Imagine America Foundation Board of Directors
VICE CHAIRMAN/ TREASURER
Christopher M. Cimino
Mr. Cimino serves as Executive Vice President for C.M. Cimino Realty Inc. He is responsible for the oversight of the portfolio of Section 8 elderly housing units owned and operated by the firm. Mr. Cimino also directs activities around the acquisition of elderly housing units for the Cimino portfolio.
In 2012 Mr. Cimino rejoined the Cimino real estate and construction companies after two decades within the higher education sector. His career in higher education includes work for Forbes Magazine, Pearson Education, Nelnet Inc., as well as various software and technology companies focused on serving the for-profit and not-for-profit education markets.
Mr. Cimino has over 25 years of management and board expertise. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for JMG, Vice President of the board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine and on the Board of Trustees of Maine Medical Center. He also serves on the board of directors for the Imagine America Foundation.
Cimino received his B.S. in economics from Bentley University, a Master’s in Public Administration from Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management and his MBA from Bentley University McCallum Graduate School.
Cimino resides in Falmouth, Maine, with his wife and three children
Robert L. Martin
Imagine America Foundation
Through Martin's leadership, the nonprofit organization has become its own influential organization in the career college realm. Once the in-house research body under the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), the Foundation has considerably expanded its member schools and charitable donors and has established its own identity as an independent organization.
Steven M. Blicht
President and CEO, MBA, CEFEX
Winter Park, Florida
Edward Chairvolotti holds FINRA Series 7, 24,63 and 66 licenses through LPL Financial and is certified by the Center for Fiduciary Excellence. He is approved by LPL Financial to act as your Retirement Plan 3(38) ERISA Fiduciary Investment Manager. Edward recieved a BSBA in Finance from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. He was recently named one of Financial Times Top Financial Advisers of 2016 and Plan Adviser’s 2017 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers.
Salem Education LLC
Salem, West Virginia
Russell "Wicker" Freeman
Russell has been actively involved in Postsecondary education for 32 years. Prior to joining the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) board, Russell served on the Career Education Colleges and Universities(CECU) board of directors from 1995 to 2001 where he served as a member or Chairman of many committees including Litigation, Membership, Awards, Skills 200 (grassroots lobbying efforts).
Russell also is a member of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois’ board of directors. He has served on this board since 2003. He is a second generation owner of Coyne College which his father, John purchased in 1974.
Leftwich Public Policy LLC
David Neal is president and co-owner of Collegiate Housing Services (CHS) headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. CHS specializes in developing & managing student housing programs for career and community colleges. Since its founding in 1988, CHS has implemented student housing programs for over 125 college campuses across the country. The company also specializes in corporate/executive stay lodging.
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