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The Bureaucratic Mind

October 27, 2014


Brendan Cournane and Bruce Moran are in-studio talking Iraq, American bureaucracy and more. Frances Brigham Johnson discusses her role in the proposed “Iraq Peoples’ Oil Set Aside” program along with reflecting on her involvement in the Marshall Plan. Chuck Floyd, CEO of Security Solutions Technology, joins us to talk about the United States’ failure in preparation for bio-medical outbreaks like Ebola. Finally, David Andalman of PTI Securities & Futures previews this week’s markets.

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Guests & Co-Hosts

Brendan Cournane

Brendan Cournane co-hosts the Stocks & Jocks show every Monday morning. He is also a public finance attorney licensed in both Illinois and Arizona. He has practiced law for more than 35 years acting primarily as counsel to issuers of municipal debt (bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, bank counsel and special counsel). He has served in both the private and the public sectors, having been a partner in major U.S. law firms and as in-house counsel to such entities as the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools, as well as General Counsel to the Illinois Finance Authority, one of the nation’s largest issuers of conduit municipal bonds. Read more.

Bruce Moran

Bruce J. Moran is a Senior Consultant (Security Solutions Technology, LLC.), Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Strategic Planning Consultant to public officials, committees, departments, agencies, ‘think tanks’ and governments. He is experienced in foreign policy, security operations & hi-tech systems I.E. logistics & operations (connectivity, interoperability and interfacing), SMART* fusion protocols and applications. He consults for The U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Commerce, USTR, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Joint Economic Committee, House/Senate Committees on Banking & Finance, Senate Permanent Committee Investigations and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Frances Brigham Johnson

Frances Brigham Johnson, a political-economy consultant in Alexandria, Virginia, spent 40 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development and its predecessor agencies dating back to the Marshall Plan. During her time at USAID, she served on the Brazil, Turkey and Afghanistan desks.

Chuck Floyd

Chuck is a senior executive with an MBA and a Masters degree in Logistics, with over 25 years of experience driving strategy, business development, market penetration, regulatory compliance, acquisitions, program management, and joint ventures with industry and the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, Health & Human Services, Justice, Veteran Affairs, and the U.S. Congress. He is also adept at managing domestic and international teams, collaborating with business, government and other stakeholders, and leading large-scale programs from planning to completion. His extensive expertise includes strategic planning, business development & capture, marketing, program management, security, spiral & agile development, Six Sigma and ISO process improvements, P&L, supply chain and operations management. He has experience writing legislation and managing government relation programs.

Chuck has traveled to over 50 countries around the world and has coordinated contracts, policy, and agreements with foreign government officials.  He also has experience building, managing, and motivating high-performing teams that exceed expectations and company objectives.

David Andalman

Technical Analyst, DACS Research, PTI Securities & Futures

David Andalman joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Monday and Wednesday morning. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and earned his bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, and then his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Indiana University. David traded for a year at the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange before starting the DACS Research Newsletters on commodity futures, which were the first all-technical research newsletters at the CME. Currently, he has been a senior wealth manager and portfolio strategist for over 23 years. He holds registrations in Series 3, 4 (Options Principal), 7, 55, 63 and is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. Read more.

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