Tony Dottino founded the USA Memory Championship® in November 1997. He has the conviction that each of us has the potential for far greater intellectual achievements than we ever thought possible. The USA Memory Championship emerged as an ideal venue for raising public awareness about memory and its critical role as the foundation for all our mental abilities.
In 1993, Tony launched the Florida based Dottino Consulting Group, which specializes in creativity, culture change, brain-to-brain communication, and process innovation. He has co-authored two books, The BrainSmart Leader (1999) and Grass Roots Leaders: The BrainSmart Revolution in Business (2007), both which provide practical instruction by applying knowledge of how the brain works to improve business results.
Tony has been featured in the New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Business News, USA Today, Newsweek, Vogue, and Human Capital magazines, as well as on television and radio programs. Tony has adapted these skills to the health care industry and is teaching health care providers on how to utilize these skills to improve patient care and their hospital experience.
Tony is currently collaborating with neuroscientists from Princeton, Columbia, and MIT on a research study about memory techniques and their impact on the brain.
Michael Dottino is responsible for the development of new products and services, including the online course Maximum Memory Mastery (M3), for the USAMC. He spent the last two years developing the core curriculum for M3 and currently provides both personalized and classroom instruction of its material. Industries represented by his clients include health care, hospitality, armed services, education and fire prevention.
Michael collaborates with the neuroscience department at MIT to ensure that the memory and learning principles included in the USAMC’s training are consistent with current research in the field. He has spent 20 years studying the topics of memory, creativity, and “learning to learn.”
Prior to joining the USAMC, he had almost 30 years of progressive finance experience. He was a senior finance leader at Walt Disney World for almost 20 years, after providing advanced corporate financial analysis at Toys “R” Us and Arthur Andersen. During his time at Disney, Mr. Dottino was responsible for complex financial valuations such as theme park expansions, new resort development, cruise fleet expansions and the My Magic+ initiative