Dr. Gloria Bozeman Herndon is a native of East St Louis, Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University and graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor degrees in Political Science, Philosophy and Music. Dr. Herndon continued on to Johns Hopkins University where she received a Masters Degree in International Economics and Law. She was later accepted into the doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University where she attained additional academic success as a Rockefeller Fellow. Notably, Dr. Herndon also received an honorary mention for the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. While pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Herndon also worked as a research fellow at the Brookings Institute and was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Dr. Herndon is a published author, accomplished musician and member of numerous public and private entity boards and the recipient of a number of awards. She also established the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) program for advising small and minority-owned businesses on the design and implementation of business and benefits insurance programs. Dr. Herndon stays active in both the business and local communities through associations such as the Smithsonian, Corporate Advisory Board of Office Depot, former American Express board member, National HeadStart Associations, NAFEO, American Association of Community College, Association of Community College Trustee and US Angola Chamber of Commerce.
COO: Mr. Rene Heussen, MBI - MSc - MBA, is co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at GB Energie LED. His primary responsibilities include Business Development Qualification, Proposal Management, Lighting Assessments & Surveys, Lighting Architecture & Design, Project Initiation and Execution as well as Product Management. Mr. Heussen is a well-respected Business Leader with an international career of over 25 years with several multi-national corporations: Raytheon, Philips Electronics (Philips Lighting), and Accenture. His executive leadership positions span the continents of Europe, North America, and AsiaPacific, with a strong focus on Entrepreneurship, Customer Satisfaction and Innovation. As a co-founder of GB Energie LED Mr. Heussen has lead numerous successful LED Lighting conversion projects within municipalities, educational institutions, religious organizations, property management companies and other industries: from the initial business case, to the detailed designs, the management of the installations and the processing of rebate programs