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Patrick J. Manna, MBA

Pat Manna holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from Fordham University and a MBA from New York University. After graduation, Pat served as an Air Force Officer working on the B-1 production contract on-site with North American Rockwell in Los Angeles.  After his separation from active duty, Pat began his marketing career with The Colgate-Palmolive Company in NYC as a product manager on various Colgate brands.  Pat then joined Gillette, Kenyon & Eckerd Advertising, Standard Brands, and Nabisco Brands culminating with being VP of Marketing for the Planters Division for Nabisco. 

In 1986, Pat moved to the "Supplier Side" and joined DCI Marketing, an In-Store Merchandising firm with account responsibility for the Southeast region.  Pat is currently very active in his profession and is Chairman of DGS/Cormark, Inc., an international Point-of-Purchase Display and Merchandising firm headquartered in Chicago, IL.  Pat has total responsibility for the firms' General Motors business, as well as overall responsibility for the RJ Reynolds, Lorillard Tobacco and Sears Holdings accounts. 

Pat is a retired Air Force command pilot and retired Brigadier General.  He is still active serving as an AF Academy Admissions Liaison Officer.  Pat is currently a visiting professor at The Citadel School of Business where he was appointed as the Entrepreneur in Residence.  He also serves on the school’s Advisory Board, and Chairs the Mentor Association as well as the Charleston Area Family Business Forum. 

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M.B.A., New York University
B.S., Fordham University