Rinaldo Brutoco is Founding President of the World Business Academy, a non-proﬁt think tank and network founded in 1987 with the mission to educate and inspire business leaders to take responsibility for the planetary whole. Since then, the Academy has continuously published cutting-edge articles and books that address the role and responsibility of business in relation to the critical moral, environmental and social dilemmas of the day. A leading executive, writer, and keynote speaker for over 25 years, Rinaldo is widely recognized as a practical visionary, change agent, and futurist. In 2007 Rinaldo co-authored his most recent book, Freedom from Mid-East Oil, a leading book on energy and climate change. He was Co-Founder and COO of the nation’s ﬁrst pay cable television operation, and CEO of one of the ﬁrst companies to offer over-the-air TV transmission of major motion pictures. He has served on the board of The Men’s Wearhouse, a $2-billion-dollar company, since its IPO about 20 years ago and on numerous non-proﬁt boards, including the Gorbachev Foundation.
Rinaldo S. Brutoco
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Robert Shelton is President of H2 Clipper. In this role, Robert brings his experience successfully growing a number of emerging growth companies and running complex operations. Robert also serves as President of The Shangri-La Group, a holding company owned by Rinaldo Brutoco to oversee a portfolio of operating companies. Shangri-La’s diverse activities include organic food production, health-related organic product manufacturing, microgrid and other green energy-related activities. Prior to his joining Shangri-La, Robert served as CEO of Private Access, Inc., which he founded in 2006 to develop enterprise grade technology to simultaneously improve personal privacy while also making it possible with permission for researchers and others to access sensitive and otherwise confidential information such as personal medical records and genomic data significantly faster and more easily. Robert’s work as a serial entrepreneur integrates a great number of his experiences, including as the father of a child who was prenatally diagnosed with a rare chromosomal variation; serving for seven years as Chairman of a national non-profit disease advocacy organization addressing several genetics-based conditions; and as a developer of large scale public-private projects including the Palm Springs Convention Center. Robert is the inventor and recipient of seven issued patents as well as a number of currently pending applications addressing improved privacy-related controls over data held in search engines and in data mining, that are being used in the service of support organizations, tens of thousands of individual participants and medical researchers.
All of us at H2 Clipper were honored to work with two great visionaries and strong supporters of our mission.
Jerry O. Tuttle
From seaman recruit to Vice Admiral, Jerry Tuttle’s 40 year career in the United States Navy included assignments to a variety of attack and ﬁghter squadrons, and several senior-level shore assignments. He was awarded numerous decorations, and at the time of retirement, he was presented with the Navy's prestigious "Grey Eagle Award". VADM Tuttle is widely regarded as an information technology strategist, having created Navy's C4I Joint Operations Tactical System (JOTS). In 1989, he became Director, Space and Electronic Warfare, an assignment he held until retirement. During this tour he crafted Navy's C4I architecture, Copernicus, and Information Warfare architecture, Sonata. Following retirement, Tuttle joined Oracle Government, as Vice President, Business Development and Chief Staff Ofﬁcer, followed by President, REL-TEK Systems & Design Inc., and Sr. Vice President ManTech International Corporation/President, ManTech Systems Engineering Corp. In 2002 VADM Tuttle launched J.O.T. Enterprises, LLC. He chaired, participated, and held advisory roles for a plethora of public, private and nonproﬁt organizations and corporations.
James M. Seely
During his time in the United States Navy, beginning 1955 to retirement from active service in 1989, Rear Admiral James Seely held four aviation commands and several senior Navy and Joint Staff positions in the Pentagon. Admiral Seely’s ﬁnal assignment in 1988-89 was Deputy/Acting Comptroller of the Navy, where he was responsible for the nearly $100 billion budget for the Department of the Navy, the Navy Center for Cost Analysis, and the Navy Accounting and Finance Center. After retirement from the Navy in 1989, RADM Seely was a consultant for Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd., the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), RRP Defense Consultant Associates, JMS Consulting and numerous ﬁrms in the defense industry. During active duty and post retirement consulting Seely developed expertise in tactical and nuclear air-to-surface and air-to-air weapons and systems, electronic warfare, operations and systems analysis, war gaming (operational and politico-military), budget planning and execution, Navy accounting and ﬁnance, acquisition analysis, and program proposal development and evaluation.