Board of Advisors

 

Geoffrey J. Deutsch, Chairman 
Chief Executive Officer, Armed Forces Services Corporation

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Geoffrey J. Deutsch has spent nearly 25 years helping transform large systems for delivering healthcare and human services. He began his career as a "turnaround” executive with international hospital systems, managed care companies, and health technology firms, where he established a record of...
 
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Dr. Bob Ackerman, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, received his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University. A campus administrator and professor for 39 years prior to retirement in 2011, he held student affairs leadership positions at campuses in Wisconsin, Indiana, Florida, and Nevada...
 
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Dr. Akosua Barthwell-Evans is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Barthwell Group, Inc., a multi-faceted management consulting firm specializing in providing strategic management (developing and implementing planning, diversity, branding, and...
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Dr. Joseph Butler is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and The John Marshall Law School. He began his legal career as a professor at The John Marshall Law School in 1995, retiring from full-time employment at the law school in 2012. His most recent academic position was Co-Executive Director and...
 
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Dr. Rory A. Cooper received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1985 and 1986, respectively. He received his Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in...
 
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As one of the first wave of female pilots, Jan Donatelli is a trailblazer in Naval Aviation. In the fleet, she served first as co-pilot, and then Aircraft Commander, flying the EC-130Q in the national Strategic Communications Network. Rising to the position of...
 
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John D. Edelman was appointed in 2010, as Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility at Edelmen, a new position that focuses on the firm’s global citizenship, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Edelman had served as...
 
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John Fakhoury is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Framework Communications, a single-source Managed IT and Telecommunications firm in Chicago, IL. Admittedly not a technology wiz, Mr. Fakhoury saw a need to make technology more user-friendly and approachable..
 
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Brian Hawthorne has been serving in the US Army Reserves for more than eight years, with two tours in Iraq. He is currently assigned to the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) as a Jumpmaster and Civil Affairs Team Sergeant...
 
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J. Ford Huffman volunteers at Student Veterans of America events, and at Veterans Campaign events at the SVA-powered National Veterans Center at GWU. Mr. Huffman is also a mentor for Words After War, the veterans writing workshop. He is a magna cum laude graduate of West Virginia University’s...
 
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Hank G. Meijer is Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meijer Superstores, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI. He joined the family retail business as a grocery clerk at the age of 11.  After serving as a reporter for a Detroit-area suburban newspaper group, Mr. Meijer became editor...
 
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Dr. Robert N. Shelton assumed the role of President of Research Corporation for Science Advancement in March 2014. Dr. Shelton previously held top-level leadership positions in highly ranked public research universities. He enjoyed a distinguished career as an experimental condensed-matter...

 

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Valerie J. Van Meter is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the 7th Federal Reserve District. She leads the Central Bank Services division, which includes Discount Window Lending, Payments System Risk, Reserve Accounting, and...