Introduction

I am a C-SUITE & GROWTH LEADER from Washington, DC suburbs who constructs growth- and customer-centric business plans with complete oversight and execution of operations, financials, and technologies. I am a A dentist, owner, CEO and COO of four practices in Maryland and Virginia with 90 employees. I am highly skilled and experienced in establishing a strong organizational vision while defining direction of technology/business innovation and transformation. I presently reside in Springfield, Virginia with my wife, also a dentist, along with our three children.

The voice I can bring to the board

I am very proud of Washington and Lee University and my association with it, but this doesn’t stop me from being honest about shortcomings while in the presence of other W&L stakeholders. I have always combined this with an ability to see a brighter future for the school.

Having been in many higher education leadership positions, I know deeply how to be a part of a value-add board of directors that are fully aligned with the mission. Decisiveness, engagement with stakeholders, adapting to changing realities, and delivering consistent performance are key to this kind of leadership, particularly in our complex times.

My service to the University community

  • Founded an NAACP Chapter
  • Minority Student Association, Social Chair and President
  • Contact Committee
  • W&L Student Consulting
  • Shephard Poverty Program Pre-Orientation Counselor
  • Committee for Diversity
  • I’ve also met with the Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees multiple times, as well as the Dean of Academics and President Elrod
  • Hosted W&L BBQs at my home
  • Participated in the DC Mentorship Program
  • Sent many books to the business school for inclusion in C-School library
  • Member of WLAC

Other community service

  • HUCD Class Representative and Academic Chair
  • Stuent National Association, Representative
  • Student National Dental Association, Finance Committee
  • Seed School donor
  • Tutor, Maya Angelou Public Charter School

Relevant personal and professional experience

Presently, I serve on the Board of The American Academy of Clear Aligners.

I also serve on American Academy of General Dentistry Accreditation committee and running CE credit platform that delivers credit to thousands.

I am the CEO of Fenton Family Dental in Suburban DC with 80 Employees, 12 Million in revenue, and have just doubled capacity. Owner since 2009.

I am a Board Member of Howard University College of Dentistry Alumni Board and its Treasurer.

I will be and have always been a contributor my organizations. I will not go to Lexington to sit and watch. I am there to serve and do so with energy and creativity. Both are required to solve issues and build-out opportunities.

Accomplishments

Built Fenton Family Dental from scratch to $12M and primed for $20M in 18 months. In doing so, I have employed and empowered a diverse workforce for over 12 years. I’ve also cared for a diverse patient base in that time.

I am a nationally known speaker at dental conferences and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Speaker.

Other interesting facts

I still have deep interest in sports and will be interested in how Washington & Lee performs in collegiate athletics. While in school I participated on the track and basketball teams.

I had multiple radio shows on WLUR, and I worked at the Snack Bar under Isca King.