During 1994 and 1995, Mr. Baker served as General Counsel of the WMD Commission investigating intelligence failures prior to the Iraq war. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Baker was General Counsel of the National Security Agency, where he led NSA and interagency efforts to reform commercial encryption and computer security law and policy. From 1979 to 1981, he helped start the Education Department and served as deputy General Counsel of that Department. He was also a law clerk to Hon. John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court, as well as to Hon. Frank M. Coffin, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, and Hon. Shirley M. Hufstedler, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Charles (Chuck) F. Wald was previously the deputy commander of U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), a position he held from 2002 until his retirement from the U.S. Air Force in July 2006. In this position, he was responsible for all U.S. forces operating across 91 countries in Europe, Africa, Russia, parts of Asia, the Middle East, and most of the Atlantic Ocean. Prior to that, he served as the US Air Force deputy chief of staff for Air and Space Operations at the Pentagon.
During the credit crisis in the summer of 2007, Goldman Sachs earned handsome profits when their competitors were being badly affected by tumultuous credit markets. According to MarketWatch, “Just before the market turned, Goldman traders got a hunch and began shorting and hedging the mortgage securities that were eating away at rivals’ revenue. Trading revenue soared 70% that quarter to $8.23 billion. It was Goldman’s last quarter in a series in which each new profit report exceeded expectations and prior results.” The New York Times described the earnings by saying that “Goldman’s good fortune cannot be explained by luck alone.”
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri was born in Nainital, India, on August 20, 1940. He was educated at La Martiniere College in Lucknow and at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Jamalpur, Bihar. In 1970, Pachauri began working with the Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, where he held several managerial positions. He later attended the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, where he obtained an MS in Industrial Engineering in 1972, a PhD in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Economics, and also served as Assistant Professor from August 1974 to May 1975 and Visiting Faculty Member in the Summer of 1976 and 1977 in the Department of Economics and Business.
Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty III was born in Hope, Arkansas on June 14, 1946. He attended the University of Arkansas where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1969, Mr. McLarty received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Adminsitration and was elected to the Arkansas State legislature at the age of 23. Between 1974–1976, he would go on to serve as chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party. Following his chairmanship, Mr. McLarty became the youngest board member of Arkla, Inc., a prominent natural gas company.
Larry C. Glasscock is chairman of the board for WellPoint, Inc. He was elected to that position on November 30, 2005. He served as president and chief executive officer of the company from November 2004 (following the merger between Anthem, Inc., and WellPoint Health Networks) until his retirement from day-to-day operations on June 1, 2007.
Hanway joined Insurance Company of North America (INA), a CIGNA predecessor company, in 1978 as assistant controller, and was appointed to management and executive roles of increasing responsibility through the merger in 1982 of INA and Connecticut General, which formed CIGNA. Since 1999, he has acted as a a Director of CIGNA. In January of 2000, Mr. Hanway became Chief Executive Officer of CIGNA.
Keith B. Alexander was born in Syracuse, New York in 1952. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at Westpoint and went on to earn a Master’s degree in both Systems Technology and Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Alexander also holds two other Master’s degrees, one in Business Administration from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management and the other in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. His military education has included the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.
In late May of 2009, Ms. Guthrie began work at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as Associate Director of National Intelligence and Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer (CIO). Guthrie, a former Deputy CIO at the Department of Defense, will help lead the Intelligence Community’s (IC) strategy to strengthen sharing, integration and management of information across 16 intelligence agencies.
James L. “Jamie” Dimon was born in New York City, where he would attend Browning School, to Theodore and Themis Dimon. His grandfather, a Greek immigrant from Turkey, was a broker and passed on his knowledge of the business to his son and partner, Theodore. They worked together for 19 years, and Jamie held summer jobs at their New York office. Mr. Dimon majored in psychology and economics at Tufts University, before earning an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. Upon his graduation in 1982, Sandy Weill convinced him to turn down offers from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to join him as an assistant at American Express.
Mr. Augustine serves on the boards of many corporate, educational, philanthropic, and cultural organizations. He serves as member or chair of advisory committees and councils for numerous educational and research institutions, and for government agencies such as the White House, U.S. Senate, NASA, FAA, and the Departments of Defense, Army, Navy, Air Force, Energy, and Transportation, the General Accounting Office, and NATO. He has received numerous awards, including the Department of Defense’s highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal.
Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 after making a cross country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way and setting up the original company in his garage. His work with Amazon eventually led him to become one of the most prominent dot-com entrepreneurs. Mr. Bezos has been listed in the Forbes list of the richest people in the world for several years, ranking 68th as of 2009. He is also ranked as the 33rd richest person in America.
Frank Charles Carlucci III was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on October 18, 1930. After graduation from Princeton University in 1952, he served two years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. In 1956 after study at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a short stint in private business, Carlucci joined the Department of State as a foreign service officer.
Sidney Harman was born in 1919. He attended Baruch College of the City University of New York, graduating in 1939. In 1953, Harman and Bernard Kardon founded Harman/Kardon, Inc. Both Harman and Kardon were engineers by training and had worked at the Bogen Company, which was then the top manufacturer of public address systems. Their collaboration helped to create the high-fidelity audio industry. As early as 1954, the company simplified access to high-fidelity sound for the non technical consumer with the introduction of the world’s first true hi-fi receiver, the Festival D1000. This product incorporated a tuner, control unit and power amplifier in a single chassis. Four years later, Harman Kardon presented the world’s first stereo receiver.
Gregory L. Garcia entered federal civil service in 1984 as an inventory management trainee at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly AFB, Texas. He served in a variety of assignments at the Air Logistics Center, ultimately becoming chief of the Mechanical Systems Branch, C-5 System Program Office. Garcia also served as a policy analyst in the Maintenance Management Division at Headquarters U.S. Air Force. Returning to San Antonio, he held several positions within the Air Logistics Center and the Cryptologic Systems Group, an Electronic Systems Center geographically separated unit. Garcia has served as the director of information assurance at the CPSG and executive director of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. He received his bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Texas Lutheran University in 1984. In 1992, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from Incarnate Word University. He later attended Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Princeton University where he earned a master’s degree in public policy.
Ms. Hills is chairman and chief executive officer of Hills & Company, an international consulting firm providing advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade, and risk assessment issues abroad, particularly in emerging market economies. As U.S. trade representative from 1989 to 1993, she was the President’s principal adviser on international trade policy as well as the nation’s chief trade negotiator, representing American interests in multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations throughout the world. Ms. Hills is actively involved with a number of organizations, serving as chair of the Inter American Dialogue and of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, co-chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, member of the Executive Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and of the Trilateral Commission, and member of the board of the International Crisis Group, among others. She is based in Washington, DC.
David A. Kriegman is the former President of Command Information, a company which describes itself as the “the largest pure-play IPv6 Solutions provider in America, offering strategic and tactical solutions for Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations seeking to move to the fast-emerging new version of Internet protocol.” Prior to holding this position he was with SRA International for 23 years and held various senior leadership positions in the company, including executive vice president and chief operating officer, where he oversaw all of SRA’s businesses, projects, and contracts with government and industry clients. Mr. Kriegman also served as senior vice president and director of SRA’s Defense Sector, and deputy director of SRA’s Software Development Group, responsible for software practitioners and software processes.
Dennis P. Lockhart took office March 1, 2007, as the 14th president and chief executive officer of the Sixth District Federal Reserve Bank, at Atlanta. In 2009, he serves as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Mr. Lockhart was born on February 1, 1947, in Bakersfield, California. He earned a B.A. in political science and economics from Stanford University in 1968 and an M.A. in international economics and American foreign policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 1971. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1968 to 1974.
Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. He was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program as a distinguished military graduate in 1962. Mr. Moorman has served in a variety of intelligence and reconnaissance related positions within the United States and worldwide. While stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., in 1982, he became deeply involved in the planning and organizing for the establishment of Air Force Space Command. During his Pentagon tour in 1987, he also provided program management direction for development and procurement of Air Force surveillance, communications, navigation and weather satellites, space launch vehicles, anti-satellite weapons and ground-based and airborne strategic radars, communications and command centers. He additionally represented the Air Force in the Strategic Defense Initiative program and was authorized to accept SDI program execution responsibilities on behalf of the Air Force.
Mr. Morgan is Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems, Inc. Morgridge joined Cisco in 1988 as President and CEO, and grew the company from $5 million to more than $1 billion in sales and from 34 to more than 2,250 employees. In1990 he took Cisco public, in 1995 was appointed chairman, and in November 2006 became chairman emeritus. He teaches management at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and serves on its School of Business Advisory Council. In 1996, he received Stanford’s Arbuckle Award for excellence in management leadership. Prior to Cisco, Morgridge was president and COO of GRiD Systems, and before that he held senior positions with Stratus Computer and Honeywell Information Systems. Morgridge and his wife Tashia actively support a range of education, conservation, and human services initiatives.
Ross Perot, Jr. was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from St. Mark’s School of Texas in 1977. After Mr. Perot graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, he completed the first flight around the world in a helicopter. He joined the United States Air Force in 1983, completing pilot training in 1984. He completed more than eight years of service with the Air Force. He was elected chairman of the board of Perot Systems Corporation in September 2004. Prior to that, he served as president and chief executive officer of Perot Systems since August 2000. Mr. Perot has been an active member of the Perot Systems Board of Directors since the company’s founding in 1988.
Chief Technology Officer, GeoEye, Inc.1 Former Vice-President of Product Management, Overwatch Textron Systems2 Biography Mr. O’Toole joined GeoEye in August 2008 as Chief Technology Officer. He has global responsibility for developing, managing and expanding GeoEye’s technology, products and solutions in…
Mr. Warren joined GeoEye in January 2004 as General Counsel. He is responsible for all corporate legal guidance and counseling, contracts management, and human resource functions. Before coming to GeoEye, Mr. Warren practiced law in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., offices of the international law firm Latham & Watkins, LLP, for several years. Prior to that, Mr. Warren was an associate in the New York office of Baker Botts, L.L.P. Mr. Warren’s legal expertise is in general corporate law, including securities compliance and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he specializes in intellectual property and employment law for high-tech clients in such areas as telecommunications and satellite technologies, as well as commercial-litigation management.
Mr. Schuster joined GeoEye in December 2004 as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for the overall management and direction of information technology, operations, international business, North American and government sales, engineering, customer service, order management, facilities and security, product…
Mr. O’Connell has over 20 years of experience in communications management and finance. He came to the commercial remote sensing industry in 2001 as CEO of GeoEye’s predecessor, ORBIMAGE. In January 2006, Orbimage merged with Space Imaging to form GeoEye,…