Before: Chief executive, David Michael & Co, a Northeast Philadelphia flavor manufacturer, now known as Tastepoint by IFF.

Now: Founder, White Space - The Right Place LLC, a business-consulting firm.

Homes: Stowe, Vt.; Palm Desert, Calif. He sold his local home.

Family: Wife, Marilyn; sons, Andrew, 42, Jules, 38.

Diploma: Southern Illinois University, communications.

Favorite flavor ice cream at Penn State (where he teaches): Keeney Beany Chocolate.

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