The Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation announces the appointment of University of Delaware educator Dan Freeman to the board of directors.
As founding director of the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship and associate professor of marketing at University of Delaware, Mr. Freeman brings immense value as a Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation board member. University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship was cofounded in 2012 by Mr. Freeman and Charlie Horn, the Pete du Pont Freedom Award honoree in 2019. The program educates aspiring innovators and supports student success while cultivating a lifelong community of collaboration and impact.
Mr. Freeman has helped transform the Horn Program into the Mid-Atlantic’s pre-eminent entrepreneurial education provider. He has also helped raise almost $4 million for the program and co-founded Start It Up Delaware, a state-backed, public-private partnership that seeks to support First State entrepreneurs.
“We are excited to welcome Mr. Freeman to the board. His experience and knowledge in the entrepreneurial world is a perfect fit for the foundation, especially for our Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (E3) and Reinventing Delaware programs,” said Stephanie Johnnie, PDFF’s Executive Director.
Mr. Freeman’s research on moral behaviors, substance abuse prevention, social marketing, consumer socialization, and symbolic aspects of consumption behaviors has been featured in several top-tier journals, including Addiction; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Journal of Consumer Psychology; Journal of Public Policy & Marketing; and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
“The entrepreneurial programs provided by the Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation continue to have a tremendous impact on Delaware’s entrepreneur and small-business communities, adding value to our state and beyond,” Mr. Freeman said. “I am honored to be a member of the board and cannot wait to begin helping the foundation take these programs even further.”