TONY D HUDSON
10 year Air Force Veteran & Board Chairman
Mr. Tony Hudson has had more than 20 years sales and marketing experience having served as Sales and Marketing Director for several corporations – particularly specializing in the development of small companies in the sports, entertainment, design, marketing, and online product sales industries.
As an entrepreneur, Mr. Hudson founded an Internet kiosk company (www.kiosk4u.com), an eMarketing company (e3MarketStreet.com), and an upscale entertainment company – VIP Access Elite, later changed to VIP Access Clubs. VIP Access Clubs is based in Scottsdale, AZ, and provides exclusive services, international memberships, products and events for Celebrities, Millionaires, VIPs, Executives and those who want to be a part of the VIP Lifestyle. The company sponsors high-end events that include cruises, membership clubs, and social networking for target ages 25 to 45, which are affluent and seek to be highly successful in life and business. Its media resources enable selected affiliates to effectively motivate their target market. He holds a MBA in eBusiness as well as MS in Internet Marketing; both of which enable him to oversee the entire Internet and online business operations of G.I. Joe Coffee worldwide. Mr. Hudson is a USAF Academy Graduate and flew jet fighters for 10 years.
VP Business Development
Worlds Greatest Mentalist
Jim Karol has entertained MILLIONS globally via events and television appearances, including the Tonight Show, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Howard Stern Show, and NBC's Today Show. Karol was also chosen to compete on a national LIVE reality show on NBC called "Phenomenon", and made a cameo in the movie Jackass Number Two. Karol has recently caught the attention of some of world's top Physicists, Neurologists and Neuroscientists because of his UNUSUALLY HIGH brain capacity and AMAZING memory, that didn't begin until the age of 49. Some of his astonishing feats include knowing more than 80,000 zip codes, every word in the Scrabble dictionary, Sports Almanacs, Science and Medical Journals, thousands of digits of Pi, thousands of cities in the world and much, much more! Karol also knows the day of the week for EVERY date, all the way back to 1AD and can memorize a shuffled deck of cards in less than a minute! Jim Karol travels monthly to Walter Reed Hospital and Fort Belvoir Medical center, where he uses his abilities to help veterans with PTSD and TBI. He is also working with various other hospitals helping with cognitive fitness and advanced memory training.
COL (RET) JACK JACOBS
CEO of The Fitzroy Group | Medal of Honor Recipient
After his military retirement, Jacobs began a career in investment banking. He founded and was chief operating officer of AutoFinance Group, Inc., which dealt in the securitization of debt instruments. The company was later sold to KeyBank. Jacobs is a principal in The Fitzroy Group, an investment and residential real estate development organization, which operates in London. He is a Medal of Honor Recipient and Co-chairman of the Medal of Honor Foundation, a member of the board of trustees for the National World War II Museum, and holds the McDermott Chair of Politics at the U.S. Military Academy. He is also a military analyst for NBC/MSNBC. In 2009 he appeared on The Colbert Report as part of the Doom Bunker segment.
PR/Media Relations Director
Talented, creative, logistics and marketing professional brings the 'Wow Factor' to the business forefront. As a Logistics Integration Manager, I wear many hats and manage a variety of projects for a major national retailer, in a fast-paced environment. As Community Relations Director of G.I. Joe Coffee Company, I am honored to share my passion to make a difference with the world. Her career encompasses logistics management, event marketing, developing partnerships, contract negotiation and execution, corporate sponsorships and promotions. I am focused on achieving continuous, improved business performance. Additional Specialities Include: Creative Business Solutions, Team Training & Mentoring, Process Redesign/Streamlining, Project Workflow Management, Budget & Performance Reporting.
MARK AF BISHOP
Director of Sales and Marketing Media
An extensive background as a host, producer/director and writer in the radio television and digital mediums both here in the United States and Australia propelled Mark into very successful sales and marketing roles within the media and the very competitive resort real estate domain. Many years of experience in producing trade show and specialty event marketing concepts will help my cause greatly in affecting the bottom line value to both our company and the vets we strive to serve. I am extremely excited and proud to be part of the GI Joe Coffee journey and look forward to utilizing all of my creative skills talent and intuitive abilities for this challenging role.