RMA ALUMNI COUNCIL
John McKernan II, ‘88 (Chairman) - Roswell, GA
Mr. McKernan graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1988. He studied at Shorter College. After leaving Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in 2013, Mr. McKernan founded Two Brown Dogs Realty as the broker of record focusing on the areas along the 400 Corridor of Buckhead, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Lake Lanier, Georgia. His professional life has included corporate compliance investigation responsibilities reporting directly to the Chief Compliance Officer of then Prudential Bank. Mr. McKernan has also served as co-owner of a web design firm and managing partner for McKernan Consulting, LLC. He has served on the Triangle Inc. Board of Directors in a variety of positions including President. He has served, and his wife currently serves, on the board of The Soaring Hawks Foundation as President, which is a foundation setup to meet any and all needs of the teaching and administration staff of Hembree Springs Elementary School. Mr. McKernan enjoys mentoring young men who have struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction. He also coaches soccer in the Roswell Santos Soccer Club's Junior Academy. Mr. McKernan resides in Roswell, GA with his wife, Tracy, and their son, Trey.
Bryan Baldwin, '96 (Vice Chairman) - Cumming, GA
Bryan holds a Doctorate in Business Administration. His dissertation was focused on talent management strategies and executive retention in Fortune 500 companies. The findings of his research may help companies improve executive retention and provide suggestions for creating career journeys. He is a founding member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square and has been inducted into the prestigious Delta Mu Delta Honor Society for Business Administration. Bryan was proclaimed Outstanding Georgia Citizen by Secretary of State Brian Kemp for his business and civic contributions to the state of Georgia.
Zak Haque, '01 (Treasurer) - Stratford, CT
Zak Haque takes a vision and makes it reality through sound strategy development. He intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization, brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking, and drives material business advantage. He is an inspirational leader who tells stories that inspire action while at the same time is grounded in financial information that levers the business. Respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic financing partners, and establishing governance boundaries, Zak earns a seat at the table wherever he serves. Currently, as CEO of Bond Insurance Group LLC, a privately‐held, global commercial insurance agency, Zak oversees the operations of-a multi million dollar plus premium organization. He led the successful buyout of multiple agencies, leading to having market space in 23 states. He is now spearheading major strategic shifts for transforming the insurance aggregate market and is launching a new company by 4th qtr of 2019. Previously, as Founder and CEO of Five Dollar Flip Flops LLC, Zak led business development after starting the company in his basement. During this time, he drove the acquisition of market share turning FDFF LLC into one of the largest flip flop wholesalers in the market. Zak sold his company in a private sale to a competitor in order to focus on his current insurance product. Being in RMA class of 2001, Zak used his skills gained from the academy to push and succeed to the position he is in today. He serves on several Boards of Directors including non profits, and molding future leaders of tomorrow.
Dennis Agnelly ’66 – Spring, TX
Dennis Agnelly graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1966. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 1970 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve from ROTC. He also earned a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of New Orleans in 1972. Dennis was a certified public accountant from 1973 till 2017. Dennis has a diversified financial background with sixteen years with national public accounting firms, eight years as a corporate office with public energy companies and six years as a change management and software technology consultancies. For fifteen years Dennis was an independent certified public accountant and consultant to major public corporations. Dennis retired from the United States Army Reserve, after 28 years as a Lieutenant Colonel during his service he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with three OLCs. Dennis and his wife, Carolyn, have two children and three grandchildren. Dennis and Carolyn are now retired and enjoy traveling. Dennis is a member of the Board of Visitors as well as the Alumni Council.
Errol Bisso, '61 - Gainesville, GA
Errol Bisso, a native of New Orleans, graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1961. Mr. Bisso attended Delta State University where he earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science. He has worked in many capacities since returning to Riverside in 1966, serving as teacher, coach, counselor, assistant athletic director, registrar, and currently as the director of alumni relations. In total, he has dedicated more than 50 years’ service to Riverside Military Academy. Mr. Bisso is a member of the National Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, The Northeast Georgia History Museum Sports Hall of Fame, The Riverside Military Academy Sports Hall of Fame, and the Delta State University Coaches Hall of Fame. He enjoys playing golf, hunting and watching the Riverside Eagles athletic teams compete. Errol and wife Barbara have been married for 50 years and have two grown children, Richard (RMA class of 1985) and Maria Elena. They reside in Gainesville, GA.
Richard Bisso, '85 - Birmingham, AL
Richard Bisso is a 1985 graduate of Riverside Military Academy. He attended Delta Sate and West Georgia College. Mr. Bisso is currently the commercial / fleet manager for Stivers Ford. He has been working within the automotive industry for 10 plus years. While with GM at Ivan Leonard Chevrolet he was a member of the president’s counsel and led the commercial and fleet program to be consistently in the top 20 percent in the United State market. Since taking over the commercial / fleet department and moving to Ford in 2014, Stivers Ford is now the top performing Ford dealership within the state of Alabama. For the past six years, Richard has served as president of Hoover soccer club, a non-profit organization. He has guided the organization to its current growth of over 1400 participating kids. Richard resides in Hoover, Alabama with his wife and children.
Chris Cotter, '88 - Marietta, GA
Mr. Chris Cotter graduated from Riverside in 1988. He was born a military brat in Ft. Riley, Kansas. He first entered RMA at the age of 11 years old, and he attended grades 7-12. After graduation, he then attended Mercer University and then Georgia State University. He joined the tech industry working in the point of sale market for 20 years with Radiant Systems and NCR. He also moved to the medical software field with Carestream Dental in 2014. Chris is currently a R&D Director for practice management software in the dental, orthodontics, and oral surgery space. He lives in Marietta, GA with his wife Wendy and his six year old son Ethan.
John Delcambre, '66 - Midland, TX
Dr. John Delcambre attended Riverside from 1961-66. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps after graduation and was assigned as a combat infantryman in Vietnam. He was assigned as a security guard at Naval Air Station Sangley Point in the Republic of the Philippines and in 1968 was selected for Marine Force Reconnaissance where he received parachute and extensive amphibious and underwater training. Following release from active duty, John was employed as a senior diving instructor for San Diego Divers Supply where he worked in sales, development, and provided underwater instructions for private classes, the University of California, San Diego Harbor Police and the National Science Foundation while he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of California. In 1977 he received an MD degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine and entered a five year general surgery residency program at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. In 1980, John took a leave of absence from his residency to lead an American Red Cross Team in the Cambodian border to provide medical and surgical care to refugees and soldiers of the Southeast Asian Conflict. In 1983 he completed his residency and received his certification from the American Board of Surgery then entered surgical practice in east Texas. In 1986 Dr. Delcambre took a leave from private practice to join an international medical corps to provide care to Afghan refugees at the Afghan-Pakistan boarder during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. After returning to civilian surgical practice in Texas he joined the US Navy Reserve as a Medical Corps Officer. The next 24 years John alternated between reserve and active duty. His civilian practiced led him back to his alma mater, Texas Tech, where he was an associate professor of surgery at the Midland Odessa, Texas Facility. As a Navy reservist he worked as general surgeon at naval hospitals in California, Florida and Naples, Italy. He served as Force Medical Officer for Military exercises in Alaska and the Philippines. In 1990 he was recalled to active duty and was deployed to the Persian Gulf as a fleet hospital general surgeon during Operation Desert Storm. In 1993 he was inducted a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and between 2005 and 2008 he served as Battalion Medical Officer for the Seabees and General Surgeon for Shock-Trauma Platoons in Iraq. In 2009 – 2010 he was deployed as a Seabee Battalion Medical Officer and a General Surgeon at the role 3 Multinational Hospitals in Kandahar, Afghanistan. HisMilitary decorations include 3 Navy Commendations, the Marine Good Conduct Medal, 3 Purple Hearts and Multiple unit awards and campaign medals. Since retirement from Texas Tech in 2013 and the Navy 2014 he has worked as a Locum Tenens Surgeon covering acute care surgical assignments in multiple hospitals across Texas and Oklahoma. Since 2003, John has served on the Board of Directors of the Huth Charitable Foundation in Akron, Ohio. He has five children and two grandchildren. His youngest son is a 2016 graduate of Riverside. Dr. Delcambre and his wife Christine reside in Midland, Texas.
Victor Disharoon, '72 - Gainesville, GA
Victor Disharoon graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1972. He attended the University of Georgia on an Air Force Scholarship, attended New Orleans Seminary, and completed two years study from Hannibal Lagrange Seminary. Mr. Disharoon earned an Associate of Business Administration from Gainesville College. He has worked a variety of jobs, including a mechanic for nine years in the oilfields on a pipeline barge, purchasing for Eastern Airlines, and purchasing manager for 28 combined years for two other companies. During this time he completed the CPM module 1 study and was the Quick Start trainer for Eastern Airlines’ Gainesville facility teaching hydraulics and electrical schematics. He now serves at the stockroom clerk for Riverside Military Academy. Mr. Disharoon is an active deacon and lay minister at his church. He visited Belarus, Russia on a mission trip and helped organize and lead a relief team to Albany, GA. In addition, Mr. Disharoon volunteers his time in the RMA archives room. He and his wife, Debi, reside in Gainesville, Georgia.
Zachary Garrett, '11 - Gainesville, GA
Zach Garrett graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 2011. He then went on to Georgia Southern University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and multimedia communications in 2015. Zach returned to Riverside as a part-time member of the faculty in August of 2016 teaching Spanish and multimedia. Zach earned his Masters of Education from the University of Georgia in 2017 and now teaches full-time at Riverside. Zach is responsible for bringing the video production program to Riverside where he teaches cadets the fundamentals of filming, editing, and producing their own videos. Zach led the construction of the Multimedia Production Lab complete with Mac computers and iPads for cadets to learn on. The cadets in his production classes help Riverside produce internal and external video projects that help promote the Academy to stakeholders, both present and future. Zach currently resides in Gainesville, GA.
Brian Greene, '90 - Suwanee, GA
Brian Greene was born and raised in Atlanta and graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1990. He was co-captain of the football and basketball teams and was a first lieutenant in Alpha Company. After RMA, Mr. Greene attended the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. True to his Riverside pedigree, he has been a leader in the Atlanta commercial construction market for 25 years. Mr. Greene has served as an executive and owner for two prospering subcontractor firms and led one organization to Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies. He now resides in Suwanee, Georgia with his wife, Noelle, and their two young children.
Grant Jones, '93 - Cumming, GA
Mr. Jones attended Riverside Military Academy from 1989 to 1993. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he studied political science. In the years following, Mr. Jones owned and operated several electronics companies. In 2012 Mr. Jones took a position as a manufacturer representative for several large audio companies. He now travels the Carolinas demonstrating and training the latest audio technology. He joined the Riverside Alumni Council in 2012 and has served on many projects. Mr. Jones is active in Boy Scouts where he serves as a mentor and assistant Scoutmaster. He is an avid golfer and enjoys sport shooting. Mr. Jones resides in Charlotte, NC, with his wife, Pamela, and two children, Parker and Kennedy.
Jason Klein, '08 - Spearfish, SD
While at Riverside, Jason was the Echo Company Commander, two time Soccer captain and President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As a cadet at Riverside, Jason served as Echo Company Commander, Varsity Soccer Captain, and President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After graduating from RMA, Jason went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and a Master's Degree in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania.
Jason is a Performance Coach and the Founder of Body of Purpose, a health and fitness mentorship company. He operates his company Bodyofpurpose.com while traveling around the world. Since 2010, Jason has helped more than 3,000 people transform their bodies and minds through fitness mentorship. He has trained clients from all walks of life, from youth soccer players and stay-at-home moms, to United States Marines and Olympic Athletes. His work has been featured in several popular publications, including Turbulence Training, Early to Rise and criticalBench.com. Jason credits Riverside for teaching him timeless core values, which continue to inspire him to think big and never quit.
Hector Laya, '89 - Katy, TX
When asked about joining the RMA Alumni Council, Hector Laya said, “Ser parte de la academia que me dio un buen futuro es todo un honor.“ I am extremely excited to give back to RMA. The school has helped me achieve many goals in life due to the mentorship that I was able to receive while attending the Academy, and for the "hermandad" (brotherhood), that I was able to form. I continue to carry out this strong relationship with all my brothers regardless of when we attended. I am eager to assist in any way I can to continue to carry our alma mater for many years to come.
Laya, born in Caracas, Venezuela, moved to the United States at the age of nine. He attended RMA from 1982 to 1988 as a six-year cadet. He lettered three years in varsity football and was named to the Northeast All Georgia team in 1987. Additionally, he had three years in track and field and one in wrestling. After RMA, Mr. Laya attended Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Venezuela and also received a minor from Austin Community College in business administration. After 28 years in corporate America, Hector co-founded New Wave Power and has become a premier energy and gas broker. He now resides in Katy, TX with his wife, Judith of 30 years, and their three children.
Robert Lindsey, '80 - Jasper, GA
Robert graduated from Riverside in 1980 and went on to attend the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, where he was commissioned a 2LT, USAR, through the Army ROTC early commissioning program at the end of his sophomore year, in 1982, two years prior to graduating in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science degree in research Psychology. Robert is a “Life Loyal” member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and is very active in the UT Chattanooga alumni chapter. During his 24 years reserve service and 3 years active duty, he served at the platoon level as a field artillery fire direction officer, aerial forward observer, and held two company commands during this time as a Captain; the second for service during Desert Storm, for which he earned the Meritorious Service Medal. Other awards include the Air Assault qualification badge, National Defense Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 2OLCs, the Army Achievement Medal with 1 OLC, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ and hourglass devices, the Armed Forces Reserve Components Medal with 4 OLCs, and the Army Service Ribbon. He concluded his military career, retiring as a Major, as battalion executive officer of the 300th Quartermaster Battalion, USAR, in 2004. His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advance Courses, 1st Army NBC Officer qualification course, the Quartermaster Services and Supply Officer Advance Course, the Air Assault School, the Combined Armed Services Staff School, (CAS3). Upon graduation from the University of Tennessee, he entered graduate school and completed the Master of Science degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, with honors in 1987, and began what has been a 29-year career in healthcare, first in Human Resources as a Compensation and Benefits Manager, and for the last twenty-six years as a registered polysomnographer and educator working in sleep medicine, both in hospitals and in the academic setting. Through the years he has been an Adjunct Psychology instructor for Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia, (1991-1993) and for the Georgia Northwestern Technical College, from 2006 to 2011. From 2007 to 2009 he owned and operated the Tennessee Academy for Sleep Medicine, which was accredited by the American Academy Sleep Medicine. He is board certified by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, and has served on the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of Sleep Review Journal, since 2004, publishing several articles and editorials from 2001-present. Since August of 2015, he has operated NeuroSom LLC, which provides diagnostic sleep testing and home CPAP equipment services. Robert was on the Alumni Council from 2008 to 2011 and has recently returned to serve. He and his wife Roni reside in Jasper, Georgia and have sons Rob, Sidney, and daughter Grayson.
Frank Piedra, '87 - Miami, FL
Frank Piedra spent 3 years at RMA where he graduated in 1987 as a First Sargent . While at Riverside he played on the football , basket ball and baseball teams. After RMA he attended the University of Miami where he played baseball and graduated with a degree in business. After collage he worked for 15 years with Footlocker Inc. opening stores and setting up at major events such as the Super Bowl, World Series, and several all star games for the NFL, NHL, and MLB. He is currently living in Miami ,FL where he works for Great American Group which is a retail consultant group for both brick & mortar and .com business
Christopher Reed, '11 - Atlanta, GA
Mr. Reed graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 2011. He attended the University of Georgia where he completed dual degrees in History and Real Estate. After graduating from college, Mr. Reed accepted a job as a commercial property tax consultant with Ryan, LLC in Atlanta, GA. He specializes in commercial real estate valuation and is the jurisdictional specialist for Mississippi and North Georgia.
Jim Young, '78 - Land O Lakes, FL
Jim Young attended Riverside Military Academy for five years, and graduated in 1978 with the rank of company commander and valedictorian. He studied at the University of Georgia and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He attended the University of South Florida in Tampa where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Upon graduation, Mr. Young worked as project manager with Marine Desalination Systems in St. Petersburg, FL, a DARPA funded program. Jim is contributing author in several peer reviewed journals regarding his work in hydrogen bonding and alternative desalination methods using methane hydrates from the sea floor. Jim exited the research industry and since 2006 has been an independent manufactures’ representative specializing in acoustic, blast, and bullet resistant doors. The Jim Young Company has served military bases, manufacturing and processing plants, performing arts theaters, radio and television studios, and schools and universities throughout Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, in addition to Disneyworld, SeaWorld, Universal Studios and the NASA launch complexes at Cape Canaveral. Mr. Young currently resides in Land O’ Lakes, Florida.
Bobby W. Bush, Sr., '49
Sumner Cahoon, '49 - Gainesville, GA
Mr. Cahoon graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1949 as 1st Lt. “D” Company. He attended the University of Maine where he earned a degree in chemical engineering and served as the President of SAE, and 1st Lt. Chemical Corp USAR as Personnel Officer. Mr. Cahoon is the president of Associated Equities Real Estate Company. Since 1970, Associated Equities Real Estate has concentrated on apartment construction, developing the Snellville Nursing Home, and was a general partner of 17 limited partnerships which owned mobile home parks and apartment complexes. He has served on the board of directors of Interactive College of Technology for the past 28 years, a vocational school principally in Georgia, Texas and Kentucky. Mr. Cahoon also served as assistant Scoutmaster to Troop 165, Atlanta for 11 years and was awarded the St. George Emblem. He has been on the Alumni Council for 15 plus years. Mr. Cahoon resides in Gainesville, GA, with his wife, Jan. Together they have four children and five grandchildren.
Charles Cook, '74 - Brandenton, FL
Major Charles Cook graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1974. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Science in Healthcare Services Administration from Central Michigan University. Major Cook is currently on active duty with the Directorate of Admissions at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He serves as the Reserve Affairs Officer in USMA Admissions. He also serves as an Admissions Officer for West Point and currently serves as the Florida State Admissions Coordinator. In addition, Major Cook serves as RMA’s USMA Admissions Officer providing advice and assistance throughout the admissions and nomination processes. Major Cook has combined over 40 years of civilian and military service working for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Army. He is a Medical Service Corps officer and served in the U.S. Air Force where he was an engineer. When not on active military duty Major Cook is a Senior Healthcare Inspector with the Office of Healthcare Inspections, Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is also assigned as the Staff Support Officer for the Command Group, Army Reserve Medical Command. Major Cook is an avid pilot and is known to fly from Florida to RMA to support cadet applications and faculty in-service training. He lives in Bradenton, Florida with his wife, Tina, and son, Tyler.
Ron Fenner, '66 (Chairman Emeritus) - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Fenner graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1966. Mr. Fenner graduated from the Citadel and was commissioned a 2Lt in the US Army. In his 23 years of active, and US Army National Guard service, he served as Detachment Commander, Company Commander, Battalion Logistics Officer, and Brigade Communications Security Officer until his retirement at the rank of major. His military education includes the Basic and Advanced Signal Officer School, the Army Communications Security School, and the Army Command and General Staff College. He has twice received the Army Commendation Medal and the Air Medal four times while in service in Vietnam. Mr. Fenner began his civilian career as a coal broker, and after 10 years started his own company covering the eastern part of the country, a career spanning 35 years. He and his wife, Beth, have two children, Elizabeth and Christopher. Beth and Ron currently reside in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Bernard Freeman, '58 - Vero Beach, FL
Mr. Freeman is a 1958 graduate of Riverside Military Academy. He attended the United States Military Academy from 1958 to 1960 and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1964. From 1964 to 1973 he held a variety of engineering positions with the Virginia Department of Highways, E.I. Dupont Engineering, and Construction and Allied Chemical Corp. Engineering. He joined Steel-Fab Inc. in Fitchburg, Massachusetts in 1973 as general manager. He purchased the company in 1979 and became chairman, president and CEO from 1979 to 2007. Since 2007 he has been chairman and treasurer. Mr. Freeman and his wife, Marcia, divide their time between homes in Vero Beach, Florida, and East Harwich, Massachusetts.
Jay Glazer, '64 - New Orleans, LA
Bill Glisson, '78 - Augusta, GA
Mr. Glisson graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1978. He is president and owner of Southeastern Turf Grass LLC, which offers sod and sprig installation amongst many other landscaping products. Southeastern Turf Grass LLC also provides Sports Turf Maintenance for numerous schools throughout the south. Mr. Glisson has a retail store in Augusta, GA, and a sod farm in Sylvania, GA. He has owned his own business for 40 years. Mr. Glisson was inducted into the Riverside Sports Hall of fame in 2014. He splits his time between his homes in Sylvania, GA and Martinez, GA. He and his wife, Belinda, who also works in his company, have a 25-year-old son, Reese.
Robert Jones, '56 - Bogalusa, LA
Fred Kennedy, '64 - Mount Pleasant, SC
Daniel "Bud" Oakey, '75 (Chairman Emeritus) - Richmond, VA
Bud Oakey graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1975. Mr. Oakey is Chairman and Managing Director of Advantus Strategies, LLC. He specializes in assisting and growing strategic business relationships with local, state, and federal governments, crisis public relations and influencing public policy issues impacting clients. Recently appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Aviation Board, Mr. Oakey has been an active participant in numerous transportation and economic development programs throughout Virginia. He has represented business interests before the Virginia General Assembly since 1989 and previously represented economic development interests before Louisiana's legislature and administration. Mr. Oakey's extensive communications background includes serving as Louisiana Press Secretary for former President George Bush's 1988 election campaign. He also served as a member of Virginia Governor James S. Gilmore, III's transition team responsible for initial public policy recommendations concerning the Virginia Department of Transportation. He is an appointed member of several Advisory Committees of the Joint Commission on Science and Technology including Technology in Transportation, Topics in Law and Technology, Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA), and the Uniform Electronic Technology Act (UETA) and Privacy. Mr. Oakey resides in Richmond, Virginia.
Paul Posner, '56 - Social Circle, GA
Paul Posner graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1956. Mr. Posner attended DeKalb College before entering the United States Army where he served as a military police officer. Following his service, Mr. Posner worked at the DeKalb County Sherriff’s department as a police officer for over 20 years before retiring in 2000. Upon retiring, Mr.Posner and his wife relocated to Social Circle, “Georgia’s greatest little town” where he became involved in civic activities. In 2006 he was awarded Walton County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Year and in 2010 Social Circle’s Unsung Hero Award. He and his wife, Nancy, have one son.
E.J. Salcines, '56 - Tampa, FL
Judge E.J. Salcines is a 1956 graduate of Riverside Military Academy. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Florida Southern College, a doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law, and two honorary doctorate degrees from Stetson University College of Law and Florida Southern College. Judge Salcines had a distinguished career as federal and state prosecutor for 22 years, appointed as Judge of the appellate court in 1998, followed by 13 years of private practice. For 35 years, he was a summer faculty member at Northwestern University Law School. In 1974, The National District Attorney’s Association awarded Judge Salcines its Special Merit Award as one of the outstanding prosecuting attorneys nationally. In 1979, Salcines was knighted by King Juan Carlos of Spain into the Royal order of Queen Isabella, and in 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association. He was named RMA’s Distinguished Alumnus in 2003. He and his wife, Elsa, reside in Tampa, FL.
Seth Wagner, '56 - Crystal Lake, IL
Mr. Seth Wagner is a 1956 graduate of Riverside Military Academy. He founded Fabrik Molded Plastics in 1978 after working in the field of molded plastics for 20 years. Today, Fabrik is a third generation company and is considered a premiere worldwide custom plastic injection and insert molding manufacturer. He attended the University of Chicago for two years, served in the U.S. Army, and then attended and graduated from Roosevelt University. Wagner is a former member of the RMA Alumni Council and serves on the RMA Board of Visitors. He was recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus in 2017.
Mr. Nizar Zakka, '85 - Washington, D.C.
Mr. Zakka is a 1985 graduate of Riverside Military Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Texas in 1989; and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Texas in 1991. Mr. Zakka is currently the public policy chairman at the World IT and Services Alliance (WITSA), the President and CEO of IJMA3-USA; and the secretary general of the Arab ICT Organization – IJMA3. He is an internationally recognized expert in information and communications technology (ICT) policy, investment, and expansion, with more than 20 years of experience representing the ICT sector in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region and around the world. Mr. Zakka resides in Washington, DC, with his wife Ghenwa.