Diamond6 is primarily a family-run business. Jeff and his daughter Tanya have worked together since 2002, developing and executing leadership workshops in and around Central Pennsylvania. Through the years they have fostered personal relationships with their clients and are growing their staff. Now they serve clients all over the country through their workshops, speaking engagements and executive coaching.
Dr. Jeffrey McCausland, Founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership, LLC is a retired Army Colonel with over 30 years of unique and challenging leadership experiences. As a retired military officer and veteran Jeff’s work has taken him all over the world serving in a variety of command and staff positions in places such as the on National Security Council Staff, U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA and the Pentagon.
Since 2003 Jeff has served as a national security consultant to CBS radio and television as a frequent commentator on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jeff has also appeared on MSNBC, CSPAN, CNN, and the CBS Morning Show as well as being interviewed by the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe.
Jeff works very closely with his clients to ensure they have a workshop experience that fully addresses their needs and goals. He is dedicated to making each workshop a unique and valuable experience for each participant.
Tanya McCausland, Communications Manager
Tanya is responsible for corporate communications at Diamond6, as well as developing workshops for new and returning clients. During the first years of running workshops with Jeff she did everything from picking participants up at the airport, driving the shuttle van, setting up audio visual equipment and even cooking dinner for a few clients. She has played a vital role in the growth and success of Diamond6. Tanya is also a Nutrition Consultant and owner of Home Cooked Healing. She helps her clients create healthy and sustainable lifestyle habits through 1:1 coaching, workshops and talks.
Holly Tiley, Office Manager/Events Coordinator
Holly McLaughlin Tiley served as an Intelligence Operations Research Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency for three years after graduating from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a BA in Spanish. She returned to Carlisle when she married in 1989. Beginning with the birth of her first child in 1992 she chose to be a stay-at-home mom and active community volunteer. Holly is a strong supporter of the community that has given so much to her and her family. She has taken leadership positions on numerous boards, including the Friends of the Bosler Library, YMBS PTO, BSA Troop #171, APTC (local theatre camp), Cumberland County Lawyers Auxiliary, as well as St. John’s Episcopal Church. Holly brings strong organizational skills as she reenters the workforce as the Office Manager/Events Coordinator for Diamond6 Leadership.
Phil McCausland is a freelance writer and editor living in New Orleans. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Phil is a contributing writer to The New Orleans Advocate. His writing has appeared in VICE, Oxford American, Paste Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Gravy, and many others.
Learn more about Phil and his writing at www.philmccausland.com.
Zachary is a Senior Dickinson College Policy Management undergraduate. On campus, he is the Co-chairman of Dickinson’s Policy Society. Off campus, he has held leadership positions at all of his former places of employment. His ambition to succeed translates into all facets of his life. Zac has had past internship experiences at Morgan Stanley, and as a Research Assistant at Dickinson. After graduation, he hopes to relocate from South Central Pennsylvania to pursue a career in Management Consulting or Investment Banking. Zac has been a Diamond6 intern since the Summer of 2015.
Hunter is a Dickinson College Economics Undergraduate. He is from Ridgefield, Connecticut where he grew up in a family of five. On campus, he serves as a member of the Dickinson College Liberty Cap Society; an organization of tour guides for the College. He also serves as a team member for the Finance and Liabilities sector of Idea fund; a entrepreneurial incubator on campus. He has had a past internship at Incident Aide Systems in Los Altos, California this past summer, where he learned the various stages of a start-up company. He has a unique passion for entrepreneurship, and venture capitalism. Hunter has been an intern for Diamond6 since fall 2015, and has become an important part of the team.
Diamond6 has an incredible team of faculty, each with their own area of expertise in areas of leadership, conflict resolution, organizational culture and executive wellness. This ensures that clients receive a well rounded experience and learn skills from a variety of perspectives. Our faculty members have held leadership roles in military combat, education, non-profits and corporations.
Jeffrey McCausland, Founder and CEO
Dr. Jeff McCausland is the Founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC (www.diamondsixleadership.com). For the past seven years Diamond6 has conducted numerous executive leadership development workshops for leaders in public education, US government institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations across the United States. Participants have included the leadership teams for national education associations and large urban school districts representing hundreds of thousands of students throughout America.
He is also a Visiting Professor of International Security at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He serves as a Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York. From 2010 thru 2015 Dr. McCausland was the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Research and Minerva Chairholder at the U.S. Army War College. Prior to these appointments he was a Visiting Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Graduate School of International Affairs.
Dr. McCausland is a retired Colonel from the US Army and completed his active duty service in the United States Army in 2002 culminating his career as Dean of Academics, United States Army War College. Upon retirement Dr. McCausland accepted the Class of 1961 Chair of Leadership at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland and served there from January 2002 to July 2004. He continues to hold a position as a Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the Naval Academy.
He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1972 and was commissioned in field artillery. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools as well as the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds both a Masters and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
During his military career Dr. McCausland served in a variety of command and staff positions both in the United States and Europe. This included Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council Staff during the Kosovo crisis. He also worked on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) as a member of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, US Army Staff, the Pentagon. Following this assignment he assumed command of a field artillery battalion stationed in Europe and deployed his unit to Saudi Arabia for Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990 and 1991.
Dr. McCausland has both published and lectured broadly on military affairs, European security issues, the Gulf War, and leadership throughout the United States and over thirty countries. He has been a visiting fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Conflict Studies Research Center, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; Stiftung Wissenshaft und Politk, Ebenhausen, Germany; George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies, Garmisch, Germany; and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.
He has also served as a member of numerous panels on leadership and character development. These include the Chief of Staff Army’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Training and Leader Development; the Character Review Panel for the Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy; as well as providing advice and assistance to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Aerospace Leader Development Panel.
Dr. McCausland is a senior fellow at the Clarke Forum at Dickinson College and a Senior Associate at the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. He is also an adjunct fellow at both CSIS as well as the RAND Corporation in Washington. He serves on the Board of Advisers to the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York, the Hourglass Initiative, and the Dreyfuss Initiative.
He has been a national security consultant for CBS television and radio since 2003. In this capacity he has travelled frequently to Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Consequently, he has been a frequent commentator on the ongoing conflicts in both countries as well as other stories focused on national security for CBS since 2003. Dr. McCausland has also appeared on MSNBC, CSPAN, CNN, Al Jazeera, Al Ahurra, the CBS Morning Show, Up To the Minute, as well as the CBS Evening News. He has frequently interviewed by the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe. He is married to the former Marianne Schiessl, and they have three children – Tanya, Nicholas, and Phillip.
Lieutenant General David W. Barno, USA (retired)
David Barno is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Responsible Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. A highly decorated military officer with over 30 years of service, he has served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States and around the world, to include command at every level. He served many of his early years in special operations forces with Army Ranger battalions, to include combat in both the Grenada and Panama invasions.
In 2003, he was selected to establish a new three-star operational headquarters in Afghanistan and take command of the 20,000 U.S. and Coalition Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom. For 19 months in this position, he was responsible for the overall military leadership of this complex political-military mission, devising a highly innovative counterinsurgency strategy in close partnership with the U.S. embassy and coalition allies.
His responsibilities included regional military efforts with neighboring nations and involved close coordination with the Government of Afghanistan, the United Nations, NATO International Security Assistance Force, the U.S. Department of State and USAID, and the senior military leaders of many surrounding nations and numerous allies.
From 2006-2010, General Barno served as the Director of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. Concurrently, he was the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans and Families from 2007-2009. He frequently serves as an expert consultant on counterinsurgency and irregular warfare, professional military education and the changing character of conflict, supporting a wide-range of government and other organizations. General Barno is widely published and has testified before Congress numerous times. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies.
A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, General Barno also earned his master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. General Barno has received numerous awards for his military and public service.
Dr. Kent Bechler
Dr. Kent Bechler served as superintendent of the Corona-Norco Unified School District, the 9th largest school district in California from 2007 to 2012. Corona-Norco Unified School District was named a 2012 finalist for the $1 million Broad Prize for Urban Education. The Broad Prize for Urban Education is the largest education prize in the country, honoring school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement, while reducing achievement gaps among poor and minority students.
He also served as superintendent in Walnut Valley Unified and Duarte Unified School Districts. He held positions of Assistant Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, Teacher and Coach.
Kent has extensive training experience in management, leadership, systems, policies and procedures, strategic planning, labor relations, and developing collaboration and teamwork within organizations. He is well known for developing trusting relationships, team building and resolving organizational conflict. His academic work includes teaching adjunct classes at the university level and consulting with educational institutions, businesses and other organizations.
He was named the 2012 California Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators.
During Kent’s 32 year career in K-12 education, he served in professional organizations including Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), California Collaborative on District Reform, American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Southern California Superintendents, Urban Education Dialogue and Educational Research Development Institute (ERDI).
Born in Saginaw, Michigan and raised in South Central Los Angeles, he has traveled extensively throughout South America, Australia and Mainland China playing basketball.
Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.
Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. (Harvard, a.b, cum laude, Government, 1974; Fletcher School, M.A.L.D., 1980) is Chairman of the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, DC. He was the President’s Special Envoy for MANPADS Threat Reduction from 2008-09, and Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs as well as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Humanitarian Mine Action from 2001-2005.
He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1992-93), Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs (1991-02), Member, U.S. Delegation to Philippine Bases Negotiations (1990-91), Member, U.S. Water Mediation in the Middle East (1989-90), and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1988-89), among other positions in the Department of Defense (OSD/ISA) beginning in 1981. He is President of Palmer Coates LLC, Senior Advisor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Operating Advisor at Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P., Senior Advisor at ZeroBase Energy LLC, and Chairman of the Board of Bell Pottinger Communications USA LLC.
James W. Davis, Founder and President, The Davis Group Ltd
James W. Davis is the founder and President of The Davis Group Ltd an international consulting firm. Mr. Davis has nearly 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He also serves as a speaker and consultant to organizations on a variety of leadership related issues.
The Davis Group Ltd uses Strategic Foresight to help our clients anticipate the future and choose the best direction. We specialize in developing leaders and teams, as well as coaching senior and mid-level executives. We utilize the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and other tools to help individuals and teams and achieve high levels of performance in areas such as communication, decision-making, conflict resolution, change management, leadership, team functioning and creativity/innovation.
Mr. Davis has served a variety of clients since founding his consulting practice in 1997. He has worked with major corporations such as Time Warner, Sylvan Learning, and the Los Angeles Business Advisors which was made up of the CEO’s of major corporations headquartered in Southern California. Mr. Davis has advised clients in England, Germany, Spain, and Sweden. He currently serves small and medium size businesses ranging from $1million to $100 million in gross revenues, as well as a variety of non-profit and public sector organizations. He provided pro bono services to Xerox PARC and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as well as to several non-profit organizations.
Prior to forming his consulting practice, Mr. Davis served as the Superintendent/CEO of the La Cañada Unified School District in California for five years. While serving as CEO of the district Mr. Davis managed a budget exceeding $20 million, employing nearly 400 professional and support staff. During that time he also managed a construction budget exceeding $15 million. Prior to being promoted to Superintendent, Mr. Davis served 24 years in a variety of leadership positions in both the La Canada and Los Angeles Unified School Districts.
Mr. Davis has also worked for Johns Hopkins University, the RAND Corporation and has served as a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles-Extension, California State University, Fullerton and as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California. Mr. Davis was a Fellow in the Leadership in Conflict Initiative, a joint partnership with Dickinson College and the United States Army War College, both located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
He is a Certified MBTI® Practitioner and a Certified Trainer for the DiSC® Facilitation System. Mr. Davis also holds a certificate in Strategic Foresight.
Mr. Davis is co-founder of the Institute for Educational Advancement, a non-profit institute dedicated to serving our nation’s brightest youth. He currently serves as senior advisor. In 2006, Mr. Davis founded Sacred Leadership.org, with a mission to improve leadership in the public, non-profit and service sectors.
Mr. Davis is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA), The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), the World Future Society (WFS), Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), the Association of Psychological Type (APT) and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Mr. Davis has been recognized by the California State Senate and Assembly, the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, the Westchester/LAX and La Cañada Chambers of Commerce, the Los Angeles Unified School District and numerous other professional, community and civic organizations. He is the recipient of the 2009/2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Graduate School of Education at California State University, Los Angeles.
Mr. Davis is married to sculptor, Judeth S. Davis and has three children and four grandchildren.
Maureen R. Dodson, Ph.D., Baker Tilly
Maureen brings over 30 years of financial services, healthcare and higher education experience to her role as a senior manager on our management consulting team, developing and delivering customized management and leadership development programs for a variety of clients from different industries.
Her training and consulting engagements focus on advancing leadership skills and interpersonal communications and creating high performing teams. Maureen’s expertise lies in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, DiSC® and team performance. She is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator at various regional professional association conferences.
- Supports the firm’s internal management and leadership development initiatives.
- Member of team focused on establishing Baker Tilly’s new program to develop leaders who embrace our values and principles. The program is being designed to help our professionals formulate effective management and business development attributes, enhance their leadership capabilities and engage in continuous development.
- Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Maureen was assistant professor in the Pennsylvania State University’s management development program where she provided customized leadership and management training programs to organizations throughout the United States. Her primary focus was in supervisory and leadership competencies with an emphasis on communication and behavioral styles in the workplace. In 2008, she received the Pennsylvania State University Distance and Continuing Education Outstanding Instructor Award.
- Maureen also worked at Mellon Bank, N.A., in Pittsburgh in various capacities, including Assistant Vice-President and Director of Master Trust University. She has been an independent writing and training consultant and has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses.
Joe Doty, U.S. Army (retired)
Joe Doty is a retired Army officer currently working as leadership and ethics consultant. Joe is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point NY, and served in both educational and leadership positions during his 28 years in the Army – to include battalion level command. He concluded is service in the military as the Deputy Director in the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic.
Joe received Masters Degrees from Indiana University and the Naval War College and earned his PhD from the University of Northern Colorado. He has a passion for leadership, ethics, character development, teaching and human development. Some of the courses he taught at West Point include Leadership and Ethics in Sports. His published works include:
Doty, J., and Fenlason, J. (2013, Jan/Feb). Narcissism and toxic leaders. Military Review.
Doty, J., and Doty, C. (2012, Jan/Feb). Command responsibility and accountability Military Review.
Doty, J. (2011, Fall). A case study in moral reasoning and moral development: A case for self-awareness. Journal of Character and Leadership Integration, 2(1), 59-72.
Doty, J., and Sowden, W. (2009, Nov/Dec). Character vs competence? It must be both!! Military Review.
Doty, J., and Gerdes, D. (2000, Oct). Humility as a leadership trait. Military Review.
Mr. Faulkner advises global corporations and governments on strategic change and leadership. He is a bestselling author, and his articles on leadership & management reform are published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, The Hill, Politico, Roll Call, and History News Network. He has appeared on ABC-Australia, Bloomberg, CBS News, CNN, CSPAN, FOX, NPR, PBS, VOA, and talk radio.
Scot Faulkner was the first Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives. He oversaw a $1 billion annual budget and all non-legislative operations, which served 14,000 employees, 22,000 journalists, and 3 million tourists. His business-based reforms rebuilt the integrity of House operations and saved over $184 million. His reforms became a model for the operation of 44 national parliaments around the world and were named one of the Top 100 Innovations in American Government by the Ford Foundation and Harvard University.
Mr. Faulkner was Director of Personnel for the Reagan Bush Campaign. He went on to serve in the Presidential Transition and the White House Staff. Mr. Faulkner held executive positions at the U.S. Department of Education, the Federal Aviation Administration, the General Services Administration, and the Peace Corps. His accomplishments have been recognized with 26 management awards and four letters of commendation from the President of the United States.
Mr. Faulkner’s private sector experience includes serving as Global Practice Leader for the American Management Association and Vice President of Philip Crosby Associates.
Mr. Faulkner earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from American University and a Bachelors Degree in Government from Lawrence University. He studied at the London School of Economics and Georgetown University. He serves as an advisor on Executive Programs for the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and is a member of their Center for Leadership Innovation and Change. He is the Vice President of Shepherd University’s George Washington Institute of Living Ethics. He is also President of Friends of Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and earned two partnership awards from the National Park Service for his leadership in historic preservation.
Hayward S. Florer, Jr, Colonel USA (retired)
Stan Florer, President of S F Dynamic Solutions, LLC, supports organizations large and small to help them more effectively develop their leadership and management teams. He brings to his clients his experience from a 28-year career in the Army and ten years of business consulting. His Special Forces leadership positions in Command, education and training development give him the insight needed in today’s education, business and defense related government organizations.
Colonel Stan Florer retired from the United States Army on 1 October 2000. In his last duty assignment Colonel Florer served as the Chief of Staff, Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC, where he oversaw the staff that supported the Army’s Special Operations Forces by recruiting, training, equipping and preparing them for global operations. After his retirement, he provided expert consulting with Whitney, Bradley and Brown on concepts and analysis projects for DoD and Defense Industry customers large and small. He developed the Special Operations and Army business for WBB until his departure in 2010. From 2010 to 2011, he supported the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs in an effort to connect America’s Army to the public in a more dynamic and relevant way by planning and executing the production of reality style infomercials at Forts Bragg and Lewis.
Before his assignment to USASOC, Colonel Florer commanded the Special Operations Command, Atlantic Command, Norfolk, VA. He created a new capability for training Joint Task Force commanders and staffs as well as Theater Special Operations Commands in each Geographic Command. He was selected for this position because of his experience as the Director of Training and Doctrine at the USAJFK Special Warfare Center and School at Ft. Bragg, NC.
As the Director of Training and Doctrine, he integrated Special Operations in Army and Joint doctrine. He designed the education and training strategies to support this dynamically changing doctrine and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP).
In addition to commanding at each level from Captain to Colonel, Colonel Florer was selected to instruct a seminar of very extraordinary Majors at the School for Advanced Military Studies in the Operational Art. He brings this expertise in strategic planning to all his tasks. He also achieved qualification as an African Foreign Area Officer.
Colonel Florer commanded 1st BN 10th SFG (A) during Desert Storm and Provide Comfort, executing essential Special Operations in Iraq with strategic impact.
B.S. United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
M.A. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Larry Forster retired as an Army Colonel after 30 years of active duty. Since retirement, he has served as Administrative Pastor for Life Center International, as an adjunct professor at Dickinson College and taught flying. He then was a project and program manager in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and West Africa for police and military training and for aviation support contracts.
Larry served as DynCorp International’s Vice President for Regional Operations representing than 6300 employees in Iraq from 2010-2012. Currently, he is program manager for the large State Department CIVPOL and Criminal Justice Program Support contracts with projects in Afghanistan, Palestine, South Sudan, and Haiti to train and support the professionalization of local police/security forces.
While on active duty, Larry was recognized as an expert in peacekeeping, coalition operations, conflict resolution, and security issues. He commanded Military Police (MP) units up to the battalion (1550 soldiers) level, served as a leader in UN peacekeeping operations in Egypt and Lebanon, was MP Operations Officer for the US Army Europe Provost Marshal, and was in Operation Support Hope in Rwanda. He later served as ground commander to protect the Kurds in northern Iraq (1995) and played a key role in the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai (1998-1999)—Chief of Staff for the Force and brigade commander equivalent of the US contingent.
With Masters degrees in History and in Criminal Justice (and completion of the FBI National Academy, a Harvard Fellowship and Senior Service College), Larry taught history at the US Military Academy, was responsible for MP officer training/education at the US Army Military Police School, and facilitated the education of senior officers and equivalents at the Army War College. In addition, Larry was trained as a Foreign Area Officer for the Middle East region. After a year at Harvard University, Larry also served as director of the US Army Peacekeeping Institute (PKI) until 1998—with opportunities to teach, speak, and provide peace operations expertise worldwide. Lastly, he served on the faculty of the Army War College teaching strategy, leading the student outreach activity and teaching the Middle East Regional Strategic Appraisal. Larry is an active commercial pilot and certified flight instructor.
Dr. Barry Frew, President & CEO, Frew & Associates
Upon leaving a tenured faculty position in 2003 at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, Dr. Barry Frew formed Frew & Associates, an independent consulting firm. He remained at the Navy’s graduate school as a civilian faculty; earned tenure and was appointed Dean before founding the Executive Education Center at the school and then retired in 2002 as an Emeritus Professor.
He conducts education and development interventions for organizations and executives that are aimed at expanding the boundaries and horizons of individuals and organizations. Dr. Frew continues to focus on events that stretch the thinking of people within organizations using a model he developed called High Order Thought™. The foundational idea of High Order Thought™ suggests that the highest levers to clearer and more effective thought and behavior are found in being aware of your “State-of-Mind,” being attentive to your “Communicating,” being cognizant of your and other’s “Thinking,” and using “Reflecting” to generate insight. Dr. Frew helps individuals and organizations become better aligned; focus on talent management, transformation and change; and provide high performing and high potential leaders an expanded set of management, leadership, and execution tools.
In 1997, Professor Frew founded the Center for Executive Education at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. The Center provided boundary expanding programs for the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense Flag officers and Senior Executive Service civilians. Programs delivered by this Center rapidly built a large following and reputation within and external to the Navy. His programs have been credited for changing the culture of Navy leadership, changing the dialogue within the Navy and expanding the awareness and perception regarding leaders’ vision of future possibilities and outcomes. His entrepreneurial spirit and his innovative approach to executive education has been the focus of articles, magazines and news periodicals including Fast Company, New York Lawyer, Naval Proceedings, and CHIPS Magazine.
Barry has been involved in almost every facet of information management since 1968. His experience as an Information Technology manager includes a wide variety of environments including microcomputers, minicomputers, high performance workstations, mainframes, and supercomputers. Barry frequently consults for private industry as well as state and federal government facilities.
Barry has held several faculty positions including Associate Professor, Dean of Computer and Information Systems, and Director of Executive Education. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and was the first Chief Information Officer at the Naval Postgraduate School. Additionally, he serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Federal Executive Institute.
Lieutenant General Don Holder, U.S. Army (retired)
Don Holder is an independent consultant on leadership, Joint Force and Army doctrine, and training. As one of six Battle Command Training Program (BCTP) Senior Mentors, he coached commanders of Army corps, divisions and brigades in advanced training exercises. He advises doctrine writers and force designers on future operations and lectures on theater operations at foreign and US service schools.
Don’s military career alternated between combat units and the Army schools. He commanded armored cavalry units from platoon to regimental levels and served as the commander of the 3rd Mechanized Infantry Division from 1993 to 1995. As a captain, he commanded a cavalry troop in combat in Vietnam. In his third assignment to the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, he led the unit through the final days of the Cold War and deployed it to Saudi Arabia for DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM.
In his educational assignments, Don taught tactics at the Army Command and Staff College and history at West Point, served as a primary author of the 1982 and 1986 editions of FM 100-5, AirLand Battle; directed the School of Advanced Military Studies; and was Commandant of the US Army Command and General Staff College. His papers on tactics and operational art influenced Army doctrine and training for a decade and won several awards including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Award for Strategic Writing. He was the Omar Bradley Scholar at the US Army War College and at Dickinson College in 2006 where he taught courses in enterprise and operational level leadership.
Recently he has taught Operational Design to the staffs of major Army headquarters, acted as a commander in future force experiments, and participated in the training of brigades, divisions, and individuals for overseas combat missions.
Don earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History at Texas A&M University, holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and is a graduate of the Army War College.
Mark Jackson is President of Guidon, LLC, a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania-based leadership development firm. Jackson develops and delivers the firm’s unique leadership laboratory exercises. He has conducted this training for civilian and military organizations of the United States Government.
Jackson began his career as an Army officer, serving almost six years in both Germany and the United States. As a platoon leader for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and operations and plans officer in the 82nd Airborne Division, Jackson was immersed in leadership situations.
Jackson joined Goodyear Tire Company’s sales and marketing team after his military service. His success qualified him for the role of manager, sales training for Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, based in Findlay, Ohio. In this role, he trained employees and customers on sales and marketing tactics as well as business planning. More importantly, he trained leadership and management skills. He conducted over 200 seminars and enhanced five existing programs. Jackson was a columnist for “Tire Review,” writing on business planning for the trade journal for the tire industry. According to the magazine’s editor, ratings for Jackson’s columns were the highest in the magazine’s history. On May 31, The Washington Post ran an article that Jackson wrote about his experiences in Afghanistan. Since, the article has appeared in 15 other media sources, including an excerpted version on ABC World News.
Jackson was promoted to Advertising Manager for Cooper Tire, where he headed up the company’s promotion/marketing efforts. His involvement spanned promotions and encompassed public relation, brand building and speech writing.
Jackson was next promoted to the Cooper Tire performance tire start up initiative. His team was tasked with entering a new market segment, from inception to fruition. His team developed the product line, determined marketing and promotion efforts, trained employees and assisted in sales efforts.
Jackson returned to military service in 2008 and spent 2009 deployed in Afghanistan, where he was a Combat Advisor to the Afghan Armed Forces. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge.
Jackson now holds a field role for Cooper Tire.
Jackson has combined his love of history with his leadership, training and business experience in creating GUIDON. Jackson has conducted history seminars for Antietam National Battlefield, Ohio Historical Society and numerous local historical societies.
Brad Johnson, United States Naval Academy
W. Brad Johnson is Professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves as Senior Professor for the Naval Academy’s Lead Division. A clinical psychologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Medical Clinic at Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology.
He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. He has served as Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee and as President of the Society for Military Psychology. Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous publications including 11 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling. His most recent books include: The Elements of Mentoring (Revised Edition, 2008), The Elements of Professional Ethics (2008), The Ethics Desk Reference for Psychologists (2008), and Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries, and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice (2011).
George R. Lucas, Jr.
George Lucas is Class of 1984 Distinguished Chair in Ethics in the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis), and Professor of Ethics and Public Policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, CA).
He has taught at Georgetown University, Emory University, Randolph-Macon College, the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and served as Philosophy Department Chairman at the University of Santa Clara in California. He has received research fellowships from the Fulbright Commission and the American Council of Learned Societies, and has served three times (in 1986, 1990, and 2004) as director of National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes for College and University Faculty.
Christopher I. Maxwell, PhD
Chris Maxwell is a Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Chris previously taught “Leadership and Communication in Groups” at the Wharton School and directed a wide variety of domestic and international leadership development programs in remote areas of North America, Mexico, Patagonia, Peru, Quebec, and Iceland.
His programs in the U.S. included leadership exchanges with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the Trauma Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Chris holds two graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Governmental Administration and Applied Positive Psychology) and earned a PhD in Public Administration from Penn State. His work has been published in the Wharton Leadership Digest, Organization Management Journal, European Business Review, Journal of Surgical Education, and the American Journal of Public Health.
Dr. Kathy Maxwell has served as a career counselor, academic adviser, and adjunct faculty at Penn State University for over twenty years. She taught kinesiology, business, and special topics Honors courses at the Penn State Schuylkill and Hazleton campuses. While at Penn State, Kathy earned programming awards from the National Continuing Education Association, was the recipient of multiple Butler Teaching with Technology grants, and won the Outstanding Teaching Award for Part-time Faculty and Staff in 2012.
She received graduate degrees in Nursing and Health Education, and earned her doctorate in Adult Education from Penn State. She holds an additional credential as a Certified Health Education Specialist. Kathy has trekked and climbed in many exotic locations throughout the world. She reached the summit of Wyoming’s Grand Teton in 2008. Her favorite ventures have included the treks to the foot of Mt. Everest in Nepal and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru. To relax during her free time, Kathy teaches Hatha yoga.
Christopher D. Miller, Lt General, USAF (ret)
Lt Gen (ret) Chris Miller is currently the Distinguished Graduate Scholar and executive editor of the Journal of Character & Leadership Integration at the US Air Force Academy; and President and founder of 21st Century Defense Strategies, Inc. In his last uniformed position, he was the Air Force’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans & Programs, where he led USAF long-range strategy and was responsible for prioritizing and producing $600 billion-plus, five-year Air Force budgets. His demonstrated expertise is organizational and interpersonal leadership of complex processes under stressful circumstances.
Throughout an almost 33-year military career, Chris served in a wide range of duties and locations, including flying operations and multiple commands in the T-38, B-1, and B-2 missions; international relations, strategy, and defense planning in the Pentagon and in NATO Hq; overseeing all USAF personnel assignments, and directing homeland defense and theater security cooperation plans, policy & strategy for US Northern Command and NORAD.
A highlight of his military service was command of all USAF units operating in Afghanistan during 2006 and 2007, during a period of mission expansion and increased air-ground operations, where he also served as the USAF’s senior in-country liaison to US and coalition force headquarters.
Chris has written and spoken widely in connection with his military positions, including testimony before the US Congress. He is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, with masters’ degrees from the US Naval War College and from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a graduate of the George C. Marshall Center in Germany, and was the US Air Force Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York.
Bernadette Mitchell, Managing Director of b.Mitchell Consulting
Ms. Mitchell has over 25 year of experience in Finance. As a former senior officer of a global fortune 500 firm she launched her own Management Consulting firm in 2013, b.Mitchell Consulting. Drawing on her extensive experience in building new businesses and markets within the United States she helps clients identify growth areas in their own business and delivers value with pace, certainty and strategic agility.
Her Management Consulting firm specializes in creating value, results and architecting change through a unique spectrum of management consulting services that include: Business Process Management, Change Management, Innovation, Operations, Sales and Customer Services, Growth, and, Business Sustainability. Capitalizing on her past successful track record, clients receive results by gaining value that is tailored to their business needs.
While at AXA, Ms. Mitchell realized several remarkable accomplishments. She created and developed a successful sales distribution channel from 50 to over 1,100 financial services representative and becoming the #1 provider of pensions in the public school arena nationwide. Ms. Mitchell headed up the Retirement Benefits Group Sales and Strategic development teams and developed training and business optimization for the national pension businesses within the employer-sponsored markets. She was also instrumental in leading the firm to the number one position in new sales, boasting double digit growth every year.
Her vast experience and additional roles at AXA include Chief Sales Officer; Chief Strategic Marketing Director; Vice President; Product Management Director; and Divisional Senior Vice President of Sales with a specialty in the employer sponsored markets.
Prior to joining AXA, she worked at Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett a corporate law firm in Manhattan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington DC, and a Legislative Aide for a New York Senator in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill.
Bernadette graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Government & History from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is very active with many charitable organizations, including the N.J. Community Foodbank, the Carol G. Simon Cancer Foundation, & the American Cancer Society, for which Bernadette has been named a Legislative Ambassador for her lobbying efforts for cancer aid and funding within NJ. She resides in Chatham, NJ with her husband, Geoff and their two children.
Roy J. Panzarella, Chief Executive – UAE Lockheed Martin Corporate Business Devleopment
Roy Panzarella, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin – United Arab Emirates, is a retired Army Colonel with decades of leadership experience in the military and in business.
He currently leads the corporation’s business development activities in the UAE, one of Lockheed Martin’s two most important foreign markets in the world. Previously, he was the Vice-President for Lockheed Martin Global Incorporated in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to that he was the regional Vice President in Central Europe, headquartered in Warsaw, Poland.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in September of 2005, Mr. Panzarella served as a U.S. Army Aviator and Foreign Area Officer for over twenty-seven years, retiring at the rank of Colonel. As the military attaché in charge of defense cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy, he was responsible for numerous bilateral programs to include the Joint Strike Fighter, F-16, C-130J, and Missile Defense Programs. Earlier, as a soldier-diplomat, Roy served as the U.S. Defense Attaché to Poland where he negotiated the participation of Polish forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Other career highlights include assignments in Baghdad in 2003 as Chief of an Interagency Team assigned to the Iraq Survey Group, Aide-de-Camp and later Special Military Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. Previously, he was the Dean of Student Affairs at the George Marshall Center for Security Studies in Germany. As a U.S. Army Attack Helicopter Aviator, Roy held a variety of leadership and staff positions in Korea, Hawaii and Germany.
Roy earned a PhD in Organizational Leadership after obtaining Master Degrees from the Fletcher School and Boston University. He is a 1978 graduate of West Point and together with his wife, Jody, they have spent 30 of the past 35 years working and living abroad. They have a daughter, Allison and two sons, Ryan and Brennan.
John E. Park, Ph.D., Baker Tilly
John, a firm director, maintains a targeted consulting practice where he works with his clients on issues related to strategic planning, change management, enterprise risk management and leadership development. He has multiple publications including co-authorship of the book “Creating in House Sales Development Programs “and regularly speaks at regional and national conferences.
- Supports the firm’s internal management and leadership development initiatives.
- Member of team focused on establishing Baker Tilly’s new program to develop leaders who embrace our values and principles. The program is being designed to help our professionals formulate effective management and business development attributes, enhance their leadership capabilities and engage in continuous development.
- Prior to joining Baker Tilly, John was the associate director and assistant professor of management development at the Pennsylvania State University, where he held affiliate faculty status in the School of Hospitality Management.
- Before joining the Penn State faculty, John was the commercial lines manager and assistant vice president for an insurance agency, a commercial underwriter for Pennsylvania National Insurance and a senior casualty underwriter for Commercial Union Insurance. He has also been involved in the ownership and operation of a family owned school bus business and recreational campground for over 25 years.
- American Society of Training and Development
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants(Education Committee)
- Shippensburg University
- Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
- Pennsylvania State University
- Doctor of Education
Matthew Pinsker, Professor and Lincoln Scholar, Dickinson College
Matthew Pinsker holds the Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He also serves as Co-Director of the House Divided Project at Dickinson, an innovative effort to build digital resources on the Civil War era.
Matt graduated from Harvard College and received a D.Phil. degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He is the author of two books: Abraham Lincoln –a volume in the American Presidents Reference Series from Congressional Quarterly Press (2002) and Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers’ Home (Oxford University Press, 2003). Pulitzer Prize-winner David Donald called Lincoln’s Sanctuary “an important and fascinating book” and reviewers in publications such as The Washington Post hailed the effort as “marvelous” and “brimming with new information.”
Matt has also published widely in the history of American politics, contributing to the Journal of American History and several other academic journals as well as to newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2006, he was a Visiting Scholar at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Each year, he also leads numerous K-12 teacher training workshops for organizations such as the US Department of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History. He currently serves the Organization of American Historians (OAH) as a “Distinguished Lecturer.”
Finally, Matt sits on the Advisory Boards of several historic organizations, such as Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia, Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, and President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home.
Dr. George Reed is an associate professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of San Diego he was the Director of Command and Leadership Studies at the U.S. Army War College.
He served for twenty-seven years as a Military Police Officer and retired at the rank of colonel. He holds a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in public policy analysis and administration and a Master of Forensic Science degree from The George Washington University. His research and writing address leader development, leadership, and ethics. He teaches courses in leadership, ethics, and organizational theory and behavior. He is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post online feature, “On Leadership.”
What happens when you combine a liberal arts education, 20 years in production agriculture and sales, and almost two decades of community based leadership development experience…
John Rinehart has been involved in leadership development for over 15 years.
He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University RULE Rural Leadership Program, and served as Vice President of the program’s Advisory Board. John held the position of Executive Director of the Carlisle Pennsylvania based Leadership Cumberland program for seven years. He is a skilled group facilitator, team builder and public speaker, and has been contracted by many organizations to serve in these roles. John has also worked with organizations across Pennsylvania on visioning, strategic planning, and organizational development and was recently published in “In the Company of Leaders: 40 Top leadership experts provide proven guidance for your leadership journey.” A 1999 graduate of Dickinson College with a Bachelor’s Degree in European History, John also is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. A proud father of three children, John and his wife Cheri live in Dillsburg, Pa with their youngest daughter Jonna.
Robert P. Schoultz
Bob Schoultz is currently CEO of Fifth Factor Leadership, which applies a Navy SEAL and Special Operations perspective to dilemmas faced by leaders in business and other public and private sector enterprises. Bob graduated from Stanford University in 1974, and completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado California in the summer of 1975. He then served as Naval Special Warfare officer for 30 years, with numerous extended tours overseas in a wide variety of commands.
During his career he served all over the world, and commanded SEALS and Special Boat personnel at all levels up to Commanding Naval Special Warfare Group Two in Little Creek, Va. His last assignment in the Navy was as the Director of Leader and Character Development at the US Naval Academy, from which he retired as a Captain on 1 July, 2005. From Oct 2005 until Nov 2011 he served as the Director of the Master of Science in Global Leadership in the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego. He has been married for 33 years and has three grown children. His oldest son is a SEAL officer currently assigned to an East Coast SEAL Team.
Don Snider, Professor of Political Science, West Point
Don M. Snider is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at West Point, from which he retired in 2008. He serves now as Senior Fellow in the Center for Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) and Adjunct Research Professor of the Army War College. He holds a Doctorate in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and Master’s degrees in economics and public policy from the University of Wisconsin.
In his previous military career, he served three combat tours in Vietnam as an infantryman; later after battalion command as Chief of Plans for Theater Army in Europe, as Joint Planner for the Army Chief of Staff, in the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and on the staff of the National Security Council, the White House. He retired from the Army in 1990. Subsequently, and before joining the Academy’s civilian faculty in 1998, he was for three years the Olin Distinguished Professor of National Security Studies at West Point.
His continuing research examines American civil-military relations, the identities and development of the American Army officer, military professions, and professional military ethics. He was research director and co-editor of The Future of the Army Profession, (2d Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2005), and Forging the Warrior’s Character (2d Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2008). More recent publications include, “Dissent and Strategic Leadership of Military Professions” (Orbis, 2008), The Army’s Professional Military Ethic in an Era of Persistent Conflict (co-author, Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2008) and, co-editor with Suzanne Nielsen, American Civil-Military Relations: The Soldier and the State in the New Era, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).
Professor Snider is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, NYC, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.
Colonel Gary Steele (retired), Senior Consultant for Learning Dynamics
Gary Steele has over thirty years of extensive national and international human resources experience as a leader, problem solver, and project manager. He has successful leadership, management and consulting experience with a broad, unique background from the military, education, and pharmaceutical industry sectors.
As an Army officer, Gary served 9 of his 23 years outside of the United States. Following graduation from West Point, he was posted as an Infantry officer in the Panama Canal Zone. As an Adjutant General Corps officer he served separate tours with allies in Greece and at SHAPE Headquarters in Belgium. With the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado he was the Deputy Chief of Staff and he also served as the Division G5 Officer. He commanded at the battalion level and closed his career as a member of the doctrinal team charged with the 1993 revision of FM-100-5, Operations, at the School for Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In the educational realm, Gary served as the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources of the Kansas City Missouri School District; a big-city district with approximately 7000 employees, with more than 3000 certified teachers. He has direct experience with the leadership and management challenges faced by district leaders including court-ordered desegregation, multi-million dollar budget cuts and the associated staffing challenges.
He served in key Human Resources positions with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals at its World Headquarters in New York City. In that role he was responsible for executive administration of HR functions for the business unit, which consisted of more than 30 countries. His last role was as Director of Organization Effectiveness for the Corporate Groups in New York City. He designed and delivered programs on team assessment and development, leader development, change management for managers and employees, performance evaluation, business ethics, and employee orientation and onboarding.
With Learning Dynamics, Gary develops and delivers training programs across a broad spectrum of organizational needs. Key focus areas are: Leadership Development, Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Team Assessment and Team Building, Change Management, Diversity, and Strategic Planning.
Gary is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Boston University.
Colonel Tom Vossler, U.S. Army (Retired) served thirty years in the U.S. Army from 1968 thru 1998. He commanded an infantry platoon in the Vietnam War (42 soldiers) and a Mechanized Infantry Battalion Task Force in Germany (1,200 U.S. and German soldiers) prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall / Soviet regime. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Military College and a Master of Arts degree from Georgia State University. His military education includes graduation from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
Tom taught military history, strategy and leadership at the U.S. Army War College and he is a former director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks, PA. Since 1998 he has worked as a self-employed, Federally Licensed, Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg where he specializes in battlefield studies and leadership seminars for the U.S. military as well as military units from Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Canada. His Gettysburg-based leadership seminars also include many national and international corporations and non-profit organizations.
Since 2009, Tom has served as lead historian for Diamond 6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC. Within that time, Tom and Dr. Jeff McCausland, founder and CEO of Diamond 6, have conducted leadership seminars on American Civil War battlefields at Gettysburg, Antietam and First Bull Run (First Manassas). A complete list of battlefield clients can be seen at the Diamond 6 website: www.diamondsixleadership.com
Tom’s individual battlefield clients include the late ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings, movie actor Richard Dreyfus, former Texas Governor Rick Perry and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Tom also conducts over one hundred individual and family-oriented tours of the Gettysburg battlefield each year.
His television credits include participation in two productions for The History Channel; an appearance on C-Span3 for their “American Artifacts” series; an appearance on Farm Journal Television, and appearances on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) discussing the Battle at Gettysburg and the wartime leadership of President Abraham Lincoln. He is also a guest commentator on Civil War Talk Radio.
Two published books on Gettysburg include: “The Gettysburg Campaign” with Carol Reardon, published by the U.S. Army Center of Military History and the award winning “A Field Guide to Gettysburg”, with Carol Reardon, published in 2013 by the University of North Carolina Press. A third book, A Field Guide to Antietam, is currently in the editing phase and will be published in September, 2016 by the University of North Carolina Press.
Tom and his wife Barbara (retired real estate professional) are teammates since high school in the mid-1960’s and then marriage in 1968. They own and operate the sixty-acre Mountain View Farm just west of the Gettysburg battlefield where they raise purebred and registered Simmental beef cattle specializing in the production of bred heifers, cow-calf pairs and breeding-age bulls for a North American (U.S. and Canada) herd replacement market. They are the proud breeders and owners of the 2009 U.S. National Champion Simmental Bull MVS Maximus, the current senior herd sire at Mountain View Farm.