Honorable Matthew S. Collier Board Chairman
Originally from Michigan, Mr. Collier has served as an officer in the U.S. Army, held major elective public office, and worked in the private sector during his diverse career. Matt holds degrees from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as from Harvard University.
Following his graduation from West Point, and subsequent to his six years of service in the military, Mr. Collier ran the district office of a U.S. Congressman, and was then elected as the youngest big city Mayor in the United States. He served as “strong” Mayor in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer of Flint, Michigan from 1987 to 1991.
Since that time, Mr. Collier has served in various and ascending capacities with several high technology companies. Over the past sixteen years, Mr. Collier has served as President and Principal of SAFER Systems Software in Camarillo, CA; as President, CEO, and Board-member of Electronic Sensor Technology in Thousand Oaks, CA; and most recently, as Executive Vice President of World-wide Field Operations for BeyondTrust Software in Agoura Hills, CA.
As an independent consultant, Matt currently advises clients regarding business operations challenges while residing with his family in Thousand Oaks, California.
A seasoned investment professional with twenty six years of experience covering asset
classes from Real Estate to International Equities and Fixed Income. Markets covered
include U.S.A., Africa, Latin America, Russia, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe and
the Middle East. Experiences cover a broad range of activities including conducting due
diligence, investment analysis, structuring and marketing IPOs and private placements,
privatizations of state industries and client relationship management. Demonstrated
initiative and adaptability within corporate leadership roles and through entrepreneurial endeavours. Recognized as a strong leader, motivator, and advocate of people development.
Eileen Santiago, Ed.D.
Highly qualified in the areas of curriculum and instruction, with demonstrated expertise in school reform and innovation, and experience in relation to the following:
Whole Child Education, Teacher and Principal Leadership Growth and Development, Character Education, Using Data to Inform Instruction, Professional Development School, Bilingual/multi-cultural education, Full-service Community Schools, Community Engagement and Partnership, Strategic Planning, Innovative Funding Design, Literacy Instruction, Grants Development and Management, Clinical Supervision and Collective Bargaining.
James S. Sutterlin
James Sutterlin is a native of Frankfort, Ky. He attended Haverford College and did his post-graduate work at Harvard. Following service in the US Army during World War II, he joined the American Foreign Service. He held diplomatic posts in Germany, Israel and Japan.. During tours of duty in the Department of State he filled various regional positions. In 1972 Secretary of State William Rogers appointed Sutterlin Director of the Policy Planning Staff. Subsequently he was appointed Inspector General of the Foreign Service by Secretary Henry Kissinger.
In 1974 Sutterlin joined the UN Secretariat as Director of the Political Affairs Division. In 1982 he became director and senior speech writer in the Office of Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar. On retirement from the UN, Sutterlin became Distinguished Fellow and Instructor at Yale where he also directed the Yale Oral History on the United Nations. At the same time, Sutterlin was appointed Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Long Island University. He has written books on Berlin, Iraq and the UN and assisted Secretary-General Pérez de Cuéllar in drafting his memoirs, Pilgrimage for Peace.
Sutterlin was awarded the Order of Merit (Grosse Verdienst Kreuz) by the Federal Republic of Germany.