CURE4HUNGER EXECUTIVE BIOS
Eric W. Williams - Co-Founder, Chairman, Inventor
Cylk Cozart - Co-Founder, CEO & Co-Chairman
Martin Luther King III - Global Ambassador
As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III is carrying the torch lit by both of his parents into the 21st century. King’s dedication to creating and implementing strategic nonviolent action to rid the world of social, political, and economic injustice has propelled him to the forefront as one of the nation’s most ardent advocates for the poor, the oppressed, and the disillusioned. King is committed to the personal and educational development of youth and has initiated several programs throughout the years to support and nurture young people. He received one of India’s most prestigious honors, the Ramakrishna Bajaj Memorial Global Award for outstanding contributions to the promotion of human rights at the 26th Anniversary Global Awards of the Priyadarshni Academy in Mumbai, India. On the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of his father (April 4, 2011), King helped to lead nation- wide demonstrations against initiatives to eliminate and undermine collective bargaining rights of public supporters at the Georgia state capitol, urging them to “defend the collective bargaining rights of teachers, bus drivers, police, firefighters and other public service workers, who educate, protect and serve our children workers in Wisconsin and other states. He also led a mass march in Atlanta and spoke to a crowd of supporters at the Georgia state capitol, urging them to “defend the collective bargaining rights of teachers, bus drivers, police, firefighters and other public service workers, who educate, protect and serve our children and families.” Now as the President of the Drum Major Institute (DMI), the only non-profit organization founded by his father, he continues Dr. King’s work around eradicating the triple evils (poverty, militarism and racism). Throughout his life, Martin Luther King, III has worked with individuals deeply committed to the struggle for human rights and a nonviolent society. He is the recipient of numerous awards and several honorary degrees. In conjunction with Ambassador Andrew Young and other partners, Mr. King co-founded Bounce TV – the first-ever and fastest growing independently owned and operated TV network featuring African-Americans.
Tom Mangus - President of Global Agricultural Operations
Cure4Hunger is pleased to announce that Tom Mangus has accepted the position of President of Global Agricultural Operations for Cure4Hunger.
Before joining Cure4Hunger, Tom spent 25 years as the Director of Agriculture Global Procurement activities at Campbell Soup Company, where his responsibilities ranged from Agricultural procurement, manufacturing, logistics and quality assurance. Prior to that he spent 13 years in various agricultural procurement and supply chain roles within the Food Manufacturing Industry and is a veteran of food manufacturing logistics. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.
“We are all challenged as the Global Food Chain continues to undergo dynamic change. Increasing populations and Market driven forces will continue to influence performance throughout all segments of the food chain, well into the next century in order to feed the ever growing world population” says Mangus.
Cure4Hunger has in-depth plans to face the challenge head on as the Global Food Chain continues to undergo dynamic change. Increasing populations and Market driven forces will continue to influence performance throughout all segments of the food chain, well into the next century in order to feed the ever growing world population.
Bill Huff - President Global Development Relations
Bill Huff is experienced in teaching, public speaking, consulting, sales, marketing, networking, telecommunications, writing, publishing, internet technology and broadcasting, with special emphases on health, habitat, nutrition, agriculture, healthy water supplies, energy production and distribution. Other interests include advanced building and infrastructure technologies, revolutionary innovations in material science and next generation medical diagnostics and treatment, fund raising and financial strategies.
Over the last two decades his focus has narrowed to identifying, meeting, bringing together, and supporting those highly qualified people who can and will help humanity as it achieves the next level of prosperity, abundance and peace.
Cure4Hunger has the potential to use all of these skills to help those who need it most.
If Bill doesn’t know the answer to your question he can usually find it within 24 hours or bring a competent partner to the table.
He strives to live up to his motto: ‘Just Help the Next Person.’
John Braithwaite - President National Ambassadors & Australia National Ambassador
John was in the Australian lobster industry for 30 years before transitioning into philanthropic and humanitarian projects. As National Ambassador to Australia, John and his wife Lynda are very active with Cure4Hunger already securing large contracts in the Pac Rim and for Native American Indians. John’s passion for Cure4Hunger is contagious. He is infecting other National Ambassadors and corporations around the globe with a standard of excellence.
Darryl Zilberstein - Chief Legal Counsel
Darryl evaluates and assesses all departments and their interrelation, including engineering, design, marketing, sales, distribution, credit, finance, human resources, production, as well as corporate governance and business policy advising on market strategies, logistics, sales and land contracts, financing, lending documents and entitlement conditions. Review presentations from Cure4Hunger investors, clients, developers, prospects, lenders and joint ventures. Previously Darryl generated cost analyses for ground-up development projects and value added opportunities. Darryl has vast experience specializing in disposition, acquisition, project leasing, tenant representation, development consulting and property syndication. Analyze suitability of properties for investment and development, including CAP rates and ROI; assess current market conditions, emerging markets, trends and niche opportunities.
Dennis Wadley - Sr. Global Advisor
Dennis is a serial entrepreneur with a passion to change the world. Dennis’ involvement with Cure4Hunger the last 14-months has grown exponentially becoming one the project’s most influential Ambassadors with his vast network of humanitarian relationships. In 2002, he and his wife Susan founded Bridges of Hope International and in 2003 founded Bridges of Hope South Africa where they pioneered a Community Development model (CHE). Their work with Bridges of Hope has expanded to Swaziland, Namibia, Ethiopia (where they run a Masters Program in Leadership and Community Development) and Micronesia.
Woodrow W. Clark, II, MA3 , PhD - National Ambassador, Island Nations
Clark is a globally recognized and respected expert, author, lecturer, public speaker and consultant on the global and local solutions to climate change. His core advocacy is in the economics for smart green communities. During the 1990s he was Manager of Strategic Planning for Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the University of California and the U.S. Department of Energy. While at LLNL he served as one of the contributing scientists and experts to the work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
His current work generates responses to climate change from governments and businesses, using public policy, science and technology, and their economics and finance methods. In 2004 he founded, and now manages, Clark Strategic Partners (CSP), a global environmental and renewable energy consulting firm using his political-economic expertise to guide, advise and implement public and private projects advancing sustainable, smart communities as well as colleges and universities, shopping malls, office buildings and filmstudios. In 2014, building on his mass media background (1980s), he founded Clark Mass Media Company (CM2C), which specializes in documentary, education and dramatic social issues.
Clark earned three masters degrees from different universities in Illinois and his Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley. He has published eleven books and 70+ peer-reviewed articles, which reflect his concern for global sustainable communities. Recent authored and edited books are The Next Economics (Springer, 2012) and Global Sustainable Communities Handbook (Elsevier, 2014). His latest coauthored books, with Grant Cooke, are The Green Industrial Revolution (Elsevier, 2014), China’s Green Industrial Revolution (in Mandarin, 2015) and Smart Green Cities (Gower, 2015). He plans a book on Island Nations (publisher not decided) and updates on Agile Energy Systems (Elsevier) and Qualitative Economics (Elsevier).
Clark also served in academic, nonprofit organizations and government. His most recent teaching positions were graduate courses in the USA and China. From 2012-2014, he was an Academic Specialist in Cross-Disciplinary Studies at UCLA, and from 1999-2000 he was a Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Aalborg University, Denmark, where he was also a Fulbright Fellow in 1994. He served as a Director of the Fulbright Academy for Science and Technology and was Senior Advisor to California Governor Gray Davis from 2000-2003 for Renewable Energy, Emerging Technologies and Finance. Recently he was Chair of the Citizens Oversight Committee for the public school bond funds ($334 million) to remodel and update public schools in Beverly Hills, CA where he lives now with his wife and seven year old son.
Glen Roberts - C4H Ambassador to US State Department & Agriculture
As a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), Glen Roberts continually implements his experience and knowledge to assist U.S. firms in global trade. His professional experience began with 3M while attending college and initiated his passion for international trade. Since this time, he has always worked in the international department of a firm. His experience with an international freight forwarder and logistics firm provided an exceptional perspective for international trade. Letter of credits, State Department licenses and hazardous materials were part of his normal routine.
As an experienced International Trade Professional Glen’s current activities include all aspects of exporting, economic development through export training and assistance, and his expertise has provided great success for his clients in the renewable energy and alternative fuels industry sector. In fact, he’s been recognized by industry and peers as a top leader by the International Green Industrial Hall of Fame. His recruitment efforts include a high-level executive led renewable energy trade mission to Turkey for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Glen’s specialties: International finance solutions, export market research, international contract law, partner matchmaking, export regulations and renewable energy. CGBP: a credentialed program offered by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators, Cleveland State University recognized professionally around the globe.
Nina Womack - Media Ambassador
Multi-media “artivist” (artist + activist), brand strategist, and creative entrepreneur, Nina Womack is founder of her multimedia business, Transmedia 360°. An award-winning actress, filmmaker & event producer, Nina’s expertise spans through decades of multimedia, marketing, music and event production.
Additionally, she has worked over the years in the corporate sector in related fields such as; marketing, advertising, fundraising, locations, real estate, catering and sales which have added valuable skills to enhance her natural creative gifts. A published poet, she also writes treatments, press releases, website copy, articles, blogs and business proposals.
Her mission is to utilize her talents in the arts to promote others, as well as love, peace, and global self-empowerment.
Nina first entered the world of entertainment at five years old as a gifted actress and print model. As a youth, she landed several guest-star roles on network television, print modeled for major department store catalogs and performed on various stages in Los Angeles.
Michael McIntyre PhD - Equity Partner
His corporate training and management consulting focuses on internal strategic planning, or helping organizations reach performance goals by aligning their management systems, including hiring, training, compensation, performance review, attendance and discipline policies, and succession plans. Dr. McIntyre has worked with numerous national and international companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, engineering, financial services, retail, and entertainment.
For eight years, Dr. McIntyre was on the faculty in the Management Department, in the College of Business at The University of Tennessee. In this capacity, he taught undergraduate and graduate classes in business strategy, organizational behavior, change management, conflict resolution, communication, negotiation, selection, performance appraisal, and dealing with performance issues.
In addition to dozens of academic presentations and publications, Dr. McIntyre has appeared on Fox News, The Early Show, and National Public Radio, and featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Boston Globe. Dr. McIntyre received his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The University of Tennessee and his B.S. in Public Policy from Cornell University.
Tisha Rivera - President Global Education
Sr. Advisor to Chairman Tisha became a college professor at age 22 and finished her doctoral coursework in Psychology at age 24. Her dedication and commitment to helping those in need has never wavered and she has continued studying and refining her crafts on Faculty at Cal State University of Fullerton teaching Child Psychology. Tisha’s role is to oversee the development of Cure4Hunger’s world class R.E.F. Curriculum (Respect, Ethics & Finance) Pre-School through 12th Grade Online Courses teaching children and teenagers in more than 150 nations is scheduled to be released Q3 2016. Tisha also produced and starred in “The 40 Point Plan” Movie, (Rated PG 2012) and was the second member of this Cure4Hunger project since inception in February 2009 with C4H Chairman Eric Williams. She is a trusted humanitarian with a heart of gold well suited for this global curriculum.
Richard Allen - Director of International Business Development
Born in Kuwait (to British parents) 1951 in the real pioneering days, living and educated there until 1962. Left for boarding school in UK until 1969 after which gained a Diploma in Business Studies. In early 70s joined a major US tobacco company (Philip Morris International) covering almost all markets of the Middle East from an Athens base and on location. Established own bonded warehouse company in late 70s in the UAE with a strong presence in typical FMCG goods, trading major brands and own label brands both regionally and further afield, including duty-free and diplomatic missions.
Business activities and involvements throughout the period have naturally meant dealing with a multitude of nationalities and cultures at all levels of social, commercial and official life, amounting to what is now over 40 years in the region and beyond. In more recent years business activities expanded to include certain non- FMCG interests also, such as power generation projects, low cost housing projects, financial support structuring for asset-backed projects, industrial products trading and other non-specific opportunities that relate to and result from acquired networking contacts gained over the years in the wider Middle East region, and internationally. Based in Dubai, UAE.
A.C. Green - President of C4H Ambassadors
A.C. Green, known as the NBA’s Iron Man, spent 16 seasons in the NBA, and won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. Having played in 1,192 straight games, A.C. is the only player in Laker history to win championships in both the “Fabulous” Forum and Staples Center. Outside of basketball, A.C.’s heart dedicated to working with youth. In 1989, he established the A.C. Green Youth Foundation with the mission of helping young people build self-esteem and character, while teaching them moral and ethical principles, which will help make responsible decisions. As a role model to youth globally, A.C. recognized in the House of Representatives’ Congressional Record of October 26, 1999 and by President George Bush. In addition to his commitment to youth, A.C. is also in demand as a business consultant and lecturer, making speaking appearances around the world, in countries such as China, India, Mexico, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. He has also appeared on numerous television and radio programs.
Varghese Devassy - National Ambassador of India
He earned his Masters Degree in Management Studies (Mumbai University) and Economics (University of Madras) as well as a Post graduate Diploma in Econometrics (IIM Ahmadabad)
Dr. Harjeet Anand - Founding Partner, Advisory Board Member
Dr. Harjeet Singh Anand is currently Co-President of the EuroIndia Centre and Chairman of Glownet Knowledge Services. He did his PhD in the sphere of human resource development on Directive Principles of State Policy & Attitude Orientation of Civil Servants. Dr. Anand combines in his personality sharp acumen on Public Policy as well as Corporate Management on the one hand and stimulating research and literacy contributions on the other hand. In the sphere of Public Policy and implementation, he has held several senior positions as member of the prestigious Indian Administrative Service. To mention a few: Secretary Government of India in the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation where he gave shape to India’s Housing & Habitat Policy, 2008 and implemented the country’s largest urban development program in the form of the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. Member Secretary of the National Capital Region Planning Board where he managed Regional Planning for the Capital Region on as well as provided Institutional Finance, as a banker, for large Urban Development Projects. Mission Leader for the Informal Sector at the India Office of the International Labor Organization (UN) where he designed and implemented innovative Action Research Projects on the Indian Informal Economy. Director General of the Haryana Institute of Public Administration where he managed a wide variety of Training Programs on various developmental themes and also led a team of researchers to bring-out the first Human Development Report of Haryana. In the sphere of Corporate Management, Dr. Anand has held several important positions: As Managing Director of Haryana Agro Industries Corporation, he managed diverse plants and agro services for promoting the agri-industrialization of the State. As MD of the Haryana Small Industries and Export Corporation, he contributed towards the development of the Small Scale Sector.
In the sphere of academic and research activities, Dr. Anand has made significant contributions. To mention a few: Author of “Nature of Informal Economy & Three Sectoral Studies” published by ILO Geneva. Author of “Construction Workers, Street Corner Labor Markets, Micro-Enterprises and the Demonstration Initiative at Delhi” published by ILO Geneva. Author of “Informal Economy and the Way Forward” published by ILO Geneva. Foreword to the Indian Edition of “State of the World, Our Urban Future” Edited by Linda Stake & published by the Worldwatch Institute, Washington, USA (2007). A paper on “Social Capital as a Lever for accelerating Economic Growth during the Economic Meltdown” presented at the International Symposium on Social Development at Brasilia (2009); now a Chapter in a book published by the Brazilian Government. A Paper on the “Sociology of the Indian Informal Sector” presented at the XVII World Congress of Sociology at Gothenburg, Sweden (2010). In the sphere of literary and broadcasting activities too, Dr. Anand has contributed handsomely: Wrote and directed “Search for a meaning – the Indian Saga,” a full length play sponsored by YMCA of Delhi to commemorate India’s Golden Jubilee at Kamani Auditorium. Wrote the Script and gave the Commentary for a documentary film titled “Urban Basic Services” for UNICEF (UN). Wrote the Script and gave the Commentary for a documentary film titled “Invisible but real” for the ILO (UN). Moderated a Television Series titled “Face in the crowd” for Doordarshan and interviewed several leading personalities such as Rajesh Khanna, Vishwanath, Nayudamma and Usha Uthup. Wrote and directed a TV Feature on Fatima Meer, anti-Apartheid activist from South Africa.
Dr. Anand has also received several awards. To mention a few: Received Haryana State Commendation for valuable services rendered to the cause of the Indian Red Cross Society. Received Haryana State Commendation for valuable services rendered to the cause of promoting Small Savings. Received the award of Distinguished Fellowship (2008) from the Institute of Directors, an institution dedicated to corporate leadership, social responsibility and good governance.
Marian Annous - Global Mediator Ambassador
Marian is President of Amjolo Global Project Consultants, encouraging USA Companies to expand business in Ghana, Nigeria and the Philippines with clean green renewable energy. Marian was born in Accra and now lives in Washington D.C. frequently traveling the world inspiring these same nations to Cure4Hunger Food, Water and Power Domes at no charge to people in need.
Dr. Taco Bottema - National Ambassador Indonesia
Dr. Taco Bottema has served for more than 20 years in Asia in senior managerial positions on UN, EU and ADB programs, developing and implementing in country and regional projects concerning livelihoods, agriculture, natural resource management and capacity and institutional development at the local and central level. Leading a UN regional R & D Centre seeking to alleviate poverty in the region. Bottema oversaw projects on agriculture diversification, impact of trade liberalization, climate change, and long-term pathways out of poverty. HRD, Capacity development and training. Substantive missions to Kazakhstan, China, Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka projects. Missions to Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia, Croatia, Albania, Vietnam, Laos, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, S Africa. Acquisition and implementation of EU, ADB, DGIS projects. Leadership in R & D, and capacity building. Courses in Research prioritization. Projects in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, also in East and West Africa, SADC countries as well SE Europe. Post conflict and development, Indigenous people, rain fed agriculture, grant projects. Missions to Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia, Croatia, Albania, Vietnam, Laos, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, S Africa.
Lorraine Muzadzi - Executive Vice President UAE, Asia, Africa & Middle East
Lorraine Muzadzi is one of our most diversified C4H Team Members. Her vast knowledge in the UAE is an unprecedented resource for Cure4Hunger in the region. Lorraine has many connections to the UAE as managing partner of Iconic Creative Agency, (ICA), a Dubai-based marketing and special events company.
In addition, as Head of Special Events at Music World Cup HQ in Dubai. She is also. Recently Miss. Muzadzi achieved success with Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) 2014 at Dubai World Central, Dubai Women’s Run, The Global Citizen Forum in Dubai at The Armani Hotel, and The Formula I three-day event aboard The Moonlight II, the biggest yacht at The Grand Prix this year in Abu Dhabi. For almost ten years, Miss. Muzadzi has portrayed a major role in Dubai’s social and corporate rise through the official grand openings of Raffles Hotel of Dubai, The Hyatt Regency Dubai and Galleria, and Meikles Hotel, One of the Leading Hotels of the World. Her strong international connections has garnered widespread support throughout the UAE through her many years of service with the prestigious Capital Club of Dubai, where she managed more than 500 corporate clients worldwide. A native of Zimbabwe, Miss Muzadzi is a graduate of Southern African Hospitality Association.
Humphrey Abbey Quaye - National Ambassador Ghana, Deputy Continental Ambassador African Union, and C4H African Businesses Development and Investment Consultancy
He earned a Masters Degree in International Relations from the Faculty of International Relations and International Law at Kiev State University in Ukraine in 1990.
He returned to active Public Service as Protocol Officer at the Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana in 1994 having worked earlier as an Executive Officer at the Department of Feeder Roads of the Ministry of Roads & Transport of Ghana in 1983.
He was appointed Media Liaison Officer (Press Secretary) at the Public Affairs Secretariat of the Office of the President of Ghana between 1996 to 2000 where he served under both President Jerry John Rawlings and Vice President John Evans Atta Mills.
In 2001 he was appointed Director, Public Private Partnership in the Ministry for Private Sector Development, a ministry created directly under the Office of President of Ghana by President John Agyekum Kufuor.
In 2009 he was appointed as a Member of the Ghana Freezones Board by Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills and served as Chairman of the Works & Acquisitions Committee of the Board till 2013. In 2014 he was again appointed as a Co-opted Member of the same Committee on which he serves till date.
He is currently the Executive Chairman of Credentials Ghana Limited and by virtue of his education, business and work at the presidency of the Republic of Ghana, he is well connected, widely traveled and has a wide network of strategic contacts in business and politics in many countries in Africa and beyond.
A Pan-Africanist at heart, he recently co-sponsored the publication of “Visions of Ghana” a Partridge Africa Penguin Bestseller. A book with great international reviews and widely tipped to become a significant reference point for long term development planning in Ghana and Africa as a whole.
He has fully committed to putting his experience and network of contacts in Africa at the disposal of Cure4Hunger’s Project aimed at the betterment of the lot of the poor in Africa and beyond.
Olalekan Tajudeen Animashaun - National Ambassador Nigeria
He is a consultant to several International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Nigeria, Indigenous Oil Producer and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). As the Chief Executive officer of FLUENT, Olalekan managed the design of several Gas Metering and Power Stations. As MD of both SAIL and RADIATT, he managed the engineering design of Onshore/Offshore pipeline, Umbilical and Riser, flow-station, Gas Handling Facilities (GHF) and FPSO. Work locations include Europe, West Africa and Asia (Malaysia).
Olalekan has received several awards in the course of practice of Oil, Gas and Power engineering design services. He is a member of the following International and Local Professional bodies; Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria, Professional Institute of Pipeline Engineers (PIPE), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, Nigerian Society of Engineers and Nigeria Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is a member of renowned and most prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938 in Nigeria, the club that is known for the philanthropic work in Nigeria.
Ivan Lutin - National Ambassador Russian Federation and Belarus
Mr. Lutin was born in the USSR into a second generation diplomatic family. After settling and beginning his career in the United States, he has developed a remarkable track record serving international governments and commercial organizations in CIS and the Americas for over a decade.
Mr. Lutin has acquired expert technical and analytical skills along with broad knowledge and background of underwriting, risk management, and financial due diligence working on Wall Street. He offers a strong background in loan servicing, asset management, and loss mitigation strategies. Mr. Lutin has provided his professional expertise to world known entities like Lukoil Petroleum Marketing in New York, Diado Trading in Japan, and Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company in NJ. He is a gifted educator who shares his wealth of information with others.
As a seasoned businessman and an accomplished financial professional, he offers his knowledge and business acumen to the wide array of industries. He is quick to find a viable solution to a problem, and Mr. Lutin has that indefinable “X Factor” that draws others to him; perhaps due to personification of confidence and credibility.
Although Mr. Lutin is a world class traveler who is well versed in cultural and political views of various countries, he remains centered and focused on the development of his career. After nine years of professional accomplishments in New York, Mr. Lutin settled in California in the summer of 2012 where he currently resides.
Hilton Block - Corporate Ambassador
Hilton Block brings the perfect blend of business and creativity along with competitive athleticism to the team. He is a Beverly Hills High School graduate who then went on to a double major at the University of Southern California in business and psychology. In addition he had a music minor and was in elite music groups at USC such as Hoover Street vocal jazz ensemble. He comes from a versatile family background. His father worked for Northrup and was a crucial part of the team that created mariner 1 as well as building test equipment for NASA and on the side wrote for Patsy Cline. His mother sold real estate in Beverly Hills for the most exclusive broker, Mike Silverman. Hilton has personally been involved in sales and marketing at the highest levels including being enlisted by Invitiaional Promotions, Inc where he helped unite auto dealers and credit unions for private sales events. Within 2 months at IPI, he was made the “closer” and would fund deals that the other senior reps could not. Hilton was then hired away from IPI to be part of a start up team headed by television and radio personality Rick Dees. Once again within 6 months Hilton was heading the sales and marketing of V Lite and the company flourished. With video becoming a thing of the past, Hilton got into the promotional incentives business in around 1999 and has been the head of his own businesses and ventures ever since. Hilton has accumulated over 25 years of marketing experience and has also run sales forces up to 40 people, primarily in the automotive industry, selling and organizing promotions for automobile dealerships on both the local and regional level.He has trained hundreds of successful salespeople and has even lectured on the subject.He is an accomplished songwriter/singer who also plays a variety of instruments including piano and guitar, is an avid (and very competitive) tennis player as well. His problem solving and leadership skills are well known by his peers and his sense of humor and charm make him a very unique and likable man.
Karl Vance - Director of Research & Development
For over a decade Karl has set the standard for Gravity Garden farming methods and is a major contributor to Cure4Hunger’s new Gravity Garden Modular Systems including the new flagship 24-foot System that grows trees up to 11.5-feet tall using 99.9% less water than traditional outdoor methods while growing trees 3-5 times faster. Karl’s innovative out of the box thinking is a culture more and more Cure4Hunger Team Members are contributing.
John O’Leary - Director of U.S. Sales
John is one professional who prefers actions to words. Every sales call is a sale that feeds millions of people as Cure4Hunger gives 90% of all profits building Food & Water Domes to those starving around the world. Every call John understand 15,000 children die daily from hunger. John prefers to focus on the big picture and make another call. A true professional.
Jay Lucas - Webmaster
Jay is responsible for the Cure4Hunger.org website. An entrepreneur with a background in private and public companies as well as startups, Jay has been at the forefront of many emerging technologies throughout his career. He began at Symark International (now BeyondTrust) and was the first salesperson to sell the widely popular PowerBroker software, which allows system administrators to delegate Unix and Linux privileges and authorization without disclosing passwords. In 2000, Jay became the first corporate salesperson in the U.S. for Israeli-based GEO Interactive (Emblaze), then a cutting edge multimedia streaming technology company. Mr. Lucas was a founder of a software company in the email marketing industry that developed a patent for tracking email respondent interests for the purpose of list segmentation and targeting. He is currently the owner of his website design company, Conejo Media and is excited to be a part of the Cure4Hunger team. He also donates much of his time to his passion for coaching his sons’ youth baseball teams. Over the years, his teams have captured 6 PONY World Series titles along with numerous travel ball championships. His oldest son is a pitcher at Pepperdine University in California. Jay directs a number of youth baseball camps throughout the year while also providing private lessons to many aspiring young baseball players.