Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, Lockton Companies and Stonepeak Partners Participate in Folds of Honor Golf Event for American Heroes
At Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, we have been charging ahead with putting together the pieces to develop sustainable aviation fuel for our Offtake Partner that will help cut carbon emissions from the traditional fuels the airline utilizes. But occasionally, we take time out for a relaxing day of golf with our colleagues to give back and donate to a great and worthy cause.
We made our presence known last week at the 2021 Folds of Honor Wingman Open, held in Scottsdale, AZ at Grayhawk Golf Club. Folds of Honor raises money for scholarships for the children and families of our fallen Heroes who don’t return from their deployments. It’s a great organization that truly helps these deserving families of our fallen Heroes.
I was introduced to FOH by Graeme Burnett, former Senior Vice-President of Fuels from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta at the Delta sponsored event in 2019. I met their Founder, and several former Wounded Operators committed to the organization and was immediately captivated by the cause. Back in Arizona, I met the “then-President” of the FOH AZ, Kevin Cummings, who works at Lockton Companies. I joined immediately.
Steven Brown, an important member of our Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels team, was our honored guest for his SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.
Steven is a former 20-year Navy Seal Team VI member. Steven headed up the elite Sniper Team of Seal Team VI for 6 years, taught at Sniper School in Carolina, and was the former head of Training at Winter and Wilderness Survival School in Kodiak, AK for Seal Graduating Classes. Steven said to me at the Tournament; “Knowing our families will be taken care of if we don’t come home from a mission, means the world to Operators like me! Thank you, Folds of Honor, Northwest Advanced, Lockton, and Stonepeak for giving us that peace of mind. It means everything!”
That hit home! Steven solidified our beliefs of why we are on the FOH AZ Board and do what we can to raise money for FOH with that one phrase.
In the picture above, Steven Brown is standing with Kevin Cummings, the former President of Folds of Honor AZ, and Regional Vice President of Lockton Companies, our preferred Project insurance provider. Kevin works alongside John Rathmell, Lockton Companies in Houston, TX. As fate would have it, John knows our funding Partners from Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, also located in Houston. I definitely believe in fate!
We are all proud to give back to the families of our fallen Heroes! Thanks to Stonepeak and my great buddies pictured above for their commitment, participation, and dedication to this worthy organization!
David P. Smoot
David Smoot has an extensive background in Project Development, including the Financing and Technology Integration for those Projects. Mr. Smoot also held positions of upper management with leading companies in the Computer Software and Hardware industries, including the Financing and Leasing industries specifically related to those industries prior to moving into the renewable energy industry which morphed into renewable fuels. Smoot has created a turnkey solution model not yet seen in the industry.