Stephen Mottola of The Mottola Group, Long & Foster Real Estate, has been elected to the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) Board of Trustees. He will serve a term through 2020.
Mottola is a veteran of Delaware’s corporate sector, working for companies like MBNA, DuPont, First USA/Bank One and Barclay’s and helping develop the Wilmington riverfront before and after receiving his real estate license in 1987. He has worked full-time in the real estate field since 2008, creating The Mottola Group in 2004. His firm serves the entire state of Delaware; Chester and Delaware counties and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; southern New Jersey shore communities; and Maryland.
Mottola has received the Real Estate Dozen national sales award and become a lifetime member of the New Castle County Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club. The Mottola Group, which includes 30 agents and has surpassed $146 million in sales volume, has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal regularly and listed among the REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents in America multiple times.
In addition to his role with DCAD, Mottola is a vice president on the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Board of Directors and a member and past commodore of the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor Board of Trustees. He also has chaired the St. Francis Foundation and served as a member of the St. Francis Hospital Board and the Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County Advisory Board. Mottola has been active with Friends of Brandywine Creek State Park, The Delaware Contemporary, the Jefferson Awards, Friends of Woodburn and East Side Charter School as well. He and Mottola Group employees also donate time and funds to a range of local nonprofit causes as part of their workplace activities. In 2017, Mottola received the Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Brandywine in recognition of his extensive volunteer work and community involvement.
“Stephen brings both an eye for design and a wealth of experience within the Wilmington business community to our Board,” said DCAD trustee chairman Thomas J. Shopa. “Just as importantly, he brings a passion for giving back that will help us focus on new fundraising goals to enhance the College’s student body.”
Mottola is a native of Delaware. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Elon University in Elon, N.C.