|| G. Christopher Coffin,
Chris Coffin and his family (founding member and the backbone of
the America True America's Cup Team) continue to support and shape
the future of the America True Foundation. The Coffin family resides
in Lake Forest, Illinois, where all three sons are active in sports,
including sailing. Along with his wife Donna, Chris's philanthropic
endeavors include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Women's Sports
Foundation, and various local and national charities.
Prior to his involvement with America True, Coffin founded Vision
Ventures, LLC, a business consulting and venture capital group that
assists technology companies with funding and product development
strategies. Vision Ventures is currently involved with several companies,
including Aurora Technology, a medical imaging equipment developer
based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Before establishing Vision Ventures in 1996, Coffin was vice president
of business development for the U.S. Robotics Personal Communications
Division, responsible for tracking future trends and technologies.
He joined U.S. Robotics in 1991, with the company's acquisition of
Touchbase Systems, Inc., a company he co-founded in 1986. Touchbase
developed several of the industry's most innovative communications
products, including the first portable V.32/9600 kbps modem and the
first portable fax modem. Coffin's career in communications technology
began in 1983 with ITT Dialcom, Telecom Gold (U.K.) and the OTC (Australia),
where he was co-founder of an international e-mail and information
network for the entertainment industry.
|| George Clyde, Secretary
George Clyde is corporate Secretary for America True and advises
on legal matters. Clyde was a corporate partner at Heller, Ehrman,
White & McAuliffe until 1990, when he left the firm to work primarily
in the non-profit arena. He was the founding president of the San
Francisco General Hospital Foundation and is a director of Golden
Gate Bank in San Francisco.
Clyde holds an electrical engineering degree from Yale University
and a law degree from Harvard University. From 1990 to 1994, he worked
as a journalist (covering the savings and loan bailout and other financial
stories) for the Center For Investigative Reporting. Clyde and his
wife Sheri live in Berkeley. His principal outside interests are sailboat
racing and offshore cruising.
|| Scott Shwarts, Board Member and CFO
Prior to his involvement with America True, Scott Shwarts was an
industry consultant in the areas of business management, marketing
and corporate development. He was the founder and CEO of two software
companies. His principal outside interests are sailboat racing, cruising
and scuba diving.
||Dan Roeske, Board Member
Dan Roeske brings his marketing, training and performance improvement
background to America True. Dan is currently a manager of corporate
training for Ford Financial as well as an adjunct professor of organizational
leadership at Siena Heights University. He holds an advanced degree
in Instructional Design and Human Performance Technology from Wayne
Dan's interest in working with youth includes his efforts on elementary
curriculum projects for the Grosse Pointe School District and as a
Boy Scout volunteer. He actively sailboat races in the Detroit area
and "points north". Dan and his family live in Grosse Pointe