George Luz, Jr.-Son of Easy Company/Band of Brothers veteran
Jon D’Allessandro-President and CEO, D’Allessandro Construction
Brian Youse-Vice President of Multi-Man Publishing
Kevin O’Neill – Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Acertitude, an executive search firm
Paul Clifford – Former law firm Managing Partner and principal with Law Practice Consultants
Glen Jackson – Co-Founder of Jackson Spalding, marketing and communications firm in Atlanta
Jerry McLaughlin – Retired Central Intelligence Agency Training Manager
Joseph Crowley – Counsel with SRD Legal Group focusing on corporate and securities matters
Linda MacIntyre-Holds a BA (Hons) from St Mary’s University College (University of Surrey) and an MA in History from Royal Holloway, University of London
Willem (Sean) van der Vlies -Managing director/ owner of RWS glass cooperation Netherlands and Combiforce building construction
Doug Barber -Holds a Bachelor’s degree in history education and a Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership
WWII Foundation Board Members Short Bio Information
George Luz, Jr.
George Luz, Jr. is the son of a famous WWII veteran (Band of Brothers) and brings a unique component to the WWII Foundation as his father, unlike many veterans from that era, shared practically all of his stories with his son.
Jon is a tireless advocate for the WWII Foundation and a very successful construction corporation owner in Massachusetts. He is directly involved in the education of the Holocaust and brings survivors to local schools to have them share their stories with students.
Brian is Vice President of Multi-Man Publishing, a Maryland based strategic board game company founded in 1994. Mr. Youse is an avid World War II historian and attended the dedication of the Richard D. Winters monument in Normandy, France in June of 2012.
Is formerly a principal with Law Practice Consultants, LLC. Previously, Paul practiced law for over thirty years before retiring, concentrating in the areas of corporate, securities, and public finance. Paul served as an officer in the U.S. Army, including as a MACV Advisor to a South Vietnamese Army psychological warfare unit. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves where he attained the rank of Captain.
Glen Jackson co-founded marketing and communications firm Jackson Spalding in Atlanta, GA in 1995. He provides leadership for the firm, many of its clients and also serves as a motivational speaker for organizations looking for inspiration. He has special expertise in real estate, professional services, crisis communications, marketing communications, and not-for-profit public relations.
Born and brought up in London and Ireland. Holds a BA (Hons) from St Mary’s University College (University of Surrey) and an MA in History from Royal Holloway, University of London. Passionate about world war 2 and in particular the effects on social history. Member of the Institute of Historical Research, Women’s History Network and The Royal Society of Literature.
Willem (Sean) van der Vlies
Born and raised in a shipper’s family, Willem grew up in war destroyed Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
He became a glass engineer, managing director/ owner of RWS glass cooperation Netherlands and Combiforce building construction. He is a war veteran.
Holds a Bachelor’s degree in history education and a Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership. He has taught world and American history for more than 30 years. For many years he has organized and led history tours across Europe based on several historical themes and time periods. The Second World War has been a major focus during the entirety of his education and travel careers.
Is a retired Central Intelligence Agency Training Manager. He is the author of two WWII related books: D-Day+60 Years, the story of his uncle’s death in the airborne assault on D-Day, and B-17 Flying Fortress Restoration, which depicts the six years he served as the Project Manager for the restoration of the B-17 City of Savannah at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
Joe practices law with the firm SRD Legal Group focusing on corporate and securities matters. He founded Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans, an initiative to help low-income veterans with pro bono civil legal services in partnership with Fordham School of Law’s Feerick Center for Social Justice. Joe served with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment from 1992 – 1996.
Founder and managing partner of Acertitude, a top-tier executive search firm and talent consultancy. His quest is to revolutionize the global executive search industry, and unleash the human potential of today’s leading organizations.