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October 9, 2020

Palmer, Chair of the Board, Named 2020 Icon Honoree

Dwight M. (Kip) Palmer, Palmer Family of Companies and Chair of the Board at Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary was named a 2020 Icon Honoree. The Icon award honors individuals over the age of 60 who have a well established commitment to the Rochester business community as well as notable professional accomplishments through innovation and leadership.  The honorees are also champions of their industries and demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service. The winners will be honored Dec. 7 at a virtual celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Palmer has served multiple terms on the board of trustees since 1997. He has been integral in the college’s strategic plan.

As a fifth-generation leader of Rochester-based Palmer Family of Companies, he serves as CEO and oversees nearly 200 employees and millions of dollars in sales each year. Palmer contributes his time and resources on a variety of local charitable and business organizations. He received a B.A. from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

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