William F. D’Alonzo is the former CEO and President of Friess Associates and Chairman of the Brandywine Funds. He served Friess Associates for more than 30 years, growing the company from a staff of five to more than 40 through even the most tumultuous of financial times including the tech-stock bubble, the 9/11attack, war in the Middle East and the Great Recession. He is an accomplished investor, managing both financial and land assets with a deep commitment to — and success with — conserving land and restoring wildlife habitat.
He currently serves on various non-profit boards including Delaware Wild Lands, The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Board, Wetlands America Trust and Ducks Unlimited Canada. Mr. D’Alonzo owns and operates five farms, which are in conservation or agriculture easements. Four of the farms are on the eastern shore of Maryland and one farm is in Delaware.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in business management and an MBA concentrated in finance from Widener University. Mr. D’Alonzo splits his residence between Wilmington, Delaware and Naples, Florida.