Gary W. Fredericks
Gary began his career on Wall Street at E.F. Hutton & Co., where he led the development of the broker’s TEFRA Department. From there, Gary progressed to Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. (a.k.a. Chemical Bank), where he was one of the bank’s top 5% performers out of 17,000+ employees worldwide.
In addition, he was instrumental in migrating several businesses from New York City to Delaware for J.P. Morgan. While at the investment bank, he was brought into underperforming areas and spearheaded the turnaround.
After 20 years as an institutional, private, and investment banker, he joined Temple University as an Administrator and adjunct faculty member in the Fox School of Business. He also served as President and CEO of Innovative Schools Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization established to support charter and other innovative schools in Delaware.
In 1998, Gary joined with a group of parents interested in starting the Newark Charter School and later joined the board as Chairman. He played an integral role in the school’s opening. He led efforts to secure financing for the school’s permanent facilities and headed the committee that oversaw the design and construction of the school’s two buildings totaling over 143,000 square feet. His leadership enabled all projects to be completed on schedule and under budget.
Gary has a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film from Temple University and lives in Newark, Delaware. He is the father of two sons. He has served as an officer of Delaware United Football Club and finance committee member at the Charter School of Wilmington. He has also served as Vice President of the Wilmington Police Athletic League and has served on many other nonprofit boards. He loves music and can be seen performing part-time with his brother in clubs in New Jersey.