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WIBN Delaware Board of Directors
Educator: Alexis I. du Pont H.S., Earth/Environmental Science Adjunct Professor Wilmington University, Delaware Technical Community College. Founder/CEO: Just Mentoring, Inc.
Wrestling: High School - Wm. Penn H.S.; College - University of Delaware, Official: Delaware Wrestling Officials Association 18 years, President DWOA 1993-1997, Head Coach: A.I. DuPont HS - 8 years, 2004 Delaware State Coach of the Year, Pres. Delaware Wrestling Coaches Association-2002 – 2008, Delaware State Wrestling Committee; 2000 - present., Founder: Beast of the East, Delaware Wrestling Alliance, and Delaware Wrestling Hall of Fame (inducted 2012).
Former Vice President, General Manager & V.P. Business Development: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Founder of 5 Diamond Development Company, Caesars World Marketing & Casino’s, Owned and Operated: Fiorile’s Restaurant Alumni: James Madison University Wrestled: James Madison University and Catawba College; Virginia State Champion, NCAA Regional Champion, 2 time Regional Place Winner, NAIA National Qualifier Associations: University of Delaware Board of Advisors (Business School), Honorary Commander for Dover Air Force Base 512th, Adjunct Professor Delaware State University, Delaware Hotel Logging Association-Chairman, Board Member Delaware Restaurant Association, Executive Producer Dover Downs, Chairman Governors Tourism Advisory Board (2 Governors), Advisory Board Social Media Gateway
President/Owner of Ashby Hospitality Group Wrestling: HS-AI DuPont in Wilmington (Conference Champion), Alumni-University of Delaware
EDUCATION: New York University, Stern Graduate School of Business, NY, NY. Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance Class President, GPA 3.90 in major. Financed 100% of education through academic scholarship, speech consulting and royalties from TV commercials. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. BSE, Civil Engineering, Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year (Princeton's highest undergraduate honor), 10 varsity letters (all-time university record; All-Ivy, All-East, All-American). EMPLOYMENT: Adjunct Professor, Wilmington University, Master of Business Administration program teaching one to two classes per block (10 -20 students per class). Wellness Coach, Fortress Investment Group (FIG), NY, NY. Designed workout and nutritional plans for Wall Street executives, with goal of reducing job related stress. Goldman Sachs and Co., NY, NY. Private Client services group - High net worth securities sales, President of Elsmere Boxing and Youth Club a Delaware Nonprofit fitness facility providing boxing instruction and self defense for youth, individuals and corporate groups. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Member of Mensa and Triple Nine Society (99.9% IQ), 1983 National Heavyweight Boxing Champion (defeated 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Tillman). 1984 Olympic Boxing Trials (lost to Mike Tyson, former heavyweight Champion of the World). Two time State Athlete of the Year. Member, Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. Member of SAG (Screen Actors Guild), feature film credit with Robert DeNiro. Product Broker, Market America – wellness and nutrition products. Vast experience in public speaking, health/fitness counseling (Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA).
UMD Head Field Hockey Coach, 7x NCAA Champions, U of D Graduate
Director: Center for Public Private Partnerships in Health, Associate Professor: University of Delaware Associations: Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, Partners for Livable Communities, and City Parks Alliance, Nation Physical Activity Plan, Convergence National Partnership, League of American Bicyclists, Shaping America’s Health National Campaign; W.K. Kellogg Foundation-Food and Fitness Initiative; and YMCA-Activate America National Steering Committee. Former Chairperson of the New Castle County Planning Board in Delaware. Awards: W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award, The Maguire Award, Paul Dudley White Award. Recognition: U.S. Military Police Corps-French Armed Forces Commando Badge and Armed Forces Military Efficiency Badge (Bronze Distinction); Department of Army Superior Service Award. Wrestling: Alumni of Indiana State. High School, Military and Club levels. Certified USA Wrestling Bronze Level Coach, Head Coach at Appoquinimink High School. Founder of the Northern Delaware Wrestling Academy.
CEO/Owner Brandywine Graphics. A Salesianum graduate and past Delaware state Champion. Wrestled at Salisbury University. Former coach and Delaware Wrestling Official. Past Tournament Director of the Beast of The East wrestling tournament. Current treasure and Board Member of the Delaware Wrestling Alliance.
President of N.K.S. Distributors, Inc. Wrestling: Brandywine H.S. (All-State Football 75, 76), Delaware State Champion 185lbs (77); University of Tennessee, All SEC 190lbs (78, 79); University of Delaware ECC Conference Champion Heavy Weight (81).
Registered Pharmacist Former Owner of Saveway Pharmacy in New Castle and Newark Former President (3 yrs) and member of the Delaware State Board of Pharmacy, Board of Directors of American College Apothecaries (10 yrs), President of American College of Veterinary Pharmacist (10 yrs) Wrestling: Wrestling Family and Fan for 44 years.
Law Partner and Practice Group Chair in two major law firms in Washington, DC, 2x Brain Tumor Survivor Wrestling: Tatnall School and Muhlenberg College
Senator Nicole Poore
Delaware State Senator 12th District, Senate Majority Leader Wrestling: Mother to an 8th grade varsity wrestler Caravel Academy, husband Bill on Board of Directors of the Delaware Wrestling Alliance and Beast of the East
Dr. Mark Garcia
Doctor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Founder/CEO EndoVascular Consultants. Wrestling: Delaware State Champion Alexis I. DuPont HS
Educator, Former Head Wrestling Coach at Tatnall and Tower Hill Schools Wrestling: Lawrence University Hall of Fame Inductee 1999 for Football and Wrestling, National Prep Champion 1973
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