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CEO & Founder
Co-Founder, Leaf College Savings, LLC
Chris Duffus has a broad, though impactful background working with innovative organizations in finance, technology, and politic...
Founder and CEO, East Wind Partners
Managing Partner, Harrell Capital Partners LLC
Harrell knows a thing or two about making things happen. The Chevy Chase, Md., resident has more than 30 years of experience in...
Chairman and CEO, DisposeRx Inc.
Chairman and CEO at DisposeRx Inc.
Board Member, Westchester Land Trust
Associate Attorney, Shulman Rogers
Paul M. Schwinn is an associate in the Firm’s Business & Financial Services Department, counseling business clients on a variet...
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