Joe is a 1983 graduate of the United states Military Academy at West Point, where he earned his BS in Basic Sciences and 3 varsity letters playing football for Army. He spent most of his 4 year Army career as an Engineer Officer at Fort Bragg, NC where he held various leadership positions overseeing construction projects. Joe was injured at Fort Bragg in the process of saving another soldier from an oncoming truck and getting hit himself. He was awarded the Soldier’s Medal, the Army’s highest peace time award for heroism, for his response.
After leaving the military, Joe earned his MBA from New Hampshire College and spent 23 years in the corporate world where he held various senior leadership roles, to include President and COO of regional/national industrial distribution companies and VP of Global Sales for a fastener manufacturing company. Many of Joe’s leadership roles involved mergers and acquisitions and turn-around situations. He has spoken at industry conferences on “The role of leadership in acquisition integration”.
Since retiring from the corporate world in 2010, Joe moved to Hilton Head full time where he gained his real estate license and has been selling homes on the island. Joe and his wife have also designed, built and sold 10 luxury homes in Hilton Head’s oceanfront communities.
Besides Joe’s business experience, he is active in his church, has served on various community planning committees and is currently a volunteer mentor for a community program designed to lift people out of poverty.