Director - John D. Gardner. Lieutenant General, US Army (retired). Jack Gardner served in command positions in Europe, Latin America, Korea, Bosnia, Iraq and numerous locations in the US. In his final assignment he served as the Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. A native of Columbus, Ohio and a life-long Ohio State football fan, he lives in Alexandra, Virginia. He is the Founder of the 21st Century Jobskills Project, a nonprofit organization focused on facilitating all public school students in achieving a true living wage job. The nonprofit is currently coordinating a pilot program in the community of Haverhill, MA designed to achieve this goal. He is also a Co-founder of Luminary LLC, a software company that develops artificial intelligence tools designed to provide real-time access to practical knowledge.


Jean-Paul Duvivier. Jean-Paul is an investigator and compliance officer focused on financial crime cases for a DC-based law firm. Previously, “J.P.” managed counter financial crime programs and projects at Deutsche Bank AG, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, and financial institutions in the U.S. and overseas. He served 12 years with the U.S. Treasury Department as a Compliance Officer, Sanctions Investigator, Senior Policy Advisor, and Diplomat. He has engaged extensively with both U.S. and foreign government agencies and the financial sector. His overseas postings included China, Germany, and Colombia. JP received his B.A. from Connecticut College and M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.


Bruce Mamont. Retired engineering manager, The Boeing Company, leading software development teams on the U.S. Air Force KC-46 aerial refueling “tanker” program, U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo plane Avionics Modernization Program, Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radio program, U.S. Army Future Combat Systems program, and National Missile Defense program. In technical assignments as a U.S. Army officer, led teams of software engineers and scientists in the development and use of artificial intelligence simulations and simulations that tested automated intelligence analysis systems. Served in a variety of infantry assignments, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Currently working as the assistant chief instructor at a flight school north of Seattle, Washington. Advanced degrees in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics.


Thomas Meyer. Thomas is a consultant with Bain & Co. in Boston. Earlier in his career, Thomas was a program director at The Philanthropy Roundtable, where he advised major philanthropists on their charitable giving. He also co-founded the Independence Project, a non-profit employment program for veterans with disabilities. Thomas completed his MBA at MIT, a Fox Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, and BA at Yale University.