A Local Leader
Dennis DuVal is the President of one of Central New York’s oldest and most recognizable consumer brands. Dennis has over 30 years of executive management experience in both the public and private sector, and is equally recognized for his ongoing role as a community leader and public service advocate.
The Academic Athlete
A graduate of Syracuse University, Dennis has been recognized for his outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments including:
• Academic All-American
• Two-time Basketball All-American
• Syracuse University All-Century Team Member
• Letterman of Distinction
• Syracuse Hall of Fame
• Former NBA Player for Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks
Awarded Public Service
Dennis began his 26-year public service career with the Syracuse Police Department in 1978. As Syracuse’s first African American Police Chief, he was commended by politicians, community leaders, and union officials for confronting mounting challenges with a progressive and innovative leadership approach. Among the many awards and designations accrued throughout his tenure are:
• Two Syracuse Police Department Medals of Valor
• Syracuse Police Department Meritorious Medal
• Governor Mario Cuomo’s Certificate of Valor
• Pioneer in Law Enforcement Award
• Onondaga County Veteran Association’s Citizen of the Year Award
Upon retirement from public service and with nearly three decades of direct management experience, Dennis transitioned to the private sector as CEO/President and Founder of DevMar Associates, Inc., a successful government contracts compliance firm specializing in criminal justice strategies, international police programs, and Department of State contracting.
Dennis has served as a member and advisor on a number of diverse boards and committees including Syracuse University Whitman School of Management, DynCorp International Civpol Program, Vantos Inc, Boys and Girls Club of Syracuse, Onondaga County NAACP, Vera House, Urban Young Life, Onondaga County DA Advisory Board, Onondaga County DA LEAD program and Trust Solutions. In addition, he actively participates in community outreach programs, youth mentorship campaigns and neighborhood development initiatives. Dennis and his wife Jacki live in Manlius, New York with daughter Marisa and son Devin.