November/December 2016

Alumnus Moss Elected to Board of Trustees

Michael Moss, BS’75 (Flor), chairman of Intercontinental Development (IDI), a commercial real-estate development and family money business, has been elected to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Board of Trustees.

Michael Moss
Michael Moss

Intercontinental Development owns and manages a portfolio of office, flex and industrial real estate in the Philadelphia suburbs and the Lehigh Valley. As chairman of IDI, Moss is also active in managing family assets through oversight of institutional money managers, private equity and investment-grade real estate.

Early in his career, Moss founded Moss Dynamic Engines International, a company involved in the distribution of high-performance and competition automotive parts through a network of specialized, new and emerging distributors in Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. In 2006, Moss retired from international trading.

Later that year, along with a group of highly successful entrepreneurs, Moss formed Team Capital Bank (TCB), for which he served as a member of the board of directors from its inception to its sale. He was instrumental in growing TCB through the worst economic times since the Great Depression, and in 2014, TCB was sold to Provident Financial Services of New Jersey.

Moss supports many nonprofit organizations. He was a trustee of the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pa.; chairman of the board of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network; board member of the Bucks County [Pa.] Historical Society; and president of the Great War Association. He led efforts in funding and building the Bucks Mont Katrina Animal Rescue, part of the Bucks Mont Katrina Relief Group that provided assistance to hurricane victims in Mississippi. And, until recently, he was a member of the executive committee of Delaware Valley University’s board of trustees in Doylestown.

As a result of experience gained in his 30 years of trading in volatile areas of the world, Moss lectures at the United States Naval War College within the Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups. He has given lectures to leading officials and officers of the U.S. military, federal law-enforcement agencies, federal intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Justice. Moss was on the board of directors of the Naval War College Foundation from 2011 to 2013.

In his free time, Moss enjoys road racing his vintage Corvettes, Indy 500 cars and Lola Can Am cars. He has also spent time air racing in his P-51 Mustang and Harvard military planes. He was a leading collector of World War II tanks and artillery, which have appeared in television and motion pictures.

Moss lives between New York City and his farm in Bucks County, Pa., with his wife, Ellen, and his dogs, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Iris.