Ed was born in Easton, PA and raised primarily in Belvidere, NJ. He graduated from Lafayette College (as did his grandfather and son) in 1961 with as BS in Business Administration.
With the draft imminent, he applied and was selected for Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. After commissioning, he was stationed on the USS Yosemite (AD-19) in Newport, followed by a two-year tour of duty in Naples, Italy. In 1965, he was accepted to Naval Flight Training and, upon completion, received his “wings” in 1967. In 1968, he flew carrier-based combat missions in Vietnam. He retired in the Naval Reserves in 1981 as a Lieutenant Commander.
Leaving active duty in 1970, he attended Thunderbird Graduate School in Arizona where he received his Master of International Management degree in 1972, graduating second in his class. Upon graduation, he joined AIG to manage international operations. After assignments in Jamaica, Greece, Aruba, Iran and Saudi Arabia (and travel in 65+ other countries), he moved to Chester County in 1981.
In 1988, he collaborated in forming Broker Resource Center (Paoli, PA), an insurance general agency, where Ed is Managing Partner. He has earned numerous professional designations, including his Master of Science in Financial Services from The American College in Bryn Mawr.
Ed has been involved in numerous community roles: president of the DuPortail House (Chesterbrook); president of his state professional association, the Pennsylvania Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors; the alumni boards of Lafayette College and The American College; taught International Business at Immaculata College; president of the Paoli Business & Professional Association. In 2004, he was awarded the Lafayette College Alumni Association Service Award for long-term service to the college. He currently chairs the International Committee and is chair of his class’s 50th reunion.
During 2002-5, Ed chaired the Paoli 250th Committee which raised nearly $200,000, comprised 17 sub-committees and involved over 100 volunteers. Activities of the committee included tree plantings, painting the North Valley Road bridge, Family Day at the Waynesborough Historic Home, beautification of Lancaster Avenue, a golf tournament, a miniature golf event, a parade (cancelled due to weather) involving 700 participants, and commissioning of the Richard Bollinger Waynesborough print. In addition, the Front Porch Trust was established through the Chester County Foundation, the purpose of which is to provide annual scholarships to deserving college-bound high schools students. Initial scholarships were given in 2005 at the Breakfast for Champions at the Peoples Light & Theater Company. The celebration generated a new sense of community in the Greater Paoli area, as well as identifying new leadership.
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