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- I am a native of Warren NJ and served for 20 years in the Navy as a helicopter pilot.
Professionally, I am a supervisor for a dozen internal business consultants in the U.S. Coast Guard. My colleagues and I work
with various Coast Guard units to improve their management practices. I also serve on several not-for-profit boards of directors
in various leadership positions. Academically, I hold a Ph.D. in Management (Dec 1998) from Old Dominion University, and I
teach management courses at ODU and other institutions. I hold a Masters of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate
School, a Masters in Urban Studies from ODU, and a B.S. in Political Science from the U. S. Naval Academy. Personally, I am
married to Alana Yacus and have two children, a daughter Lara Chapman and a son George Michael Yacus. My hobbies include boating,
aviation, motorcycles, and playing in a classic rock band, The Phun Doctors
- Old Dominion University,
- Major: Urban Services - Management
- Degree: Ph. D.
- Old Dominion University ,
- Major: Urban Studies
- Degree: Master of Urban Studies
- United State Naval Postgraduate School,
- Major: Management - Manpower, Personnel, and Training Analysis
- Degree: M.S.
- United States Naval Academy,
- Major: American Political systems
- Degree: B.S.
- Strategic management, continuous improvement, corporate culture/command climate