Guest Faculty & Executive Speakers

  • Meet the leadership involved in our military partnerships, including guest faculty and executive speakers.

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    Martin J. Bollinger

    Senior Vice President, Booz & Company /
    Booz Allen Hamilton (Retired) Executive Lecturer,
    UVA Darden School of Business Vice President, Naval Historical Foundation

    Mr. Bollinger recently retired as a Senior Partner after a 30-year career with Booz & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton, based in the DC area, New York and Sydney. Today he serves as a director on corporate and non-profit boards and engages with various research institutes around topics in the aerospace and defense industry. During his consulting career he supported senior leadership teams on business strategy, technology strategy and organizational effectiveness. Mr. Bollinger's clients included most of the world's leading aerospace and defense companies as well as major technology, industrial and service companies across the U.S., Europe and Asia/Pacific. His government clients included the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of the Navy, Royal Australian Navy, U.S. Defense Science Board, NASA, FAA and clients in the intelligence community. He served on the Board of Directors of both Booz & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton and played a central role in the strategic development of those companies. Mr. Bollinger earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BSFS from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He serves as Vice President and Board member for the U.S. Naval Historical Foundation and is also a major supporter of the U.S. Naval Institute. Mr. Bollinger is a certificated Commercial / IFR pilot in the U.S., a Private Pilot in Australia and also holds a Yachtmaster certificate from the Royal Yachting Association. He is a published author of three books and several articles in the field of naval and maritime history.



    Thomas A. Cross
    CEO, Thomas A. Cross Consulting

    Mr. Cross brings 31 years of corporate experience as a senior executive and 10 years as consultant, program manager, case writer and teacher for over 60 corporate, government and military executive development courses.  He is known as a passionate, hands-on facilitator providing executive learning solutions for the toughest organization problems. He spent 10 years leading new business development at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Office Depot, Tenneco Automotive and Hardee's and Vice President of Marketing for PepsiCo/KFC. His career began with 13 years of industrial marketing and engineering at DuPont, Exxon Chemical and Devoe Paint. Tom has an MBA (Case Western Reserve University) and a BS in chemical engineering (Case Institute of Technology). He has worked with clients from a broad variety of industries:

    • Aerospace Defense - Curtiss-Wright
    • Chemicals - Eastman Chemical, Corning
    • Distributors - Ferguson Enterprises, National Industries for the Blind, UniPro Food Service, Wolseley
    • Energy - AES, AREVA, Nuclear Energy Institute, Westinghouse
    • Financial Services - Capital One, CIGNA, State Farm Insurance
    • Government Agencies - Central Intelligence Agency, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, National Ground Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, State Legislative Leaders Foundation, Treasury Acquisition Institute, Veteran's Administration
    • Military - Air Force, Army, Navy, Defense Contract Management Agency, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Marine Corps
    • Professional Services - Brookings Institute, C2 Technologies, CACI, Calibre, Center for Logistics Research, CINTAS, Competitive Innovations, Cycle Systems, Engility, FlightSafety International, L3-COM MPRI, Pitney-Bowes, SAIC, Sapient, Serco, Team Carney
    • Retail - Advance Auto Parts, American Standard Brands, CarMax, Expedia, Home Depot
    • Telecommunications - AOL Time Warner, MCI, WorldCom

    Mr. Cross' expertise includes change management; strategic thinking, leadership, sourcing, decision-making and communications; diversity and inclusion; and marketing and selling. He has published more than 40 Darden business cases on leadership, ethical decision-making, competitive strategy, value-based selling, strategic sourcing, manufacturing and human capital strategy. He has published articles in the Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Brand Week, Undercar Digest, Plant Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mining Engineering and The Oil and Gas Journal.  He has spoken to groups of business, marketing and military leaders.



    Sean M. Frisbee

    Visiting Lecturer of Darden Business Administration
    Faculty Team-U.S. Air Force Courses
    Entrepreneur and Defense Industry Leader

    Sean Frisbee is a retired United States Air Force Officer, entrepreneur and Defense Industry Leader. He is the founder and/or co-founder of two Defense companies and currently serves as the President of Defense-Pros, LLC and Chairman of Leucadia Engineering, LLC. He is a recognized thought leader in developing, procuring and sustaining military weapon systems. During his 22-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Sean served in a variety of joint, operational, acquisition and staff positions. He led propulsion programs, foreign threat analysis, aircraft maintenance organizations, and numerous aircraft, missile and bomb acquisition programs. His staff positions included Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, Air Force Materiel Command; and Chief of F-22 Budget Office, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. He served in Operations DELIBERATE GUARD, DECISIVE EDGE, NORTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM. He served one year in Baghdad, Iraq as the Vice Commander of the Coalition Air Force Training Team, where he was responsible for developing and executing the strategy for rebuilding the Iraqi Air Force. He concluded his career as the F-22 Program Director where he was responsible for all aspects of the design, production, deployment, modernization, and sustainment of the $66B F-22 stealth fighter weapon system. Immediately following retirement Sean became the Vice President of AME Unmanned Air Systems, Inc, one of the worlds leading producers of Unmanned Aerial Systems. During his time at AME he helped lead the company through a successful acquisition by a Fortune 100 Defense Company. Sean holds a bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University and master degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Air University. He is a graduate of the Air Force's prestigious School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and former National Defense Fellow. He is an elected member of West Virginia University's Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Sean resides in Dayton, Ohio with his wife, Melanie, and their children Jacob and Lia.



    John C. Harvey, Jr.
    Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired) 

    Admiral Harvey retired from the U.S. Navy in October, 2012 after serving as the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, responsible for providing ready, responsive and relevant Naval forces, wherever and whenever they were needed. Admiral Harvey was also responsible for providing integrated Fleet operational and warfighting requirements to the Chief of Naval Operations to guide Navy-wide resource allocation and serve as the basis for Navy's future force structure development and current force modernization plans. In command of U.S. Fleet Forces, Admiral Harvey focused on improving the operational readiness of deployed Naval forces, increasing performance standards in all aspects of Fleet operations and maintenance, strengthening the Navy's operational partnership with U.S. Marine Corps forces, and reinvigorating the foundational concepts of accountability, responsibility, and authority at every level in the Navy chain-of-command.  In his thirty-nine year Navy career, Admiral Harvey specialized in naval nuclear propulsion, surface ship and Carrier strike-group operations and Navy-wide manpower management/personnel policy development. He served in a variety of command positions and as the Navy's Chief of Naval Personnel, the senior uniformed human resources official in the Navy. His career has taken him to every corner of the globe. Since retirement, Admiral Harvey has joined the board of directors of the Navy Memorial Foundation and the Armed Forces YMCA, serves as a visiting lecturer in Executive Education programs at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and participates in the National Defense University's Pinnacle/Capstone/Keystone programs as a Senior Fellow. Admiral Harvey is also a senior associate with HiPK, LLC.  Admiral Harvey and his wife, Mary Ellen, currently reside in Charlottesville, Virginia.



    General William "Bill" Looney
    United States Air Force (Retired)

    General William R. Looney III, recently retired from the Air Force after 40 years of service. During his tenure, he commanded more organizations than any other Air Force general, past or present. He led the Air Force Academy Cadet Wing as a cadet, commanded a fighter squadron, 2 fighter wings, an academic institution, a warfare center, a numbered air force, 2 acquisition centers, and a major command while rising to the highest rank in the military - 4 star general. The organizations he led covered every facet of Air Force activity including operations, training, education, and acquisitions involving as many as 100,000 people or as few as 13. A career fighter pilot, he flew 65 combat missions and accumulated over 4000 flying hours in numerous aircraft. General Looney is President of Integration Innovation Incorporated, a defense business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. He is also a published author, a member of numerous Boards, and an independent consultant on national security and executive leadership. He currently resides in San Antonio with his wife Marilyn.



    General Gregory "Speedy" Martin
    United States Air Force (Retired)

    General Gregory S. Martin, USAF (retired) graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1970 and served as an Air Force officer for more than 35 years before retiring from the Air Force in 2005. While on active duty, General Martin flew fighter aircraft in Southeast Asia during the Viet Nam conflict and then continued to lead and command operational forces in the field up to and including the United States Air Forces in Europe and the NATO Air Forces Northern Europe Commands in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His last assignment was as the Commander, Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. In that capacity, he led nearly 80,000 personnel responsible for the Air Force Research Laboratory, all Air Force Acquisition support and Test and Evaluation operations, as well as the three Air Force Air Logistics Centers, responsible for the Air Force's Major Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities. Since retirement, General Martin serves as a consultant and board member for several aerospace and defense sector corporations. He has also served as a course facilitator and senior mentor for several universities and for the Joint Staff's Joint Coalition Warfighting Headquarters and the National Defense University.


    Michael O'Hanlon
    Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

    Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, homeland security and American foreign policy. He is also the director of the Brookings-ABC Opportunity 08 project. He is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations. O'Hanlon's latest books are A War Like No Other: The Truth about China's Challenge to America (Wiley, 2007), co-authored with Richard C. Bush, and the edited volume Opportunity 08 (Brookings, 2007). He also recently completed Hard Power (Basic Books, 2006), co-authored with Kurt M. Campbell. He has written Defense Strategy for the Post-Saddam Era (Brookings, 2005) and The Future of Arms Control (Brookings, 2005), co-authored with Michael Levi, as well as a related book, Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuary: Constraining the Military Uses of Space (Brookings, 2004). Together with Mike Mochizuki, he wrote Crisis on the Korean Peninsula (McGraw-Hill) in 2003, as well as Expanding Global Military Capacity for Humanitarian Intervention (Brookings) that same year.   In 2002, O'Hanlon and seven colleagues wrote Protecting the American Homeland, a book updated in 2003. A subsequent co-authored book, Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007, was released in early 2006. He is also the senior scholar responsible for Brookings' Iraq Index, which he has created and compiled with Nina Kamp. O'Hanlon was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office from 1989-1994.



    Dan Stanley
    President & CEO, Boone Strategies, LLC

    Dan Stanley is the president and Chief Executive Officer of Boone Strategies, LLC, a political consulting firm and as a Visiting Executive Lecturer at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.  He has most recently served as Interim City Manager for the City of Topeka, Kansas and as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for the American Trucking Associations. Before joining the Associations, he was appointed as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs by President George W. Bush. As Assistant Secretary, he was responsible for all legislative coordination between the Department of Defense and the United States Congress. Prior to his nomination, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Senate Affairs.  Additionally, he served as both a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army during the initial combat operations in Afghanistan. A fifth generation Kansan and native of Kansas City, Kansas, Mr. Stanley has also served as Secretary of Administration for the State of Kansas, City Councilman for the City of Topeka, Kansas, and as Administrative Assistant, Legislative Director, and Defense Policy Advisor to Senator Bob Dole (R-KS). Additionally, Mr. Stanley is a veteran of the submarine force - enlisting in the Navy in 1973 and retiring from the Naval Reserve in 1996 with the rank of Commander. He is a graduate of the State University of New York Empire State College with a degree in nuclear technology. He also attended the University of Kansas and the Armed Forces Staff College.  Mr. Stanley is married to Kay Coles and resides in Sanford, North Carolina.