Frank DeLeo was born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., in 1952 and grew up in Greenwich. He graduated from Greenwich High School in 1970, where he was active in baseball, student government, the service club, chorus and the youth church organization. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1974 with a B.A. in psychology. He was a University Scholar, invited to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, and was active in intramural sports. He graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1976 with an M.B.A. in marketing and was awarded the Colgate-Palmolive Fellow Degree with Distinction. In 1976, he began working at General Foods in White Plains involved with product management. He continued in product and brand management marketing and product development for companies in consumer provider businesses such as Clairol, Cadbury Schweppes, Bath & Body Works, Eddie Bauer and Hallmark Cards until retiring in 2018. Frank and his wife Patti of 44 years live in West Norwalk and have three children and six grandchildren living nearby. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Yankees, Giants, Knicks and Rangers, as well as both the UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams. His hobbies include golf, tennis, reading, crossword puzzles, guitar playing, water sports, skiing, and family water destinations for vacations (Nantucket, the Caribbean and Florida). Sponsored by Gerrit Lydecker.