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Kenny Dichter, Founder of Marquis Jet

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Kenny Dichter has been an entrepreneur in sports marketing, manufacturing and retail for close to 20 years. His company, Marquis Jet is the global leader in private jet cards. Through its exclusive alliance with NetJets, Marquis Jet provides the convenience, quality and safety of the world's premier fractional aircraft ownership program 25 hours at a time. The Marquis Jet Card is available throughout North America, catering to businesses and individuals who desire access to the world's best fleet and service. Business Traveler Magazine, Executive Travel Magazine, Robb Report and Flight International have recognized the Marquis Jet Card as the best in the industry.

Prior to founding Marquis Jet in 2001, along with partner Jesse Itzler, Dichter co-founded Alphabet City, a production and distribution company specializing in sports compilation CDs that combined popular in-arena music with memorable "play by play" calls from team history. Alphabet City had licensing agreements with the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and NCAA and released over 50 CDs before being acquired by Robert Sillerman's SFX Entertainment in 1998. Dichter's entrepreneurial bent began while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he began an on-campus retail specialty store called Bucky's. Dichter also worked closely with then-UW Chancellor and later Clinton Cabinet member, Donna Shalala, and the UW Athletic Department to create "Late Night With The Badgers," a pep rally hosted by nationally known sports personality Dick Vitale that led to a multi- fold increase in ticket sales and student participation. Dichter is also the Founder and a Board member of Tour GCX Partners, Inc., a premium offering in the private golf space established in 2003. Dichter was awarded a BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Jack Martin Fund at Mt. Sinai Hospital and a Board member of the Turn the Corner Foundation.


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