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Sean Wolfington

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The Wolfington Companies

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Wolfington, chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies, is a serial entrepreneur with businesses in the technology, marketing and film industries. His accomplishments include being a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the age of 34, building and selling four digital marketing companies for a combined enterprise value of 500 million dollars by the age of 40, and recently selling his company VinSolutions to Autotrader. Wolfington’s digital marketing companies have worked with 15 automotive manufacturers and over 5,000 retailers in 18 countries, marketing feature films like Bella, Narnia, Blind Side, Charlotte’s Web and the Mighty Macs and creating digital marketing strategies for Grammy Award-winning musician Shakira. Wolfington’s Charitable Foundation aids the poor and enables bright futures for children through sports and the arts. Wolfington received the Legacy Award from the National Council for Adoption in 2007, the President’s Service Award in 2008 and the Tony Bennett Exploring the Arts award this year.