Our Board of Directors is dedicated to our mission of creating global citizenship among today’s youth.


Douglas N. Lacey was born in Los Angeles and graduated from Arcadia High School. He attended U.C. Berkeley, where he received a B.A., M.A and Ph.D. in Latin and Greek. He has been a lecturer in classical studies at the University of Western Ontario, Assistant Professor of classics at Ohio State University, and an Associate Professor of classics at OSU. While at OSU, he was Director of the Undergraduate Latin program and of the Center for the Individualized Language Program. He served as Treasurer and Board Member of the Ohio Foreign Language Association, as Director of the National Latin Office and as President of the Greater Columbus Latin Club.
Doug attended California State University for his MBA in accounting. He has been/is employed as Controller, then CFO of California Glass Company; Treasurer, Board Member, and CFO of Pacific Coast Container, Inc.; Controller and Board Member of Glass Pak, Inc; Treasurer, CFO, and Board Member of Via Romero Leasing, Inc.; Member/Manager of G P Holdings, LLC.; and Treasurer and Board Member of Maverick Enterprises, Inc..
Doug has authored several articles, papers, pamphlets and a text series.


Dr. Larry Hungerford was born and grew up in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from Huntington College he became a middle-grade teacher in Marion, IN. He earned a Masters Degree and worked on his doctorate at Ball State University and got his first college teaching job at Ohio Northern University. Later, he taught history and supervised social studies teachers at Winston-Salem State University. There he initiated and ran a Center for Economic Education and completed his Ph. D. in Economic Education at Ohio University. He began offering free seminars at local libraries on no-load mutual fund investing in 1986. He took early retirement in 1992 to become a money manager at Woodard and Company Asset Management Group where today he helps manage $260 million for clients.


Sandy F. Szakach is Senior Managing Director and Head of Credit for Structured Finance at PPM America, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of London based Prudential, PLC.   She has worked in structured finance and/or investment management for over 25 years and previously held positions at American General Investment Management, Great-West Life Assurance, Bank Western FSB, and the Federal Reserve Bank.  Sandy graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Illinois State University and received a Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado.  She has served on the Advisory Board for the American Securitization Forum and as Treasurer of a 65 unit cooperative apartment building in New York City.