Subject Matter Expertise: Open Source Intelligence; Foreign Commercial Intelligence
Mr. Holly previously led a merchant bank doing telecom and luxury hotel deals. Earlier, he ran a S.E.C. Registered Investment Advisor on $3.2 billion of assets of Middle Eastern institutions and Royals.
On the faculties of University of Massachusetts-Boston, City Colleges of Chicago, and at Investment Negotiation Center of the Institute for International and Foreign Trade Law; on the Board of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs; and was General Editor of the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs.
Memberships have included the: Homeland Security Leadership Council; International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals; Association of Securities Professionals; Media Ministry team of a 7,000-member church, producing 2,355 hours of live streaming services and concerts.
Republican Ronald Regan Gold Medal and “Businessman of the Year.” Worked the campaigns of President George Bush, President Barack Obama, Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, and Georgia House Representative El-Mahdi Holly.
Mr. Holly holds a Juris Doctor, John Marshall Law School, Honorable Harold Banke Litigation Award. A Dorothy Danforth Compton Foundation Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Indiana University.
Subject Matter Expertise: Cybersecurity
Over 40 years designing, engineering, testing, and managing telecommunications networks, an expert in deployment of every mode of content delivery in digital and analog mediums.
More than half of his career in managed network solutions with AT&T and Bell operating companies where he engineered and deployed voice and data solutions for both the service providers' and customer network infrastructures.
AT&T Labs developing, engineering and deploying cyber security solutions including the establishment and provisioning of intrusion detection technology, server-based firewall protection offerings, cyber-attack response and recovery systems, customer coordination scheme development, and evaluation of vendor security and equipment proposals and concepts.
Mr. Irons, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Lincoln University, is a member of the FBI’s private sector security group, InfraGuard, as well as the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals.
Cecil Page Brown
Subject Matter Expertise: Secured Global Logistics
Mr. Brown has substantial experience in international management and systems. He was responsible for the design, implementation, and monitoring global transportation information and security systems for United Arab Shipping Company, the largest ocean carrier for dry cargo to the Middle East.
His previous experience also includes: Audit Director, Atlanta Housing Authority; Data Processing Manager for Burgan Bank in Kuwait, where he was responsible for system audits and monitoring of services such as export-import financings, foreign exchange trading, and government-to-government transactions; Data Processing Systems Auditor for ARAMCO Services (Texas and Saudi Arabia); Systems Auditor for Oglethorpe Power; and 15 years in Management of Financial Systems and Auditing with Chrysler Corporation. He has also been a Financial Systems Consultant to the Gulf Investment Co. in Kuwait and Sheik Al-Latiff Banking and Trade Establishment in Bahrain.
Mr. Brown holds a MBA in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Morehouse College.
Subject Matter Expertise: Government Operations
Mr. Swift is the First Vice Chair, Airport Minority Advisory Council; formerly Chairman and Conference Chair for 30 years.
Owner of Business Traveler Services, operating in Atlanta International Airport for over 25 years, and operated at LaGuardia International Airport, JFK International Airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Kansas City Airport, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, and Augusta Regional Airport. Owner and President of Swift Services, Inc., a concessionaire and management consulting company in retail, food, beverages, and such brands as Apple, Pepsi, Grey Goose Vodka, T.G.I. Friday’s, Café Intermezzo, and BlackBerry.
Formerly, Executive Director of Dobbs-Paschal Midfield Corporation responsible for management of the Principal Concessionaire Agreement for 110 concessions generating more than $90,000,000 in sales at Atlanta International Airport. Was Atlanta Procurement Director establishing program requiring minority contractor participation in all Atlanta City contracts, including the airport.
Mr. Swift holds a Master of Business Administration, Harvard Graduate Business School; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, cum laude, Central State University.
Dwight D. Ellison
Subject Matter Expertise: Executive Protection
Mr. Ellison retired from a decade of service as the Vice President of Corporate Security for Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) where he directed a 113-member security department covering every aspect of the entertainment enterprise that includes Cable News Network, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, Castle Rock Entertainment, Turner Field, the 1.5-million-square-foot multipurpose headquarters complex, a major hotel and office towers with a shopping mall, and over 10,000 employees. His security concerns only included over 20 TBS offices throughout the U.S. and its foreign operations.
Mr. Ellison supervised the selection and installation of locking and computer key-entry systems, alarms, state-of-the-art mail and package screening machines, closed circuit television and surveillance devices, and encrypted telecommunications. He was responsible for the redesign of building entrances for access control, operation of Atlanta's ComNet system, in which businesses communicate with each other and the local police department. His security team was responsible for three venues during the 1996 Olympics and several international venues during the 10 Goodwill Games.
Prior to joining TBS, Mr. Ellison served from 1971 to 1991 in the U.S. Secret Service, holding various supervisory positions including: Special Agent in Charge, Atlanta Field Office; Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Investigations; Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Presidential Protective Division assigned to protect President Ronald Reagan; and Special Agent, Presidential Protective Division assigned to guard President Carter and his family. Agent Ellison supervised and conducted complex security surveys domestically and in Canada, Asia, the Philippines, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
In addition to his Secret Service training, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark College.
James Page Brown
Subject Matter Expertise: Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear and Explosive Protections
Dr. Brown is an internationally recognized scientist holding numerous patents for protective cover fabrics and other emergency response technologies. An expert in CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives), he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Morehouse College; a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University; and was a Post Doctoral Fellow in Biomedical Sciences, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
From 1975 through 1996, Mr. Brown was a leading Research Chemist for Procter and Gamble, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Additionally, he was Business Development Manager of Topology Systems International, a Year-2000 software firm and served as the Director of the Center of Excellence for Science, Engineering and Mathematics at Morehouse College.
Executive Vice President,
With Red Alert Group since 2003, Mr. Radford is responsible for identifying M&A targets and assisting in due diligence, as well as acquisition of commercial sector consulting contracts.
Over 40 years of professional experience in every facet of corporate operations, marketing, sales and finance. Previously, President and Director of a merchant bank specializing in telecommunications deals. Earlier, a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and with Investors Diversified Services, and Principal of his own investment firm, Advantage Capital.
Over a decade in management at Hallmark Cards, developed computerized financial systems resulting in a 50% reduction in overhead costs while increasing efficiency and quality of financial information. Owned and operated a successful regional screen-printing specialty manufacturer.
Mr. Radford earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at Valparaiso University; and studied at John Marshall Law School.
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Antoon H. G. Thies, Head
Samuel Carradine, Ph.D./ABA
Romesh de Silva
Dr. Ernest Alexander
Dr. Anatoli Novitski