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Arthur Hollingsworth

President

Please meet Arthur. He has over 30 years of experience in private equity investing and investment banking, and owns his own private equity firm, Loan Star. He is originally from Beverly Farms, Massachusetts and currently resides in Dallas, Texas (Go Cowboys) with his daughter and three very mischievous dogs. His ties to AHS date way back as Alexander Hamilton himself, was Arthur’s great, great, great, great grandfather! This combined with his belief that the power of education can improve people’s lives and our communities is why Arthur has been a member of AHS for over six years and currently holds the title of President.

 
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Jessica L. Goldman

Secretary

Please meet Jessica. She is a lawyer at the Summit Law Group in Seattle, WA with over 26 years of experience. As the daughter of a life-long teacher, she learned from her mother that education is the most important mechanism for upward mobility. She believes it allows us to make the most of our vibrant diversity as individuals and as a society. She herself is now a mother of a college student, and has had the opportunity to watch with pride, as her daughter takes advantage of the benefits that come from growing up in a family with means. She has been an active board member of Alexander Hamilton Scholars for almost a year, and she sees the tremendous value it adds as it opens doors for amazing students who were not born into the same privilege.

 

 
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George Thomas Cox  

Founder and Senior Director

Please meet George. He was the first vice president with a major national financial services firm and has studied the life and time of Alexander Hamilton for over 17 years. 

Mr. Cox is a 1966 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and has received two masters degrees: in physics from the University of Washington (1974); and management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management (1976). Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, he served with the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam. In Vietnam he received two bronze star medals for achievement. After completion of his advanced degrees, he worked for Boeing Commercial Airline Company as a market analyst, and later with the international consulting firm Booz, Allen and Hamilton. 

Professionally, Mr. Cox is a wealth management director and portfolio manager, certified private wealth adviser, certified financial planner (CFP), certified investment management analyst (CIMA) and a certified advisory to philanthropy (CAP) at Morgan Stanley and Co. He has held board-level positions on several non-profit organizations in the Seattle area and formerly was a member of the Coca Cola Scholars National Selection Board and 2014 received national recognition by Invest In Others for his work at Alexander Hamilton Scholars. He is active with the New-York Historical Society, consults and volunteers at Manhattan’s Hunter Science High School and is a member of the Seattle Rotary Club. He and his wife, Carolyn, make their home in Woodway (Edmonds), Washington, and have four grown children and four grandchildren. His hobbies include hiking, mushroom hunting, old books and antique cars. 

 
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Jason Lynch

Board Member

Please meet Jason. He is a father of two each under four, married to his wife Holly, and works for U.S. Trust where he prides himself on the opportunity to help families achieve their goals and advise on challenging questions. He’s been an active board member of Alexander Hamilton Scholars for almost half a decade! His dedication is brought to life through his strong belief in the power of education as an equalizer in our society and that the AHS model is uniquely positioned to help young people achieve their goals.

 
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Nick Gesualdi

Board Member

Please meet Nick. He is originally from Philadelphia and now resides in Seattle with his wife Stephanie and their two French bulldogs, Griffey and Pepper. He has worked at Amazon.com for the past two years and loves the fact that he gets the opportunity to work with some of the smartest people on the planet. A few years ago, he attended an AHS Gala and became so inspired by the Hammies (our name for AHS Scholars), that 2 years later he joined Alexander Hamilton Scholars as a board member.

 
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Morgan King

Board Member

Please meet Morgan. With a background in marketing, merchandising and beauty, Morgan now owns her own real estate business out of San Diego. She has been an active board member of Alexander Hamilton Scholars for almost a year, and whole heartedly believes that everyone should pursue their dreams and it starts with being given the opportunity to do so. At AHS, they provide exactly that. She is also a member of the Pacific Beach Women's Club, a historical non-profit that works to make a difference in the local community. When she’s not busy hustling in real estate, she loves to cook, bake, entertain friends and family, hike, watch the Packers win #gopackgo, and of course, enjoy the gorgeous San Diego sunsets.

 
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Brian Simons

Board Member

Please meet Brian. He is a California native who currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife Natalie, two sons Alex and Austin, and their dog Daisy. He brings over 20 years as an accomplished leader working with Fortune 500 companies including Honeywell, United Technologies, and NCR. When Brian was younger, his family was economically challenged, and he struggled as a college student. He wished there had been access to a healthy support system that would’ve taught him how to deal with challenges, excel faster and pursue opportunities. Then in December 2017, Brian joined as a board member to AHS as it provides the support he had been looking for as a youth, and enables its participants to maximize their potential, experiences, and results for themselves and for generations to come. In Brian’s free-time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with family, exercising and playing golf.

 
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Rashid Farrell

Board Member

Please meet Rashid. A first-generation American with ties to both Antigua and Ghana, Rashid was raised in CT but currently resides in Seattle with his fiancé Rashida. He works as a Sr. HR Manager at Microsoft and has over 10 years of corporate experience with Fortune 500 companies including UnitedHealth Group, United Technologies Corporation, & ExxonMobil. Rashid is thankful for the programs that set him up for success as he made the transition from being a student, to college, and to employment. The parallels between these programs and Alexander Hamilton Scholars motivated him to get involved upon moving to Seattle and seeking board membership in June 2018. In Rashid’s spare time, he enjoys traveling with Rashida, soaking in the arts, and exploring food.