I retired as a Sergeant from the NYPD in 2007 after 20 years of service and have been on a journey of discovery for the last seven years. Since retiring I opened a business and was subsequently named one of the Top 50 Most influential Women In Business by Long Island Business News that same year. As if that wasn’t enough, I became a comedian and won Long Island’s funniest competition in 2008, and was featured on TV’s Last Comic Standing. I perform regularly with The Italian Chicks comedy troupe all over the USA and Canada. My unique story of “Cop to Comedian” was featured as a commercial for Toyota’s Venza Gear Shifters campaign, has been profiled on World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, and the Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda. In addition, the story of my re-creation has been included in two books and numerous articles including a MORE Magazine feature. I am an eclectic visionary, eager to help others recreate themselves by simply taking a leap of faith. As an actor, stand-up comedian, and motivational speaker, my goal is to dazzle, amuse and inspire.
One of Long Island Business News "Top 50 Women"
John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker. http://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/ginascarda/
American Police Hall of fame ~ SGT. GINA SCARDA (Ret.) NYPD - RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR