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Eustace Mita

ICONA Resorts
Chairman and CEO

Eustace Mita is Chairman and CEO of ICONA and MAHALO Resorts, which owns and manages hotels in Avalon, Diamond Beach, Spring Lake and Cape May, New Jersey. ICONA/MAHALO is the largest privately owned hotel chain in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Eustace is Chairman of Mita Management, a closely held company with interests in the automotive and real estate industries. Eustace is also CEO of Achristavest, LLC a developer of waterfront properties in New Jersey, Nantucket, Maryland, Utah and Pennsylvania. Prior to forming Mita Management and Achristavest, Eustace was President and Chief Executive Officer of HAC Group, one of the world’s largest automotive dealer training and consulting groups with operations in nineteen countries worldwide. Eustace and his Uncle, J.E. Wolfington, merged the HAC Group with one of the nation’s largest automotive IT companies, Reynolds & Reynolds (REY:NYSE) in 2000. (Reynolds has 5,000 employees serving 10,000 dealer customers worldwide.)

Eustace has served on the Board of Directors of Penske Auto Group (PAG:NYSE) where he was Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee. Mita also served on the Boards of Reynolds and Reynolds (REY:NYSE), CRW (CRW:NASDAQ) and First Republic Bank (FRBK:NASDAQ) and was a founding Chairman and Director of Carmoza, acquired by Manheim in 2012. In private equity, Eustace has been a partner and consultant to both the Carlyle Group, and Penske Capital Partners.

As in business, Eustace is passionate about his Catholic faith. Eustace is the first Lay President of the Papal Foundation and serves on its Board The Papal Foundation’s grants to Pope Francis support the world’s poor, sick and infirmed through the construction of shelters and hospitals as well as providing relief for victims of natural disasters. Over the last 30 years the Papal Foundation has made grants of more than $230 million in over 80 countries.

In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Eustace serves as the founding chairman of Man Up Philly, the region’s largest Men’s Spirituality Conference, in addition to Man Up New Jersey and Man Up New York. Eustace was the Chairman of Development for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, bringing Pope Francis to Philadelphia for the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Pope Francis awarded Eustace and his wife Susanne with the Benemerenti Medal for serving as Chairman of Development. Eustace is also a past trustee of Neumann University in Aston, Pa.

Along with his wife, Sue, Eustace has raised funds for and built orphanages in Kenya and a food center in Ethiopia for Msgr. George Grima’s Malta missions in Africa, which gives care and love to three sectors of life by providing homes for orphaned children, day-care centers, prevention homes and educational workshops in Ethiopia, Kenya and Brazil.

Eustace and Susanne are the parents of five children and seventeen grandchildren.