Dr. John M. Albertine, also known as Jack, Ph.D., serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Albertine Enterprises Inc. Dr. Albertine is the Founder and Managing Partner at High Street Capital Management, LLC, a private equity fund, since March 2001. Dr. Albertine also serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Jam Shoe Concepts Inc. He served as the President of the American Business Conference, founded by Arthur Levitt, Jr., from 1981 until 1986, Executive Director of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee under Chairman Senator Lloyd Bentsen from 1979 until 1980 and the Head of a Presidential Committee on Aviation Safety under President Ronald Reagan from 1987 until 1988. Dr. Albertine serves as the Chairman of Albertine Industries, since 1990. He serves as Chairman of the Board at JIAN Group Holdings, LLC, a financial services consulting and holding company. Dr. Albertine has been a Non-Executive Chairman of Semco Energy Inc. since October 5, 2004. He served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Farley Inc., a diversified manufacturing company, from 1986 until 1990 and Vice Chairman of the Board of its affiliate, Fruit of the Loom, Inc., from 1987 until 1990. Dr. Albertine also held the office of Vice Chairman at West Point-Pepperell Inc., from 1989 until 1990. He has been independent director at Intersections Inc. since August 2008. He serves as a Director of Semco Energy Inc. since 2000. Dr. Albertine has been an Independent Director at Kadant Inc. since June 2001. He also serves as a Trustee of the Virginia Retirement System. Dr. Albertine serves as a Director of Thermo Information Solutions Inc., and U.S. Cast Products Inc. He has been a Director at American Precision Industries Inc. since 1985 and Thermo Electron Corporation. He served as a Director, Chairman of Governance Committee, Member of Audit Committee and Member of Executive Committee of Philips Medical Systems MR, Inc. and served as a Member of its Audit Committee. He served as a Director at Midwest Air Group, Inc. and Midwest Airlines, Inc. Dr. Albertine served as a Director at BBN Corporation since 1986 and was a Member of its Audit Committee. Dr. Albertine holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia.
James J. Albertine is the Immediate Past President of the AmericanLeague of Lobbyists, and has been recognized as one of the premierlobbyists in the nation’s capital. He is currently President of AlbertineEnterprises, Inc. Prior to joining Albertine Enterprises, Mr. Albertinewas Senior Vice-President of the American Health Care Association(AHCA) based in Washington , D.C . He also served for four years asthe Director of Government Affairs for the American Society ofAssociation Executives (ASAE). As the top government affairsprofessional at ASAE, he was responsible for the entire range ofpublic policy issues affecting non-profit and professional associationexecutives from more than 19,000 associations.
James Albertine specializes in raising funds from public sources, and isrecognized as a leader in public finance. The business of Washington,D.C. is largely government-based , and Mr. Albertine has obtained fundsto grow many types of enterprises from public sources. In one case aU.S. manufacturer of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) achieved fundingthrough Mr. Albertine’s efforts from Congress and the Departmentof Defense to develop a product that it now sells through commercialchannels as well. Mr. Albertine has obtained funding for high-tech enterprises from the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Albertine specializes in the field of biotechnology, and is currently in the process ofobtaining funding from the Departments of Homeland Security andHealth and Human Services for a developer of a medical compounddesigned to counter multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB)that might be used in a bioterrorist attack against the United States.