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D. Wayne Holden
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D. Wayne Holden

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D. Wayne Holden received a Bachelors in Economics in 1965 from Gettysburg College. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army for four years as an Executive Officer, Forward Observer, and Battery Commander.  Mr. Holden was awarded a Soldier's Medal for his distinguished military service.  After 44 years in financial services, Mr. Holden retired as the First Vice President of Investments at Merrill Lynch in 2011. 

In addition to serving on DANA’s Board of Directors, Mr. Holden is currently the Board Chair of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware.  Mr. Holden has served on numerous nonprofit and for-profit boards, including the Delaware Community Foundation, the Schwartz Center, Bayhealth, the Delaware Open Space Council, United Way of Delaware, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, the Greater Dover Foundation, the Greater Lewes Foundation, Weley College, the Modern Maturity Center, and the Health Planning Resources Council. 

Mr. Holden has been recognized for his community service on multiple occasions, sharing the United Way’s Humanitarian Award with his wife Betsy, receiving the Charitable Service Award from the City of Dover and the Allen Cup Award from the Delaware Community Foundation, and being selected as one of the News Journal’s 25 Delawareans Who Matter In Philanthropy.