Long Island native Warren G. Lichtenstein, 56, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his degree in economics. Lichtenstein started his career as an analyst at a couple of investment firms. Then, at just 24, he founded Steel Partners, a diversified global holding company with operations in industrial products, energy, defense, supply chain management and logistics, banking and youth sports.

“We believe our organization is very impactful on kids, where we’re teaching and helping to build character and teach life lessons on and off the field, so that these kids can thrive to become, you know, the best that they can be,” Lichtenstein explains.

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