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Programs We Support

To help give back to the sport that made us, WIBN SW Florida supports many of our local programs in need through advocacy, awareness, fundraisers, and donations.


WIBN SW Florida Board of Directors


Vincent Fantegrossi

Food industry executive and investor, previously CEO of multiple food companies; Cape Cod Potato Chips, Richelieu Foods and Back to Nature.
As a former high school wrestler and father of a former high school and college wrestler, I am delighted to be part of the newest regional chapter of Wrestlers in Business.  The organization’s mission of furthering the sport of wrestling while helping the careers and businesses of former wrestlers is so very worthwhile.

Austin Shanfelter

A specialty contractor industry executive — previously President and CEO of Mastec ( MTZ : NYSE ) and chairman of Global HR Research
Wrestled at Hershey High School Pa and Lock Haven University also a current member of the NWHOF Board of Governors

Dave Arter

Membership Coordinator
Private Client Insurance Services, Manager – Personal Lines Department, specializing in Homeowners, Flood, Auto, and other Personal Insurance.
Wrestled at Euclid High School, Euclid, OH. and Ashland University, Ashland, OH. Also a licensed Wrestling Official, since 1980.

Dave Koplovitz

Technology and Social Media Director
David Koplovitz is an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of experience specializing in mobile, eCommerce, and security. He leads an international team of engineers, developers, programmers as well as designers. David has built technology and programs for Disney, ESPN, Arbitron, Walgreen’s and TracFone and holds patents in the mobile, identity and security spaces.
Was an active athlete for 17 on national teams, Presently supporting SWF WIB chapter with technology and marketing activities.

Dr. Brian Gear

Board Member
Business Degree from Edinboro University.  Owns dental practices in Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres Florida.
Wrestled at Fort Myers High School and Edinboro University.  Still actively involved in both programs.

Jeff Malavsky

Chapter Member at Large
Financial Advisor 20 yrs.Vice president of Investment STIFEL.
Development Director National Wrestling Hall of Fame Florida Chapter. Has been helping to advance wrestling in Florida since 1987 at all levels.

Larry Rogers

Chapter Member at Large
Was a GC in Waterloo, Iowa, owns a fence co. and a tennis court co in Fort Myers. Now has 20+years working at Advance Solar in sales.
Development Director National Wrestling Hall of Fame Florida Chapter. Has been helping to advance wrestling in Florida since 1987 at all levels.


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While alumni networks, business groups, and industry organizations try to connect professionals, WIBN is uniquely designed to interconnect business leaders in our local community and across the country who share the values forged by wrestling. Do your part to get involved with our Chapter and the organization at large.