James Rosenstock, III, Chair
James ("Jay") Rosenstock is Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Discovery Communications. In this capacity, Rosenstock oversees global corporate strategy and M&A / Investments.
Prior to Discovery, Rosenstock oversaw Corporate Development at Sony Corporation of America . Previously, Rosenstock was an investment banker to the media and entertainment industry -- most recently at Credit Suisse.
Rosenstock is a board member of Sharecare, Inc., a private partnership between Dr. Mehmet Oz, Harpo, Remark Media, Sony and Discovery Communications and ADREA, LLC, a private joint venture between Discovery Communications, Intertrust Technologies, Royal Philips and Sony.
Rosenstock is also an Advisory Board member of the GI Film Festival.
Rosenstock is a graduate of Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business and serves on its Finance Department's Advisory Board.
Rosenstock resides in Harrison, NY with his wife, Cathy, and three children, Abigail, Helen, and William.
Joe Allen, Member
Joe Allen is currently Senior Vice President, Employee Communications and Community Affairs at Active International, a global trading company. He is the founder of Active Cares, the company’s cause-related program. Active Cares supports, financially and otherwise, close to 600 charitable organizations that its employees, clients or vendors are involved in. He joined Active as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing in September, 1994.
He spearheaded the acquisition of naming rights of the Active International Cardiovascular Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital, which opened in January, 2007. The facility has already performed more than 550 open heart surgeries and has been named among the top 10% of U.S. cardiovascular surgical programs.
Prior to his current role, Joe launched and managed the company’s Sports and Event Marketing division.
Prior to coming to Active, Joe was a principal in Allen Communications, a communications consulting/marketing firm.
Joe has a wide range of journalistic experience including stints with Sports News Syndication, a firm that provided news and sports to stations across the U.S., Canada and to United Press International. He was a beat reporter covering the New York Jets football team for The Jets Report, an independent weekly covering all aspects of the team and the NFL.
A pioneer in cable television, Joe was Studio Manager of Rockland Cablevision, one of the first cable operators to present viewers with a large weekly schedule of local programming.
He is the producer, director and writer of “20 Million Minutes,” a documentary about JCC Rockland and the Munich 11 families’ effort to have a minute of silence in honor of the 11 victims of terror during the 1972 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee has continually rejected that request.
Joe, his wife, Nancy and family reside in Tomkins Cove, NY. He received his B.A., Cum Laude, from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1974.
Joe currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of People to People, Rockland County’s largest food pantry, located in Nanuet, NY
Jeff Heymann, Member
Jeff Heymann is the Eastern Regional Manager for Benson Industries, an international specialty construction contractor. Benson is providing the exterior facade for such prestigious projects as the renovation of the UN Secretariat building and Tower One (formerly Freedom Tower at the former WTC).
A native of Buffalo, New York, Jeff attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and has a degree in history. Jeff is an avid fitness enthusiast and cyclist and has participated in Special Olympics CycleAbility Challenge in 2011 and 2012 and is a 3 time NYC Marathon finisher.
Active in youth sports, He has also served as a board member of Temple Beth Elohim and is a regular volunteer for the annual Hudson Valley Special Olympics spring track meet.
Jeff 51 resides in Brewster New York with his wife Betsy and children Noah 16 and Nathaniel 14.
COL Irving Smith, Member
COL Irving Smith is a native of Albany New York. He entered the United States Military Academy in July of 1983 and graduated on 27 May 1987. COL Smith attended the Naval War College for one year before being assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While at Fort Bragg (2000-2003) he served as the 18th Airborne Corps G3 (current ops) as well as a Battalion Executive officer in the 1/505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Most recently he deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief of Staff for a 3900 person Special Operations Task Force. He has served as the Course Director for the Military Leadership Core Course (PL 300) and the Sociology Program. He holds a BS from the United States Military Academy, an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA from the Naval War College, an MA from the U.S. Army War College and a Ph.D. (Sociology) from the University of Maryland.
COL. Tom Hiebert, Member
Colonel Thomas E. Hiebert is currently serving as the Director of the Dean’s Staff at West Point, the United States Military Academy.
COL Hiebert was commissioned in the Infantry upon graduating from West Point in 1987. He received his Master of Military Art and Science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 2000, his PhD in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in July 2009, and his Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in July 2011.
COL Hiebert has served in a variety of leadership assignments all over the world throughout a twenty-five year career in the Army, leading Soldiers at every level from the platoon through the battalion task force. These assignments include two tours of duty along the Demilitarized Zone in the Republic of Korea, two tours of duty with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and a tour of duty with the United States Army Southern European Task Force in Vicenza, Italy. He also served as an Army Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Jack Reed.
From June 2004 through May 2006, COL Hiebert commanded the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Shortly after assuming command, he led his 1000-man airborne infantry battalion task force on a short-notice contingency deployment in support of combat operations in Iraq. While deployed, he managed the employment of the task force in support of the first-ever Iraqi National Parliamentary Elections in January 2005, and ensured a safe voting environment for the residents of one of the most volatile areas of Baghdad.
Over the past three years, COL Hiebert directed the Management Program within the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point. He has also served as the Faculty Secretary of the West Point Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the National Leadership Honor Society, where he led the Cadets in ODK through the planning, resourcing and executing of the Hudson Valley Region Special Olympics.
Lieutenant Colonel Todd Woodruff, USMA
Lieutenant Colonel Woodruff is the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership’s Academy Professor for Management and a career infantryman. His previous assignments include six tours with operational war-fighting regiments, including Stryker, air assault, light, and armor assignments.
LTC Woodruff’s experiences also reflect his strong emphasis on the Soldier-Scholar model. From his first exposure to West Point as a young sergeant in the summer of 1988 training the cadet class of 1991 on mortar firing and call for fire, LTC Woodruff has had a strong commitment to the Academy and the development of leaders.
LTC Woodruff has completed a Bachelor of Science and an MBA in management from Southern Illinois University, a Masters in Sociology from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in Marketing from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.
LTC Woodruff strives to integrate his diverse leadership experiences and his multidisciplinary education in the classroom and in the development of cadets and officers at West Point and around the globe.
Josh Corday, Member