Advisors 2017-06-12T12:37:11+00:00
Ms. Anastasia D. KellyAdvisor
Ms. Anastasia D. Kelly is currently the Co-Managing Partner (Americas) at DLA Piper and the former Vice Chairman of American International Group (AIG), a role she held until the end of 2009. In this role, she was responsible for the global legal, compliance and regulatory functions, government relations, communications, corporate affairs and human resources.

Ms. Kelly joined AIG in September, 2006 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer. She assumed her additional responsibilities in January, 2009. Prior to AIG, Ms. Kelly was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MCI/WorldCom, where she served as the Chief Legal Officer in the restructuring of the company from 2003 until its acquisition by Verizon in 2006.

Prior to MCI, Ms. Kelly was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Sears, Roebuck and Co. where she restructured the legal and compliance teams. Before her tenure at Sears, Ms. Kelly served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Fannie Mae. At Fannie Mae, she centralized the company’s legal and compliance function and upgraded the talent across Fannie Mae’s five offices nationwide.

Ms. Kelly received her law degree magna cum laude from George Washington University, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the George Washington Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree cum laude from Trinity University in Washington, D.C. She serves as a director of Owens-Illinois, the world’s largest manufacturer of glass packaging, and Huntington Ingalls Industries, builder of more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder.

Ms. Kelly is on the Advisory Board of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. She is a director and past Co-Chair of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee (WLC), past Chair of Equal Justice Works, and a director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She is on the Board of the Center for Law, Economics and Finance at George Washington University Law School.

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Mr. Stephen LuzcoAdvisor
Mr. Stephen J. “Steve” Luczo is a US-based business executive. He is Chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Seagate Technology. Seagate is a $14 billion manufacturing and technology company with global operations in 35 countries and 55,000 employees. In January 2009, Luczo was re-appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (previously the CEO from 1998 to 2004).

In the past 5 years Mr. Luczo has been consistently recognized as one of the world’s best performing CEO’s. Luczo is also well known for leading the successful management buyout of Seagate technology in 2000. This transaction is still regarded as the most successful technology buyout of all time.

In addition to his role at Seagate, Mr. Luczo has invested and built an extensive olive oil operation in Sicily, which is the birthplace of his maternal grandparents. Mr. Luczo has made extensive investments in developing the nearly 300 hectares he now owns outside of Corleone, Sicily. He is now the largest single landowner in Corleone and employs over 200 people.

Mr. Luczo is a member of the board of directors of the World Wildlife Fund, and is active in a variety of charitable and for-profit ventures through a wholly owned entity, Balance Vector, Inc. His charity initiatives are primarily focused on global environmental issues and programs to help at-risk children in the urban centers of the United States and the rural areas of Sicily, and he is a major donor to Stanford University and Hospital, the World Wildlife Fund.

He has served on the boards of directors of Microsoft Corporation (including serving on the CEO Search Committee and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee), Veritas Software and VMware. Mr. Luczo also served on the Advisory Boards of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a graduate of Stanford University (1979) and the Stanford School of Business (1984).

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Mr. Saxby ChamblissAdvisor
Saxby Chambliss served in the US Senate for two terms and, before that, served four terms in the US House of Representatives. Georgia Trend magazine, which consistently named him one of its Most Influential Georgians, called him “a highly visible and well-respected presence in Washington,” and says he earned “a reputation as an affable but straight-talking lawmaker.”

During his tenure in the Senate, he served as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the Senate Rules Committee; and his leadership and experience on homeland security and intelligence matters earned him an appointment to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he served as vice chairman from 2011 to 2014, advocating for dramatically improved information sharing and human-intelligence-gathering capabilities. His previous role as chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security made him one of the leading congressional experts on those issues.

During the 109th Congress, Senator Chambliss served as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and is the only senator since 1947 to have chaired a full standing Senate committee after serving in the chamber for just two years. He served as ranking member of the Agriculture Committee during the 110th and 111th Congresses.
Senator Chambliss was first elected to Congress to represent Georgia’s 8th District in 1994. Throughout his legislative career, he has been recognized numerous times by the public and private sectors for his work on agriculture, defense, budget and national security issues.

Senator Chambliss also served as the co-chair of the Senate Aerospace Caucus and the Senate Reserve Caucus, and as a member of the Senate Rural Health Caucus, the Juvenile Diabetes Caucus, the Caucus on Military Depots, Arsenals and Ammunition Plants, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.

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Mr. James HarpelAdvisor
Mr. James W. Harpel is a general partner of two private equity firms: (a) Senior Partner and Co-Founder of Palm Beach Capital Partners, LLC, which invests in and builds small and medium-sized companies and (b) Co-Founder and non-active General Partner of First Reserve Corp., which manages approximately $20 billion in the areas of energy and natural resources.

He is involved in a number of other ventures, including as a director and large shareholder of Security First Corporation, a cyber-security and data management company. He is also the Chairman and controlling stockholder of Beanstalk Networks, a mortgage software developer. In addition, Mr. Harpel is a director of Safariland, a substantial producer of safety accessories and equipment for the police and military markets. Additionally, he is the Senior Partner of Two Roads Development Company, the current developer of a 51-story condominium tower in Miami, and of other real estate projects.

For many years Mr. Harpel was the managing partner of Harpel Advisory Company and Century Capital Corporation, registered investment advisors and hedge fund managers. Prior to that time, Mr. Harpel worked for investment banking firms and played a major operating role in the turnaround of an NYSE-listed manufacturing company.
Mr. Harpel attended Harvard College (1959) and graduated from Harvard Business School in 1960 with high distinction.

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Mr. Arturo MunozAdvisor
Dr. Munoz served 29 years at the Central Intelligence Agency, both in the Directorate of Operations and in the Directorate of Intelligence. He created successful counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and counternarcotics programs, from initial planning to full implementation in the field. As an analyst, he wrote groundbreaking intelligence assessments on insurgent movements in Latin America, which pioneered the application of anthropology to intelligence.

In various supervisory positions, both at headquarters and in the field, he managed covert action campaigns with verifiable impact in Latin America, Southwest Asia, the Balkans, the Middle East, and North Africa. Dr. Munoz received his B.A. in history and Spanish literature from Loyola University; his A.B.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles; and his M.A. in anthropology and Ph.D. in history from Stanford University.
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