A Chicago native and graduate of the University of Illinois, Don Rappeport, is a WWII Navy veteran. In 1965, after years in automotive sales and working for Greyhound, Rappeport recognized the potential of the fleet leasing and anagement industry and founded the Donlen Corp. with partner Leonard Vine. Rappeport directed company sales, while Vine oversaw day-to-day operations. Throughout Rappeport's tenure at Donlen and as president, he remained heavily involved in company sales. Retirement was a gradual process, and today he serves as chairman of the board.