Board of Directors

Jenny Tate Morgan

CEO, Founder, Managing Member, & Chairman of BOD

Currently, Ms. Morgan is CEO & COB of Tate Technology, and historically was a Managing Director in investment banking for an investment bank in Houston, TX. Please see bio under management.

 

Gerard E. Morgan III

Founder, Managing Member & Member of BOD

Since 1985 Mr. Morgan, CEO, President & Founder, Design Engineer of Fry Industries, Inc., owns and operates a design manufacturing firm with global clients, in technical engineering, electrical boards & circuitry including frequency drives, logic circuits, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders and valves, with expert working knowledge of proximity switches, relays, timers, starters, and load cells supporting multiple industries including chemical manufacturers, mining, etc. Please see bio under management.

 

R. Gerald “Jerry” Bailey, Ph.D., P.E.

Member of the BOD

Dr. Bailey is a PhD Chemical Engineer with over 45 years of experience as a chemical engineer and industry executive. Experience in all aspects of the chemical and oil & gas industry both upstream and downstream, with particular Middle East skills, along with US onshore and offshore. Formally: President, Exxon, Arabian Gulf. Currently: Chairman, Bailey Petroleum – Petroleum business development consulting; CEO of MCW Energy, other board of directorships upon request.

 

William “Bill” J. Perry

Member of the BOD

Bill sold GFF, Inc. “Girard Dressings” in 2008, and is currently the owner of The Perry Strategy Group, owner and CEO/COB of Bella Casa Interior Designs, Investor/Vice President Business Development at Chameleon Creative Group; Board Member Consultant at GFF., Inc Girards Dressings; Past CEO at GFF., Inc. Girards Dressings.  His education is as follows: University of Southern California – MBA 1995 Marshall School of Business; University of California, Berkeley – Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Food Science and Microbiology. Additionally Bill attended the six-week course at Harvard for CEO’s, as well as sits on a number of boards, and has been a guest of the White House.

 

Merril Hoge

Member of the BOD – ESPN – Commentator, NFL Analyst

Former NFL running back Merril Hoge is an analyst for a variety of ESPN programs, including NFL Live, NFL Matchup, NFL PrimeTime and SportsCenter. He also contributes insight and analysis to ESPN’s annual Super Bowl, and NFL Draft coverage, as well as appears on multiple platforms, including ESPN Radio and ESPN.com. Mr. Hoge, who joined ESPN in 1996 as a game analyst and sideline reporter for ESPN2’s college football coverage, also called Arena Football League telecasts in 2007 and in the late 1990’s.  An eight-year NFL veteran, Merril spent 1987-93 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and was the team’s starting running back for six of those seasons.  He set the team record for most receptions by a running back, totaling 50 in 1988 and was one of only two Steelers to rush for more than 100 yards in back-to-back playoff games. He concluded his career in 1995 with the Chicago Bears after suffering a series of concussions. At the time of his retirement, Hoge had played in 122 consecutive games, the longest streak in the NFL at that time.  A 1987 graduate of Idaho State University with a degree in education and minor in health and fitness, Hoge set 11 school records, including both single-season and career marks for rushing attempts, rushing yards, and all-purpose yards.  He also scored 44 touchdowns, a Big Sky Conference record.
 
Mr. Hoge, who battled non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2003, received the Chairman’s Advocacy Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2004 and 2008 for his outstanding participation in driving awareness for LLS and its mission. Merril is also extremely active in concussion research, and in the prevention and treatment of brain injuries. In the fall of 2009, Hoge testified at a congressional hearing on head injuries in football, and, in January 2010, he was appointed to the NFL MTBI Committee, which initiates research and advises the NFL on best practices for concussion prevention and management. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also asked Merril in 2011 to serve on the NFL’s Return-to-Play Subcommittee, which deals with head, neck and spine cases. Merril was named in March 2010 to the board of directors for USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, and in March 2011 he participated in the NFL-USO Tour to Afghanistan with fellow ESPN analyst Matt Millen and Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, visiting troops overseas. In September 2010, Merril Hoge released his first book, “Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life,” about the life philosophy that has guided him and enabled him to overcome obstacles throughout his life.
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