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Council of Advisors

Norman Y. Mineta - ITNAmerica Council of Advisors
Norman Y. Mineta
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Mr. Mineta's distinguished career includes 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and cabinet service under the last two United States presidents. Mr. Mineta joined the administration of President George W. Bush in January 2001, becoming the 14th Secretary of Transportation and was the longest serving Secretary in the history of that cabinet post.

He is recognized for his accomplishments in economic development, science and technology policy, foreign and domestic trade, the environment, budgetary issues and civil rights.

Following the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, Secretary Mineta guided the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, an agency with more than 65,000 employees, and the largest mobilization of a new federal agency since World War II.

Among his numerous accomplishments, Secretary Mineta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the US.

Samuel A. Ladd III - ITNAmerica Council of Advisors
Samuel A. Ladd III

Sam Ladd has been in banking since the mid 1960's and now serves as the Southern Maine Division President of People's United Bank. A graduate of Bowdoin College in 1963, he joined Maine National Bank after spending one year with Aetna Life Insurance Company and two years in the U.S. Army. By 1985, he was the Executive Vice President responsible for Trust, Retail Banking, Operations and Commercial Lending at Maine National Bank. In 1991, he founded Maine Bank & Trust and has been with the bank through its rebranding to People's United Bank in July 2010. Sam Ladd has been President of the Maine Bankers Association and Chair of the Maine Chamber of Commerce. He has served as the Greater Portland United Way Campaign leader, and as a Trustee of Bowdoin College and the Portland Symphony Orchestra, where he served as Treasurer. He is the past Chairman of Maine Maritime Museum and past Chairman of the Southern Maine Community College Foundation.

In 2005, Sam was the recipient of the Portland Regional Chamber's Henri Benoit Award for Leadership; and he received the 2007 Distinguished Citizen Award by the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and won the National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2008. He was the Finance Chair for Susan Collins' recent successful run for the US Senate. Sam Ladd currently serves on the Board of the Portland Museum of Art, and is a member of the American Bankers Association Government Relations Council.

Anna Roosevelt ITNAmerica board of advisors
Anna Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, where she provides strategic guidance for Goodwill’s programs and retail stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Most recently, Ms. Roosevelt served as Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship for the Boeing Company in Chicago. During her ten years with Boeing, Ms. Roosevelt and her team influenced the company’s approach to corporate citizenship including their community investment. Prior to her time with Boeing, she served as the Executive Director of the Brain Research Foundation at the University of Chicago. Ms. Roosevelt also previously provided leadership for several arts and cultural organizations, including the Kentucky Museum (Bowling Green), the Center for Scandinavian Studies (Chicago) and Museums in the Park (Chicago), and political organizations and candidates including the DNC, Senator Paul Simon (D-IL) and Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago.

In 2008, Ms. Roosevelt received a Leadership in Diversity Award from Access Living, Advocates for the Disabled. In 2010, she received the Public Humanitarian Award from the Illinois Humanities Council. She currently serves as Chair of the Roosevelt Institute and is a Fellow at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, a board member of NetImpact and the Maine Community Foundation.

Ms. Roosevelt holds a Master’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s from Stanford University.

David Warren, JD
David Warren, JD

David E. Warren is the President of Tranzon, LLC and Tranzon International, LLC. He also maintains a relationship as Counsel to the law firm of Verrill Dana, LLP, one of northern New England's largest law firms, with offices in Portland, Augusta, Boston, Hartford, and Washington, D.C. David is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of corporate law and mergers & acquisitions.

Active in community affairs, David is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Maine Medical Center and serves as a Trustee of MaineHealth (Maine Medical Center's parent organization). He is also currently a Director of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, the Portland Chamber, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, and is a Trustee of North Yarmouth Academy. David also serves as a member of the Finance Council of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

In the recent past, David has served as Campaign Chair of the United Way of Greater Portland, Campaign Chair for the statewide Campaign for Justice, Chairman of the Portland Regional Chamber, and Board Chair of the Gulf of Maine Aquarium Development Corporation (now the Gulf of Maine Research Institute), and as a Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Bowdoin College.

David was a 2004 inductee into the Maine Business Hall of Fame, and also received the Alton E. Cianchette Business Hall of Fame Award from the Maine State Chamber of Commerce in 2004.

A graduate of Bowdoin College and the Columbia University Law School, David and his wife Diana and their three children live in Portland.

Larry Israelite
Larry Israelite, PhD

Larry has held learning management positions in a variety of industries. He has worked for Liberty Mutual, Pitney Bowes, the Forum Corporation, John Hancock Financial Services, Oxford Health Plans, and the Digital Equipment Corporation.

Larry is the editor of "Lies About Learning," a 2006 publication of ASTD Press, and he contributed chapters to "Elliot Masie's Learning Rants, Raves, and Reflections: A Collection of Passionate and Professional Perspectives" (Pfeiffer, 2005), and "The AMA Handbook of E-Learning Effective Design, Implementation, and Technology Solutions" (AMACOM, 2003).

A graduate of Washington College, Larry received an MA in Instructional Media and a PhD in Educational Technology, both from the Arizona State University.