Salvatore A. Davino

Founder & Chairman, Fidelity Land Development Corporation and affiliated companies

Born and raised in South Orange, NJ, Sal Davino began his career with his father in a home improvement business.  His work in that field led him to the construction of custom homes, as well as retail and industrial construction.  Sal shifted his focus and became involved in commercial real estate at Gibraltar Land Resources and Development Company, a division of Gibraltar Securities.  Three years later, he formed Fidelity Land Development Corporation.

Today, Mr. Davino presides over Fidelity Land Development Corp., Fidelity Management LLC, and Fidelity Land affiliated companies.  Sal is an active builder, owner and manager of shopping centers, office buildings and warehouses.  Fidelity also owns and manages golf and recreation centers and medical timeshare units.

Sal Davino’s community involvement and philanthropic activities mirror his professional success.  Mr. Davino dedicated many years of service to Columbus Hospital, serving on its Board of Trustees and as the Chairman of the Board.  He served in various capacities, including the Strategic Planning Committee and as Chairman of the hospital’s Building Committee, overseeing a $20 million expansion program which included new operating rooms and a four-level parking garage.  Sal Davino was also a Trustee and Treasurer of the Columbus Hospital Foundation and served on the Cathedral Healthcare System Board of Governors.

Sal dedicates his time and resources to a number of other initiatives.  He serves on the Board of Overseers of Redemptoris Mater Seminary, on the Board of Opportunity Project, is the President of the Board of The Shepherds of Youth in Florham Park, is a Commissioner of the Italian-American Heritage Commission, is on the Board of John Cabot University in Rome and is a Director of Enterprise National Bank.  Mr. Davino was recently awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and was inducted into the Italian-American National Hall of Fame for his philanthropic endeavors.

Sal is the Co-Chair of the New Jersey / Italy Trade Council, an organization formed at the request of the Governor to promote trade between New Jersey and Italy.

Sal resides in Harding with his wife, Fran.  They have two children, Sandra and Anthony, and four grandchildren, Rebecca, Gregory, Catherine, and Caroline.