Executive Board

Dr. Sheila Ronis

Dr. Sheila Ronis, Chair

Dr. Ronis is Chair, Department of Management and Communications, Professor of Management, at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan.  She is also President, The University Group, Inc., a management consulting firm and think tank specializing in strategic studies and public policy.  Dr. Ronis is a systems scientist with a B.S. in physics, mathematics, and education an M.S. and Ph.D. in Large Formal Social System Behavior received from The Ohio State University. Dr. Ronis has participated in many activities at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ronis is the former chair of the Vision Working Group of the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) in Washington, D.C., which was tasked by Congress to rewrite the National Security Act of 1947.    

Brigadier General Jack Pellicci (Ret)

Brigadier General Jack Pellicci (Ret), Vice Chair

Former President and CEO, Intergraph Government Solutions. Jack Pellicci retired from the U.S. Army in 1992 as a Brigadier General after 31 years leading and training soldiers, managing technology and improving productivity in command and staff assignments in peace and war.  Pellicci’s last assignment in the Army was as Commanding General of the Personnel Information Systems Command. After retiring Pellicci joined Oracle Corporation where he spent over 14 years leading the Business Development Group for Oracle’s Government, Education, Health and Aerospace/Defense Industries and the Global Public Sector Group where he was responsible for positioning Oracle’s strategic capabilities with customers and partners and generating new business.    

Mr. Howard Isenberg

Mr. Howard Isenberg, Treasurer

Mr. Isenberg had extensive business experience with CCL Custom Manufacturing Inc and The Barr Company, a division of Pittway Corporation. He serves on various boards including Providence Englewood Charter School where he is co chairman of the board. He has served as a guest lecturer at Northwestern University J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the Defense Orientation Conference Association (DOCA). Mr. Isenberg is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.  

Mr. Robert Spring, Secretary

Gracie Square Capital is an investment and consulting firm in NYC. Previously he was a partner in the Global Corporate Department at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP where he had a broad-based general corporate practice which included work in the mergers and acquisitions and private equity/joint venture areas, as well as in the infrastructure/project finance and securitization fields. His specific experience includes work on behalf of financial institutions in connection with their private equity activities. Mr. Spring has also worked (through trade groups and others) on various legislative initiatives in the privatization area.

Mr. Michael Tang, Development

Michael Tang is Chief Executive Officer, National Material L.P. (NMLP) and Vice-Chairman, Tang Industries (TII); both are holding companies involved in various business segments such as steel, aluminum, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and wind energy. The company’s 30 operating facilities are located in the United States, Mexico and China. Mr. Tang’s experience includes operations, mergers and acquisitions and start-ups of numerous companies. Before joining TII, he practiced law in Arizona and for the Navajo Tribe.