Michael Schoch

Schoch, Michael 2116583Title: Chief Executive Officer

Company: MPA Enterprises

Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Punta Gorda, FL, United States, June 23, 2017, Michael Schoch, Chief Executive Officer of MPA Enterprises, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in international business.

Mr. Schoch is honored for professional longevity, having worked as an airline pilot, real estate and property manager and as an investment manager. For 17 years, he flew plans as an airline captain for UPS. Prior to this position, he worked in real estate management for 25 years. For the past few years, Mr. Schoch has managed MPA Enterprises, where he lends his expertise in statistics and analytics to help clients with stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Continue reading

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Michael Jay Schmitz

Schmitz, Michael 2027979Title: Global Command

Location: Naselle, WA

Naselle, WA, April 4, 2017, Michael Jay Schmitz, Global Command, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in disaster solutions.

Mr. Schmitz is Global Command and is recognized as The Major Disaster Solutionist American Master. His line of work focuses on resolving some of the planet’s biggest issues, such as natural disasters like hurricanes. He has influenced such politicians as Governor Christie of New Jersey. In keeping his eye out for the safety of the planet, Mr. Schmitz is credited with devising successful solutions.

Although retired, Mr. Schmitz still actively manages his teams all over the world. He currently has a patent for sale, Patent 6913248, originally valued at an estimated $5 trillion. This patent holds the key to lowering the ocean levels back to 1977 levels, before global warming. Additionally, his Triple Output solution was used by another nation and resulted in the end of global warming. In order to come to these conclusions, Mr. Schmitz conducts experiments and relies on his knowledge. Continue reading

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Enrique Luzon

Luzon, Enrique 2074432Title: Director

Company: Luzon Group Consultants, Inc.

Location: Allentown, PA

Allentown, PA, March 28, 2017, Enrique Luzon, Director at Luzon Group Consultants, Inc., has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in business and immigration consulting services.

As the director of Luzon Group Consultants, Inc., Mr. Luzon leads the firm in exploring immigration law, business and tax preparation for clients. Established in 2008, Mr. Luzon’s specialty revolved around conducting research and providing client-facing services. The firm deftly assists clients with handling their immigration status, waivers and any processes regarding investor visas, student visas and work visas. Continue reading

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Camille Shore

Shore, Camille 2152326Title: Owner, Acting Vice President

Company: GIT Consulting LLC/New Horizons Pharmaceuticals

Location: Pacifica, CA, United States

Pacifica, CA, March 10, 2017, Camille Shore, Owner and Acting Vice President of Git Consulting LLC/New Horizons Pharmaceuticals, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in biotechnology.

Since 2016, Ms. Shore has been aboard New Horizons Pharmaceuticals as a lead consultant in GIT Consulting LLC, helping the company develop drug by facilitating regulatory affairs. Ms. Shore specializes in communicating with companies that need assistance working with the FDA and global authorities. Ms. Shore has more than 30 years of regulatory oversight consulting. She has worked in the United States and in international markets.

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Katherine Leigh Myers

katherine myersTitle: Assistive Technology Specialist

Company: Wright State University

Location: Dayton, OH

Dayton, OH, March 3, 2017, Katherine Myers, Assistive Technology Specialist at Wright State University, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in working with families to help understand needs.

Ms. Myers has held a deep love and appreciation for technology. This passion for technology has guided her career and continues to be an important tool in serving the families she works with. On a daily basis, Ms. Myers works tirelessly to make the lives of the disabled and their families easier and more efficient. It is a rewarding job that requires her to understand needs of people with complex disabilities. It pushes her to continue learning about the latest technological advancements.

Not only does Ms. Myers work for Wright State University, she has attended it as well. Ms. Myers holds a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from the institution. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation services. She excels at organizing the department, handling student affairs and developing programs. She takes on these tasks knowing how they will benefit her students. Continue reading

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Ferol Hettick


Hettick, Ferol 1440052Title: Director of Compliance

Company: Trustmark National Bank

Location: Jackson, MS

JACKSON, MS, March 3, 2017, Ferol W. Hettick, Director of Compliance at Trustmark National Bank, has been recognized by Elite American Executives for dedication, achievements and leadership in banking.

Mr. Hettick has nearly 40 years of experience in financial services and has spent the last 30 years working in compliance full time. He joined Trustmark National Bank in 2005 and has become an integral part of the bank’s success. An expert in consumer regulations, Mr. Hettick is responsible for reviewing previous day in the banking world, working on projects, and implementing new rules and regulations.

Prior to attaining his current position, Mr. Hettick held a variety of positions in the financial and telecommunications industries. He was a compliance manager at AT&T for six years and the director of compliance at Synovus Financial Corp. His experience exposed him to all facets of the industry and he became well versed in OFAC, the bank secrecy act, financial risk and the various processes and procedures associated with banking.

Mr. Hettick is a certified regulatory compliance manager through The Institute of Certified Bankers and earned a Bachelor of Science in education at Illinois State University. He is also a graduate of ABA Compliance and Graduate Compliance Schools. In his spare time, Mr. Hettick volunteers at his local church and serves on the board of directors for CARHA. He recently returned from a mission trip to Haiti where he brought gifts for more than 1,400 children. Mr. Hettick attributes his longevity in the industry to his dedication and hard work. He endeavors to experience continued growth and stay one-step ahead in the industry.

Ferol Hettick was originally selected for inclusion in EliteAMERICAN Executives in 2014. We are proud to be featuring Mr. Hettick again in EliteAMERICAN Executives for 2017.

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Ned O’Doherty

Ned O'Doherty 1547766Title: President of Management and Analysis Practice

Company: Category & Customer Development

Location: Woodbury, MN

Woodbury, MN, July 6, 2015, Ned O’Doherty, President of Management and Analysis Practice at Category & Customer Development, has been recognized by Elite American Executives for dedication, achievement and leadership in sales and customer service. Continue reading

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Dorothea E. de Zafra-Atwell, MPIA

de-zafra-atwell-dorothea-740950Title: Director of Science Education, Senior Program Analyst (Retired)

Company: United States Department of Health and Human Services

Location: Silver Spring, MD


SILVER SPRING, MD, January 9, 2017, Dorothea E. de Zafra-Atwell, MPIA, Retired Director of Science Education and Senior Program Analyst of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in her professional endeavors.

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Douglas Samuels

samuels-douglas-1738553Title: President

Company: Young’s Appliances

Location: Glen Ellyn, IL


Glen Ellyn, Illinois, December 1, 2016, Douglas D. Samuels, President of Young’s Appliances, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in business management.

Mr. Samuels has 33 years of professional experience, with 16 years as the president of Young’s Appliances. As an expert in sales, he is fairly involved in marketing, merchandising and administrative duties, and he also handles financial responsibilities and retail sales.

Thirty years ago, Mr. Samuels was asked by his father-in-law to leave coaching and teaching, and become involved in the family business. Young’s Appliances has been operating since 1931, and he has progressed through the business, currently serving as the president, as well as the only family member still involved. Mr. Samuels’ biggest accomplishment to date is keeping the business running and competitive during the current economic turmoil. Young’s Appliances has earned numerous awards for service and performance within the industry, and is recognized for great customer service and business integrity.

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Lily Vega

Title: Senior Trader

Company: Huntleigh Securities Corporation

Location: Guaynabo, PR

Guaynabo, PR, November 22, 2016, Lily Vega, Senior Trader with Huntleigh Securities Corporation, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in securities trading.

At the start of her career, Ms. Vega was working in New York when she decided to move to Puerto Rico to accept a position with Merrill Lynch. Once she established herself with that firm, many organizations began to reach out to her to seek out her expertise, which eventually led to her present position.

Ms. Vega has been in the securities industry since the early 1980s, and she has occupied positions such as senior trader, vice president and senior vice president of portfolio analysis and compliance support for such firms as Prudential Bache, A.G. Becker, E. F. Hutton, Dean Witter, Credit Suisse First Boston, Bankers Trust, Doral Securities and Consultiva Securities Inc.

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