George P. George played in the U.S. domestic and international Cricket tournaments as an opening strike bowler, in baseball terms, a starting and closing pitcher. One of his major accomplishments was to single handedly bring about the collapse of the opposing West Indian cricket team. He struck out half of their national team players for a mere 18 runs (similar to a no hitter in baseball) at Bridgetown, Barbados.
Besides having played sports at a high level, George also has extensive experience in working with organizations, such as the American College of Cardiology, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Booz Allen Hamilton to help them grow their sales, marketing and technology operations worldwide. He was also an entrepreneur who co-founded a Biotechnology startup and served as a senior executive at Core Capital Partners, a prestigious venture capital firm in Washington, DC.
George developed international business development and program management solutions for healthcare companies delivering medical education on chronic disease and epidemic disease management to health professionals worldwide. He has deployed the delivery of healthcare services to various developing countries, providing marginalized communities with access to healthcare services by utilizing multimedia mobile and telemedicine technologies.
George has advised clients on improving national and global education programs, ranging from K-12 to adult education based upon proven international best practices research. Also includes the application of powerful multimedia e-learning platforms and integration of leading edge technologies, such as Augmented Reality applications triggered from image recognition or even text books, to make education more engaging. He has developed customized programs for high performance learning, sports performance apart from mentoring to help motivate low scoring, at risk students to succeed.
George obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honors) and a Post Graduate in Computer Systems Management from the University of Delhi, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. In addition, he is a graduate of the Executive Management program at MIT Sloan School of Management and performed advanced research on electronic medical communications technology that was successfully deployed worldwide including the US, EU, China and India. George also served as an advisor for graduate thesis related to pharmaceutical industry at MIT and authored the book, "Electronic Communication Technologies for Health Care Manufacturers".
Kenneth Ray Harvey is a former professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). Harvey played professional football in the (NFL) as an outside linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins from 1988 to 1999. He played at the University of California, Berkeley and was selected by the Cardinals in the first round (twelfth overall) in the 1988 NFL Draft. Harvey was a four-time Pro Bowl selection from 1994 to 1997. In his career, he appeared in 164 games and recorded 89 sacks.
After 11 years of dominating American football in the National Football League (NFL) and achieving the status of being elected as one of the seventy greatest players on his team, Ken Harvey strove for new heights.
Ken began his second career as a media personality, motivational speaker, published writer and later, the president of the Washington Redskins Alumni chapter. During his tenure with the group, he helped raise millions of dollars for underprivileged children and even interviewed presidential candidate and Former First Lady, Hillary Clinton.
Ken also provided video commentary for the website of The Washington Post. His video column is titled Word on the Street with Ken Harvey. The formula for his videos is to interview Washington Redskins fans after each game. In addition to his videos he contributed to the online text column titled At the Game.
Ken later became CEO and President of JAKA Consulting Group, where he once again focused on innovation and social responsibility. JAKA helps clients achieve positive outcomes with socially responsible positioning, diversity, outreach and product placement and promotion. As a firm believer in using and understanding one's gifts and resources as a platform to greater heights, Ken has used sports as the platform for venturing into new projects.
Ken is currently involved in a number of projects ranging from international business development, medical e-learning and telemedicine training of physicians, global adult and K-12 education programs to incorporate social responsibility positioning of clients.
David E. Lovelady's connection to sports stems from winning the National Championship in crew (rowing). As a junior at the U.S. Naval Academy, Dave was selected as the varsity boat coxswain. He was awarded the Crenshaw Memorial Cup for the most wins by a coxswain of eight-oared shells at the Academy and led his crew to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association championship.
After graduating from the Naval Academy, Dave entered flight training, where he was the top student in several phases of training, gaining him his first choice of Fleet aircraft upon receiving his wings. He chose the F-4 Phantom II, the first real fighter-bomber. He completed two deployments to Vietnam where he completed 214 combat missions, amassed over 350 carrier arrested landings as the top pilot in the air wing, and was awarded 12 Air Medals, among many other awards. He was selected to attend the "Top Gun" Fighter Weapons School in one of the first classes in the history of the school.
Following Vietnam, Dave was selected to attend the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School. Within three months after graduation, he was picked as one of the first test pilots for the new F-14 Tomcat fighter. As a result of his efforts, he was inducted into the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
After another sea duty deployment in one of the first F-14 Fleet squadrons, he was again assigned to test pilot duty. This time, at the Pacific Missile Test Center, where he was head of F-14 Flight Test. He still holds the record for the highest altitude, highest speed launch of a Sparrow missile by an F-14, shooting down the last operational Bomarc missile at over 70,000 feet, with closing velocities approaching five times the speed of sound (almost one mile per second).
For his efforts in support of the Iran hostage situation through highly classified work, he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal. His work was used for many years as part of the Top Gun curriculum at the modern Fighter Weapons School.
With the encouragement of friends and colleagues, Dave applied for astronaut training in the second group of Space Shuttle pilots. Out of the several hundred Navy pilots who applied, Dave was among about ten who were interviewed by NASA. Only one was selected that year, Mike Smith, who was killed in Challenger on his first flight.
During the same period, Dave was selected to command an F-14 squadron. During that tour of duty, the squadron?s combat ready performance was measured by an outside agency as having improved 1,100% over the previous evaluation before Dave arrived on board. In addition, an in depth evaluation of morale found that his squadron had the highest morale of any Navy command, of any type, in the history of the evaluation process. The squadron participated in combat missions in the Middle East, accomplishing all missions without the loss of a single aircraft or crew.
In an unusual move, the Navy selected Dave to proceed directly from his squadron command to take command of an air wing of nine squadrons home-ported in seven states and comprised of seven different types of aircraft and 2,000 people. The air wing set several world records during his tenure. He was then invited by the Secretary of the Navy to be among the first selected for a new program in Washington, DC. He was assigned as the Director of Weapons Engineering for the Naval Air Systems Command, responsible for all weapons carried on Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. He was also the liaison for South Korean and Israeli Air Forces.
At the time of his retirement, Dave had achieved the rank of Captain, having flown almost 40 types of aircraft and accumulating almost 900 arrested landings aboard nine aircraft carriers?about 300 of those at night?and 217 combat missions.
Dave has spent over 22 years in business in the Washington, DC area where he has:
With this diverse background, Dave is quick to grasp synergies, as well as unforeseen risks. His greatest value is in analysis and strategy to help an organization achieve its full potential. He has founded two firms that specialize in consulting, nationally and internationally, and he presents a Workshop on the art and science of ?persuasion.? His hobbies include website development and volunteering for charitable activities.
Dave obtained a bachelor?s degree in General Engineering and Naval Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, an inductee into the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and a former astronaut candidate. He has completed extensive graduate level courses at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, the Defense Systems Management College, the Naval War College, George Mason University, and the Wharton School.
Vijay Amritraj was one of the most famous tennis players in the world, and was the top tennis player in Asia for 14 straight years. In recent years, Vijay has become a leading tennis commentator for Fox Sports in the US and STAR-TV in Asia. His California-based company, First Serve Entertainment, is one of the leading multimedia production companies that deals with Asian-American content, helping Disney, Turner and ESPN enter the Indian market.
Pascal Luck is a Managing Director at Core Capital Partners, a leading venture capital firm that invests in early-stage ventures and small to mid-sized growth companies developing or incorporating disruptive, ?core? technologies in high-growth technology sectors.
Pascal focuses primarily on the firm?s technology investments in the telecommunications, software, and information technology sectors. Prior to joining Core, Pascal was Director and Founder of Cross Hill Financial Group, a DC-based private investment banking/M&A advisory firm. Earlier, he was a Senior Manager in the management consultant division of Deloitte and Touche where he specialized in finance and strategy for the telecommunications and information technology industries. He began his career as an engineer with AT&T-IS/Bell Laboratories working on the PBX product line and international telecommunications standards.
Pascal is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an M.B.A. in Finance with Distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a B.S. in Physics and Engineering from Loyola College. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two children.
Edward J. Donnelly is the President of the International Paint and Printing Ink Council and is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness in Washington, DC. He retired in 2007 from DuPont after more than 37 years having functional and regional responsibilities in a variety of businesses. His last position was Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and immediately prior he was the Group Vice President of DuPont Coatings and Color Technologies, one of DuPont?s five business platforms. He was also responsible for DuPont?s NASCAR Motorsports Program and Sponsorship with Rick Hendrick and the #24 DuPont car and driver Jeff Gordon.
Ed taught Chemistry before joining DuPont as a chemist in 1969 at the Marshall R&D Laboratory in Philadelphia. Since then he has been in research, planning, human resources, new business development and business roles at Troy and Mt.Clemens, Michigan; Fort Madison, Iowa; and Wilmington, Delaware. He played an instrumental role in the acquisition of the Ford Motor Company?s Paint Operations and became the Director of DuPont Automotive before relocating to Geneva, Switzerland, where he was the European Director of Engineering Polymers. When he returned to the US as Director of Strategic Planning he became the lead negotiator for the acquisition of the Herberts Coatings business, a US $2Billion addition to DuPont. At that time he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Global Refinish and Industrial Coatings segment as well as DuPont Performance Coatings Americas. He later became Group Vice President of Performance Coatings and then was appointed Group Vice President for the Coatings and Color Technologies Platform comprised of the global coatings, digital ink and Titanium Technologies businesses.
He has been married to his wife, Caren, for 41 years, has four successful grown children and three grandsons. He currently lives in Avondale, PA.