Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Education: Public and private schools in the Greater D.C. area. B.A. from N.C. State University in 1989.
Work Experience: Background in real estate property management, asset management and real estate investment banking. Asset management experience involved portfolio of apartment and commercial properties from coast-to-coast. Relocated to Wilmington (wife’s hometown) in 1999. Helped run several real estate firms and started my own commercial real estate firm in 2003. In 2005 started another firm, Oceancrest, that provides consulting services to community and regional banks in the area of Special Assets. Regularly consult on problem loan resolution, work-outs and restructures. Interact with Federal and State regulators and have worked with over twenty five banks. Owner or partner in several real estate related businesses.
Strong management and leadership skills with diverse groups. Ability to diffuse tension and get focus on the objective. Problem solver. Concerned about what is best for community, not specific interests.
Community Activities: Served on the Mayor’s Convention Center Task Force for three years. Have served on the New Hanover County Airport Authority for eight years. Former member of the Board of Trustees for First Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC. Former Cub Scout leader of Pack 213 for three years. Coached or assisted with multiple Pop Warner Football teams and Halo Hoops Basketball teams. Eagle Scout.
Personal: Married to Elizabeth A. Lennon (Beth) for 22 years. Three children: Preston (15), Avery (13) and Whitley (9).
Areas of interest: Economic Development, Public Safety, Banking, Transportation infrastructure.
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