Yesterday, Nuclear Solutions, Inc. retained the services of Worldwide Strategic Partners, Inc. (WSP) to work in conjunction with the NSOL waste-to-fuel subsidiary, Fuel Frontiers, Inc. (FFI).
Fuel Frontiers is building a Green Fuel Project development team, and Worldwide Strategic Partners has some of the needed expertise.
The purpose of the retainer is for Worldwide Strategic Partners to help locate and develop waste-to-fuel production facilities within the United States. The focus of initial effort is in Texas and Louisiana, where they seek waste-to-ultra-clean synthetic diesel production facilities. Worldwide Strategic Partners will assist NSOL/FFI to obtain land, permits, funding, and local, state and federal grants for green fuel facilities.
Biographies of the Worldwide Strategic Partners, Inc. Team
Major General Lincoln Jones, III (USA Ret.)
Chairman, Advisory Board for Worldwide Strategic Energy and Chairman of Worldwide Strategic Partners, Inc.
Major General Lincoln Jones, III (USA Ret.) retired from the Army as Deputy Commanding General U.S. Army V Corps, Germany where he was Deputy to the Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell. During his career, he also served as Commanding General, U.S. Army’s Southern European Task Force. His list of service includes: Vietnam, Turkey, Korea, Italy, Panama, West Germany, and Hawaii.
Following his Army career, General Jones was a key executive at Enron where he served as President of Enron Power Corp. (1991-98); Vice Chairman, Enron Europe (1996-98); and President, Enron Engineering & Construction (1993-96). During that time, he developed sixteen and operated eighteen power plants throughout the world. He also managed the maintenance of 43,000 miles of gas pipeline located in the United States.
Since retiring from Enron in 1998, he has acted as a consultant for energy, military and geopolitical issues.
General Jones is a current Member of the Board of the Association of the U.S. Army, Washington D.C., (Vice Chairman); the Council on Foreign Relations; the National Defense University Foundation (Vice Chairman); 2002 President and member, Board of Directors West Point Society of Houston; the World Affairs Council of Houston (Chair 1993-96); President Lincoln Associates, International Consulting; President and Managing Director of the Integrated Business and Energy Development Corporation of Pakistan;.
2013 Update: Lincoln Jones III passed away peacefully on January 16th in The Woodlands, Texas.
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations of Worldwide Strategic Partners, Inc.
Dick Westfahl is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy Annapolis in Maryland and the U. S Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA with an M.S. in Oceanography.
Mr. Westfahl has served as Executive Vice President of National Energy Production Company (NEPCO); President of Raytheon Environmental Services Company, a subsidiary of Raytheon Engineers & Constructors Company; Regional Director of Business Development for Harding Lawson Associates, an environmental engineering and consulting firm; and Vice President-Deputy Manager of Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation. He was also Managing Director for Enron Engineering and Construction Company (EECC) from 1997 to 2001.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Worldwide Strategic Partners, Inc. and Worldwide Strategic Energy
Brian Ettinger is a practicing attorney representing domestic and international clients in energy, oil and gas development, exploration, drilling and pipeline product and natural gas development, bio diesel and alternative fuels projects. Mr. Ettinger is experienced in the areas of business litigation, contract formation and general corporate business matters. He also serves as in-house counsel to Worldwide Strategic Partners, Inc. in additon to serving on the Board of Directors for various affiliated companies.
Mr. Ettinger served on the Board of Pacific Texas Corporation, the developer of a natural gas and products pipeline from Texas to Arizona and Nevada. Mr. Ettinger has performed legal services in the sports, entertainment, and gaming industries and was an advisor and an official registered lobbyist for the Government of Pakistan from the summer of 2001 to fall 2004. Previously, Brian Ettinger served as Legislative Director for Senator Joseph Biden (Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations), as a Staff Assistant for U.S. House Majority Leadership, and as an Assistant to the Mayor of Philadelphia.
Stephen P. Payne
President of Worldwide Strategic Partners, Inc., President of WSE Governmental Affairs
Payne is an accomplished governmental and international affairs consultant with vast experience as a corporate and political advisor and foreign diplomat. His extensive clientele roster ranges from large international corporations, including Morgan-Stanley, Nextel Communications, Yukos Oil, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to serving NASA as a Senior Advisor and guiding diplomatic negotiations for foreign heads of state in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Payne has established strong diplomatic relationships with top officials in the U.S. and internationally, with particular emphasis on relations with and projects in Pakistan, U.A.E., Iraq, Libya, Turkey, Azerbaijan, India, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Russia and China, as well as leading energy security talks for the NATO Summit.
He began his career in government and politics in the late 1980s in the Texas State Senate. During the 1988 Bush for President Campaign, Payne served as George W. Bush’s travel aide, (son of the Vice President).
In 1993, Mr. Payne subsequently worked on the special election campaign for then State Treasurer Kay Hutchison. After Ms. Hutchison’s election to the United States Senate, he served as the State Director of Special Projects and Deputy Director of the Southeast Texas region for Senator Hutchison.
In addition, Payne is currently the Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Latvia, and is part of Latvia’s Diplomatic Corps in the United States. He serves as Latvia’s official diplomatic liaison to the South Central region of the United States, working closely with the leadership and is one of the chief US advisors to President Vaira Vike-Freiberga.
Payne is also a Senior Presidential Advance Representative and travels regularly with President Bush. Mr. Payne accompanied President Bush to Jordan for the Red Sea Summit in June 2003 and to Europe in 2001. In 2002, he traveled with Vice President Cheney to the Middle East and Afghanistan for the historic inauguration of Afghan President Karzai.
Payne is a Board Member of the National Defense University Foundation. He is also a Republican National Finance Committee Member and is also Head of the Foreign Policy Committee for Presidential Campaign of Rudy Guiliani.
In July 2007, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff appointed Mr. Payne to the Homeland Security Advisory Council Board.
Gary M. Polland
Consultant to Worldwide Strategic Partners, Inc.
Gary Polland has been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years. His practice is a mix of government relations for Texas Strategies and trial work where he is Board Certified in Civil Trial law. Gary has a distinguished record of obtaining favorable results for his clients. In addition, he served as Republican Chairman in Harris County Texas from 1996 to 2002 being overwhelmingly elected each time. As chairman, he earned national recognition for the party’s success and for his Republican Party building efforts in such publications as Human Events, the national conservative weekly the American Spectator, the Houston Chronicle and Inside Houston Magazine.
Gary is on a first name basis with President Bush (he is called “Chairman”), his political alliances are widespread from the White House, where he is friends with key Presidential assistants like Karl Rove to United States Senators Cornyn, Graham, Hutchison, and Kyl; and to House leaders like Eric Canter and Ted Poe. In Texas, Gary is an advisor to the GOP and its statewide office holders. Gary is also a key fundraiser for Republicans and is responsible for raising more than $3.35 million for Republican candidates and causes during the last ten years.
Gary’s a committed community and national leader. He has served locally as a member of the Executive Committee of the Community Relations Commission and in January 2006 was the leader of the Texas Legislative Mission to Israel. Gary also serves on the national boards of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Jewish Policy Center (a conservative Washington, D.C. think tank, along with such conservatives like William Kristol, Michael Medved), the board of Susan B. Anthony List (a pro-life political action committee). Most recently Gary was appointed as one of the leaders of the United Jewish Communities – Human Services and Social Policy Pillar.
Gary received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and his Juris Doctor at the University of Texas. While there, Gary was named a Cactus Outstanding Student, a College of Business Administration Outstanding Student and was a member of the Friars Honor Society. He has been married to the former Esther Slipakoff for 33 years and they have two sons. He served in the United States Air Force and Army reserves and he received an honorable discharge at the rank of E-7.
Gary is author of the book “A Time for Choosing 35 Years Later” an update of President Reagan’s classic speech. He is the editor of Texas Conservative Review, a bi-weekly E-letter and he co-hosts The Connection – Red, White and Blue on PBS in Houston.
Consultant to Worldwide Strategic Partners, Inc.
Jim Arnold has broad political and public policy experience, both in Texas and nationally, and has used that experience to build a successful public affairs consulting business, Jim Arnold & Associates. Jim opened his firm after managing the successful 1998 Lieutenant Governor campaign for current Governor Rick Perry, the first Republican elected Lt. Governor since Reconstruction.
Named by political industry magazine Campaigns and Elections Magazine in August 2002 as a “Mover and Shaker,” Jim is a frequent speaker at campaign seminars around the country and travels extensively overseas to teach campaign techniques to emerging democracies.
Jim’s past and current public affairs client list includes major corporations such as UPS, as well as non-profit organizations such as Goodwill Industries, hospitals and city and state government entities.
From 1990 to 1994, Jim was involved in national politics in Washington D.C., working for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). Since the mid-80s, Jim has worked in numerous statewide political campaigns in Texas, as well as in statewide and congressional campaigns throughout the country.
Before entering politics, he worked for the Texas Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Governor’s Office. He has a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. from Texas A & M University.