Meet our
Board of Advisors

Caesar Bacarella​

Professional racecar driver, GT3 Racing Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, Alpha Prime Racing

Caesar Bacarella is an American professional racecar driver. He competes in the GT3 Racing Series. Part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, driving the No. 45 Chevrolet Camaro. Team owner of Alpha Prime Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

In 2018 and 2019, Bacarella was a 2x GT3 Champion – racing in a Ferrari GT3 for Team Squadra Corse Garage Italia.
Bacarella also races for TR3 in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Class.

Caeser Bacarella is also the owner of Alpha Prime Apparel, AP Regimen, and Everlast Construction.

Amb. James P. Cain​

Former United States Ambassador to Denmark

Ambassador Jim Cain’s career has spanned the fields of law, business, sports, and international diplomacy. From July of 2005 until January 2009, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark. Prior to his diplomatic service, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the  Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League, as a partner in the international law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (formerly Kilpatrick Stockton), and as founder and Chairman of numerous civic and business enterprises. Upon leaving the official diplomatic world, Ambassador Cain began working with North American and European Consumer Brand companies to expand their operations into the surging markets of Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon​

US Army, Ret

Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon was born in Texas, raised in California and was commissioned as an Engineer Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1982.

LTG Cardon has commanded at every level from company through Army Service Component Command. Some of his assignments include Observer/Controller at the National Training Center; Strategist to the Army Chief of Staff; Commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division; Deputy Commandant, US Army Command and General Staff College; Deputy Commanding General (Support), United States Forces — Iraq; Commanding General, 2d Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; and Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command and 2d Army.

Martin Fuentes​

Professional Racecar Driver

Mexican pilot who is currently involved with the car number 7 into the PC category, and as part of the team Starworks Motorsport in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, it’s a speed racing championship for sports prototypes that takes place in various cities throughout the United States.

Martin Fuentes began running Jet-Ski at 8 years later venture into the motorcycle, where he managed to win 3 national championships. After an accident and several months of recovery, he decided to dabble in racing within the Shifters (Karts) category.

Martin has competed in various motorsport race in Mexico, including LATAM Challenge Series, PANAM GP, Formula Abarth, Seat Super Copa Telcel, Grand Am Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2013 and 2014 and the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2014 and Lime Rock.

Chris Hodgson​

Principal, Cornerstone Government Affairs

Chris Hodgson joined Cornerstone’s federal government relations team as a principal in March 2021.  Chris brings extensive knowledge of the legislative process and relationships spanning the U.S. House, Senate, and executive branch through his work on Capitol Hill and in the Office of Vice President Mike Pence.

Prior to joining Cornerstone, Chris served as director of legislative affairs to Vice President Mike Pence. As the Vice President’s top liaison to Congress, Chris managed relationships with House and Senate leadership, congressional committees and caucuses, and members of Congress, while working to coordinate and execute efforts to achieve the Administration’s legislative priorities.

Michael Pierre Price​

Techspressionist Artist specializing in Abstract, Algorithmic, and Surrealist Art

Price’s highly conceptual work – a blend of digital art and photography – reflects what he calls his “spiritual-math-physics nexus.” Digital manipulations of nature scenes with shadowy forests, blurry birds and sunbaked deserts speak to his attraction to Native American spirituality, while fractals bursting in colorful patterns are influenced by his love of math and science.

After starting to earn a Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics from the University of Toledo, Price decided not to pursue academia and went into tabletop game design in the early 1980s – for a company that made a little game called Dungeons & Dragons. He spent 30 years developing toys and games before embarking on his artistic path. “[Science] is a very powerful way to touch the inner dreamer,” Price, 62, says.

Juan A. Pujadas​

Director, Major US Bank

Retired Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and former Vice Chairman, Global Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited.

Mr. Pujadas is a retired principal of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and served as vice chairman, Global Advisory Services, of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PWCIL) from 2008 to 2016 and leader of PwC’s U.S. firm Advisory Practice from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Pujadas held several other senior management positions at PwC, including as a Managing Partner for Strategy and leader of the Global Risk Management Solutions practice for the Americas, the Financial Services GRMS practice, and the global Financial Risk Management Group.

Mike Smith​

Principal and Director, Cornerstone Government Affairs

As a principal and director at Cornerstone Government Affairs, Mike advises a broad array of non-profit, corporate and tribal entities on a wide range of issues before the federal government including education, health care, aviation, rail, tax, technology, international relations, Native American, budget and appropriations matters. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Mike spent three years as a Partner in the Governmental Affairs section of a leading international law firm where he focused his lobbying efforts on legislative, executive agency and regulatory issues.

Dan Solomon​

President & Chief Olympia Officer

Widely regarded as one of the most influential members of the bodybuilding and fitness industry, Dan Solomon has helped shape the way fans follow their passion while creating opportunities for countless men and women who aspire to maximize their genetic potential. – After earning a reputation as a trusted voice for his work as host and commentator for the biggest fitness events in the world, Dan began working closely with many of the biggest brands in the industry. – He has served as an editor for some of the category’s top publications, eventually securing a role as Executive Producer of the movie BIGGER, the biggest budgeted movie in the history of bodybuilding.  The film had an all-star cast and was released in theaters after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival.  You can see it now on HBO. – In 2018 Dan was named President of the OLYMPIA, the world’s most prestigious fitness themed event.

Chris Swecker

FBI Asst. Director (Ret) Attorney/Financial Crimes and Security Consultant. Public Speaking/ Commentary. Expert Witness

Chris Swecker (born July 14, 1956, in Ferrol, Spain) is a Spanish-born American attorney and law enforcement officer who served as assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the Criminal Investigative Division from 2004 to 2006. He later established a law practice in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and was appointed by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory as chairman of the Governor’s Crime Commission in 2013.

Swecker served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 24 years. In 2003, he served as the FBI’s on-scene Commander in Iraq, and later served as Special Agent in Charge of North Carolina Operations, where he managed the capture of the Eric Rudolph after the Centennial Olympic Park bombing, and dismantling a Hezbollah terrorist cell.

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