Dick Packer was born in 1934 in Philadelphia, Pa. He grew up in Newtown, Pa., and graduated from the George School in 1952. He received a B.S. degree in hotel management in 1956 from Penn State University, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and several honor societies. He went on to serve as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force for three years. At Penn State Dick is remembered for his outstanding achievements on the soccer team. He established three scoring records, two of which still stand today. He was named to the All-American Soccer Team two years in a row and was the only college player on the 1956 U.S. Olympic Team. He carried the Olympic Torch during the 1996 Games in Atlanta, Ga. Dick went on to play professionally with the Philadelphia Urik Truckers for two years. He also played on the U.S. Armed Forces Team in Germany. In 1978 he founded the PackerGogolak Soccer Camps for boys and girls ages 3-12 that continues to this day. Dick began his career in the hotel/travel industry in 1959 as a hotel representative with Robert F. Warner. In 1966, he joined Travel Consultants, Inc. and later became a Senior Vice President with Group Travel Unlimited Inc. He currently is semi-retired as Regional Vice President with Martiz Travel, Inc. and continues to enjoy working with corporations that reward their sales forces with trips to resort destinations. He and Joan Brusven live in Rowayton. They each have two children and two grandchildren. Dick enjoys tennis, paddle tennis, photography and wood working.