Members of the Board

The Intellicheck board members are a select group of professionals, whose work experiences range from retail to the military,
that help guide our business to success.

Guy L. Smith joined the Board of Directors in 2005 and was appointed Chairman effective November 14, 2018. Mr. Smith has served as a senior executive at the highest levels of global corporations, the United States government, and a global NGO. He is also a longtime Democratic political strategist, having served on the Clinton White House staff, was a radio spokesman for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign and also surrogate spokesperson for the Biden for President Campaign. He frequently appears on cable news discussing national politics.

During his career, he has managed public relations, government relations, reputation management, corporate relations, internal and external communications and corporate social responsibility for global corporations, as well as overseeing all public relations programs associated with the companies’ marketing communications and related activities.

Guy is one of the country’s leading experts on reputation management and crisis and disaster planning and communications. In this regard, he has extensive background and experience with global corporations, global consultancies, NGOs, and public service. He has particular experience in managing difficult reputational challenges and issues.

Guy served on the Board of Directors of The Center for Democracy and in that role, was very involved in the emergence of democratic institutions and governments around the world, especially Costa Rica, Russia, Armenia, and Poland. He has lectured at international universities and institutions, ranging from Moscow State University to the Canadian Armed Forces War College, on the expansion of democracy as well as reputation management on a global basis.

He is widely known as an expert in leadership development. In that regard, he is the author of the book “If It’s Not Impossible, It’s Not Interesting.”

He spent 17 years as Executive Vice President of Diageo North America, where he led regulatory, legislative, and social change in the alcohol industry, resulting in multiple share point gains of spirits over beer and wine.

Guy was Special Advisor to President William Jefferson Clinton on The White House staff, where he served on the impeachment defense team handling communications and political strategy.

Guy also served as vice chairman of AmeriCares, the international disaster relief and humanitarian organization. He has personally led disaster responses to numerous trouble spots around the world including Afghanistan, Sarajevo, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Jordan, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Peru, Ecuador, Bosnia, Turkey, Costa Rica, Poland, Russia, and India. Mr. Smith was awarded a special medal commemorating his disaster relief work in Spitak, Armenia by the President and Parliament of Armenia following the devastating 1988 earthquake that killed nearly 100,000 persons.

In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, Guy organized and led the “Diageo Ground Zero to Ground Zero Airlift,” which was the first civilian humanitarian airlift into Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan since hostilities began there. The Diageo Afghanistan airlift delivered 100,000 pounds of food supplies to an 800-child orphanage in Kabul.

Guy has been a Visiting Professor of Public Relations at Moscow State University where he conducted the first western-style public relations courses in Russia following the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

He was Chief Operating Officer of Hill & Knowlton International Public Relations in New York, where he consulted with the firm’s largest consumer product, technology, and legal clients.

Prior to that Smith was VP Corporate Affairs, the senior public affairs officer, for Philip Morris Companies Inc. (now Altria). During his nearly 17 years with Philip Morris, Smith also led the corporate affairs departments of the Miller Brewing Company and The Seven-Up Company, both Philip Morris operating companies. At Miller Brewing Company, Smith participated in the national introduction of Lite Beer and at The Seven-Up Company he pioneered the first use of 800 toll-free telephone numbers printed on soft drink packages, a move that was quickly copied by other soft drink makers.

Early in his career he was Director of Information of the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C. Smith began his career as a reporter and assistant city editor for The Knoxville Journal. He is currently chairman of the Barrier Island Trust, an environmental protection organization.

Mr. Smith frequently lectures at major universities on crisis and reputation management and public policy issue management and also conducts crisis and disaster exercises for local communities. He also serves as an Honorary Battalion Chief of the Fire Department of New York and is a former member of the Board of Advisors of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home.

Lieutenant General Emil R. “Buck” Bedard was appointed a member of the Board of Directors on March 14, 2008. General Bedard was appointed a director of Mobilisa in September 2004. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps with over 37 years of active duty service in 2003.

General Bedard’s military career included two combat tours in Vietnam, as well as commanding the 7th Marine Regiment in Somalia and the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force during Operation Desert Storm. General Bedard’s final active duty tour was as the Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations for the US Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served until his retirement in 2003. He has continued to serve with the Marine Corps in Afghanistan and Iraq since his retirement. General Bedard’s many military awards include a Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star (with Combat V). General Bedard graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1967 with a Masters in Science. General Bedard was selected to serve as a Director in part due to his considerable experience as an officer in the U.S. military working with government contracts and his knowledge of the Company, including as a director of Mobilisa.

 

Major General Jack A. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, was appointed a member of the Board of Directors on August 11, 2014. Major General Davis is a proven leader in the military, law enforcement and business arenas. In a 37-year career in the United States Marine Corps, during which he rose to the rank of Major General, he commanded at every level from an infantry platoon in Vietnam to Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division.

His final assignment prior to retirement was Vice Commander, Marine Corps Forces Atlantic/Deputy Commander Marine Corps Forces Europe, for which he received the Distinguished Services Medal. He also served five years in federal law enforcement before joining the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in 1979, retiring in 1999 with a distinguished record of service. He also established JA Davis & Associates, a frontrunner in leadership and security training development. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and two master’s degrees. He previously served on Mobilisa’s Board of Directors from October 2005 until the merger with Intellicheck in March 2008.

William P. Georges was appointed a member of the Board of Directors on August 11, 2014. Mr. Georges is President and CEO of The Georges Group, LLC, which provides strategic consulting services, project management and assessments in the areas of corporate operations/relations and mass gathering events for venues.  The firm has worked with public and private entities both in the United States and internationally. Prior to forming the firm, he spent nine years as senior vice president at The Century Council in Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for their development of programs to fight alcohol misuse, drunk driving, and underage drinking. He is a 25-year veteran of the Albany, NY Police Department where he retired as Assistant Chief/ of Police. Mr. Georges is a Life Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and also a member of their Highway Safety Committee. He also serves on the Traffic Law Enforcement Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies and has been recognized by numerous organizations for his dedication to law enforcement issues and event safety and security.

Dr. Ruzzo has over twenty years of deep experience in technology solutions and solid business management and development expertise. Her experience includes positions with Thermo Fisher Scientific from 2012 to 2015 and ITT Exelis from 2010 to 2012.

In these roles, she was responsible for aligning IT with business objectives in the development of strategic and tactical plans for segment businesses. Dr. Ruzzo effectively led teams that developed tactical and strategic solutions to enable strong financial results across the businesses’ portfolios. At Alliant Techsystems, from 2006 to 2010 she directed and guided successful solutions for business capture, technology development, execution and customer support. From 2004 to 2005, as Vice President of Information Systems for multi-billion-dollar international gold mining company Placer Dome, Dr. Ruzzo had responsibility for moving the corporation’s information technology strategy forward and for oversight of global initiatives of all information systems. Dr. Ruzzo’s extensive experience in the defense industry includes six years in successive positions at Lockheed Martin culminating in the Director of the Simulation Technology Group in 2004. Her primary job at Lockheed Martin was to support the executive leadership and business development areas by providing the most advanced technology solutions for Lockheed Martin customers.

David E. Ullman was appointed a member of the Board of Directors in January 2018. David has extensive business expertise with a strong focus on retail, strategic planning and growth, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

A seasoned retail executive, he spent nearly twenty years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for billion-dollar retailer, manufacturer and e-commerce company, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. David had an instrumental role in strategic planning and growth initiatives as well as mergers and acquisitions, which led to more than a decade of sustained profitable growth and a six-fold increase in sales. The iconic retailer was acquired by Men’s Wearhouse in 2014 for $1.8 billion. He has also held executive positions with Arthur Andersen and $750 million catalogue company Hanover Direct. Most recently, David has served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and minority owner of Paul Fredrick Menstyle, a private retail company focused on designer and direct-to-consumer men’s apparel and related accessories.

Dylan Glenn was appointed a member of the Board of Directors on March 11, 2020.  Mr. Glenn is a Senior Director at Eldridge, a diversified holding company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.  He is the former Chairman of Guggenheim KBBO Partners, Ltd., a Dubai-based joint venture partnership between the KBBO Group and Guggenheim Partners.  Prior to this role, Mr. Glenn was Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners, where he joined in 2005.

While at Guggenheim Partners, Mr. Glenn worked in two capacities.  First, he coordinated the aforementioned joint venture-Guggenheim KBBO Partners, Ltd., the merchant banking effort leveraging Guggenheim’s investment banking and asset management capabilities with an important strategic partner in the Middle East. Additionally, he led Guggenheim’s Government Relations efforts in Washington and was a Member of the Guggenheim Partners Public Affairs Committee.

Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Glenn served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia. As a Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Glenn was responsible for all External Affairs. Mr. Glenn also served in the White House in Washington, D.C. as Special Assistant for President George W. Bush for Economic Policy. He was a member of the National Economic Council team advising the President on various economic issues.

Mr. Glenn is a Director of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.  He is a Director of the Renewable Energy Group (REGI), a leading global producer and supplier of renewable fuels like biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable chemicals and other products. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Managers of Stonebriar Commercial Finance based in Plano, Texas.  Mr. Glenn is a Trustee of Davidson College, where he earned his B.A. and is also a Trustee of the Episcopal High School at Alexandria, Virginia.

Bryan Lewis has over 30 years of global leadership positions in sales and operations in the financial services and financial technology sectors with a demonstrated ability to scale both high-growth and under-performing companies to create significant shareholder value. 

Prior to joining Intellicheck, Bryan was Chief Operating Officer at Third Bridge, Inc., where he oversaw the growth of the company from 100 to 600 employees and a CAGR of 56% in a four-year period.

Previously, Bryan held senior leadership positions at BondDesk (sold to TradeWeb), TheMarkets.com (sold to Capital IQ), Reuters, Barra (sold to MSCI) and Bloomberg. He began his career as a bond trader.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Penn State University.