Board of Trustees at InCharge Education Foundation

Incharge Education Foundation Board of Trustees

Richard Anderson, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard Anderson has extensive experience working with Congress, federal agencies, the executive branch, and numerous state legislatures. For many years he has been an instrumental leader in positively affecting national and state legislation, and is a respected advocate on energy, environmental, and tax issues. Dr. Anderson served as Director of Government Affairs for a major environmental company from 1987 to 1998. Previous to that he was an assistant professor at Boston University, where he created graduate degree programs, taught graduate classes in planning, computer applications, and environmental health. He is the author of 22 published articles and co-author of 2 textbooks, and he has contributed chapters in 3 books.

Dr. Anderson earned his Ph.D. and master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University, and received dual bachelor’s degrees in English and Urban Studies from Livingston College.

Bob Gall

Bob Gall is a sales and marketing executive with over 30 years of experience in; the organization and leadership of teams primarily responsible for generating revenues, the management of large operational units, and the conduct and application of business analysis­­.

From 1996 until retirement in 2009 Bob held several executive positions within the Disney Parks and Resorts organization. These included:

Executive responsible for Sales Development and Administration for the group and convention division, including marketing for groups and conventions, and the Disney Institute.

Executive leader of Product Development (travel and vacation products) which created all Disney-related resort travel packages for sale through all sales channels, and theme park admission programs for special markets and travel re-sellers.

Executive leader of the Walt Disney World Central Reservations office (all resort room and dining reservations), including the Walt Disney Travel Company. The Walt Disney Travel Company sells all-inclusive vacation packages to Walt Disney World, Orlando that includes both the Disney Resorts and many hotels in the area surrounding Walt Disney World.

From 1976 to 1995 Bob held a variety of sales and marketing related positions with Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. These included:

Executive roles responsible for the Corporation’s revenue generation, and marketing and sales operations, including the operation of Amtrak’s reservations centers. These functions produced annual operating revenues of approximately $1 billion with annual operating expenses of $119 million, including an advertising and sales promotion budget of $40 million.

Staff roles responsible for the Corporation’s marketing research, planning and forecasting.

From 1971 to 1975 Bob held several positions with the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. He began his corporate career there as a sales account manager. He progressed through several staff positions culminating with responsibility for the Railroad’s sales forecasting and capacity estimation.

Prior to 1971 Bob worked in family-owned businesses (fast food restaurants and a new car automobile dealership) performing jobs ranging from waiter and short order cook to business manager.

Bob was educated at Loyola University, New Orleans earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (major: accounting) in 1967 and a Master of Business Administration in 1970. There he was also enrolled in the Army’s ROTC program, being commissioned on graduation and resigning as a 1stLieutenant after fulfilling his duty commitment.

Bob is married and has three children.

James Harris

James Harris has spent 30 years in the financial services industry. As a former Vice President at a prominent credit card company, Harris gives back to the community by sharing his expertise and passion for personal finance by teaching free financial literacy seminars for those in need of credit education, first-time homebuyer help and reverse mortgage education.  Harris also works as a real estate agent.

Harris serves on two nonprofit boards and is a proud Vietnam veteran, having served in Naval Intelligence.