Board Directors and Advisors
Board of Directors
Moses Boyd is a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer, lobbyist, and entrepreneur. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Washington policy and business arenas. Moses spent the first half of his professional career in the field of public policy. In 1987, he was appointed to the South Carolina Legislative Council to serve as one of seven Legislative Counsels to the State Legislature. He was the first African American Attorney to serve as a Staff Attorney to the Council. In 1989, he moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as Democratic Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Commerce Committee). In 1999, he was appointed Democratic Chief Counsel to the Committee and became the Committee’s Majority Chief Counsel in 2001. Moses left the Committee at the end of 2002.
In 2003, Moses served as a U.S. Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which convenes top academics and scholars from around the world to discuss global and domestic policy issues. In 2017, Moses was also a leading advocate for the legislation that created the current Federal Opportunity Zones Program. Moses is now spearheading efforts to use the program as another avenue to build low income and distressed communities into sustainable communities.
Janice Rodgers Brown
Janice Rodgers Brown is an American jurist. For the first two decades of her career, Brown primarily worked for government agencies. She served as a United States Circuit Judge of the United Stated Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 2005 to 2017 and before that, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court from 1996 to 2005. Brown briefly entered private practice at the firm of Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor in 1990, but left in January 1991 to return to government as the Legal Affairs Secretary for Governor Pete Wilson from January 1991 to November 1994. Brown retired from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on August 31, 2017.
Alvin B. Jackson, Jr.
Mr. Jackson has demonstrated leadership experience in transforming organizations into high growth entities, having held the 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 practice also includes serving as Senior Partner of Sunlight Works, a Utah-based company dedicated to helping organizations create environments conducive to diversity, unity and belonging for all.
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. Mr. Jackson also serves on the Board of The Middle Resolution, a VA-based political action committee that recruits, trains, and mentors Constitutionally minded candidates to run for state office.
Gregg Kunes is a businessman from Fontana, Wisconsin. He is the Founder and President of Kunes Country Auto Group and is also a partner in numerous other business ventures and charitable organizations in Southern Wisconsin. Since 1997, the Kunes Country Auto Group organization has grown to 19 new car dealerships and 6 RV dealerships across Illinois and Wisconsin.
Gregg is also the managing partner of the historic Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin, a partner in the Amazon fulfillment company, and has significant real estate holdings. Gregg is firmly dedicated to service, 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 and have seven children and nine grandchildren.
Emmitt W. Mitchell
Emmitt Mitchell is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of D.L. Moody Center. Prior to this role, Emmitt enjoyed a significant business career in banking, real estate development and the automobile dealership business.
He also serves as a Founder and Chairman of the Board of Urban Youth Leaders, and a Youth Pastor and Sr. Pastor of Victory Temple Christian Life Center. In the civic arena he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and as State Treasure of the Kansas Republican Party. Emmitt also served as President of the National Black Republican Party, and is a founding Board member of the of The Signatry
Emmitt and Karen have been married for 50 years and are the proud parents of four children and nine grandchildren.
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).
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.
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 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.
John Williams was Press Secretary for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight in the 1990s, and served as the Chairman’s advisor on a wide array of domestic policy matters. In 1999, Mr. Williams joined the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), where he lobbied Capitol Hill to protect the interests of general aviation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ken Blackwell is the Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council and is a national bestselling author. He serves on the Board of Directors of various high-profile organizations including the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the United States Air Force Academy Foundation, the Club for Growth, Grove City College, the National World War II Museum, and the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund.
Mr. Blackwell served numerous political offices, including 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.
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.
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, NPR, PBS and CNBC.
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. He is the proud father of three adult sons; Aaron, Todd and Russell.
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.