John Dane III PhD Chairman
John Dane III, Ph.D. is Chairman of the Board and a Director of TECHNE Properties, LLC. He advises TECHNE on corporate strategy, finance, and construction and operational logistics.
Dr. Dane is Chairman of United States Marine, Inc. and U.S. Shipbuilding International based in Gulfport, Mississippi with two shipyards in operation, building offshore supply vessels, patrol craft, tug boats, oil skimmers and inland oil tank barges. Additionally Dr. Dane is past President and CEO of Trinity Yachts, LLC, which is one of the world’s leading builders of mega-yachts. Dr. Dane and his company have extensive experience in designing, constructing and marketing large ocean going ships to clients in the Middle East. Dr. Dane is past president and CEO of Halter Marine where he managed multiple shipyards and over 11,000 employees.
Dr. Dane is a member of the Navy League, the Society of Naval Architects, the World President‘s Organization and the Advisory Counsel of the American Bureau of Shipping. He recently retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Tulane University‘s Presidents’ Counsel, the advisory board to the Tulane School of Engineering and as a member of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel for the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. Dr. Dane was selected as the Propeller Club-Port of New Orleans “Maritime Man of the Year” for 1998 and Tulane University Engineering School’s “Outstanding Alumni of the Year” for 2004.
Dr. Dane holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he was a three-time All-American Sailor, Intercollegiate Sailor of the Year in 1968 and was inducted into the Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame. Dr. Dane has also won numerous National and International sailing championships and recently represented the United States in the 2008 China Olympic Games in the Star class sailboat.
Dennis W Michaud PhD President, CEO
Dr. Dennis Wright Michaud is President and Chief Executive Officer of TECHNE Properties, LLC. He has extensive experience in strategic management, corporate finance, real estate development, and is a noted economist. Dr. Michaud also leads an economic consultancy (PCG) comprised of current and former members of the faculty of Brown and Yale Universities. Dr. Michaud has advised an affiliate of the US Department of State on developing board of director training and enhancing corporate governance in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He currently advises boards of several Saudi Arabian and UAE companies.
Dr. Michaud has over 25 years experience in corporate and merchant banking at Nations Bank (now Bank of America) and Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase). While at Chase he facilitated over $2 billion in acquisition and project financing. He also founded and was CEO of a Palm Beach, Florida mortgage bank that focused on financing luxury residential housing acquisitions and a leveraged leasing company in Birmingham Michigan that financed material handling and industrial processing equipment for large corporations and SME’s. Dr. Michaud was a licensed general contractor in Florida who designed, developed, and constructed numerous large residential housing projects in Palm Beach County Florida, and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Dr. Michaud held an academic appointment as an economics professor at Brown University where he taught courses on international business strategy, economics and political economy. Previously, he was the director of Brown’s corporate governance research program. He has also been a Professor of Management Practice in the MBA program at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Leading a team of seven researchers, Dr. Michaud has recently completed the most extensive study undertaken on CEO compensation and firm performance, with the guidance of the former dean of the Yale School of Management. The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale and the Aspen Institute held a joint conference in June of 2010 to discuss the findings and implications of Dr. Michaud’s research.
He has written several working papers and journal articles that address corporate governance and strategy for notable journals and papers. He is also a contributor to the Providence Journal, where he has written opinion pieces on public policy and corporate governance issues. Dr. Michaud has also been a guest commentator on MSNBC, FOX News 25 (Boston), NBC 10 (Providence), and ABC 6 (Providence) speaking on economic policy issues.
Dr. Michaud holds a B.S. Degree from Washington and Lee University, a M.B.A. degree from Emory University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University.
Antoine Hadamard Chairman Emeritus, Senior Medical Director
Dr. Antoine Hadamard is Chairman Emeritus of TECHNE Properties, LLC. He has over 40 years experience in Health Care Administration, Hospital Management, and Medical Education. He has developed innovative concepts to enhance the efficiency of Community Hospitals and Rehabilitative Services.
Dr. Hadamard managed a 250-bed Community Hospital in Rhode Island as “Head of Medicine” for this facility. He was also a founder and principal of Ocean State Master Health Plan, which became the core foundation of United Health Care’s operations in New England. Dr. Hadamard has also founded a company that developed high efficiency Surgical Centers in New England.
Dr. Hadamard was on the faculty of Brown University School of Medicine for over 35 years, where he developed highly effective methods for training young doctors in diagnostics. He has traveled to several Middle Eastern countries to study current medical education practices and health care delivery. In this endeavor, he has met with leading Arabian officials including ministers of public health, medical school academic deans, medical and nursing school department chairs, and practicing physicians.
Dr. Hadamard attended schools in the US and Europe, graduating from Bard College (B.A), pre-med at Columbia University, and M.D. from the University of Geneva Switzerland. He held Residencies at Kings County Hospital, New York; Fellowships at Brown University and Clinical Faculty at Brown University Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island. His private practice specialized in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Previously he served as Chief of Pharmaceutical Department, Chief of Internal Medicine at Kent County Hospital, Warwick, Rhode Island. He is a member of the American College of Physicians.
Jonathan S Lane AIA Senior Director
Jonathan S. Lane AIA is Vice Chairman and Senior Director of TECHNE Properties, LLC. Mr. Lane is an internationally noted Architect, Urban Designer, and Planner. He was a principal at David A Crane and Partners; the founder and President of Lane, Frenchman and Associates (1979–1996) and founder and President of ICON architecture, inc. (1996–2007).
Mr. Lane has extensive international consulting and professional experience including: Planning and urban design services for regions, development districts, and urban projects in North Africa, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently these have included major assignments in Morocco and Jordan. Projects in Aqaba, Jordan have included a concept plan for the redevelopment of the existing port, plans for two housing villages for 50,000 total residents, master plan for Aqaba University of Technology, and master plan for Mansion Heights land development. The plan for Aqaba’s port was instrumental in achieving a $500 million cash land sale that reduced the national debt of Jordan.
Mr. Lane has also provided architectural services to public and private development entities including: a new 440-unit housing development in North Amman for a private developer and Development Plan for a 180,000 square meter mixed-use development on a 10-hectare urban parcel in Aqaba for the national Social Security entity of Jordan. Recent international planning projects include a master plan for Casa Greentown in Morocco, including 2,500 units outside Casablanca and a plan for 650-hectare development at edge of Rabat region; master plan for the Université Libre in Kisangani, Congo; comprehensive plan for the city and region of Luxor, Egypt; and numerous resource and heritage preservation and tourism projects in the Middle East.
Mr. Lane was an Associate Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, (1979–1988). He is the recipient of over twenty national, regional, and local awards for excellence in planning and urban design and has authored or co-authored many professional publications. He holds a Bachelor in Architecture from MIT (1965), and a Masters of Architecture and Masters of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania (1969).
Leonard Brooks III
Mr. Brooks is Vice Chairman and COO/CFO of TECHNE Properties, LLC. His primary responsibilities include advising the company on appropriate financial structuring of real estate finance, education, and health care operations. On a daily basis he also manages TECHNE’s relationships with banks, private equity firms, and merchant banks. Mr. Brooks has extensive experience in a number of different industry sectors, including energy services, communications services, healthcare services, information technology, and telecommunications.
He is a senior financial professional with over 25 years of Wall Street experience completing over 200 transactions involving capital funding or advisory assignments. In addition to completing over 150 private issuances of equity, he has completed numerous public equity offerings, public and private debt offerings as well as mergers and acquisitions for companies in a wide variety of industries.
Mr. Brooks served as Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Company from 2007-2009 where he established and managed the Private Equity Finance Group which during his tenure raised $18 billion of capital for growth and restructuring transactions during his tenure. Mr. Brooks has also served as Vice Chairman of Trenwith Securities, an Affiliate of BDO, and Managing Director and Head of UBS’s Private Equity Group where he was involved in over $7.6 billion of transactions for clients in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Mr. Brooks also was co-founder of the private equity operation at Deutsche Bank. Prior to assuming this position he served as Vice President of the Merrill Lynch Private Equity Group.
Mr. Brooks currently serves on the Board of Directors or Senior Advisor to several firms, including the billion dollar global macro hedge fund COMAC; NMTV, a privately held internet based media company; UnXis, the only hardware vendor neutral Unix operating system provider; and Well-Ally, an early-stage health and wellness enterprise. He received his M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He holds undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary. He continues to serve this institution as a member of its Business School Foundations Board of Directors.
Nancy Springett AIA Executive Vice President
Nancy Springett, ALM, AIA, NCARB is Executive Vice President for Development at TECHNE Properties, LLC. She is a registered architect with NCARB (National USA accreditation) and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Ms. Springett has a Masters of Liberal Arts in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University. She has served on a variety of academic, institutional, and residential projects, ranging from museum design, to new elementary schools, to the design of a 240-residential unit mixed-use, transit-oriented development in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ms. Springett is a member of the Boston Society of Architects and Urban Land Institute and was the co-chair of the ULI Springfield Technical Assistance Panel and participated on the Bristol Technical Assistance Panel. She is an expert on Sustainable Design and Green Building with academic training in the graduate program in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard University.
Ms. Springett and TECHNE’s Vice Chairman, Jonathan Lane, co-chair the TECHNE selection committee that determines all design, engineering, and construction teaming partners that work on TECHNE projects in the Middle East. Ms. Springett has traveled and worked extensively in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.