New trustees join McDaniel College Board of Trustees

Chapin Swain
June 21, 2017

McDaniel College has named two new members to its board of trustees.

New trustees join McDaniel College Board of Trustees Stephen (Steve) R. Chapin, Jr., an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of business leadership experience, is currently the owner of JARS Residential Properties, which owns and manages more than 1,500 apartments throughout the Southeast. He also teaches in the Economics and Business Administration department at McDaniel.

Chapin founded, an online direct marketing company, which was sold to Cross Media Marketing. He previously served as an associate for McKinsey and Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. 

He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating with distinction, and served in the Navy as the Secretary of the Navy’s liaison to the House of Representatives and as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard USS Doyle (FFG-39). He earned a master’s degree from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

A native of Carroll County, Md., and a graduate of Westminster High School, Chapin currently resides in Leesburg, Va., with his wife, Julie. They have three sons. 


New trustees join McDaniel College Board of Trustees Keith Swain is a 1990 alumnus of McDaniel with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.

He is the group president of Marmon Retail Products, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, overseeing Wells Lamont, LLC, the largest maker of high-quality work, performance and garden gloves, work socks and work wear; Campbell Hausfeld, a producer and distributor of air compressors and pneumatic tools; and Marmon Retail Electrical Products, previously known as Cerro retail, specializing in electrical products.  

Prior to this role, he served as president of Wells Lamont, where he also worked as vice president of supply chain operations. He was founder and president of Strategic Sourcing Services, Inc., where he established a turn-key retail and apparel sourcing company to service the sock industry with offshore manufacturing and global sourcing needs. He also worked for Hanesbrands Inc., as director of offshore operations and manufacturing, as well as senior manager of offshore processing. 

Swain lives outside of Chicago with his wife, Belinda, and their two sons.

Keith Swain '90 and Stephen (Steve) R. Chapin, Jr., joined McDaniel's Board of Trustees