BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark Kudler is the President of Bulletin Displays, LLC. Bulletin Displays is one of the leading outdoor advertising companies in the Los Angeles DMA (designated marketing area). Mark has become the third generation in his family to be in the sign business. Mark specializes in working with landlords and with local governmental agencies in determining how best to utilize outdoor advertising. Mark has worked with various local agencies in removing signs, relocating signs and in developing programs that generate revenue for those agencies. Mark personally designs all of the landmark message centers built by Bulletin Displays.
Mark is the immediate past President for the California State Outdoor Advertising Association and is currently on their Board of Directors and serves on many of their committees, such as the Public Service Announcement (PSA) Committee which he founded. Mark is also the President of two real estate holding companies (Kudco Diversified, Inc. and Kudco Diversified, LLC).
Mark serves on the Board of Directors for Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, on the Executive Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League Orange County/Long Beach Region, on the Board of Directors for the Compton Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors for the Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation. Mark Kudler lives in Orange County and is married and has two beautiful children.
Bishop L. J. Guillory, Ombudsman General
Bishop L. J. Guillory, is Ombudsman General to both NATIONAL OMBUDSMAN and Ombudsman International. As a Unitarian Minister, his lifetime experience crosses national, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. Born and raised in Compton, California, his years in the entertainment business elevated him to the heights of the Hollywood Hills. Never forgetting or forsaking his roots, he is working harder than ever to serve those who are most in need and least able to help themselves. Steeped in the fundamental teachings of the Baptist Church, his journey of faith led him to a more encompassing understanding of the hopes and aspirations of others and a recognition of the value that is held by all people of compassionate faith. This faith has guided him in his work with the young, such as his African-American Outreach Program for the Boy Scouts, his work with Adult Protective Services to protect the elderly from abuse in hospitals and nursing homes, and also in his prison ministry. This later ministry is dedicated to providing a progressive multi-cultural voice in the struggle to save our nation’s youth from the dead-end prison system. He is at the forefront in the fight to save wasted lives by working to open a unique college in Texas for first-time offenders and other young people by giving them a chance to go to college instead of jail.
17 years ago Bishop L.J. Guillory was a Commissioner in the city of Compton and supported (then) Compton’s Mayor Eric Perrodin’s mission to bring Aviation via an Aeronautical Museum to the city of Compton. It was a match made in heaven. Robin Patgrave and the Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum (TAM) and the Dreams of our Community to show the World that the best can Rise and Fly Straight Out of Compton!
In his own youth, Bishop Guillory was befriended and mentored by community leaders who encouraged his natural interests in public service. His abilities were first recognized as the Youth Representative for the March of Dimes in Compton because of the amount of money that he was able to raise for that cause. He later became the Founder and President of the Junior American Youth for Community Excellence and Education (Jay-Cees), which sponsored community awareness events in Los Angeles County. The story of those early years is told in his book, “I Know Why the Caged Lion Roars”. In more recent years, he has been a frequent guest on a number of network shows, including CNN and Fox. He has his own talk show called the “Ombudsman Press” and publishes his own newspaper by the same name.
Charisse Browner is the Director of Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy at the Giving Back Fund. She is passionate about building and sustaining missions that propel growth for key social responsibility, charitable, and cause-marketing initiatives for high net worth individuals, athletes, celebrities and forward-thinking, community-conscious companies. Charisse first became involved with TAM during her tenure as President of the Knowledge Is Power Foundation at Power 106FM. In addition to funding TAM’s programs through the foundation, Charisse created annual events at TAM to support youth in the community and to bring more awareness of the program to Power 106 FM’s celebrity clientele and to millions of the station’s listening audience.
Omarosa Manigault is one of the most recognizable former reality stars on television. As one of the contestants on the first season of the The Apprentice, she captivated the country with her business savvy. Omarosa previously served as Deputy Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House for then President Bill Clinton. She currently serves as Managing Partner for Access America Enterprise Corporation, a strategic fundraising, planning, and consulting service that combines first hand knowledge of government operations with a full service approach to custom business solutions. She teaches Branding and Marketing in the MBA program at Howard University where she completed Masters and Doctoral studies.
Otis Hooper was raised in Virginia, and studied Architectural Engineering at Howard University. He served in the Washington, DC National Guard as a Commissioned Officer with the Military Police, while also having a successful kick boxing career. Following that, he worked as Senior Architectural Designer with Stattler, Stagg, and Associates Engineering and Architecture Firm. After 3 years of kick boxing, he became involved in boxing. He has worked with the late Bruce Lee, George Allen, Muhammad Ali, Chuck Norris, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He currently teaches boxing, karate, and self-protection classes, while serving on the Boards of 4 organizations.
Gary Roy believes it takes innovative people to produce and maintain world-class companies. He has always taken pride in doing his part to help his clients maintain a competitive edge. In over a decade of developing publications for some of the top companies in the world, Gary is convinced the only thing that is constant, is things change. He started a consulting firm in 1999, and presently consults in aerospace marketing, research, and development. He speak English, French, Spanish and Korean, and hold degrees in Electrical Engineering and International Business.
Robin Petgrave is the founder and Executive Director of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum. He is a Gold Seal Flight Instructor, helicopter pilot, airplane pilot, and President and Chief Pilot of Celebrity Helicopters. He founded TAM to motivate and mentor at-risk youth. He has received many awards and recognition for his charity work, including the General Noel F. Parrish Award, Astronaut Ronald McNair Award, and the LA County Living Legend Award. He is a sought after motivation speaker, and regularly gives speeches at LA area schools. He received his BA in Acting and Communications from the University of Connecticut.
Joseph R. Turner
Joseph R. Turner is a contributing board member heading the T38 static restoration project and Skills Management Software implementation while holding his full time position of Quality Control Inspector for FedEx Express. Joseph has served the aviation community for three decades experienced as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Machinist, Project and Training Administrator, and Leader for Douglas Aircraft Company, Continental Airlines, The United States Air Force, Altus Aircraft Repair, CAS, MDTS, Northrop Grumman, and Murdock Inc. He has earned degrees (DBA,MS,BS,AA,AS) in Marketing, Aeronautical Science, Operations, Management, Education, Maintenance Technology, and Business while obtaining certification and licensing in Lean Six Sigma, General Radio Operator, Airframe and Powerplant, Project Management, ROI, and Quality Engineering. Joseph is currently pursuing his PHD in Business Administration and Finance while obtaining his FAA Inspection
Graduated from the USAF Academy, in 1963. Served in the the the USAF until 1984 including combat tour in Vietnam. Currently work for Northrop Grumman Corp in El Segundo, CA as a senior manager. Have worked with TAM from its inception developing educational programs, providing flight training and acting as pilot for museum aircraft.