There's More To Life Than Beverages
I grew up and attended public schools in Eastchester, NY, then attended Lafayette College as an economics major where I was captain of the varsity swim (D-1) and water polo (club) teams. My greatest accomplishment in college was beating Olympian Mark Spitz in the 100m freestyle in 1969 at the Hall of Fame Poll in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (actually, he was warming up at the time, but a victory is a victory). Post Lafayette, I went directly to Harvard Business School and in 1972 received my MBA with a concentration in marketing. In the late '70’s I became an avid distance runner (and triathlete) with a personal best of 2:43 in the NYC Marathon. The price of that obsession was two knee and two hip replacements.
I served on the Boards of H.J. Heinz (2006-2013), Dr Pepper Snapple (2009-2012), Tampico Beverages (2004-2009), A&W Brands (1987-1993) and Bob Evans Farms (2014-2018). Currently I sit on the board of 2 private beverage companies - Eska Water and Calypso (fruit drinks). I also volunteer for NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship), teaching weekly high school marketing classes in low income schools in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. I now call Larchmont, NY, my home where I reside with my wife and just 1 mile from my daughter, son-in-law and two awesome grandkids. For fun I am into kayaking, paddle boarding, golf, swimming, cycling, scuba diving and photography. And I work a bit too.