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Gerry Czarnecki is the Chairman & CEO of the National Leadership Institute and the principal stockholder of The Deltennium Group, Inc., which has interests in a wide range of investments and offers a broad consulting practice that helps organizations achieve peak performance through effective leadership, focused strategy, effective organization and sound financial management. The company also provides corporate boards of directors with consulting and facilitating assistance in the execution of their governance responsibilities. In addition to his own consulting practice, Gerry is a faculty member of the NACD, specializing in Strategy, Risk Management, Audit Committee operations and Cybersecurity.

Gerry is a long standing passionate supporter of nonprofit organizations, and is the Founder and Chairman of the National Leadership Institute, a 501 (c)(3) dedicated to helping nonprofits operate like a strategic business, so they can better meet their missions.

He has been a board member of more than 50 nonprofit organizations, ranging from the international to local levels, including the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Opera, Junior Achievement of South Florida, the Nature Conservancy, Inroads, Inc., and many more. He is committed to giving back within the communities where he has lived.

Gerry currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National University System. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement Worldwide and has Chaired its Operations Committee, Compensation Committees and was recently the CEO Search Committee Chair. He served JA Worldwide for ten months as its Interim President and CEO. He is Founder & Chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Florida Chapter.

Gerry also has held a number of executive positions in the banking and financial services industry which included Chairman & CEO of Bank of America – Hawaii, Chairman & CEO of Honfed Bank, President & CEO of Altus Bank, and Executive Vice President of Republic Bank Corporation. In addition, he was President of UNC, The Aviation Company and IBM Senior Vice President-Human Resources & Administration. Subsequently, he has managed investments in, and consulted with, a variety of industries including retail services, communications, information technology, insurance, manufacturing, national television show production and real estate development.

Gerry holds a B.S. in Economics from Temple University, an M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University, a Doctor of Humane Letters from National University and is a CPA.

In 2015, he retired after 16 years as a member of the board of directors of State Farm Insurance where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Corporate Executive Committee. He also served as a member of the board of State Farm Bank, where he was Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the ALCO and Loan Committees. He is currently a member of the board of directors of MAM Software Group, Inc.; a member of the Board of Directors of Jack Cooper Holdings Corp., and Chairman of its Audit Committee and is Chairman of ECO Building Products, Inc.  a member of the Advisory boards of Private Capital, Inc, and NuraHealth, Inc.

He currently lives in Boca Raton, FL with his wife Lois.