Steve Cannon was named chief executive officer of AMB Group, LLC effective February 1, assuming the day-to-day leadership of the company's for-profit businesses. Cannon leads all business operations of the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons; Atlanta United of Major League Soccer; Atlanta Falcons Stadium Company, the developer of Mercedes-Benz Stadium that is scheduled to open in 2017; PGA TOUR Superstore; and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch.
Prior to joining AMB Group, Cannon served as president and chief executive officer 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 five years in a row. Cannon oversaw MBUSA's successful headquarters relocation from New Jersey to the metro Atlanta area, in addition to crafting a sports sponsorship strategy that closely aligned the premium brand with properties reflective of its category leadership and brand position.
Cannon began his automotive career in 1991 as 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 principal for The Richards Group, one of the largest independent full-service advertising agencies in the U.S. before re-joining MBUSA in 2007 where he served as the vice president of marketing for 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 1st Lieutenant in West Germany during the fall of the Iron Curtain. During his time in the Army he also served five years as an artillery officer.
Cannon and his wife, Ann, reside in Atlanta and they are the parents of nine children.Back to Top
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 Chief Executive Officer 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.Back to Top
Tony Guzzi heads EMCOR, a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses and governments, with estimated 2013 revenues of $6.6B and over 28,000 employees.
Tony serves as a member of the Board of Directors of EMCOR Group, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Hubbell, Inc., an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products headquartered in Shelton, CT, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the ACE Mentor Program, a unique partnership of industry corporations working together to attract young people to the construction professions.
Prior to joining EMCOR, Tony was President of United Technologies' multibillion-dollar Carrier North American Parts, Distribution and Services Division. He was a senior manager at McKinsey & Company prior to joining United Technologies.
Tony is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a Light Infantry Officer after graduating from West Point.
Passionate about giving back to veterans and their families, Tony sees the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund as a vehicle for ensuring not only that classmate John McHugh's children receive the education they desire, but also that other soldiers and their family members are able to realize the opportunity to achieve their educational dreams. Working with other West Point '86 classmates on this endeavor to honor Johnny Mac and help "Our Own" is particularly inspiring to Tony.
Tony enjoys spending time with his family, which includes three children; coaching youth sports; playing golf; and attending sporting events.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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 where 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.Back to Top