About Us

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Jean Thrower is President of Supplier Development Systems and delivers strategic business sales and support to the Automotive Manufacturing Industries in the Southeast USA.  With over 20 years’ experience in both foreign and domestic Business Development.​ Jean served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division as an air and ground transportation and field logistics officer with support of operations in Haiti and Bosnia.

Jean Marie Thrower



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Chris Kline is an Independent journalist, strategic & defense affairs adviser, human rights activist and war crimes investigator. Chris is a former Bloomberg, ABC News Nightline, CNN International and Fox, foreign correspondent and war reporter, specialist in high risk, hard access, frontline assignments with extensive conflict zone experience in Latin America, Caucasus, Middle East and South Asia. He is also the sole foreigner in the senior leadership of the largest resistance and civic movement in Sudan’s liberation struggle. He holds two US national journalism prizes and is a professor in practice of journalism and media trainer. Chris trained the broadcast newsroom of Tolo TV the most important Afghan network. Chris is the Eurasian-American grandson of Indonesia’s founding President Sukarno .

Chris Kline

International Director



Donald McGregor is an accomplished national security leader, fighter pilot and career Air Force Officer with a diverse career, and expertise in Homeland Defense and National Guard issues.

He was a former lead advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, who is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this lead advisor role, he was the National Guard’s Director of Strategy, Policy, Plans, and International Affairs, developing overall strategy, Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) policy, and civil support planning for the National Guard’s warfighting, homeland, and international partnership missions.

General McGregor has a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Conflict Resolution from Norwich University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the American College of National Security Leaders and serves on several corporate boards.

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Patrick Nickolas Theros is a retired career U.S. diplomat with wide ranging political-military expertise and experience spanning four decades.

A Middle East expert, Ambassador Theros joined the Foreign Service in 1963, and served in a variety of positions in Washington D.C., Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Nicaragua and Syria, including charge d’affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the U.S. embassies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan.


In his final overseas diplomatic tour, Patrick Theros served as the U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar from 1995-1998. Prior to his appointment, he served as Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, responsible for the coordination of all U.S. Government counterterrorism activities outside the United States.

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International Ambassador

Advisory Board

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Advisory Board

Paul Crespo

Advisory Board