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Howard Kessler
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Frank Chopin, Michele Kessler and Howard Kessler at a 2008 reception for the International Red Cross Ball in Palm Beach.
Biography
Howard Kessler is the Founder and Chairman of The Kessler Group.

Education:
BS in Accounting, Temple University, 1969
Certified Public Accountant

Personal:
Married to Michele Kessler
Two sons

Background:
Howard Kessler pioneered the concept of affinity credit card marketing with MBNA in 1982 and has spent the ensuing decades building businesses that are focused on delivering solutions to partnership programs. Prior to founding The Kessler Group, Mr. Kessler served as President and Chief Financial Officer of its predecessor company, Trans National Financial Services (Boston, MA), from 1979 to 1993. Mr. Kessler was a partner at Professional Financial Services (Philadelphia, PA) from 1978 to 1979 and was Chief Financial Officer of Teachers Services Organization (currently Advanta) from 1972 to 1978.

Affiliations/Honors/Awards
Mr. Kessler and his wife Michele serve on a number of nonprofit boards in Boston, including Brigham and Women's Hospital, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Babson College and Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital. In addition to their deep involvement in the Boston philanthropic community, the Kesslers are active philanthropists in Palm Beach County, Florida, supporting a wide range of causes, including the Ireland Fund and the American Red Cross. Howard Kessler has been the recipient of numerous public service awards, including: the United Way Emerging Corporate Philanthropist Award and the Carolyn & Peter Lynch Award for the entrepreneur who made a significant difference in the lives of children.
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1.Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
2.Brian Kessler
3.Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's 21st Annual Discovery Celebration
4.Donald Trump
5.Frank Chopin
6.Historical Society of Palm Beach County
7.Kurt Sylvia
8.Michele Kessler
9.Michele Sylvia
10.Patrick Park
Internal Links
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1.Image Gallery: St. Jude 2011 Palm Beach Dinner
2.Image Gallery: American Cancer Society 53rd Annual Gala on Palm Beach
3.Image Gallery: LIFE 2010 Lady in Red Gala
4.Image Gallery: American Cancer Society 2010 Gala Kickoff
5.Image Gallery: Hospice Evening Preview Reception
6.Image Gallery: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 2010 Palm Beach Dinner
7.Image Gallery: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 2010 Discovery Ball
8.Image Gallery: 53rd Annual International Red Cross Ball
9.Image Gallery: Red Cross Ball Ambassadors Reception
10.Image Gallery: 53rd Annual International Red Cross Ball Kickoff
External Links
www.kessler.com
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