Board Directors and Advisors

Officers

Gregory L. Snyder

Gregory L. Snyder: Chairman of the Board is a retired senior executive with over 36 years experience with the global bank, HSBC. He began his career in Columbia, South Carolina in 1975 after teaching 5th grade for 2 years at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. He served in a wide variety of management roles including branch office operations, sales, collections, customer service, records administration, corporate relations, compliance and audit. Two of his managerial assignments with HSBC were overseas in the United Kingdom and India. He retired in 2012 as Senior Vice- President Compliance, HSBC North America. His current activities include serving as past Chair of the DePaul University Institute for Business and Professional Ethics Board of Directors and Chair of the Board of the First Baptist Church of Oak Park Pre-School and Kindergarten.

Scott L. Mitchell

Scott L. Mitchell serves as chair of OCEG, a think tank that helps 50,000 members achieve Principled Performance® with information, best practices, education, and certification on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Together with members from groups like Apple, ADM, Bank of America, Microsoft, Raytheon, Walmart and RSA/Archer, OCEG makes it easy to be informed, to be empowered, and to be an expert in GRC.

Recognized by Directorship, Business Finance Magazine, Treasury and Risk Magazine, Human Resource Executive Magazine as a top influencer and thought leader. He and his work are featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Compliance Week, Institutional Investor Inc. Magazine, Inside Counsel, and other publications. He is on the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance.

Scott is an angel investor as well as an operator in his portfolio companies. Active in the community, he serves on nonprofit boards of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and Walk With a Doc International.

John Williams

John Williams was Press Secretary for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight in the 1990s. He also served as the Chairman’s advisor on domestic policy matters, ranging from annual appropriations and budget issues to health care, social security reform and transportation funding. In 1999, Mr. Williams joined the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a 400,000-person membership association, where he lobbied Capitol Hill to protect the interests of general aviation. While at AOPA, Mr. Williams authored numerous editorial articles for Pilot Magazine and received the AOPA President’s Award for securing the organization not-for-profit status from the United States Postal Service. In addition to his lobbying duties, he directed the fundraising and donation strategy of the AOPA Political Action Committee.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Williams has served the community in various civil and governmental positions. In 2004, he was the Director of Transition at the Indiana State Department of Health for Governor-Elect Mitch Daniels and, in 2007, served on the transition team of Mayor-Elect Greg Ballard. From 2013 to 2014, he was a member of the Marion County Convention and Recreational Facilities Authority Board of Directors and served as Chairman of the Indianapolis Public Improvement Bond Bank in 2015. In the 2016 presidential election cycle, Mr. Williams served as Indiana Finance Chairman of John Kasich for America.

Mr. Williams completed his undergraduate studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and earned his law degree at George Mason University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and the District of Columbia. Mr. Williams is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association and National Republican Lawyers Association. He is also a commercially licensed pilot with over 1,000 hours of flight time.

Scott is an angel investor as well as an operator in his portfolio companies. Active in the community, he serves on nonprofit boards of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and Walk With a Doc International.

Robert L. Woodson, Sr.

Robert L. Woodson, Sr. is Founder and President of the Woodson Center, founded in 1981 to help residents of low-income neighborhoods address the problems of their communities. A former civil rights activist, he has headed the National Urban League Department of Criminal Justice, and has been a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Foundation for Public Policy Research. Referred to by many as “godfather” of the neighborhood empowerment movement, for more than four decades, Woodson has had a special concern for the problems of youth. In response to an epidemic of youth violence that has afflicted urban, rural and suburban neighborhoods alike, Woodson has focused much of the Woodson Center’s activities on an initiative to establish Violence-Free Zones in troubled schools and neighborhoods throughout the nation. He is an early MacArthur “genius” awardee and the recipient of the 2008 Bradley Prize, the Presidential Citizens Award, and a 2008 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute.

Martin J. Wong

Martin J. Wong is TF Holdings, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, a Texas based Fintech Company. The company provides lending and other technology solutions to lenders and consumers. The company is based in the DFW area, Texas and employs over 100 employees. The company is privately owned and backed by Sequoia and Technology Crossover Venture.

He formerly served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Western Union, and the chief legal officer responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Western Union in May 2010, Wong spent 22 years with Citigroup Inc., most recently serving as chief administrative officer and general counsel, Asia Pacific Region, where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s legal, regulatory affairs, compliance and corporate affairs operations in that region. Also during his career with Citigroup, he served in a number of other senior leadership roles, including as chief compliance officer and as general counsel for its global consumer group. Earlier in his career, Wong served as general counsel for Centel Information Systems, Inc.

Gregg Kunes

Gregg Kunes is a businessman from Fontana, Wisconsin. Gregg is the Founder & President of Kunes Country Auto Group and is also a partner in numerous other business ventures and charitable organizations in Southern Wisconsin. Gregg grew up in Oak Lawn, Illinois, in a large family, and started his career in his father’s car dealership. After working for his dad for a number of years, Gregg had the opportunity to acquire his own dealership in 1997. Since then, the Kunes Country organization has grown to 19 new car dealerships and 6 RV dealerships across Illinois and Wisconsin.

In addition to being the sole owner of Kunes Country, Gregg is the managing partner of the historic Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin, a partner in the Amazon fulfillment company, Geneva Supply, and has significant real estate holdings. Gregg, however, is probably most proud of the impact his businesses are able to have in the communities they serve, and to ministries across the globe. Gregg is dedicated to tithing from every business entity, and, through the Kunes Family Foundation, is able to give over $1 million annually to charities, churches and ministries, focusing on helping people in need and  building their lives.

Gregg and his wife, Debbie have been married for 38 years, have seven children and nine grandchildren.

Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell is the Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council. He is a national bestselling author of three books: Rebuilding America: A Prescription For Creating Strong Families, Building The Wealth Of Working People, And Ending Welfare; The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency; and Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America.

He serves on the Board of Directors of various high-profile organizations including the Timothy Plan, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the United States Air Force Academy Foundation, the Club for Growth, Grove City College, the National Rifle Association, the First Liberty Institute, the National World War II Museum, and the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Advisors, of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).

Mr. Blackwell has had a vast political career. He was mayor of Cincinnati, Treasurer and Secretary of State for Ohio, undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He was a delegate to the White House Summit on Retirement Savings in 1998 and 2002. During the 1990s, he served on the congressionally appointed National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform and the board of the International Republican Institute. He was Co-Chairman of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board from 1999-2001.

He has received many awards and honors for his work in the public sector. These accolades include the U.S. Department of State’s Superior Honor Award for his work in the field of human rights, which he received from both the administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In 2004, the American Conservative Union honored Mr. Blackwell with the John M. Ashbrook Award for his steadfast conservative leadership.

Ken’s commentaries have been published in major newspapers and websites: The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York

Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily. In addition, he has been interviewed by many media outlets including CBS’s Face the Nation, NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, and Fox News Sunday.

His continuing education has included executive programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. Mr. Blackwell has also received honorary doctoral degrees from ten institutions of higher education. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Xavier University in Ohio, where he later served as a vice president and member of its faculty. In 1992, he received Xavier’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and was inducted into Xavier’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.

Richard Watts

Richard Watts: is a Lawyer, author, columnist, speaker, and problem solver, who has counseled many of America’s wealthiest families. From behind these castle walls, Richard provides guidance and counsel to avoid the pitfalls of excess and entitlement. The founder of Family Business Office ® (“FBO”), Richard was admitted to practice law in 1982 and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He has appeared on numerous television programs, and contributor to national publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, NPR, Variety Magazine, Washington Times, and CNBC, PBS, and has appeared on national television programs to spread his positive message of making your family strong.

He authored articles as an expert on how money often complicates the “simple life”. Author of Fables of Fortune: What Rich People Have That You Don’t Want, and his recently released second book; Entitlemania How Not To Spoil Your Kids, And What To Do If You Have!

Richard and his wife of 38 years are residents of Laguna Beach, California. His passions include international travel with his wife and

family, long board surfing at San Onofre, golfing, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, piano, and music composition. He is the proud father of three adult sons; Aaron, Todd and Russell.

Bill Myers

Bill Myers has been working in ministry and the business world for the past 45-years. He’s pastored churches, managed finance for a large Midwestern auto group, and organized civic initiatives. Bill has a strong reputation for being able to gather community leaders and make  positive things happen. He and his wife, Jennifer have four children and two grandchildren.

Alvin B. Jackson, Jr.

Demonstrated leadership experience in transforming organizations into high growth entities, as Mr. Jackson has held titles of CEO, President, Vice President and Director. He’s represented both large and small companies since 2010, as he has served as Principal of his own consulting firm specializing in providing strategic counsel in the areas of leadership, business development, sales, and government relations. His focus is primarily in the areas of defense, homeland security, aviation, unmanned aerial systems and aerospace. His practice also includes serving as Senior Partner, Sunlight Works, a Utah-based company dedicated to helping organizations create environments conducive to diversity, unity and belonging for all, thereby increasing the long-term effectiveness of a company’s employees and greater student achievement in the classroom.

During his family’s time in Utah, Mr. Jackson served in the Utah State Senate representing District 14. The committees he served on were Transportation & Technology (Chair), Gov’t Operations and Social Services Appropriations. He and his wife, Juleen, have dedicated themselves to helping families across the country teach principles of liberty through Moms for America and the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Studies. They both firmly believe, the solution to the problems of today reside within the homes, as we must empower our young people with the true stories of history and the promise of America for all.

Mr. Jackson has a BS degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Jackson received the Embry-Riddle Graduate of the Last Decade Award 2000, the Distinguished Graduate Award from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and mentor young people in a variety of settings. He also serves on the Embry Riddle University’s President’s Advisory Board, and Brigham Young University’s Marriot Business School National Advisory Committee.

He serves as a Board Member for the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Studies. This organization’s primary purpose is to educate citizens and government officials about the U.S. Constitution and to motivate and inspire the people to get involved. Mr. Jackson also serves on the Board of The Middle Resolution is a VA-based political action committee that recruits, trains, and mentor Constitutionally minded candidates to run for state office.

Mr. Jackson splits time between Chevy Chase, MD and Ladysmith, VA, with his wife, Juleen (29 years of marriage), and their 2 of their 5 children; Alvin III and Marie. Kayla is married and is a candidate for law school; Franklin, lives in Detroit and plays for the NBA, Pistons, and Mary Alice is a rising senior at the University of Utah majoring in English with a minor in Business.