The D'Arcinoff Group Advisory Board
Hugo T. Beck - Advisory Board Member
Mr. Beck (LtCol USMC, Retired) is a former Marine Corps pilot and Silver Star Medal recipient. Notable Marine Corps assignments include Commander of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics, III Marine Amphibious Force, Deputy Commander, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan and Senior Marine Flight Instructor at the Naval Air Training Command, Pensacola, Florida. His last military assignment was as Director of Information Systems Management for the U.S. Marine Corps Research, Development and Acquisition Command.
Following retirement from the Marine Corps, Mr. Beck joined Advanced Technology Systems where he personally designed and managed the installation of the Social Security Administration's nation-wide electronic mail system. At Lotus Development Corporation and at IBM, he specialized in large organization electronic communication systems, teamware, social business, and Internet portal technologies and was a World-wide Technology Advocate for Lotus software solutions.
Mr. Beck holds a Master of Science in Systems Management degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University.
Albert C. Wallack, - Advisory Board Member
Previously President of Royal Olympic Cruises USA, Chairman of Cruise Line International Association, Senior V.P. Marketing, Passenger Service and Sales of Celebrity Cruises and one of the founders of that brand. During his 11 years with Celebrity, he was responsible for the creation of the brand, the development and management of it's onboard services, and the marketing considerations in building five of Celebrity's Ships.
Mr. Wallack's travel industry career spans more than three decades of marketing and administration. He joined Celebrity Cruises in 1985 after holding managerial positions with another major cruise line, an airline, and a large tour operator. An active participant in industry associations, Mr. Wallack recently completed his term as chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the highest elected post in the organization. During several years of involvement with CLIA, Mr. Wallack has been vice-chairman of the association, chairman of its Marketing Committee, and a member of its Executive and Long-Range Mission Committees. He also served on the advisory boards of NACOA and NYASTA and on the ASTA Allied Marketing Committee. He is a frequent speaker at travel industry conferences. Mr. Wallack resides in New York City.
James Patt, Advisory Board Member
C. James Patti has served as President of the Maritime Institute for Research and Industrial Development (Maritime Institute) since April 3, 1985. The Maritime Institute is a Washington, DC-based association representing the legislative interests of United States-flag shipping companies having a collective bargaining relationship with the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots. From 1980-1985, Mr. Patti served as the Maritime Institute’s Vice President and, prior to joining the Maritime Institute, served as Vice President and Counsel to the Transportation Institute. Mr. Patti graduated from George Washington University in 1969 and from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 1974. He is a member of various maritime industry organizations and presently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Propeller Club of the United States, and the Propeller Club Port of Washington, DC. Board of Directors. He has been honored by the National Propeller Club as their Maritime Person of the Year.
Jacquelyn Olsa - Advisory Board Member
Jacquelyn “Jackie” Olsa was born and raised in upstate New York and attended schools in both the US and France. She Retired in 2016 after serving 20 years as an Army officer.
In her last military assignment, Jackie served as the US Liaison Officer to the French Joint Plans and Operations Center in Paris, France, directly representing the Director of the Joint Staff to the French military headquarters. In this position, Jackie coordinated all combined, conventional, and special operations with the French military on behalf of the US Joint Staff and the ten US Combatant Commands. In this assignment, she also provided Strategic Intelligence, advised, assisted, and liaised with senior leaders of the International Intelligence Community--including nine foreign country representative counterparts--on intelligence activities and information. She also performed US operational planning in support of the US’s cooperative missions.
Prior to her assignment in France, Jackie worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency where she served as a Division Chief for the US Directorate for Intelligence, serving the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the National Military Command Center, Pentagon.
Over her career, Jackie served as both an Air Defense Artillery and an Intelligence officer in both combat arms and intelligence units. This included serving as the primary staff intelligence officer at both battalion and brigade level, including an assignment in Kuwait as the lead S2-responsible for security and intelligence at seven disparate military installations. She has also served in various joint assignments from Europe to Central Asia--and the Continental US. Jackie is joint qualified, a fully trained foreign area officer, and a fluent speaker of French.
Her education includes a master’s degree in Security Policy Studies (French and Africa concentrations) from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master’s degree in International Relations (counter-terrorism concentration) from Norwich University and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Saint Bonaventure University.
Upon retirement, she established a non-profit organization (Crystal City Comedy) benefiting soldiers with PTSD.