Paul Fregia is the President and Founder of Grandma Maud’s, Inc., a twenty-five year old foodservice and retail food manufacturer in Chicago, Illinois. He is a business advisor, industry consultant, product development expert and sought after guest speaker. Mr. Fregia’s career includes extensive experience in both entrepreneurial and corporate management. Fregia has worked in management with McDonald’s, Damron, Container Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard, and was the founding Executive Director of the Tiger Woods Foundation. Mr. Fregia is the recipient of the prestigious Chicago Tribune’s Good Eating Award and is an inductee in the National African American Culinary Arts & Hospitality Museum. Fregia holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Lamar University and an MBA from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.
Jaim Nulman, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in the High Tech, Energy, and Life Sciences Industries from technology to product commercialization. He serves as Managing Principal of eTe Solutions, a consulting firm in product commercialization for hardware and software high tech, renewable energy, and smartphone applications. Nulman is the CEO of TUBZ LLC, a firm commercializing high capacity and longevity energy storage devices, and is credited with over 100 publications and over 50 patents. Fluent in English, Hebrew, and Spanish, Nulman holds a BS from the Technion – Israel; Institute of Technology, an MS and PhD from Cornell University, and an Executive MBA from Stanford University.
Senator Marvin Blyden was elected in the 31st Legislature to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he serves as the Chairman of the Committee on Housing, Public Works and Waste Management, and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection. In addition, he serves as a member on the Committees on Culture, Historic Preservation, Youth and Recreation; Finance; and Health, Hospitals and Human Services. After graduating from Dickerson Business School, Senator Blyden’s career development path included Pepsi-Cola, the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Hotel on the island of St. Thomas and the opening of the first Taco Bell restaurant in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Travis Woods is a Master Electrician, and founder and president of T&L Solutions, LLC, a business development company that offers assistance to contractors in following the proper channels through the process of obtaining the opportunity to work in the industrial plants along the Gulf Coast. T&L Solutions serves hundreds of oil and gas and commercial plan industry related clients throughout the Gulf Coast Region and has employed over 1,000 skilled industry professionals. Woods also serves as President of the Gulf Coast Industrial Group, and is a member of the board of directors of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement Association, and the Bouman Scholarship Foundation. In addition, Woods connects plant owners/managers with qualified specialty contractors and is an active member of the Louisiana Chemical Industry, and Golden Triangle.