BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors is dedicated to our mission of creating global citizenship among today’s youth.
Howard (Pete) Colhoun, CFA earned his BSA in Civil Engineering from Princeton University, attended University of Trondhiem in Norway as a Fulbright scholar and received his MBA in finance from Harvard School of Business Administration. In 1961, Pete became a senior management consultant at Arthur D. Little, Inc. where he concentrated on acquisitions, corporate strategies and market research. In 1966, after relocating to Baltimore, he joined the senior management team at T. Rowe Price Associates where he was a portfolio manager and research director, director of several mutual funds and President and Chairman of the Board of T. Rowe Price New Era Fund. In 1982, Pete founded and became a General Partner at Emerging Growth Partners. Emerging Growth Partners was an independent, hybrid venture capital/small public company investment partnership that funded start-up companies like Compaq Computer Dell. Etc.
Currently Pete is director of 16 Harbor (mutual) Funds totaling $40 billion; on the endowment committee for The Bryn Mawr School; a finance committee trustee for the National Aquarium in Baltimore; Chairman of Manchester Capital Management; and a trustee of both the Valley Planning Council and the H. P. Colhoun Family Foundation. He is also an investment advisor for the Gates family, on the advisory and finance committees for the Ladew Topiary Gardens and a trustee on the finance committee for the Irvine Nature Center. His many other philanthropic endeavors have kept him actively involved in the business and educational communities throughout his career. Pete has four children and travels extensively the world over.
James M. Schultz is President of Pretty Good Consulting, Inc., a Denver based firm focused on human capital development. He received his MBA from the University of Denver. During his 30 year career with Walgreens as Divisional Vice President he developed his human capital management skills (management, executive development, productivity improvement, human factors engineering and H.R. planning and media production).
He is a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) where he holds a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) designation, the American Society for Training & Development, the Society for Human Resource Management and the World Future Society. He is currently serving on the Colorado Human Resource Association Board and the Board of the Front Range Chapter of ISPI and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois.
Douglas N. Lacey was born in Los Angeles and graduated from Arcadia High School. He attended U.C. Berkeley, where he received a B.A., M.A and Ph.D. in Latin and Greek. He has been a lecturer in classical studies at the University of Western Ontario, Assistant Professor of classics at Ohio State University, and an Associate Professor of classics at OSU. While at OSU, he was Director of the Undergraduate Latin program and of the Center for the Individualized Language Program. He served as Treasurer and Board Member of the Ohio Foreign Language Association, as Director of the National Latin Office and as President of the Greater Columbus Latin Club.
Doug attended California State University for his MBA in accounting. He has been/is employed as Controller, then CFO of California Glass Company; Treasurer, Board Member, and CFO of Pacific Coast Container, Inc.; Controller and Board Member of Glass Pak, Inc; Treasurer, CFO, and Board Member of Via Romero Leasing, Inc.; Member/Manager of G P Holdings, LLC.; and Treasurer and Board Member of Maverick Enterprises, Inc..
Doug has authored several articles, papers, pamphlets and a text series.
Dr. Larry Hungerford was born and grew up in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from Huntington College he became a middle-grade teacher in Marion, IN. He earned a Masters Degree and worked on his doctorate at Ball State University and got his first college teaching job at Ohio Northern University. Later, he taught history and supervised social studies teachers at Winston-Salem State University. There he initiated and ran a Center for Economic Education and completed his Ph. D. in Economic Education at Ohio University. He began offering free seminars at local libraries on no-load mutual fund investing in 1986. He took early retirement in 1992 to become a money manager at Woodard and Company Asset Management Group where today he helps manage $260 million for clients.
Robert C. Hunter retired as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase Bank of Texas, N.A.
Before joining the bank, Robert worked for Citibank in New York, Korea and Japan. Robert joined Texas Commerce as an officer in the international Division in 1968. In 1972, Robert opened Texas Commerce Bank London Branch and was responsible for the bank’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He served as Executive Vice President and Manager of the National Group of Texas Commerce Bank – Houston in 1984. He was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer in 1985. In 1990, Robert was elected Vice Chairman and Director with responsibility for all credit and financial operations and Technology Services. He served as Chief Risk Policy Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Robert is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts. He also attended the University of Vienna. He received his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Stanford University in 1965.
Robert is also a member of the Houston Grand Opera Board of Governors and former President of the Houston Grand Opera Endowment Board. He is a former National Director of the Bankers Association for Foreign Trade and of Robert Morris Associates.
Burr Smith is a long time resident of St. Louis, MO. His educational background includes a BA in Business Administration and English from Vanderbilt University, a JD from Emory University, an LLM in Taxation from Washington University, and the Advanced Management Program for Executive Development from Wharton School of Business. As President of JEDFam, Burr handles the day-to-day management of and investment decisions for JEDFam. Burr worked at Sverdrup Investments for 15 years with P&L responsibility for one of its four operating units. He left Sverdrup in 1997 immediately prior to its acquisition by Jacobs Engineering. He was trained as an attorney and has extensive experience in financial and investment matters. Burr travels extensively. He is also president of Brisco-Davis Group (“BDG”), a company that manages his immediate family’s investments. Like JEDFam, BDG invests across a wide variety of asset classes and sectors. Burr is married to Holly Potts Smith; they have five children and one grandchild. He is quite active in philanthropic activities and is an avid bicycle rider.
Sandy F. Szakach is Senior Managing Director and Head of Credit for Structured Finance at PPM America, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of London based Prudential, PLC. She has worked in structured finance and/or investment management for over 25 years and previously held positions at American General Investment Management, Great-West Life Assurance, Bank Western FSB, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Sandy graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Illinois State University and received a Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado. She has served on the Advisory Board for the American Securitization Forum and as Treasurer of a 65 unit cooperative apartment building in New York City.
Bob Brewer is recognized as a leading white-collar crime and government investigations attorney. He defends clients in matters involving wage and hour/employment class actions, civil and criminal fraud, professional negligence, business and commercial torts and contracts, securities and shareholder derivative suits, health care fraud, qui tam actions, and contract and intellectual property disputes. A former state and federal prosecutor, Bob has handled cases involving espionage, bank robberies, distribution of narcotics, and civil rights violations. Bob is Partner-in-Charge of the Jones Day San Diego Office and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The U.S. Attorney General awarded Bob two special commendations for his service as an assistant U.S. Attorney, and he was featured on "60 Minutes" for his successful 1981 prosecution of Polish spy Marion Zacharski. Bob served in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971 as a Ranger, Airborne, Special Forces qualified.