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Fred DiSanto, Director


Mr. DiSanto has worked at Ancora, a registered investment advisor, since June 2005, was named its Chief Executive Officer in January 2006, and was later named its Chairman in December 2014.


He was the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Maxus Investment Group (“Maxus”) from 1998 until 2000, during which time he was responsible for the marketing, sales and financial operations. When Maxus was sold to Fifth Third Bank in January 2001, and until June 2005, Mr. DiSanto served as Executive Vice President and Manager of the Fifth Third Bank’s Investment Advisors Division overseeing investment management, private banking and trust and banking services. Prior to Maxus, Mr. DiSanto was Managing Partner at Gelfand Partners Asset Management from 1991 until its merger with Maxus in 1997. He began his investment career in 1985 with McDonald Investments in Institutional Equity Sales.


Mr. DiSanto is currently on the boards of The Eastern Company (EML), Alithya Group Inc. (ALYA), and Regional Brands, Inc. (RGBD). He is also on the Executive Committee for the Board of Trustees at Case Western Reserve University. Fred is a former Chairman of the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius High School and former Chairman and current Trustee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. He is a past Board Member of Lorain National Bank (LNBB) and Parkview Federal Savings Bank (PVFC).


Mr. DiSanto earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management science from Case Western Reserve University and a Master in Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management (Cleveland, Ohio).

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