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Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - Annual Meeting

Nora A. Barnes is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in the UBS Portfolio Management Program.  She has over 24 years experience in bond portfolio management and product development.  In the mid-1980’s, Ms. Barnes devised a government bond portfolio management strategy, F2I2, which has been successfully employed by a wide range of large and small investors to achieve their long term investment objectives.

For many years Nora has been a popular speaker on issues related to the fixed income markets and financial planning in general. Within the UBS Financial Services organization, she has served on the Investment Executive Advisory Council to the President of UBS Financial Services and is a current member of the Hanover Forum Advisory Council, which has oversight responsibility for the Firm’s advanced broker education and professional development programs. 

Nora earned her degree from Old Dominion University where she has served as President Emerita and Trustee of the Old Dominion University Research Foundation as well as current President of the Norfolk Drug Court Foundation.  Ms. Barnes also has served on the Board of the YWCA of Hampton Roads with special interest in the issues affecting women and their children.  She continues to give back to the community by funding an academic scholarship in Political Science at her Alma Mater.  She is a licensed airplane pilot and an avid student of history.  She currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia.

Oktay Baysal is Dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and a professor and Eminent Scholar of Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University. Dr. Baysal is the author or co-author of over 150 full-length technical publications, and has edited or co-edited 11 technical books. For his research contributions, he has received the NASA Public Service Medal, two NASA Certificates of Recognition, and the NAMTAC Outstanding Project of the Year Award for Technology Transfer. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a member of numerous professional engineering societies. Recently, he was named to the Virginia Air and Space Center's Board of Directors. Dr. Baysal received his bachelor of science degree from The Technical University of Istanbul, master of science degree from the University of Birmingham, U.K., and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.


Dr. H. Lee Beach, Jr is the Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Research Partnership, which is a consortium of seven colleges and universities, NASA Langley Research Center,  the Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, and the National Institute of Aerospace. HRRP has the mission of collaborative research leading to high-tech economic development. 

Before joining the Hampton Roads Research Partnership in January 2002, Dr. Beach was Professor, Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University (CNU) and Director-CNU at the Applied Research Center (ARC).  Appointed to these positions in August 1998, he was a member of the teaching faulty (Chairing the department in 2001), responsible for CNU involvement in the ARC, and served as a member of the ARC management team.

Prior to retirement in July 1998, Dr. Beach was Deputy Director of NASA's Langley Research Center (1992-1998), where he was general manager of the Center and was responsible for directing research and technology programs totaling more than $800 million per year, and for institutional management of $4 billion of  facilities and a workforce of approximately 3000.  This was the culmination of a NASA career which began at Langley in 1970 as a research engineer in hypersonic propulsion and continued through service in positions of increasing leadership in a wide range of aerospace disciplines.

He served two tours at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the first as Deputy Director for Aeronautics, and the second as the Director of the multi-billion dollar National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) program. As NASP Director, he was responsible for program oversight and coordination, interactions with OMB, Congress, and other agencies, and technology leadership.

Dr. Beach has taught graduate level propulsion at George Washington University, and Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics at CNU and North Carolina State University.  Specializing in heat transfer, propulsion, and thermodynamics, he is co-inventor of an advanced-flow laser concept and author of more than 40 technical publications.  He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and has served on advisory boards for five universities.

Beach attended the Virginia Military Institute and received BS, MS, and PhD degrees from North Carolina State University.  He has received numerous awards, including NASA's Exceptional Service, Exceptional Achievement, Outstanding Leadership, and Distinguished Service Medals, Presidential Rank awards of Meritorious and Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service, and the prestigious Airbreathing Propulsion Award bestowed by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Air and Space Center, the NASA Aeronautics Support Team, and the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

John Broderick was named the eighth president of Old Dominion University in May 2009 and served in an acting capacity since June 2008.

As president, Broderick guides the university's six colleges, more than 10 economic development and research centers, and numerous partnerships with government and business organizations and agencies. He oversees an operating budget of $441.3 million and more than 2,500 faculty and staff members.  He served as acting president for one year before being named president.

Prior to becoming president, Broderick served as vice president of institutional advancement and admissions and chief of staff to the president. His areas of responsibility included admissions, athletics, community and governmental relations, marketing, media relations, military affairs, special events and student financial aid.

In addition to his administrative duties, Broderick annually teaches graduate courses in the Darden College of Education. He also lectured on leadership at The University of Bologna, Italy during the summer of 2009.

He has been recognized for his contributions to higher education and the Hampton Roads community with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities' Humanitarian Award, the Urban League of Hampton Roads' Marian Palmer Capps Award, the College Communicators Association Distinguished Service Award and Lead Hampton Roads' Julian F. Hirst Award for excellence in community, civic and professional leadership. He was a finalist for the national PR News' Professional of the Year Award.

Throughout his career, Broderick has been actively engaged in numerous community and professional organizations. He currently is a board member of the Hampton Roads Partnership, Urban League and Virginia Beach Vision, and has served for many years as a youth soccer league coach in Chesapeake.

Prior to joining Old Dominion University, Broderick was a faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh system and an administrator at St. Bonaventure University. He received a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and a graduate degree from St. Bonaventure.

Patrick S. Callahan, CPA, is a senior partner of Goodman & Company, Certified Public Accountants, where he serves as Quality Review partner for the firm’s ten offices.  He served on the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs, which is responsible for establishing auditing standards in the United States, and the Accounting and Review Services Committee, which is the senior technical committee of the AICPA responsible for setting standards for unaudited financial statements.  Other professional service includes the Technical Issues Committee of the Private Companies Practice Section, AICPA Council member, and past president and director of the Virginia Society of CPAs.  Mr. Callahan’s service with community nonprofit organizations includes the Portsmouth Community Foundation, Child and Family Service of Eastern Virginia, American Red Cross, and the Maryview Foundation.  Mr. Callahan is a 1969 graduate of Old Dominion University.

C. Donald Combs, Ph.D. serves as Vice Provost for Planning and Health Professions of the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS).  His responsibilities include strategic planning, collaborative partnerships with teaching hospitals and area universities, oversight of EVMS’ regional and specialty accreditation compliance programs and all health professions degree programs as well as medical modeling and simulation activities, program development, governmental and community relations, and educational outreach programs.  Dr. Combs holds faculty appointments as tenured Professor of Health Professions and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at EVMS and as Adjunct Professor of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University. From 1996 to 2002, he also served as a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He currently teaches graduate courses in strategic planning, medical simulation, and interdisciplinary leadership.

 He has long-standing research interests in health and human services management, peer review and accreditation, faculty workload analysis, emergency response, health services research, health professions regulation, strategic planning, and medical modeling and simulation. During the past decade he has worked with a number of academic health centers in the areas of faculty workload, accreditation, and strategic planning. He currently serves on several regional, state, and national boards and task forces that address national and international health policy, including the Association of Academic Health Centers, the American Association of University Administrators, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Virginia Network for Geospatial Health Research Authority, and the Society for Computer Simulation.  In the international arena, Dr. Combs has worked with colleagues at the Naval Postgraduate School to develop and implement the International Health Resource Management executive education program that served some 20 nations, including Moldova, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Nepal, Botswana and El Salvador.

Stephen M. Carmel is Senior Vice President, Maritime Services at Maersk Line, Limited (MLL), responsible for all technical and operating activities.

He previously held positions in operations and finance for U.S. Marine Management, Inc. and Maersk Line, Limited.  Steve began his career sailing as a deck officer and Master primarily on tankers.

Mr. Carmel graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1979.  He also holds an M.A. in Economics and a M.B.A. from Old Dominion University.  Steve is currently a PhD Candidate in International Studies with an emphasis in International Political Economy and second emphasis in Conflict.  He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is Certified in Financial Management (CFM).  Steve’s research and publishing interests are in maritime security, trade and conflict, and arctic regional issues.

Mr. Carmel is a 2009 Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at  The George Washington University, a  member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel (N00k), and a member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council.  He is also a member of the North American Committee for Det Norske Veritas,  the Special Committee for Vessel Operations, American Bureau of Shipping, and on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Maritime Association.  He is also a member of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology Advisory Board, The Advisory Board of the Ship Maintenance, Operation, and Repair Institute,  The China Institute, and the Advisory Council of the International Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management Institute,  at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Carmel is also a member of various industry and academic associations including the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, World Affairs Council of Hampton Roads,  and the American Economic Association.

Steve, his wife, Alison, and son, John live in Norfolk, Virginia.

  William H (Bill). Colden Jr., P.E. is a native of Hampton Roads and is currently Vice President of Richard Brady & Associates in charge of their Virginia Beach office. He received a BS in Engineering from ODU and a Master of Engineering Administration from The George Washington University. Mr. Colden retired from the Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command after 32 years of Federal service before entering the private sector. He has served on various boards for community and non- profit organizations. Mr. Colden is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia.

Mr. John H. Dannon is a Senior Analyst at Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation located in Suffolk, Virginia.  The Center for Innovation is a state of the art research and development facility for collaborative experimentation and analysis in support of Lockheed Martin, its industry partners and customers.  Mr. Dannon is responsible for coordinating the design and execution of both live and virtual collaboration activities and modeling and simulation supported experimentation at the Center for Innovation.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Dannon was a Strategic Planner for Anteon Corporation in support of the Joint Innovation and Experimentation Directorate, United States Joint Forces Command.

John Dannon retired from the United States Army in October 2003 after a distinguished career as an Airborne Ranger Infantry officer.  His last two military assignments were as Branch Chief for Experimentation, Joint Futures Laboratory, U.S. Joint Forces Command and as Branch Chief for Experimentation, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.  During these two assignments, Mr. Dannon served as the Senior Program Manager for the Army’s premier Force XXI Joint Contingency Force Advanced Warfighting Experiment 2000 and as a Senior Program Manager for a series of ground breaking joint warfighting experiments at US Joint Forces Command.

Mr. Dannon is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) and a Charter member of Hampton Roads M&S Leadership Council.

Mr. Dannon received his Master of Education from Old Dominion University, a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Old Dominion University.  Mr. Dannon is a graduate of the US Army’s Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS and is a Lockheed Martin Six Sigma-Green Belt. 

John Dannon is married to the former Miss Pamela Lynn Peterson of Vienna Virginia. The Dannon's reside in Williamsburg, Virginia with their three children Lyndsey, Mitchell and Olivia.

Sandra Jean DeLoatch is Professor of Computer Science and Dean of the School of Science and Technology at Norfolk State University (NSU). During her thirty-two year tenure at Norfolk State University has also served as Instructor of Mathematics, Computer Science Program Coordinator, Computer Science Department Head, and chair of numerous special committees and working groups. She worked for many years as a team chair and program evaluator for the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing Science Accreditation Board. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and Masters' degrees from University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary. Dr. DeLoatch has been awarded more than $11M in external funding for computer science and mathematics research and educational projects from agencies such as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, NASA Langley Research Center, Department of Defense (National Security Agency), Army Corps of Engineers, and others. She has authored mathematics textbooks and computer science research articles and technical reports. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has received the following honors and awards: NSU Roy A. Woods Teacher of the Year; National Technical Association Technical Achiever of the Year; NSU Administrator of the Year; and Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast Woman of Distinction Award. Through her efforts NSU's School of Science and Technology was awarded the Urban League of Hampton Roads Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. Dr. DeLoatch is currently a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals in the City of Suffolk. She is a member of the board of the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast and Chair of its Technology Task Force and Nominating Committee.

Catherine H. Giordano is the President and Chief Executive Officer Knowledge Information Solutions, Inc. When Catherine Giordano was asked in 2001 to help locate a buyer for a small computer company, she did not have to look very far before she found the perfect contender – herself. Guided by the principles of hard work and ethical business dealings, coupled with her unique insight into all aspects of commercial operations, Mrs. Giordano knew she was capable of transforming this latent company into a credible business. As President and Chief Executive Officer, Catherine Giordano has relentlessly led Knowledge Information Solutions, Inc (KIS) to achieve unprecedented growth. KIS is now a successful SBA 8(a) Certified, minority woman-owned business offering information technology products, security and managed services to government and commercial customers. Since the acquisition, KIS’s annual revenues have dramatically increased from $9M to over $40 M in 2007.

Throughout her career in both private industry and public service, Catherine Giordano hasbeen responsible for all aspects of administration and operation of government andcommercial/private business ventures. Her dedication to public service and her efforts to further minority-owned businesses in their ability to fairly compete and win government contracts have gained her national recognition, invited speaking engagements, and a number of significant awards.

Catherine Giordano is a founding partner of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). She serves on the WIPP Executive Advisory Board, Procurement Committee and Strategic DesignTeam, WIPP Instant Impact Advocacy Committee, and Technology Transfer Committee. She also serves on the James Madison University Member-College of Integrated Science and Technology's Executive Advisory Council.

Catherine Giordano routinely meets with government policy makers, administrative and Congressional leaders to address proposed legislation and regulations by advocating for small business issues. Personally invited by President George W. Bush, she participated in the “Conversation on the Economy with Women Small Business Owners and President Bush” Forum. Mrs. Giordano has served on a number of panels and boards as the result of appointments by former Virginia Governors George Allen and Mark Warner.

Some might argue KIS’s extraordinary growth is the ideal measure of success. If you ask Catherine Giordano about measuring success, she will tell you true success is measured by each satisfied client and by every enthusiastic employee who contributes to high quality products and services. Under her leadership, KIS will never settle for the ordinary, and the company will always be relentlessly ahead of the pack when it comes to innovative technology and superior services.

Not only is Catherine Giordano an acclaimed leader, speaker, and champion for small business, she is indeed an exceptional entrepreneur.

Mohammad A. Karim is Vice-President for Research of ODU. He serves on the Governor's Virginia Research and Technology Advisory Commission (VRTAC), and in the board of the Southern Universities Research Association (SURA).He is North American Editor of Optics and Laser Technology, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Education, and a Member of the Editorial Board of Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. He has been serving as chair of the international program committee of the International Conference in Computers and Information Technology (ICCIT) since 2000 and as technical program chair of International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology & Automation (IETA) since 2005. Prior to joining ODU, Mohammad Karim served as Dean of Engineering at the City College of New York of the City University of New York (2000-2004), Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Tennessee (1998-2000), and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1994-1998) and Founding Director of Electro-Optics (1990-1998) at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Dr. Karim is author of 8 text and reference books, over 325 research papers, 6 book chapters, 10 book reviews, 2 US patents, and of numerous technical reports. Dr. Karim has served as guest editor of 16 journal special issues. The list of his research sponsors include Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, US Air Force, Naval Research Laboratory, US Army, NASA, US Department of Education, Ohio Aerospace Institute, US Department of Defense, and Avionics Laboratory of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He served as research mentor of over 55 MS/PhD students during his career. He is an elected fellow of the Optical Society of America, the Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers, the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. Mohammad Karim received his BS Honors degree in physics from the University of Dacca, Bangladesh, in 1976, and MS in physics, MS in electrical engineering, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering degrees from the University of Alabama respectively in 1978, 1979, and 1981. His areas of research encompasses optical computing, information processing, pattern/target recognition, night vision, displays, electro-optical systems, and sensors.


Timothy J. Lockhart has over 33 years of leadership and management experience in public and private sectors.  He is a law firm partner and retired Navy captain.  Tim was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve at Senior Executive Service level on Trademark Public Advisory Committee of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He is a Partner in Charge for the Intellectual Property Group of Willcox & Savage. He  trains and supervises lawyers and staff personnel with respect to transactions and litigation involving copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks.   Tim also is an Adjunct Instructor with the Department of English at Old Dominion University teaching undergraduate courses in English composition.


David Matson, MD, PhD, is Professor of Health Professions and Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Director, Graduate Program in Public Health, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Old Dominion University. Dr. Matson is Board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases and practices at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Dr. Matson has had a 20-year NIH-funded research career with an emphasis upon viral gastroenteritis. He was the national Principal Investigator for the pivotal trial with 70,000 study subjects that led to licensure of the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine. The report of that study in the New England Journal of Medicine was recognized as “Paper of the Year” for 2006 by the Editors of the medical journal The Lancet. Dr. Matson is best known for his design of elegant studies needed to clarify the factors associated with protection against natural rotavirus infection and illness. In addition, he is co-holder of the international patent describing detection methods for the virus family Caliciviridae, which includes the viruses notorious for causing outbreaks of illness on cruise ships and in other closed populations. Since 2006, Dr. Matson has shifted his research interests to public health, in which he is demonstrating the feasibility of conducting the highest quality research in the most difficult settings. He has received the Dean’s Award in Research at Eastern Virginia Medical School and the research award presented at the annual Old Dominion University-Eastern Virginia Medical School-Norfolk State University research colloquium. Dr. Matson has 180 research publications and 250 published or presented abstracts. His co-authors have come from 75 laboratories in 18 countries.

Juan M. Montero, II, M.D. is a General/Thoracic surgeon who recently retired, after 35 years of private practice in the Hampton Roads area. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the first recipient of the ACS Surgical Volunteerism award given in 2003. He has received numerous humanitarian awards to include the Outstanding Community Physician in 1992 by the Medical Society of Virginia, the gold Governor's Award for Volunteering Excellence[G.A.V.E.] in 1992 and the "Linkapil" Philippines Presidential Award in 2000. Dr. Montero was Chesapeake's First Citizen in 1991 and was accorded an honorary Doctorate Degree in humane letters by Old Dominion University in 1997. He is the founder of Chesapeake Care Free Clinic, which is one of the most comprehensive free clinic in the nation taking care of the uninsured. He serves on many boards such as the Board of Medicine and Board of Health Professions, Physicians for Peace, General Douglas MacArthur Foundation, ODU Educational Foundation, Smart Beginnings, Norfolk Sister Cities Association, Waterside Capital Corp, Towne Bank and he is Chairman of the Coalition for Hearing Education And Research[CHEAR] board. Currently, he is a consultant to EMC corporation healthcare business unit.


Mark A. Nelson, CPA is a resident of Chesapeake and a co-founding member of Cavanaugh Nelson PLC, Certified Public Accountants.  He has over twenty years of diversified public accounting experience serving businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the greater Hampton Roads region, including eleven with the local office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He received his Masters Degree in Accountancy from Virginia Tech and his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Liberty University.

Mark is a member of the American Institute and the Virginia Society of CPAs, and serves as a board member of the Hampton Roads Tax Forum. Mark has previously served the local chapters of the American Heart Association and United Way, the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, and the planning committee for the Old Dominion University Tax Conference.  Additionally, during his career, Mark has taught continuing education programs sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was a graduate teaching assistant while attending Virginia Tech. 

Chris D. Platsoucas, an immunologist who is known throughout the world for his contributions to our understanding of how the human immune system functions in health and disease, is the Dean of the Old Dominion University College of Sciences. He is also director of the University's new Center for Molecular Medicine and Professor of Biological Sciences.

Dr. Platsoucas came to Old Dominion in fall 2007 from Temple University, where he was since 1993 the L.H. Carnell Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Carol Simpson joined Old Dominion University in January 2008 as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. at the ETH-Zurich, Switzerland in 1981, and taught on the faculty of Brown University, Oklahoma State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Johns Hopkins University before moving to Boston University in 1995 to chair the Department of Earth Sciences. She became Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education at BU in 1999 and in January 2005 moved to Worcester Polytechnic Institute as Provost and Senior Vice President. Dr. Simpson is an elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America and is a member and past Spring Meeting Chair of the American Geophysical Union. She has served on the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy's National Solar Observatory oversight committee and was a 2-term Program Director at the National Science Foundation in addition to her service on numerous federal, professional, and academic review panels and editorial boards. She has authored over 50 refereed publications and 80 conference papers with her students on the application of material science principles to deformation, kinematics and vorticity analysis of rocks. Dr. Simpson received the Geological Society of America's Best Paper Award in Structural Geology and Tectonics in 1988 and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. Having previously worked in mountain ranges on 4 continents, her current research is focused on ancient tectonic plate boundaries in central Argentina.

Admiral Harry D. Train, III is a Senior Fellow at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College. He was the first Professor of Military Professionalism in the Henry Clay Hofheimer II Chair of Military Professionalism, Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk. He has previously served as a Senior Fellow at CAPSTONE, National Defense University and as a Senior Mentor for the Defense Science Study Group. He has been appointed to and served full terms as a member of the Curriculum Advisory Board of the U. S. Naval Academy, the Academic Advisory Board of the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School and the Board of Academic Advisors of the NATO Defense College in Rome. And He has served on the Boards of Directors of Aydin Corporation, Research-Cottrell Corporation, Gould Defense Business Systems and the American Cancer Society.

During the four years prior to his retirement from active duty in the United States Navy, Admiral Train served as:
NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic; (Before its transformation to Allied Command, Transformation), as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command (Before its transformation to the Joint Forces Command), and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Note: The title "Commander-in-Chief", by order of the Secretary of Defense, is now reserved exclusively for the President of the United States.

His prior operational commands included:
Command of the U.S. SIXTH Fleet in the Mediterranean,
Command of the John F. Kennedy Battle Group,
Command of Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla EIGHT,
Command of the guided missile destroyer CONYNGHAM, and
Command of the attack submarine BARBEL.

His principal staff duties have included assignments as:
Director of the Joint Staff, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Director of the Systems Analysis Division of the Navy Staff,
Director of the East Asia-Pacific Region in the Office of the Secretary of Defense,
Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations,
Administrative Aide to the Secretary of the Navy, and
Assistant Military Secretary, J2, The Joint Staff

Admiral Train retired from his position as the Manager, Hampton Roads Operations, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the nation's largest employee owned research and engineering company, in September 2006. He was a member of the United States Commission on National Security/21st Century, also known as the Hart - Rudman Commission, which completed its 2 ½ year study in April of 2002.Bio current as of Oct 2006

Doug Weiss is Vice President of Web Development for ForRent Media Solutions, and General Manager of Apartment Web and Resite Online In these positions, Weiss oversees product development, technical support, software quality assurance and engineering for and its sister sites, ParaRentar, Senior Outlook, Corporate Housing and Florida Condos. In addition he manages Apartment Web Tools and Resite Online which provide property management software and web service solutions for the multifamily industry.

Weiss brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his position. As the Senior Vice President of System and Station Development, for The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) where he served for more than a decade, Weiss oversaw the transition of the 367 US Public Television Stations to Digital Broadcast, founded OnCourse, an online education and professional development resource in partnership with major universities, teachers associations and state departments of education and managed a 65 million dollar R&D fund investing in revenue producing and operational initiatives on behalf of Public Broadcast radio and Television stations.

Prior to joining CPB, Weiss was a vice president in the mergers and acquisitions branch of Triumph Capital, a private investment bank, and founder of three start-up companies: NDG/Phoenix a software development and networking company in Washington, DC, Capitol Video/CapDisc one of the US' leading interactive game companies, and Group Andre Perry, LTD a Canadian based CGI and Video Production firm.

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