George has been boating since early childhood all over the country and has a great love and respect for the water. In all his years of boating, safety has been a paramount concern after witnessing a fatal boating accident. When he moved to this region eighteen years ago, he always planned to retire on the Bay.
Before retirement George enjoyed a successful 42-year career in the hi-tech industry both in sales and executive management. He worked for companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies like KPMG Consulting and OpenText. While at OpenText he was Senior Vice President and a member of the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team. He was responsible for an $800M global business unit along with assisting in mergers and acquisitions. His client base of over 60,000 customers included many of the Global 2000 companies like Citibank, Nestle, and Toyota. His business unit was recognized by Gartner (the premier research and advisory company) as the #1 provider of business to business services for 4 years. His leadership style, passion, and ability to work collaboratively with employees and many different companies and cultures around the world led to his successful business career.
His vision for retirement was always to be on the water and use his new found time to give back to the community. He was introduced to CRAB at The Crab Cup in 2019. Due to a fairly severe accident he had 4 years ago, which included 7 surgeries, leaving him with permanent nerve damage to his knee, he felt a strong personal affinity with CRAB’s mission. His compassion for CRAB aligns his love of the water and personal experiences. George’s understanding of the happiness boating brings to CRAB’s guests inspired him to serve on CRAB’s Board and further support its mission.
George graduated from Leigh University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has a son and daughter along with two adorable grandkids. He resides on Spa Creek with his Yellow lab Ellie.