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Craig Juntunen, President and Founder

Craig Juntunen, a retired entrepreneurial businessman is the founder of the Both Ends Burning Global Working Group, a global organization defending every child’s human right to a family. Craig and his global team are on a mission to accelerate a new era of global child welfare to include a permanent loving family as a core value and priority.

Juntunen is the author of the award-winning book Both Ends Burning: My Story of Adopting Three Children from Haiti. He is also the Executive Producer of the acclaimed documentary STUCK. In 2013 Craig toured the country with his documentary, visiting and screening STUCK in 62 cites in 80 days to make children living outside of parental care a relevant social issue.

In his early life, Juntunen was involved heavily in athletics, playing quarterback for a total of 14 seasons. He finished his athletic career as a quarterback in the Canadian Football League. He was elected into the State of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Idaho Hall of Fame.

His experience as a leader on the football field led to his developing into an entrepreneur. He built and sold a company with a very successful track record and retired (temporarily) before founding Chances For Children, a foundation involved in creating sustainable communities in Haiti. His early experience with the Chances for Children Foundation alerted Craig to recognize children living outside of parental care as a global issue, and one of the greatest human rights crises of his lifetime.

In reaction to learning of this social crisis, he started the Both Ends Burning Campaign in 2010 to promote family-based solutions for at-risk children.

His success as a quarterback, and as an entrepreneur have blended together to build two successful and effective public foundations to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Today most people, including members of the United States Congress and State Department, applaud his vision of countries utilizing our Children First Software to revolutionize their child welfare programs.

Luke Morrow, Board Chair

Luke Morrow is Managing Director and co-owner of Morrow Renewables, a company that collects, treats, markets, and sells renewable biogas from landfills and other sources. Luke has previously served as Vice President and co-owner of South-Tex Treaters, a natural gas treating and manufacturing company. Luke currently serves as Board Chairman for Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support, a non-profit support and education organization that provides financial, emotional, and spiritual support to those affected by the HIV/AIDS virus. Luke also has served on the boards of Casa de Amigos, Casa de Amigos Endowment, and Midland Montessori School. Luke has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Texas Tech University. He is currently working on a Masters of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, and is married with five children ages 7-20, including one child adopted from Ethiopia. Luke and his wife Lori run a charitable foundation designed to honor God by faithfully stewarding His blessings in ways that execute His commands to serve the needs of the less fortunate regionally and throughout the world. Luke and his family are members of First Presbyterian Church in Midland, Texas.

Bruce Graham, Chief Strategy Officer & President, Courts & Justice Division

Bruce joined Tyler in 2008 as president of the Courts & Justice Division. Under his leadership, the division saw an aggressive expansion of its revenues and services, and in 2016, Bruce was named chief strategy officer for the company. Prior to Tyler, he served as senior vice president of consulting and global and enterprise accounts at BEA Systems, now part of Oracle. In the early 1990s, Bruce was a founding partner at The Feld Group, an IT strategy and technology management firm that served Fortune 200 companies. An alumnus of Texas Tech University, Bruce has served as chief information officer of several multi-billion dollar enterprises, in addition to serving as chief operating officer and chief executive officer of a publicly held application service provider. Bruce serves as the Chairman of the National Board of Trustees for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Dan O’Brien

Millions of Americans proudly watched Dan O’Brien win the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal to become the first American winner in the sport since 1976. As an Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, Dan O’Brien is officially considered the “World’s Greatest Athlete,” and his name is synonymous with athletic achievement and success both on and off the field.

Adopted at the age of two, and raised in a home with seven other children of racially mixed backgrounds – Dan has overcome many adversities throughout his life. And with a great deal of self-determination and commitment, he has become one of the most successful and dominant athletes in the history of sports. He is an inspirational leader and motivational force for millions of people across the world.

At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Dan O’Brien overcame almost insurmountable odds. Four years prior, on Super Bowl Sunday early in 1992, Reebok introduced its unprecedented Dan & Dave campaign, a series of entertaining TV and print ads featuring Dan and rival Dave Johnson, debating who would take the title as the “World’s Greatest Athlete” in Barcelona.

This publicity also provided for one of the most publicized failures in sports history when Dan “no-heighted” in the pole vault and failed to qualify for the 1992 Olympic team headed for Barcelona. All of Dan’s hard work had come to an end…or had it?
Dan O’Brien has spent his entire life overcoming obstacles. He went on to win the 1993 and 1995 World Championships, the 1994 Goodwill Games, and three US Championships – all leading to the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta.

Today Dan continues to give back to the sport that has given so much to him. He is the on-field emcee for every major USA Track & Field event, and he’s also heavily involved as both a host and celebrity athlete for USATF’s Win with Integrity program, a community outreach and mentoring program designed to help kids make good life decisions, set positive goals and adhere to a drug-free lifestyle. Dan also works very closely with the United States Olympic Committee as part of its Olympic Ambassador Program, mentoring current athletes in the areas of media training, preparation and peak performance.

Dan has become a highly sought motivational speaker, bringing his inspirational story to the employees and leaders of some of the biggest companies in the world, and over the years he has worked as both a color commentator and guest analyst for networks such as ESPN, CBS and NBC. He was a part of Yahoo! Sports 2012 Olympic coverage from London.

Today Dan resides with his wife Leilani in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he is entering his seventh year as an assistant volunteer coach at Arizona State University. Dan also trains athletes of all ages in sports ranging from tennis to football. He can be found most days in a nearby gym or track.

Frank Garrott

Frank Garrott is President and Chief Executive Officer of Gladney Center for Adoption. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Joint Council on International Children’s Services, a Washington, D.C.-based child welfare advocacy organization and the Board of Children’s Home Society of America, an affiliation of agencies that share a common heritage. Garrott previously served on the Board of the Christian Mission for the United Nations Community. He enjoyed a long career in business consulting and banking with Price Waterhouse, Citibank and Bank One in New York and Texas. Garrott received his B.A. from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Frank and his wife, Rebecca, have three children, two of whom were adopted through Gladney. Frank and Rebecca reside in Austin where they attend Grace Covenant Church and are active in the church’s Bridges of Grace adoption and orphan care ministry.

Harry Oellrich

Harrison Oellrich is founding president and managing principal of Ottauquechee Risk Consultants, a reinsurance and risk management consulting firm. He also worked 31 years and was a managing director of Guy Carpenter & Co. LLC, the reinsurance subsidiary for Marsh & McLennan. Throughout his career he has advised the White House, members of Congress and their committees as well as the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Cyberspace Security, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office and the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. Oellrich earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and an MBA with a concentration in management from Hofstra University. He, his wife Roxanne, and their three adoptive children live in Garden City, NY where he coaches youth athletics as a part of the Centennials and Garden City Athletic Association programs. He also serves on the board of Lutheran Social Services of New York and is a commissioned deacon of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

Emron Pratt

Emron Pratt is a partner at Bain & Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. Emron joined Bain in 2005. As a partner, Emron works with Bain’s clients primarily in the consumer products and media industries across a range of strategy and operational topics. While based in North America, Emron has worked extensively in Latin America and Europe as well as stints living and working for Bain in Africa and Asia.

Emron holds an MBA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Washington DC, is married, and has 3 children.

Albert L. Reyes

Albert is the sixth President and CEO of Buckner International and has worked for Buckner since 2007. He previously served as President of Buckner International and President of Buckner Children and Family Services.

Prior to his service at Buckner, Albert was president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, where he led the school through dramatic changes in its accreditation, name, and structure. Under his leadership, the school’s annual operating budget increased from $700,000 to more than $3.2 million.

Albert also has served as pastor of three churches and as a manager for Sprint’s National Customer Service Center. He has been involved in numerous roles with the 2.5 million-member Baptist General Convention of Texas, serving as its President in 2005.

He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Angelo State University; Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Andrews University and has participated in Executive Education at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.

He is a member of the board of trustees of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and the T.B. Maston Foundation.

Albert and his wife Belinda have three adult children. He enjoys reading, writing, camping, movies and travel. The Reyes are active members of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

Bobby Shackouls

Shackouls is a past chairman of the National Petroleum Council and a member of the Executive Committee of the US Oil and Gas Association. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Shackouls led a successful career as CEO and president of several companies, among them Torch Energy Advisors, Inc., Meridian Oil, Inc., and Burlington Resources, Inc. On July 9, 1997, he was elected chairman of the board of Burlington Resources.  He retired as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company upon its acquisition by ConocoPhillips on March 31, 2006. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. Shackouls serves on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America, the Texas Heart Institute and the Mississippi State University Foundation.  Shackouls is also a director of The Kroger Company, ConocoPhillips and Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.

Frank Wagner

Frank Wagner has been a full-time consultant in the leadership field since 1981. His consulting career began when he joined the staff part time at The Center for Leadership Studies with Paul Hersey in the late 1970’s. He then became a partner and director at Keilty, Goldsmith & Boone. Besides co-founding Prism Ltd in 1986, Frank currently works closely with The MEECO Institute to further the achievement of high standards in the coaching field.

In the leadership development arena, Frank’s training specialty is leadership behavior; with an emphasis on commitment, teamwork, influence across organizational boundaries, coaching, and faster strategic planning and execution. His training designs all revolve around a specific leadership model supported by exercises and tools to apply the concepts learned.

As a behavioral coach, Frank brings a wide range of experience working with individuals from mid-level management through C-level positions. As a long-term colleague of Marshall Goldsmith who has been widely recognized as the top leadership coach in the world, Frank was asked by Marshall to design, teach, and oversee the certification of coaches in his methodology and practice aimed at helping successful leaders get better. Their unique coaching practice is called “Stakeholder Centered Coaching.” He also serves as a coach and facilitator for Global Leadership Associates.

Pat Williams

Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. As one of America’s top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers, he has addressed thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to universities and nonprofits.  Williams is also the author of over 60 books, his most recent title being Bear Bryant on Leadership.  Since 1968, he has been in the NBA as general manager for teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia—including the 1983 World Champion 76ers—and now the Orlando Magic, which he co-founded in 1987 and helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995. Twenty-three of his teams have gone to the NBA playoffs and five have made the NBA finals. Williams and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations, ranging in age from 25 to 38.

Sophie Windsor

Sophie graduated with a Masters in English Literature from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 2002. She then proceeded to take leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sir Peter Hall’s company and in many British television series and films. Since moving to LA five years ago her work has included starring in a comedy series for NBC, a Julian Fellowes miniseries about the Titanic, writing a movie for Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz and starring as Ashton Kutcher’s girlfriend Zoey in the CBS comedy Two and A Half Men.

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