Wilkes University Undergraduate Speaker

Native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; 1957 graduate of Wilkes College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Finance; chairman, president and chief executive officer of Jewelcor, Inc.; chairman and chief executive officer of Gruen Marketing Corporation; chairman and chief executive officer of Jewelcor Management, Inc; chairman of the board of Destination XL Group Inc; owner of C.D. Peacock in Chicago, the Rolex Luxury Swiss in Miami and Homeclick. corn; leading investor in the purchase of the General Banking and Trust, LTD, in Budapest, Hungary, the first bank in Eastern Europe to be privatized; real estate investor and developer, both in the Wyoming Valley and nationwide; honored as `Man of theYear’ by the Cardinal Cushing School and Training Center in Boston and as ‘Man of the Year’ by the B’nai B’rith Youth Services; National Finance Co-Chairman of the Reagan-Bush Campaign; and appointed by President Reagan to the United States Department of Commerce’s Industry Policy Committee; loving husband to Evie, proud father of Steven, Marc and Allison.

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