Our Board

Frank K. Hurd, Chairman

Mr. Hurd is an executive with over 20 years of management, government relations, and fiscal management experience. His extensive military career extends from command and staff positions in Korea, Germany, and the U.S. to Commander of a cavalry squadron in Europe to Chief of the U.S. Army’s Senate Liaison Division. In his former position as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Mr. Hurd oversaw all fiscal aspects of...

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Ellen Tunstall, Secretary/Treasurer

Ms. Tunstall has over 35 years of human resources experience in a variety of Federal agencies including the Department of Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). As OPM’s Deputy Associate Director for Talent and Capacity, she was responsible for Government wide employment policy. As a Division Chief in OPM’s Office of Insurance Programs, she managed the operation of the Nation’s largest health and life insurance programs with...

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Teresa M. Holland

Ms. Holland brings many years of experience in labor and employment law to the NOWCC Board. She currently serves as an attorney at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., where she advises Fortune 500 clients on a full range of labor and employment matters. She was previously the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Pfizer, Inc., where she led the Employment Law Group. In that role, she served as the chief employment counsel responsible...

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W. Joseph Stearns

Mr. Stearns had a 30-year career with Dow Chemical in marketing, sales management, as District Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Zone Vice President, and finally as Corporate Chlorine Issue Manager. At present he is consulting for Chlorine Chemistry Council International Affairs, including representing industry in multiple UNEP treaty negotiations. His board experience over the years has been with the Sam Houston Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, Executive...

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Maurice Brice

Mr. Brice has over 45 years of federal and private sector Human Resources Executive and Management experience.  He served as President, Board of Directors for Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA) from 1997 – 2002, which had 27,800 insured members and $3.5 billion in group life insurance for enrollees.  Mr. Brice led the development and implementation of the annual action plans to WAEPA which continuously increased the company’s assets to record levels....

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Andrew Platou, CPA, CGMA

Andrew Platou, CPA, CGMA is a Director at Cordia Partners.  Andrew has more than 25 years’ experience in financial and accounting leadership positions through his audit, accounting, and management roles which has helped advance the missions of many non-profit organizations.  He is well versed in Board governance, financial oversight, and strategic leadership through prior Board of Director experience as a Treasurer and Co-Chair on steering committees.  Along with his Certified Public Accountant license and...

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Philip Macres

Philip Macres is a Principal at Klein Law Group PLLC. His leadership has expanded over two decades on national communications, regulatory, litigation, and business matters. Philip’s extensive experience includes advising telecommunications and information service providers on regulatory policy and compliance, rulemaking, litigation, arbitration, dispute resolution, mediation, risk mitigation, and business strategy management. He is recognized as an effective relationship builder and collaborator with business leaders and regulators along with professionals at associations, industry partners, and non-profit groups. His...

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Matt Habibi, PMP

Matt Habibi is the founder of AppTech, Inc. and works as the primary advisor and subject matter expert for business process management and enterprise resource planning projects. With more than 18 years of experience in designing and implementing financial systems as well as business process re-engineering, he oversees solution delivery, business development and consulting management in the Financial, Government Contracting, and Federal sectors. Matt has worked in various management and regulatory liaison roles in...

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