Board of Directors
Earl W. Stafford
Earl W. Stafford founded The Stafford Foundation in 2002 as a faith-based, non-profit organization founded on promoting the principles of Jesus Christ. The foundation provides support and assistance to the underserved and the socially and economically distressed for them to become self-reliant.
Mr. Stafford also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The Wentworth Group, LLC, a privately-held holding company that provides essential business services and growth investment support to commercial, technology-focused small businesses.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Stafford served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Systems & Technology, Inc. (UNITECH), an advanced training and simulation technology company that provided innovative solutions to solve mission-critical military, national security and counterterrorism issues worldwide.
Before entering the corporate world, Mr. Stafford had a distinguished career in the U.S. military which included service as the assistant Air Force Liaison Officer to the Federal Aviation Administration.
He currently serves on the Boards of the Horatio Alger Association, the Wesley Theological Seminary, the Apollo Theater Foundation, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, and the Morehouse College – Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership. Mr. Stafford received a Presidential appointment to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Mr. Stafford holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. He is a graduate of the OPM executive program at Harvard Business School and holds several honorary doctoral degrees.
Mr. Stafford and his wife Amanda reside in McLean, Virginia.