Advisory Board of Directors
CHAIRMAN OF THE ADVISORY BOARD
- Thomas Teach—Owner and CEO of Century Foam, a manufacturing firm in the Midwest, Class VP and graduate, US Naval Academy, with the Legendary Leadership Class of 1968
OTHER ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
- Fred Holliger—Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Giant Industries, Inc, Phoenix, Az.
- David Myers—Chairman and CEO, IAP, graduate, US Naval Academy, with the Legendary Leadership Class of 1968
- Admiral Dennis C. Blair, USN, Ret.—Omar Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership, Army War College, Former Commander, US Pacific Command, Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and graduate, US Naval Academy, with the Legendary Leadership Class of 1968. He is a former Director of National Intelligence.
Former Board Member serving the Obama Administration
- Major General Charles Bolden—USMC, Ret., Member Astronaut Hall of Fame, graduate, US Naval Academy, with the Legendary Leadership Class of 1968.
He is currently NASA Administrator.
OUR MISSION: STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP
The Mission of our Advisory Board of Directors is to provide senior leadership expertise, networking, wise counsel and strategy advice to enhance the success of the Haines Centre and its CEO, Stephen Haines.
In between quarterly meetings Advisory Board Members will individually and collectively provide wise advice and counsel to the CEO on a regular and as needed basis. This advice will concentrated in a variety of strategic matters of the Haines Centre, including such topics as 21st Century Marketing, Line of Business growth, enhancement and extensions, Succession Planning, M & As, and Best Practices Research and experience in the areas of Leadership, Strategy and Systems Thinking.
OUR CORE VALUES:
The Advisory Board Members will be expected to provide leadership and support for the Core Values and high ethics of the Haines Centre. With a Global Firm, our Core Values are the “social glue” and trust that holds us together.
THE SYSTEMS THINKING APPROACHÆ
The Haines Centre's copyrighted Systems Thinking Approach® to Strategic Management (Planning-People-Leadership-Change to Deliver Customer Value) is our most important asset and is the foundation of the Haines Centre's entire business. As such, Advisory Board Members will be expected to identify sources and stories of both Analytical Thinking and Systems Thinking for the Haines Centre Members' consideration and use.
TERMS AND MEETINGS:
Members will serve a one-year term, renewable each year upon the mutual agreement of both the Advisor and the CEO with no salary involved. They will formally meet quarterly via a Bridge Call methodology and hold a yearly Annual Retreat and Strategic Planning Session together as a team with the CEO and selected others. These will occur at a quality location and date to be determined by the Advisory Board. The Corporate FY is May 1st.
ADVISORY BOARD LIABILITY:
As Advisory Board Members only, Members are not liable for any of the decisions, actions or consequences made by the CEO and other Haines Centre for Strategic Management Members and staff.
Mr. Thomas A. Teach received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Legendary Leadership Class of 1968.. He served as class Vice President and played three years of varsity soccer earning First Team All American honors in 1967. Mr. Teach was the team captain and is a member of the Naval Academy Sports Hall of Fame.
Since 1991, Tom Teach has been Owner and CEO of Century Foam, a flexible polyurethane foam fabricator in Elkhart, Indiana.
Teach served five years in the Navy, resigning his commission in September 1973. His service included a tour on the USS George K. Mackenzie (DD836) as communications officer and navigator; Department Head school in Newport, RI; USS McCroy (DE1038) as Operations Officer and a year at the Bureau of Naval Personnel.
He began his civilian career with Bernel Foam Products, a manufacturer of flexible polyurethane foam, in Buffalo, NY in 1973. He was transferred to LaPorte, In. in 1978 to become Plant Manager. The Company was sold to Recticel Foam Corporation (Dutch-owned) in 1978. Teach became General Manager. He left Recticel in 1984 to take a similar position with Indiana Foam Corporation. IFC became part of Flexible Foam in 1988; he remained with the new Company.
In 1991, Teach purchased Century Foam, a flexible polyurethane foam fabricator in Elkhart, Indiana. The Company?s revenues are approximately ten times what they were in 1991. The Company occupies 170,000 sq. feet and employs 170 people. Teach is currently starting a fabrication Company in Southern California with two other individuals.
Teach served as co-chairmen of the committee to raise money and build the Glenn Warner Soccer facility at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Teach resides in Laporte, In. with his wife Sandie. They have three children, Tom Jr., residing in South Bend, In.; Todd residing in Newport Beach, Ca., and Megan Levy residing in Frankfort, Il.
Fred L Holliger
Former Chairman of the Board & CEO, Giant Industries, Inc.
Giant is a petroleum refining and marketing company that was traded on the New York Stock Exchange until it merged with Western Refining Company in June 2007. As Chairman and CEO, Mr. Holliger engineered an amazing turnaround and transformation at Giant as indicated by the change from $2 a share to 3½ years later when it was sold at $78 a share–an astounding improvement.
Mr. Holliger was elected Chairman and CEO of Giant in March 2002. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Giant with responsibility for its three strategic business units — Refining, Retail and Phoenix Fuel Company. He has been with Giant and served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1989. Prior to joining Giant, Mr. Holliger was employed by Northern Natural Gas Company (headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska) for 17 years, the last three of which he served as the President of that operating division of Enron Corporation. He began his career as a Petroleum Engineer but soon moved into the general management career track at the company holding a wide variety of management responsibilities in marketing, supply and operations. Mr. Holliger currently is a consultant to Western's Board of Directors.
A native of Independence, Missouri Mr. Holliger received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an option in Petroleum Engineering in 1970 from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He further completed the Public Utility Executive Program in 1977 at the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration. Fred and his wife Susan reside in Scottsdale, AZ. They have three daughters
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, USN, Ret.
Former Commander, US Pacific Command
Dickinson College and the U.S. Army War College announced in 2007 that retired Navy Admiral Dennis Blair will be the next recipient of the General of the Army Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership. Blair will be in residence during academic year 2007-2008, and will conduct seminars at both Dickinson College and the Army War College.
Blair was the commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, February 1999 to May 2002, with Command responsibility for 300,000 forces, and Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force operations in the largest of the unified military Combatant Commands, which extends from India to the West Coast of the United States.
During his 34-year Navy career, Blair served at sea on guided missile destroyers. He commanded USS Cochrane (DDG-15), which home ported in Yokosuka, Japan, and the USS Kitty Hawk Battle Group. He also commanded Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
Ashore, Blair served in budget and policy positions on several major Navy staffs, the Joint Staff (as our Nation's #3 military Officer), and the National Security Council staff under President Reagan. He was the first Associate Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for Military Support under President Clinton.
Blair holds a master's degree in history and languages from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and was Class President and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy's legendary leadership class of 1968. He served as a White House Fellow at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Admiral Blair has been awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal four times, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal twice, and has received decorations from the governments of Japan, Thailand, Korea, Australia and Taiwan
Major General Charles Bolden, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
Born on August 19, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina, Charles F. Bolden Jr. graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1977, he received a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, and in 1979 he became a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland.
Designated a naval aviator in May 1970, he flew more than 100 combat missions in South Asia in the early 1970's. Throughout his career, he has logged more than 7,000 flying hours in over 30 different fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Bolden was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1980. It was at NASA that Bolden earned his shuttle flight wings by flying four missions aboard the space shuttles Columbia, Discovery and Atlantis. Bolden served as pilot on STS-61C (1986), and STS-31 (1990), and was mission commander on STS-45 (1992), and STS-60 (1994). Over the course of these four space flights, Bolden logged more than 680 hours in orbit, assisted in deploying the Hubble Space Telescope, and commanded the first mission that included a Russian cosmonaut as a mission specialist crew member.
Bolden left NASA and returned to the operating forces of the U.S. Marine Corps as the Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland in June of 1994. Mr. Bolden was assigned Deputy Commanding General, First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), Marine Forces, Pacific in 1997. He served as Commanding General, I MEF (FWD) for Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait from February to June 1998. In July 1998, he was promoted to Major General and assigned as Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces Japan. From August 2000 to August 2002, he served as the Commanding General, Third Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. Mr. Bolden retired from the United States Marine Corps on January 1, 2003 after serving 34 and a half years. From April 2003 to December 2004 he was Senior Vice President of TechTrans International Inc., of Houston, TX. He is currently the CEO of JACKandPANTHER LLC, a small business enterprise providing leadership, military, and aerospace consulting as well as motivational speaking.
Bolden is a member of the Board of Directors of Marathon Oil Corporation, GENCORP Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, and the Bristow Group Inc. He is a Trustee of the University of Southern California. He has received honorary doctorates from several distinguished universities. Among his military decorations, Bolden has received the Defense Superior Service Medal, The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in May 2006.
Bolden now resides in Texas with his wife, Alexis (Jackie). They are the proud parents of two children, Che`, a major in the United States Marine Corps, and Kelly, a medical doctor now in her residency in general surgery. They have three beautiful granddaughters, Mikaley, Kyra, and Talia.
David L Myers
President, CEO and Owner, Executive Impact, LLC
A native of Indiana, Mr. Myers is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He also has a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School and a master's degree in Administration from the University of California, at Irvine.
Mr. Myers served in the United States Navy for seven years in the nuclear submarine service. After completing his tenure with the Navy, he joined Fluor Engineers and Constructors in 1975.
Over a period of nearly 24 years at Fluor, he was named to a variety of increasingly responsible project and management assignments. Rapidly increasing his level of responsibility, he became Vice President of Engineering in 1982, President and Managing Director of Fluor Arabia, Limited in 1984, and Chairman and Managing Director of Fluor Daniel, Limited in the United Kingdom in 1986. Being named Vice President of Operations in 1988, he oversaw all operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As Vice President and General Manager, in 1989 he became responsible for the Gas Turbine Business Unit, and in 1991 the Advanced Technology Business Unit. With his expertise, he accepted the challenge of Continuous Performance Improvement for Fluor in 1993, and then became President of the Environmental Strategies Operating Company in 1994. He was named Chairman of Fluor Daniel GTI in 1996, a global environmental services company. In 1997 he was named Group President of Fluor Daniel's Industrial Group, a $4.5 billion business segment. In 1999 he became President of Fluor Global Services' Operations, Maintenance and Consulting Services strategic business unit.
In June 1999, Mr. Myers joined Raytheon Engineers & Constructors as President and Chief Operating Officer.
With the acquisition of Raytheon Engineers & Constructors by Washington Group International in July, 2000, he became President & CEO of their power business. In 2001 Mr. Myers took a special assignment as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs to oversee multi-billion disputes with Raytheon related to the acquisition. These disputes were settled and allowed Washington Group International to emerge from bankruptcy.
In 2002 Mr. Myers founded Executive Impact, LLC and serves as its President & CEO. He joined the Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. management operations team April 1, 2003 and continued to be a member of this team until resigning in May 2008.
In May 2004, Mr. Myers was named chairman of IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. In April 2007 he also assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of IAP. He continued in both capacities until May 2008 when he resigned to become, once again, President, CEO and Owner, Executive Impact, LLC