Charlie has had an outstanding career in film, television and commercials on both sides of the camera. His career started in Chicago where he was a member of The Second City. While there, Charlie also held the titles of Creative Director and Head Writer. He then went on to commercials and television. Three of his commercials have won top prizes at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, while he also had recurring roles on Spin City, Arrested Development, and According to Jim. Currently, Charlie develops and produces motion pictures for, and with, his partner at Carousel Production, Steve Carell. He has been Executive Producer of Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), and Showtime’s Inside Comedy series. Charlie was also the founding member of Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company, the nation’s longest active college improvisation group.
Bob has had an honorable career serving our country and the state of Florida as an attorney and judge. He began his legal career when he was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He served as an Unrestricted Line Officer assigned to Judge Advocate billet representing servicemen in a variety of roles. Bob continued his legal career in Cleveland and then took his talents Martin County, Florida where he held the position of Assistant State Attorney. In 2004, Governor Jeb Bush appointed him Circuit Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit. Bob handles such matters as, major criminal offenses, domestic relations, probate issues, civil cases involving amounts greater than $15,000, and appeals from county courts. Several of his decisions have been published and he has been awarded the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. Bob has been President of the Justice Major B. Harding American Inn of Court
John Miller is an internationally renowned artist on three continents. John has been recognized with numerous awards including The Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2011); Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2001); Third Place, Best Gallery Show, Association of International Art Critics, U.S. Chapter (1996); and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (1989). John started doing his mature work between graduate and undergraduate school, some of which were videos that were shown at the Anthology Film Archives in 1977. He then branched out into several mediums. John has also earned several fellowships and grants in the U.S., Berlin and Japan. As a Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College, he teaches art and art criticism. John also serves on the board of Primary Information, a non-profit arts publisher and regularly donates artwork to benefit arts organization and for AIDS research.
Keith has had an illustrious career in investment advising. He built up DeGreen Wealth Management, which he sold in 2006 with $640,000,000 of assets under management. After flunking retirement, he took a three year world-wide sabbatical. Keith then developed a portfolio management program and has pioneered world-wide market and sector investing through the growing universe of low-cost, U.S. traded, exchange traded funds (ETFs) with DeGreen Capital Management. He has authored The Emerging Markets Book, now in its second printing. Keith also hosts Arizona’s most popular personal finance show, which is now in its 21st year. After high school, Keith would receive the Purple Heart in Vietnam and attained the rank of Sergeant with the United States Marines. Additionally, he was Arizona’s Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1988 and was a candidate for Governor in 2005 but withdrew due to a family illness. Besides holding a Certified Financial Planner license, Keith earned a law degree when he returned from Vietnam.
Dr. Linda Brown has devoted much of her medical career to coordinating medical programs in the developing world focusing on women’s health problems and organizing medical care to people in need after a natural disaster or conflict. Linda has conducted medical relief in Haiti, Palestine, Kenya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Honduras, New Orleans, and Mississippi. For the past several years this medical relief work has been through an organization that she began, Samaritans Now. Dr. Brown has also done work as a medical coordinator and advisor on women’s programs in Iraq and Afghanistan. When not on medical relief projects, Linda is a primary care physician where she focuses on women’s health. Additionally, Linda and her husband are the National Chair of the Parents Council at the University of Miami.
Jack has maintained a passion for preserving and sharing history in each of his careers. He started as a high school history teacher in Newark Valley, New York. He would move on to being an archivist and historical librarian that would take him from Cornell University to New York City. The bulk of his career was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During his twenty-seven years at the Met, Jack primarily held the role of Chief Registrar, where he oversaw worldwide art movements. Concurrently with his job as Chief Registrar, he was Special Assistant to the Director and later Special Assistant to the President. Jack’s retirement from the museum has led to a writing career. Currently he has authored three books on early American history, two on the Revolutionary War and one on Andrew Jackson. All of the books are required readings at select universities. One book, The Road to Valley Forge, won the Thomas Fleming Award for Best Book of 2004 from the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia. Jack has also published short stories, and in 2010 his first novel, The Rise of Stefan Gregorovic.
Community Service Award
Pat is the true epitome of community service, which has been exemplified over decades in Geauga County. She has been a volunteer for over 36 years to the Geauga County Historical Society and Century Village. On a weekly basis you can find her helping at University Hospital and at various locations in the Geauga Parks. She also finds time to write on local history and patriotism regularly for the Chagrin Valley Women’s Club and the Geauga County Historical Society. Additionally, Pat has spent over three decades writing letters for the release of prisoners of conscience to various Heads of State in other countries. In the past she has held various leadership roles such as Chairwoman of the CVWC Educational Gift Fund and President of Century Village. She has also lent her sewing talent by knitting over 5,000 pairs of mittens to the Maydugan Center for distribution.