DBT40 Honoree: Kevin Dombrowski of Morningstar Inc.

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AGE: 31
TITLE: Senior Vice President, Global Business Development
COMPANY: Morningstar Inc.
CITY: Wilmington

What the nominator said: “Kevin Dombrowski has worked at Morningstar Inc., an independent investment research company, for nearly a decade, starting at entry-level data analysis to senior vice president. He is passionate about education and economic development, and has been involved with KIPP charter schools since 2009.”

Best career advice you ever got: My parents always told me to get involved as much as possible and that there is never a better time than now to make an impact. This advice continues to shape me today in my career and with extracurricular opportunities.

Two words that best describe you: Determined and dedicated.

If you were in charge of Delaware: I would work to remove the barriers in place to practical educational reform in Delaware. Specifically, I would remove restrictions on new charter school developments and build out a plan to launch several new versions of the Charter School of Wilmington throughout New Castle County to meet the excess student demand and to provide more exceptional public school options for families in the area.

In one sentence, define “success.” Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best: “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded.”

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