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Stewart Simons (Fort Collins)

Stewart Simons is a US Navy SWCC Retired, after 20 years. After retirement, he moved his family to Fort Collins, Colorado. There, he worked for a rapidly growing HVAC company in Fort Collins as their HR Manager. After 18 months, he started my own business. Stewart is a business consultant focusing on process development, improvement… Read more »


Ben Adams (Virginia Beach)

Ben Adams is a Human Resource professional who partners with stakeholders to solve enterprise wide human-centric problems across leadership, business, or interpersonal areas. For the past two decades he served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence and security professional, in the same period of time he honed his Human Resource craft in learning and… Read more »

Eric Wirstrom (Virginia Beach)

Eric Wirstrom joined Hydroid, Inc., in 2018 as the Senior Manager, U.S. Government Business Development after a successful career in the U.S. Navy as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer. Eric is the senior account manager responsible for business development and capture management efforts for Hydroid’s REMUS family of autonomous underwater vehicles for the Navy… Read more »

Mark George (Wilmington)

Mark P. George was born in Dothan, Alabama on 14 June 1976 and grew up in Panama City, Florida.  In 1999, graduated Florida State University with a B.S. degree in Finance and Real Estate, LtCol George was commissioned through the Officer Candidate Course and in August reported to The Basic School. July 2000, after graduating Combat… Read more »

Rob Newson (Philadelphia)

Rob Newson currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Vision for the Philadelphia 76ers. He is responsible for cultivating championship DNA (identity & culture); integrating innovation efforts; supporting leadership development and decision-making; and advancing athlete care. Previously he served as the Director, White House Military Office (WHMO), responsible for military support to the President,… Read more »

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Kirk Dooley (Indianapolis)

Kirk Dooley is a graduate of The Honor Foundation and in 2015 retired from the Marine Corps following a 24 year career, the majority of which was spent in the Intelligence or Special Operations communities. A native of Winamac, Indiana, Kirk immediately enlisted following graduation from high school in 1991, and went on to serve… Read more »

Kathy Devenney (Chicago)

Kathy Devenney has over 20 years experience in commercial real estate finance. Kathy is a Customer Account Manager at Fannie Mae, the largest guarantor of mortgages in the U.S. She is responsible for managing lender relationships for its multifamily business. This includes promoting and selling Fannie Mae’s products and services, maintaining customer relationships, and analyzing,… Read more »

Zach Rivera (Chicago)

Zach Rivera is a former Green Beret who is passionate about helping others solve modern security and privacy problems. After spending nearly 14 years in the Army, Zach knows how to build trusting relationships and how to leverage years of out-of-the-box thinking. After attending The Honor Foundation, Virtual Group 24, Zach and his family moved… Read more »

Adam Weiner (Detroit)

Adam Weiner spent 14 years in leadership roles as a Navy SEAL where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  Among other assignments, he served as Platoon Commander, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer at different SEAL Teams. After the Navy, Adam brought his leadership to the automotive industry and finance.  At General Motors, he was… Read more »

Jay Barber (Arkansas)

Mr. Barber is a seasoned banker and energy finance leader with 30 years of experience. He is currently CEO & President of Southeast Capital & Finance, LLC and KBS Energy Solutions, LLC.  His companies work with electrical distributors, municipalities, state & local governments to provide financing and debt solutions in the energy space. The companies… Read more »