Latin Conference Panels: Mana's Sergio Vallin On His Guitars; Top 5 Moves To Make or Break Your Career". Billboard. April 23, 2013.
  • Villegas, Crystal. "[6]". "Director musical de Aventura habló en Harvard sobre su vida y experiencia". "". July 3, 2012.
  • "Grammy's Latin Problems: Why The Show Needs More Latin Performers". "[7]". "". February 6, 2013.
  • Mejias-Rentas, Antonio. "[8]". "Romeo Santos' Secret 'Formula': New Hits and A Tour". "". May 11, 2012.
  • Cobo, Leila. "[9]". "Romeo Santos Finds His Own Formula After Aventura Success". "". October 21, 2011.
  • Gonzalez, Carolina. "[10]". Romeo Santos & Fans: A Love Story. NY Daily November 16, 2011.
  • Integrantes de Aventura se convierten en Reyes Magos "[11]". "". January 6, 2010.
  • Cobo, Leila. "Aventura's Adventure: A Hit in Europe, New York Quartet Seeks U.S. Breakthrough" Billboard. Issue number 38. April 30, 2005: 40.
  • Rosen, Jody. "Crossover Dreams of a Bronx Bachatero". New York Times. Arts:Music. June 3, 2009.
  • Symkus, Ed. "Listen to the Tale of Aventura". The Edge. The Boston December 1, 2009.
  • Figueroa, Raymundo Monell. "Aventura Live at Madison Square Garden." DTM Magazine. Issue number 65. January 2010.
  • "LES Sports Academy Joins Major League Baseball’s Jr. RBI Program." The Lo-Down New York. May 9, 2013.
  • "Johnny Marines, empresario y manager de Romeo Santos, recibe reconocimiento en Miami." October 29, 2014.
  • "Dominican American National Foundation’s '25 Years of Service' Gala event." October 28, 2014.

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