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Don Winter

Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Don Winter has been a pioneer in the media industry for more than 30 years, establishing several successful businesses that have landed on Inc. 500’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation.

He is the visionary behind Resident Newspaper Group, which publishes Resident, a sophisticated lifestyle magazine that captures the high-life of living in New York and showcases community news, business and local events. New York icons like Blair Underwood, Mika Brzezinski, Craig Melvin, and Maria Bartiromo have graced recent covers.

Don is also the founder of Encompass Media Group, an innovative promotional company that offers its clients more than 20 nontraditonal media platforms, all with the ability to reach consumers in a meaningful way throughout the United States.

He has served on the boards of numerous privately held companies, and also on several New York-based nonprofit boards. He has been an integral board member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce since 1993.

Don is a two-time Inc. Magazine 500 winner. He received the Blue-Ribbon Small Business Award from the US Chamber of Commerce for providing excellence in financial performance, staff training and motivation, business history, community involvement, business planning and customer service.

Don is a long-time resident of the Upper West Side where he resides with his wife and two daughters.