Leadership Team

Rinaldo Brutoco

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Co-Founder/Board, JUST Capital; Chair, Finance & Audit Committee; 15+ years – Renewable energy; 25+ years – Business growth specialist: 3.5+ Bn; Founder and CEO of World Business Academy.

Dawa Tarchin Phillips


Founder, Empowerment Holdings; Co-Founder, IMTA; Co-Founder of UCSB’s Center for Human Potential; 14+ years – Conscious capital entrepreneur.

Marie Case

Vice Chairman

Chair, World Business Academy; Founder, Case Leadership; 30+ years – Change initiatives, M&A leadership, FTSE & Fortune 100; SVP, CSC Index; Led integrations for multiple BP acquisitions.

Robert Shelton

Vice President, Administration

President, ShangriLa Group; Former CEO, Private Access, Inc.; Founding Director, VP Licensing, Allcare Health Mgt Systems; Named inventor, 12 issued patents.

Erika Kelleher

Head of Talent Acquisition

25+ years – Recruiting in the aviation and aerospace industries; 20+ years – Founder/Owner of boutique recruiting firm; Current Head of Talent Acquisition, Boom Supersonic.

Michael Schley

Corporate Counsel

Partner, Schley, Look, Guthrie & Locker law firm, with almost four decades of experience in financial regulation and corporate business law, corporate governance, securities, and M&A.

Other Company Directors and Advisory Board Members

Matt Knapp

Consulting Aeronautical Engineer

Aeronautical engineer, Former Chief Engineer and Co-Founder, Zunum Aero hybrid electric aircraft company; Former Lead Designer of ATV Javelin light jet and chief aerodynamicist.

Peter Georgescu

Advisory Board Member

Author, brand management specialist; Former CEO and Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam, one of the world’s most effective marketing communications companies.

Mitch Ewan

Advisory Board Member

Hydrogen Systems Program Manager, Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute; former Co-Chairman of National Hydrogen Association; former submarine commanding officer.

Dr. Abas Goodarzi

Advisory Board Member

President/CEO, US Hybrid; a 30-year veteran of the electric & fuel cell industries, including as Technical Director of GM’s EV1 program and Senior Scientist at Hughes Aircraft.

VADM Phil Wisecup (USN, Ret.)

Board of Directors, Advisory Board Members

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral; past-President, U.S. Naval War College; former Naval Inspector General; and Director of the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group.

Janice Lin

Advisory Board Member

Founder and CEO of the Green Hydrogen Coalition and professional services firm Strategen, Co-Founder of the California Energy Storage Alliance and Global Energy Storage Alliance.

Bob Colucci

Board of Directors

Retired Navy Captain; Former Chief Executive Officer of PuRxCell Regenerative Medicine Company.

Bob Boyd

Advisory Board Member

Internationally recognized expert in hydrogen delivery systems, safety codes and standards; former Chairman of the Hydrogen Safety Panel and Hydrogen Technology Committee.

Stephen S. Tuttle

Board of Directors

President and CEO of JOT Enterprises; Board of Advisors for AFO Research; 30+ years’ experience in the aviation and aerospace industries building world class implementation teams, including both early stage and hyper-growth entities.

Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Founding Professor, Florida International University; coauthor, Freedom from Mid-East Oil; 40 years’ experience in renewable energy including advisory services to emerging enterprises; represents H2 Clipper in the Iberian Peninsula.

Michael Harmon

Advisory Board Member

President at Harbor Capital, LLC; Former CFO at Galey & Lord; Extensive financial & mgt experience with Burlington Industries, Galey & Lord, Pillowtex Corporation, and others.

In Memoriam

We owe a debt of gratitude to these former Company Directors and Advisory Board Members.

John Hofmeister


Former President of Shell Oil Company; Founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy; Member U.S. DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee; Former H2 Clipper Advisory Board Member.

VADM Jerry O. Tuttle (USN, Ret.)


Naval aviator; Former Naval Inspector General; Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations; and Deputy Director for Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency; Former H2 Clipper Board Member.

RADM James M. Seeley (USN, Ret.)


Renowned Naval aviator with over 5,000 hours of flight time and more than 1,000 carrier landings; Former Rear Admiral, Director of Joint Analysis and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Former H2 Clipper Board Member.


The World Business Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focusing on the role and responsibility of business in relation to solving critical environmental, energy security and social challenges. Formed in 1986, the Academy has a 30-year track record of leadership as a think tank and action incubator. The Academy’s direct focus on climate change, energy security and its advocacy for green hydrogen as the only planetary-wide clean energy source that could replace fossil fuels began with its seminal analysis of the most important threats to human survival and global renewable energy systems, culminating in its 2007 publication of Freedom from Mideast Oil. For more information about the Academy, see its website at www.worldbusiness.org.

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