Dr. Stapleford is a seasoned applied economist
He has been under contract to the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Transportation, the Economic Development Administration and the Small Business Administration, private corporations and international management consulting firms, state and local governments, nonprofits, and public utilities. He has been recognized as an economic expert in Federal District Court, and the Delaware Court of Chancery and Supreme Court.
He was a research economist in the Office of the Governor of New Jersey. For 15 years Stapleford was director of the University of Delaware’s Bureau of Economic Research, and started the University’s Delaware Small Business Development Center. He worked as an associate director and senior economist with Moody’s Analytics. He started the Caesar Rodney Institute, a nonprofit think tank, ran its Center for Economic Policy and Analysis, and served a term as president.
Dr. Stapleford is author of a book and numerous articles in professional journals. He has been interviewed and quoted as an economic expert in national and regional media. He is a professor emeritus of economic development with Eastern University and a member of the Delaware United Way Hall of Fellowship.
Dr. Stapleford was a captain in the USAF where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with clusters. He has been a head men’s lacrosse coach at the high school and university levels.
William Collier is an experienced and successful social media pioneer
Mr. Collier is a web designer and developer with extensive experience in new media, including member enrollment, community governance and mobilization, digital marketing research and SEO/web presence analysis.
Bill Collier is the President and owner of Regal Blue Media. His range of customers include an economic forecasting firm, a computer services company, political and religious organizations, and a variety of private businesses. His behind-the-scenes work has proved significant to some of the major political developments of our time. He constructed a social media network that draws over one million views a month, and co-founded a digital newspaper that has achieved the same level of Internet traffic.
He is the Secretary General of The Samaritan’s Medal Foundation, an organization that promotes peace and the welfare of the Samaritan-Israelite people, and has counted among his clients major names in politics and business. Steve Forbes referred to Mr. Collier as a “web genius” after performing work for an organization which Forbes serves a member of the board.