Board of Directors
Dr. Thomas Lickona - Director of the Institute for the 4th and 5th R’s (Respect and Responsibility). An internationally respected authority on moral development and values education, Dr. Lickona is a professor at the State University of New York Cortland and has taught at Boston and Harvard Universities. He has appeared on Good Morning America and Larry King and has authored many books and articles including Raising Good Kids and the seminal work, Educating for Character.
Brian G. Roquemore, Sr. - Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer of America’s All Stars. During the Bicentennial of the Constitution (1987) and Bill of Rights (1991), Mr. Roquemore founded the National Thanksgiving Foundation, which was “Officially Recognized” by the Bicentennial Commission. He arranged two Congressional National Years of Thanksgiving to commemorate those two events. He was invited to an Oval Office proclamation signing ceremony with President Reagan. Thirty-five governors and over 1,000 mayors also issued Thanksgiving proclamations and schools and civic groups held patriotic events nationwide. Later, President and Mrs. Bush(1) were Honorary Co-Chairs. Bob Hope was National Chairman for five years and the presidents of the National Governors’ Association and US Conference of Mayors also served on the Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Roquemore was Vice President of American (Venture) Capital Corporation in Greenwich, Connecticut and President of Com-Link Communications. A native of Orlando, he is a former member of the Rotary Club of Orlando and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity at the University of Central Florida (58,000 students). After college, he completed a solo, 25,000-mile trip around the world on a BMW motorcycle, through 36 nations on four continents. Mr. Roquemore lives with his wife of 37 years, Elaine Peelle Roquemore. They have five children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jeff Turner - A graduate of Vanderbilt University where he received a degree in economics. While at Vanderbilt, he was a four-year letterman in basketball and earned All Southeastern Conference honors his senior year. He was also selected to the All Southeastern Conference Academic Team in his junior and senior years. Following graduation Jeff was selected to play on the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team that captured the gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. That same year he was the 17th pick in the NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets where he played for 10 years. After two productive seasons in Europe and the Italian Basketball League, Jeff returned to the NBA with the Orlando Magic in 1989 and played 7 years before retiring in 1996. Jeff hosts several basketball camps and clinics throughout the year. He is a highly respected clinician and has lectured at basketball camps worldwide. He also served as color analyst for the Orlando Magic for nine years.