Devin B. Holmes, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Devin Holmes is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Warrior Gateway and is dedicated to connecting returning veterans with their local community as they transition to civilian life.
Before joining the team at Warrior Gateway, Mr. Holmes was engaged as a consultant at Cisco Systems to help IT and marketing executives in a $1 billion initiative. With 15 years of corporate experience in the technology sector, Mr. Holmes has also held various executive and managerial roles at YUDU Media, The New York Times Company and OneSoft Corporation.
His development of the Warrior Gateway portal also earned him a 2011 Federal 100 award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the federal IT community.
An avid triathlete, Mr. Holmes is a 5 time Escape from Alcatraz finisher and in 2012 will attempt to complete his first Ironman triathlon in Brazil. Mr. Holmes holds a B.S. in Engineering from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and a MBA from both London Business School and Columbia Business School.
General Charles Boyd USAF (Ret.), Board Member
General Charles G. Boyd, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), was president and chief executive officer of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) from May 2002 until January 2010. Before joining BENS, he served as senior vice president and Washington program director of the Council on Foreign Relations.
General Boyd was commissioned through the aviation cadet program in July 1960 and retired in 1995 after 35 years of service. A combat pilot in Vietnam, he was shot down on his 105th mission and survived 2,488 days as a prisoner of war. The only POW from that war to achieve the four-star rank, General Boyd’s final military assignment was as deputy commander in chief of U.S. forces in Europe. His other assignments as a general officer include vice commander of Strategic Air Command’s 8th Air Force, director of plans at Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C., and commander of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours.
Following his retirement from active duty, he served as the Director, 21st Century International Legislators Project for the Congressional Institute, Inc. and strategy consultant to then Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. In July 1998 he became executive director of the Hart-Rudman National Security Commission, which foresaw the growing terrorist threat to the United States well before the September 11, 2001 attacks and advocated priority attention be devoted to homeland security.
His military decorations include the Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with combat “V” and two oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters.
General Boyd is a native of Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Air War College, as well as the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at Harvard University.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Nixon Center, BENS, DRS Technologies, Inc., and Forterra Systems, Inc; is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Air University Foundation; and serves on the Transformation Advisory Group for U.S. Joint Forces Command as well as the U.S. European Command Senior Advisory Group.
David Foster, Board Member
David Foster is the Executive Director of BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organization dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy.
From 1989 to 2006, Mr. Foster served as Director of United Steelworks District 11, a region spanning from Minnesota to Washington State and Alaska. From 1990 to 2006, Mr. Foster served on USW’s International Executive Board, governing union affairs in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the Board’s task force on environmental policy, bridging the divide between works and environmentalists in the Northwest and throughout the United States.
Mr. Foster sits on the Advisory Committee of the Alliance for Climate Protection, chaired by former Vice President Al Gore. Mr. Foster is also the co-chair, with Mayors R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis and Christopher B. Coleman of Saint Paul, of the Mayors’ Green Manufacturing Initiative. Mr. Foster serves as adjunct faculty at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, teaching on the challenges to industrial unions in the global economy. Mr. Foster has also taught in the Maters in Advocacy and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Mr. Foster sits on the board of directors of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation.
In 2008, Mr. Foster was one of two inaugural winners of the Peter A.A. Berle Environmental Integrity Award. The award recognizes demonstrated courage and integrity in defense of the environment by public officials and private citizens in the U.S. In 2004, Mr. Foster was awarded the Jane Lehman Bagley Award from the Tides Foundation for his work building labor-environmental coalitions in the United States.
Jack Jacobs, Board Member
Jack Jacobs was born in Brooklyn, New York. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Rutgers University and entered the U.S. Army in 1966 as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC program. Col. Jacobs served as a platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, executive officer of an infantry battalion in the 7th Infantry Division, and commanded the 4th Battalion 10th Infantry in Panama. A member of the faculty of the US Military Academy, Jacobs taught international relations and comparative politics for three years, and he was a member of the faculty of the National War College in Washington, DC.
He was in Vietnam twice, both times as an advisor to Vietnamese infantry battalions, and he is among the most highly decorated soldiers from that era, having earned the Medal of Honor, two Silver Stars, and three Bronze Stars. Jacobs retired as a Colonel in 1987. He was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of AutoFinance Group Inc, one of the firms to pioneer the securitization of debt instruments; the firm was subsequently sold to Key Bank. He was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust, where he ran foreign exchange options worldwide and was a partner in the institutional hedge fund business, and he founded a similar business for Lehman Brothers. He retired in 1996 to pursue investments.
He is a principal of The Fitzroy Group, a firm that specializes in the development of residential real estate in London and invests both for its own account and in joint ventures with other institutions. He serves on a number of charitable boards of directors and is the Vice Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He holds the McDermott Chair of Humanities and Public Affairs at the US Military Academy and is an on-air analyst for NBC News. Colonel Jacobs is also the author of the Colby Award-winning memoir, “If Not Now, When?,” released by Penguin in October 2008.
In 2011, Colonel Jacobs received a Murrow Award, and was nominated for an Emmy for his on-air reporting in NBC’s, Iraq: The Long Way Out.
Jack Quinn, Board Member
Jack Quinn is the President of Erie Community College, a position he has held since April 2008.
Between 2004 and 2008, Mr. Quinn served as the President of Cassidy & Associates, a leading government relations firm located in Washington, DC. In 2009, Mr. Quinn became co-chairman of the legislative committee for the New York Community College Association of Presidents (NYCCAP). Mr. Quinn served as Congressmen for the 27th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2004, representing a majority of the Western New York area. While serving in the House of Representatives, Mr. Quinn was a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Mr. Quinn also served as Chairman of the Benefits Subcommittee from 1996 to 2000. The highlight of this tenure was passage of P.L. 106-475, “Veterans Claims Assistance Act (VCAA). The VCAA completely changed the way claims are handled at VA and follows the “duty to assist” model that requires VA to assist the veteran in making a claim. Also included during this time was passage of P.L. 105-368, which focused on benefits for Gulf War I veterans and strengthened reemployment rights for guard and reservists. In 1996, Mr. Quinn was awarded the prestigious national AMVETS “Silver Helmet Award” for service to veterans. Mr. Quinn was also Supervisor of the Town of Hamburg from 1984 to 1992. Mr. Quinn taught English at Orchard Park Middle School from 1973 to 1983.
Mr. Quinn served as a director of the Program of Science in the Public Interest at Georgetown University; a director of fundraising of the American Ireland Fund; a corporate advisory board member of the So Others May East program and was a board director of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.
Currently, Mr. Quinn is a trustee for the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust; a member of the Board of Directors of the Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Health System Network of Western New York; a member of the Rare Books Commission at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and serves on the Board of Directors at the ECC Foundation.
Mr. Quinn received a B.A in English Education from Siena College and a master’s degree in English Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a New York State school superintendent license from the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Anthony Scaramucci, Board Member
Anthony Scaramucci is a Managing Partner of SkyBridge. Prior to SKyBridge, he was also the co-founder of Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001 after building a managed account business and four hedge funds having in aggregate more than $800 million in assets. Upon Neuberger Berman’s sale to Legman Brothers in 2003, he served as a Managing Director in their Investment Management Division. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Scaramucci was at Goldman Sachs & Co., where in 1993 he became a Vice President in Private Wealth Management.
He earned a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University in 1986 and graduated summa cum laude. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. He graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989. Mr. Scaramucci is a Board Member to The Lymphoma Foundation and The Brain Tumor Foundation. He is also on the Board of Overseers for the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University and a member of the NYC Financial Services Advisory Committee.
Thomas Eugene White, Board Member
Thomas Eugene White served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for 23 years, rising to the rank of Brigadier General serving as an Armored Cavalry Officer. Mr. White served two combat tours in Vietnam, and six years in Germany culminating in command of the 11th Armored Cavalry regiment.
Between 1990 and 2001, Mr. White served as Chairman/CEO of Enron Power Corporation, Enron Operations Corp, Enron Ventures Corp., and Enron Energy Services.
In 2001, Mr. White was nominated by President George Bush, and confirmed by the US Senate to become the 18th Secretary of the Army. Mr. White led the Army through the early days of the Global War on Terror, until he left office in May 2003. Mr. White helped found DKRW Energy, a partnership focused on developing alternative energy infrastructure.
Mr. White’s military decorations include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, four Legions of Merit, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, and the Grand Merit Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. White serves as the Honorary Colonel of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. In 2010, Mr. White was designated a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy.
Mr. White holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, and a Master of Science Degree from the US Naval Postgraduate School.
Marie Tillman, Board Member
In 2004 in response to the nationwide outpouring of support following Pat’s death, together with family and friends, Marie established the Pat Tillman Foundation. Actively involved since its inception, first as a member of the Foundation’s board of directors and now as President, Marie led the effort to redefine the Foundations’ mission in 2008 by developing a major initiative – the Tillman Military Scholars program. This program aims to create the next generation of leaders by helping a select group of veterans, active servicemembers and their spouses fulfill their academic dreams.
A native of San Jose, California, Marie graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara and early in her career worked in marketing and production at The Arizona Republic and ESPN before leaving to focus full time on philanthropy.
Marie is passionate about not only supporting veterans but shares her story to encourage all young people to get involved in serving their communities. She has been a featured speaker at the United States Air Force Academy Center for Character Development, University Of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, Harvard Kennedy School and Clinton Global Initiative University.
Marie is also a writer and has contributed to a variety of projects. Her memoir about love, loss and life, entitled The Letter will be released in June 2012 by Grand Central Publishing.