Community Service

Boy Scouts of America (2006 to present)

  • Current Area President, North Carolina and Virginia

  • Current Member of Southern Region Board

  • Current, National Committee Member Boy Scouts of America

  • Former Board Chairman, Old North State Council

  • Former Member, Old North State Council Executive Board

  • Former Chairman, Old North State Council’s 100th Anniversary Committee

  • Former assistant scoutmaster, scoutmaster, chairman of Marketing Committee

  • Eagle Scout and member of National Eagle Association

  • Member, Order of the Arrow, which recognizes Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives thru service to the community.

  • Recipient, Silver Beaver Award, which recognizes registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council to the youth in our area.

Triad Business Bank, Greensboro

  • Founding Member                    

  • Helped raise $51 million in initial capital for the state's first de novo bank in 15 years.

  • Assisting with the goal of becoming a billion dollar bank in 5 years.

Westover Church, Greensboro

  • Sunday school teacher for middle and high schoolers

  • Youth group leader for 16 years

  • Coordinator of annual mission trip for high schoolers.

  • Short Term Mission trip

Youth of NC non profit

  • Chairman of the Board, Greensboro

Former Board Member

  • A Friend’s House Ministry, Greensboro

  • Spears YMCA, Greensboro

  • Newman Machine Company, Greensboro                    

  • York Investment, Greensboro                    

Other Community activities:

  • Other Voices, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

Other Voices is a leadership development and community-building experience in which participants – in frank and open dialogue – build their insight and understanding of the roots of prejudice. Other Voices allows participants to:

• Examine the many forms of diversity and oppression affecting our community
• Build their insight and understanding of the roots of prejudice
• Experience how different viewpoints affect their quality of life
• Share cross-cultural environments
• Evaluate personal biases that play out in behaviors
• Develop a vision for dealing with problems
• Develop strategies to understand and eradicate prejudice and discrimination individually, at the workplace, and in the community

Culture Trip to Israel, with Greensboro Jewish Federation and Community Foundation

  • Civil Rights Trip, Greensboro Civil Rights Journey participants spent days exploring civil rights sites in Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham to gain a better understanding of the many struggles of the past and present related to Civil rights.

  • Member of Greensboro NAACP.                    

1973-1974 Congressional aide, Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives.

Worked for Congressman Charles Vanik D from Cleveland Ohio.  Worked on the Vanik Jackson Amendment with Chief of Staff Mark Talisman.  This amendment allowed 1.2 million Jew, Christian and Muslims to exit the Soviet Union. Had an article published in Congressional Record and worked on VA Hospital improvements.

Work Experience

CEO, MPACT Solutions LLC, Greensboro                                    2009-Present 

  • Serves as in-house training company for Burlington Industries.

  • Owns proprietary online skill assessment for identifying technical skill gap for maintenance technicians and machine operators

  • Products used by community colleges in North Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

  • Other clients include: Merck, Sara Lee, Smithfield Foods, Pfizer, Bridgestone, Campbell’s, Goodyear, Polo, Revlon, Abbott, Corning, Burt’s Bees, Blue Buffalo, Harland-Clark, Celgard, LP, Mann Hummel.

Owner of FocusCFO in Triad Area                                               2020-Present

  • Helping Entrepreneurs be Successful through improving the financial  health, growth and value of the  business

  • We act as a Serpa Guides to show Entrepreneurs and small businesses owners how to reach their goals.

Owner/CEO, GMA Marketing Inc., Greensboro                                    1998-2009

  • Specialized in strategically-driven merchandising/marketing programs, account specific marketing, branding, new distribution and licensing.

  • Clients included: McNeil (Tylenol), Johnson & Johnson, Black and Decker, Master Lock, Huffy Sports, Sara Lee, Sargento Cheese, Bain De Soleil (Pfizer), Unilever, Alexander Julian, Bristol Myers Squibb, Procter and Gamble and Dial.

Vice president, sales, marketing/branding/merchandising                            1992-1998

Mars Advertising, Greensboro and Southfield, MI 

  • Developed comprehensive marketing plan for introduction of new products.

  • Developed team to secure prestigious accounts such as Dial, Sara Lee, Nestle, Black and Decker, Levolor and Pfizer.

  • Developed and executed concert tours and NASCAR events.

Director, Marketing/Merchandising, Unilever, Greenwich, CT            1981-1991

  • Helped invent and launch Vaseline Lip Therapy, the No. 1 selling HBC product in the U.S. and winner of prestigious Esty’s Best Creative Award.

  • Managed existing skin care business and new product development.

  • Responsible for $100 million in brand budgets.


  • BBA, Business Management, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

  • MBA Finance (partially complete), Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois

  • Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts