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Don Trone, GFS®

Leading authority on leadership and its integration with regulatory and professional standards of care. Positions held:

Director, Institute for Leadership, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Principal Founder and CEO, fi360

Founder and President, Foundation for Fiduciary Studies

Author/co-author: Prudent Investment Practices; Freedom from Wealth; The Management of Investment Decisions; Procedural Prudence; Fiduciary Ethos; The Management of Native American Investment Decisions

Steve Branham, GFS®
Rear Admiral, USCG (Ret.)

Extensive senior-level executive experience in finance, management, and crisis response: Served as the:

Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District

“CFO” of the U.S. Coast Guard

Commanding Officer, USCG Cutter Gallatin

Commanding Officer, USCG Cutter Harriet Lane

Commanding Officer, USCG Cutter Neah Bay

Commanding Officer, USCG Cutter Cape Hedge

Mary Lou Wattman, GFS®

Founder and CEO of 1920West, which is the affiliated coaching arm of 3ethos. Extensive sales and marketing experience with companies which range from Fortune 100 to Fortune 1,000.

Preparing leaders to serve more effectively as stewards in critical decision-making roles

gfs-STEWARD-300 The GFS® designation is awarded to professionals who complete an approved course of instruction on LeaderMetrics®, and pass a comprehensive written final exam. The GFS® is the first and only professional designation which is based on leadership and stewardship.



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169 Long Wharf Road

Mystic, CT 06355

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  41.349437, -71.946327 169 Long Wharf Drive, Mystic, CT 06355, United States (Directions)
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Don Trone, GFS®
Mystic, CT

Steve Branham, GFS®
Longboat Key, FL

Mary Lou Wattman, GFS®
Chicago, IL

If coming by boat: 41.3557° N, 71.9656° W