News Release: McDaniel College Elects Keith Swain to Board of Trustees

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June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



Swain of Chicago suburb Winnetka, Ill., a 1990 alumnus of the college, is the group president of Marmon Retail Products, a Berkshire Hathaway Company 

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College has named Keith Swain to its board of trustees.

Swain 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. 

A  1990 alumnus of McDaniel College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration, he is a graduate of the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University. Swain lives in Chicago suburb Winnetka, Ill., with his wife, Belinda, and their sons, Nolan and Mason.

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McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary.