Anthony J. Guzzi | President and CEO, EMCOR Group, Inc.

Anthony (Tony) J. Guzzi is President and Chief Executive Officer of EMCOR Group, Inc., (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services for a diverse range of businesses and government with estimated 2017 revenues of ~$7.6 B and ~33,000 employees. For nine consecutive years EMCOR has been named by Fortune® as one of the top five World’s Most Admired Companies in the Engineering and Construction Industry—EMCOR is ranked #2 for 2017.

Prior to joining EMCOR, Tony was President of United Technologies Corporation’s multi-billion dollar Carrier North American Parts, Distribution and Services Division.

Previously, Tony had served as an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company.

Tony is Ranger qualified and served in the U.S. Army as a Light Infantry Captain from 1986 to 1991.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science with highest distinction from The United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986.  Tony earned his MBA from Harvard Business School with distinction in 1993. 

Tony is a member of EMCOR’s (NYSE: EME) Board of Directors.  He also serves on the Hubbell (NYSE: HUBB) Board of Directors and is the Lead Independent Director. 

Passionate about giving back to veterans and their families, Tony helped found the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund. Johnny Mac’s mission is to provide educational opportunities to the children and spouses of those soldiers who either perished in combat or training defending our country.   

Tony enjoys spending time with his family, including two sons and a daughter. He coaches youth sports, and also enjoys playing golf, and attending sporting events.

James "Ted" Hoyt | Treasurer and Clerk, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund

Ted serves as the Fund's legal counsel with help from pro bono volunteer lawyers from the preeminent Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray, as well as in-house attorneys at EMCOR Group, Inc.

Ted is the manager of Hoyt Legal LLC, a five-lawyer litigation firm located outside Boston. Hoyt Legal specializes in representing commercial landlords across the country. Prior to forming Hoyt Legal, Ted was the managing attorney at Mickelson Barnet, P.C. in New Bedford, MA, and for four years prior to that, he was a real estate and land use attorney at Prince Lobel Tye in downtown Boston. Ted earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law with his Juris Doctor degree.

Before becoming an attorney, Ted was an officer in the Army Special Forces (Green Berets), where he served in a number of locations and assignments. Ted's extended family has strong military roots. His younger brother served for 23 years as a Navy SEAL, and his two brothers-in-law are Air Force officers - one an F-22 instructor pilot and the other, a top infectious disease doctor. Ted's grandfather-in-law was a distinguished graduate and fifth-generation West Pointer. Ted enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children in Hopkinton, MA. He looks forward to doing great things through the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund for years to come in honor of our friend and brother.

James McHugh | Senior Managing Director, INTECH

James McHugh joined INTECH in May 2002. He is responsible for serving a select group of Institutional clients.

Prior to joining INTECH, Jim spent the majority of his career with the Prudential Insurance Company. From 1982 to 1994, he served as Director of Portfolio Management for PDI Strategies, where he was responsible for asset allocation and balanced investment management for multi-employer pension funds. In 1994, Jim joined HSBC Asset Management (Americas) Inc. as Director of Client Investment Services, where he was responsible for asset allocation strategies for U.S.-balanced portfolios in addition to servicing U.S.-based investment relationships. He returned to Prudential Investment Management in 1998 as Vice President of Institutional Sales and Marketing, responsible for Taft-Hartley Benefit Funds. Jim holds a B.S. from Montclair State University and an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses, and has 34 years of investment experience.

Joseph M. DePinto | President and CEO, 7-Eleven, Inc.

Joe DePinto leads the premier company in convenience retailing. Globally, there are more than 52,800 7-Eleven stores, of which some 10,350 stores are in North America. Before being appointed CEO of 7-Eleven, Inc. in 2005, Joe was President of GameStop Corporation. He has also held executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc. and Thornton Oil Corporation. Joe is a Board Director of 7-Eleven, Inc. and is Chairman of the Board of Brinker International.

Additionally, he is a Board Member of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Business Executives for National Security, SMU's Cox School of Business and the Southwestern Medical Foundation. He is also a member of the Kellogg School of Management Global Advisory Group and the Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Joe earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

MaryEllen Picciuto | President, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund

As President, MaryEllen leads all day-to-day operations of the organization.  Previously, she was Senior Director of Alumni Support and Business Operations at the West Point Association of Graduates, the nonprofit alumni and fundraising association for the United States Military Academy. MaryEllen also held the historic "Cadet Hostess" position at West Point, providing etiquette and military protocol instruction to the U.S. Corps of Cadets.

Prior to her career in nonprofit management, MaryEllen served for five years as a logistics officer in the United States Army with duty both stateside and overseas.  She is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm for which she was decorated for her combat service. MaryEllen graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986.

MaryEllen's husband is a 24-year career U.S. Army aviation officer. Together, they've raised a daughter and son, both serving as officers in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Reserve, respectively. Residing in northern Virginia, MaryEllen is an avid runner, hiker, and biker, and an aspiring gourmet cook. 

Steve Cannon | CEO, AMB Group, LLC

Steve Cannon was named CEO of AMB Group, LLC effective February 1, 2016, assuming the day-to-day leadership of the company’s for-profit businesses. Cannon leads all business operations for the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons; Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer; Atlanta Falcons Stadium Company, the developer of Mercedes-Benz Stadium scheduled to open in 2017, PGA TOUR Superstore; and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch.

 

Prior to joining AMB Group, Cannon served as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and was responsible for leading operations that generated record sales, with annual revenues exceeding $20 billion. During his tenure, MBUSA achieved a first-ever No. 1 ranking on the American Customer Satisfaction Index and was also lauded as one of the best places to work by Fortune magazine for five consecutive years. Cannon oversaw MBUSA’s successful headquarters relocation from New Jersey to the Atlanta metro area, in addition to crafting a sports sponsorship strategy that closely aligned the premium brand with properties that were reflective of its category leadership and brand positioning.

 

Cannon began his automotive career in 1991 as an Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz of North America (predecessor to MBUSA). From there, he moved to Stuttgart, Germany and joined a small team tasked with the development, manufacturing, and launch of the M-Class, the first Mercedes-Benz SUV ever made in and for this market. Following his time in Germany, Cannon served as Director of Marketing for Debis Financial Services (later Daimler Financial Services). He also served as a principal for The Richards Group, one of the largest independent full-service advertising agencies in the U.S., before rejoining MBUSA in 2007 where he served as the Vice President of Marketing MBUSA from June 2007 until he was promoted to president and CEO in 2012.

 

Cannon graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point (B.S., Economics). He is Airborne Ranger-qualified and served as a 1st Lieutenant in West Germany during the fall of the Iron Curtain. During his time in the Army, he also served for five years as an artillery officer. 

 

Cannon and his wife, Ann, reside in Atlanta and are the parents of nine children.