LT. GEN. SCOTT BLACK JOINS LEONIE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“I am pleased and honored to welcome Lt. General Scott C. Black
(retired) to the Leonie Board of Managers as my Voting Trustee. Lt.
General Black will be exclusively representing my voting interests on
the Leonie Industries Board effective immediately. I believe that Lt.
General Black’s extensive military experience and professional
accomplishments will serve the company well.” – Camille Chidiac

ARLINGTON, Va. — Leonie Industries, a U.S. government services
provider specializing in communications and cultural advisory work,
today announced that Lt. Gen. Scott Black (U.S. Army, Retired) has
joined its Board of Directors.

“Leonie is honored to welcome Gen. Black as a member of its Board of
Directors,” said Leonie President Ed Negrelli. “Gen. Black’s
distinguished experience in the Army and business community will serve
as an invaluable asset to the company and its continued growth moving
forward.”

Lt. Gen. Scott Black commented, “I am very grateful to be given the
opportunity to join the Leonie Board of Directors. The Leonie Team has
been a key contributor to our Nation’s success in overseas contingency
operations, and is poised to continue that success in an evolving
market space. I look forward to working closely with the Directors and
Company leadership to ensure that success.”

Lt. Gen. Scott C. Black (U.S. Army, Retired) is currently Chief
Executive Officer, MagPly, Inc. Previously, as Vice President and
General Manager with BAE Systems, Inc., he led the company’s global
mission solutions business unit. General Black served as the Judge
Advocate General of the Army from 2005 to 2009, supervising the
worldwide delivery of full-spectrum legal services in support of 1.2
million Soldiers and recruiting, training and leading 10,000 attorneys
and paralegals in 650 offices in 19 countries. His awards include the
Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster,
Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army
Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Army Achievement
Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He is also entitled to wear the
Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Army Staff Identification
Badge.

General Black is a graduate of California Polytechnic State
University; and holds an M.S. from the National Defense University as
well as a J.D. from the California Western School of Law in San Diego.

December 14th, 2012 Statement

Camille C. Chidiac

Tom Vanden Brook of USA Today authored another article about me and a frivolous lawsuit filed against one of my companies, Intego Capital today, 12/14/12. Mr. Vanden Brook incorrectly stated that I am currently on the
suspended list of contractors restricted from receiving Federal contracts. As confirmed by the Federal Government’s System For Award Management site (sam.gov), I am currently in good standing and I am able to contract with the Federal government. I am currently in the process of contacting USA Today to retract the incorrect statement.

Intego Capital Statement

Intego Capital, LLC recently learned that a lawsuit was filed against it and one of its principles by Liquipel, LLC. The lawsuit has no merit, whatsoever, and Intego Capital believes Liquipel filed the lawsuit in an effort to divert attention away from its own improper conduct and to cause confusion in the marketplace concerning the exclusive rights owned by Intego Capital. In fact, the lawsuit was filed only after Liquipel had received multiple cease and desist demands, including one from Intego Capital and one from Europlasma NV (Liquipel’s licensor) regarding Liquipel’s improper and infringing conduct, and the issuance of a recent press release by Europlasma clarifying Intego’s exclusive rights. Rather than adhere to the valid demands made to it, Liquipel elected to file a frivolous lawsuit for tactical reasons, only. Also, in an attempt to defame Mr. Camille Chidiac while hiding behind the litigation privilege, Liquipel parroted certain allegations contained in recent articles concerning Mr. Chidiac published by USA Today, which allegations asserted by Liquipel are patently false. Intego Capital and Mr. Chidiac will file its own claims against Liquipel and is confident that it will prevail in the action.

CIA Officers Memorial Foundation

The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation was created by a group of Americans who found it their responsibility to aid and assist the survivors and dependents of CIA officers lost in the line of duty. These survivors deserve the support of every American because of the high price they have paid to ensure this nation’s freedom and security.

In 2001 Richard Helms a former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a few former officers decided to honor Mike Spann the first American killed in the covert war in response to September 11th, as well as the 78 fellow CIA officers killed throughout the Agency’s history. The mission of the Foundation is to provide educational support for the children of fallen CIA officers, their spouses and the loved ones of CIA officers deceased in the line of duty as a result of accident, illness or other causes.

Please visit the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation website to learn more and to support the foundation in its valiant mission.

Vietnam Veterans of America

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally-chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. It’s important not to forget those who have fought for your country, and this organization continues to serve a very real need.

Please visit the VVA website for more information, or to contribute to this great cause.

United Warrior Survivor Foundation

I support the United Warrior Survivor Foundation (UWSF), the only organization that is exclusively dedicated to helping the spouses of fallen Special Operations personnel of the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps. Special operations personnel often perform the most dangerous missions and receive very little public praise due to the secrecy of their deployment. These elite units of our armed forces are the vanguard of our counter terrorism efforts around the world. In order to successfully perform their duties Special Operations personnel often have to keep their locations and missions, completely secret from their spouses and families. This necessity creates an even more difficult and tense situation at home for the spouse of a Special Operations member, who often has no idea where their loved one is located .

 

The UWSF was created to deal with the needs of the families of fallen Special Operations personnel. Currently the UWSF supports more than 150 widows and their families by offering various financial, spiritual and grief counseling services. An example of the great work this organization provides is the Bi-annual Survivor Conference that allow for widows to come together, create a lasting bond of friendship and help one another through the difficult grieving process. Furthermore, the UWSF offers education grants, helping spouses reach their goal of attending college or helping them learn new skills through career re-training courses.

 

Clearly this is a group I’m passionate about and support. If you would like to contribute, please visit the United Warrior Survivor Foundation website.

Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the United States Armed Forces. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to raise awareness and provide aid to severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, very needed programs and services to meet their specific needs.

To support this great cause, or to find more information, please visit the Wounded Warrior Project website.

Camille C. Chidiac Fund

Since 1991, the Camille C. Chidiac Fund has sponsored a Ka’u High School senior who will be attending an accredited college or university the following year. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, character and demonstrated financial need. As someone who grew up in Hawaii, I take great pride in doing what I can to help Hawaiian youth attend college.

More information and a link to the application can be found here:
Hawaii Community Foundation

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) leads and co-ordinates international relief to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees and in more than five decades, the agency has helped people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 6,650 people in more than 110 countries continues to help 34.4 million people. While some say the United Nations should be abolished, it’s important to remember that the UNHCR’s work is essential in protecting the rights and dignity of those who are forced from their homes and their country.

To support this worthy cause, please visit the UNHCR’s website: United Nations Commissioner for Refugees

Refugee Relief Fundraiser Hosted in Nation’s Capital

On June 22nd, philanthropists and concerned citizens from around the country met in Washington, DC to raise much-needed funds for refugee relief. Philanthropist and former refugee Hamed Wardak made sure the event did not disappoint. DJ Julian Ingrosso of Miami’s Mynt Lounge and Jason Vernau, Resident DJ at Set, Shore Club, and Fontainebleau were flown in specially, and the W Hotel’s rooftop, POV, was appropriately transformed into a spectacularly sheek Miami-style night club for the occasion.

Notable guests included UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, International Center on Non-Violent Conflict Chairman Peter Ackerman, philanthropist and co-owner of Leonie Industries Camille Chidiac, Representative of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to the United States Qubad Talabany, and DC socialite Katherine Kennedy.

All proceeds collected were donated to the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Press coverage of the event can be found here: Washington Life: Miami Comes to DC.
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The Venue

POV at the W Hotel

515 15th Street, Northwest
Washington D.C.
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Featured Sponsors

  • Washington Life
  • Patton Boggs LLP
  • Tethys Petroleum
  • Fashion Washington
  • Gryphon Partners
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About United States Association for UNHCR

Established by concerned U.S. citizens to raise awareness and funds for the UN Refugee Agency, USA for UNHCR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC.  USA for UNHCR supports the UN Refugee Agency’s humanitarian work to protect and assist refugees around the world. The UN Refugee Agency – a two-time Nobel Peace Prize winner – provides protection, shelter, emergency food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to more than 36 million people worldwide, who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution. When possible, the UN Refugee Agency helps refugees and other displaced people return to their homes voluntarily, safely, and with dignity.

 

Supporting the Blue Key Campaign

The reasons I choose to support the the UN Refugee Agency’s Blue Key campaign are not complicated. Refugees need basic necessities that many of us who are more fortunate take for granted; namely water, food and shelter. Some refugees spend years, even decades, in displacement camps. So many are traumatized by torture, sexual assault and aggression. The Blue Key campaign helps provide basic services to those in refugee camps who most desperately need them; a school, a health clinic, shelter from the elements for their family. Today, more than 6,000 UNHCR staffers help provide much needed, shelter and care in camps around the world. But much work is still needed–there are 43 million refugees worldwide and more needs to be done to help them escape their plight.

In December 2011, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will commemorate 60 years of working to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees and internally displaced people.  The goal is for 6,000 U.S. residents – thoughtful, caring people like you — to get a Blue Key. By doing so, you’ll tell the millions of refugees worldwide that they’re not invisible, and our staff that their live-saving work does not go unnoticed.

I urge you to support this cause as well.

More information: Blue Key campaign.

Sion Milosky Memorial Fund

On March 21st, 2011 tragedy struck the surfing world. Sion Milosky passed away after a fall at Maverick’s break, a famous surfing location in Hawaii. The father of two had recently gained notoriety not only in the surfing world, but throughout the sporting community, for catching the biggest wave ever recorded in a surfing competition. Milosky was a pioneer of big wave surfing, often pushing the boundaries of the sport and pushing himself to new achieve bigger and bigger goals. Away from surfing, Milosky was a dedicated father to two young girls; he often described his passions to be his family first and chasing massive waves second. Milosky was a man dedicated to his sport and his family. His contributions to his sport and to the world will not be forgotten and he will be greatly missed.

I encourage you to donate to the fund as all proceeds go directly to benefit Sion’s wife and children.

Sion Milosky Memorial Fund

Dress For Success

I support Dress for Success, a nonprofit that empowers disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since the organization’s founding in 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 550,000 women around the world. Each year Dress for Success helps more than 50,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland and the West Indies.

To support Dress for success, more information can be found here: Dress for Success

Grameen Foundation

Grameen Foundation provides microfinance institutions (MFIs) in poor communities with access to the capital they need to make micro-loans to those working to develop or expand a small business. In many of the poorest regions in the world, micro-business creation is the only way for families to escape poverty and build a better future for their children. Besides being a brilliant and well-executed idea, I’m all about empowering entrepreneurial people, and this sort of investment just plain makes sense.

To learn more about this great organization, or to donate please visit the Grameen Foundation website.

Richstone Family Center

The Richstone Family Center helps protect children and prevent child abuse by building strong families. Based in Hawthorne, California, the Center has developed a great reputation for helping families in need in the local community. I’m proud to support it.

To contribute, or find more information on this great cause, please visit their website: Richstone Family Center

Japan Society for their Earthquake Relief Fund

On March 12, 2011, Japan Society created the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. One hundred percent of contributions go to organizations that directly help victims of the March 11th disaster. As of this writing, The Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund has earmarked $5.5 million to 13 nonprofit organizations in Japan on the front lines of relief, recovery and reconstruction  in Tohoku.

Please visit the JSERF website to contribute.

Environment California, Pelican Rescue Team

The Pelican Rescue Team is a group of volunteers whose primary goal is to rescue ill or injured pelicans and other marine birds, provide a second chance by rehabilitating them, with the ultimate goal being to release them back into their natural habitat. Founded by Zoli Teglas in 2009, the Pelican Rescue Team also strives to provide our local community with education about the effects of pollution and recreational/commercial fishing on seabirds. This is another local organization I’m very thankful for and am pleased to support.

Please visit the Pelican Rescue Team website for more information, and to support this great cause.

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is a four-year, liberal arts college which I support. Founded in 1832, the college has earned a reputation for academic rigor and is a cherished institution by those in my family who studied there.

Visit Gettysburg’s website to make a gift to the institution.

Heifer International

Heifer International is a global nonprofit with the goal of ending poverty and hunger in a sustainable fashion. Established in 1944, Heifer International gives out gifts of livestock, seeds and trees and skills training to those in need. Heifer International has helped more than 13.6 million families (71 million people) in more than 125 countries. Building a self-sustaining community is vital when seeking to stabilize impoverished countries, and Heifer International’s work is an important in reaching that goal.

Please visit the Heifer International website to contribute, and help this great organization reach their goal.

Executive Profile

Camille Chidiac is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Leonie Industries. Camille Chidiac is an expert in global strategic communications and was instrumental in developing Leonie Industries international media capabilities while acting as the company’s President and CEO from 2004-2008. Since 2004, Camille Chidiac has managed and developed communications and research campaigns in over 50 countries.

Camille Chidiac is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and holds a BA degree in Near East History. Camille Chidiac has been a member of the Director’s Guild of America since 2000.

The International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. The IMC’s mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. The training and health care which the IMC offers to high risk local populations is an extremely important part of rehabilitating devastated health care systems which can directly save the lives of many.

For more information please visit the International Medical Corps website.