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Major General David C. Hill

2-Star General – U.S. ARMY


Major General David C. Hill currently commands the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA, responsible for educating and developing leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge regarding ground forces’ role in achieving national security objectives.

In his immediate prior assignments, Maj. Gen. Hill served as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Central.

Maj. Gen. Hill commanded the Transatlantic Division of the USACE, in Winchester, Virginia, providing engineering and construction services in the Middle East and Central and South Asia. He also commanded the Southwestern Division of the USACE, in Dallas, Texas, providing public engineering services and stewardship of water resources across all or part of seven states.

Other command assignments include the 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, TX; Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Headquarters Company, 16th Engineer Battalion, Giessen, Germany.

Additional previous assignments include Director of the Office of the Chief of Engineers in the Pentagon; Human Resource Manager, U.S. Army Senior Leader Development Office, Washington, DC; Chief of Training/Operations, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Operations Officer, 299th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, TX; Combat Engineer Trainer, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA; Platoon Leader, 37th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC.

His operational assignments include Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Maj. Gen. Hill holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He received his commission in 1990 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Hill was Crestwood’s first graduate to attend West Point.

Maj. Gen. Hill’s awards and decorations include three Distinguished Service Medals, three Legion of Merit Medals, three Bronze Star Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.

While at Crestwood, Dave was an excellent all-around student who especially excelled in Math and Science.  This led to an undergraduate degree at West Point in Chemistry.  His choice of major was inspired by the faculty at Crestwood.  Dave was also heavily involved in Extra-Curricular activities while in high school.  He wrestled, played soccer, ran track and was the drum major in the band.  He was also president of the Math Club and a member of the National Honor Society.  In his spare time during his high school years, Hill was an award-winning jazz band saxophonist and worked part-time at a local restaurant. 

Maj. Gen. Hill currently resides in Carlisle, PA with his wife, Chris (Heuer) Hill, also a graduate of the Crestwood High School Class of 1986. Together they have raised three children.  Now they proudly claim five, including Matthew and his wife, Hannah; Meghan and her husband, Evan; and their youngest son, Nicholas.

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Jorge A. Junquera - Crestwood Class of 1967

Cuban Refugee, Senior Financial Executive, Visionary & Innovator

Junquera’s father was an integral part of the clandestine movement in Cuba to overthrow the military dictatorship of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista in the 1950s. During this time, Jorge’s father supported Castro’s led revolution to create a new democratic government.  When it became clear that Castro would also govern by communist dictatorship, Mr. Junquera spoke out, which put his own life and the lives of his family in danger.

At age 12, Junquera and two of his siblings (ages 13 & 8) were put on a plane bound for Jamaica not knowing if anyone would be waiting to collect them or if they would ever see their parents again.

Junquera was reunited with his parents a year later and eventually came to Mountaintop where his father, as production manager, would oversee Dana Perfumes in the Crestwood Industrial Park.

At Crestwood, Junquera excelled as a student, athlete and leader, earning a scholarship to King’s college where he studied Finance and Spanish.

Upon graduation from King’s, Junquera was recruited by Popular Inc (and their banking subsidiaries), with headquarters in Puerto Rico, to enter their executive training program.  His ascent to the highest levels of executive management came quickly.  Fueled by an unparalleled work ethic and a vision for the future of banking, as well as Popular’s place in the international banking space, Junquera climbed to a C-Suite Executive position in the bank before age 30.   

After a 44-Year career at Popular, Junquera retired in 2015.  A partial list of Junquera’s accomplishments and positions at Popular include:

Positions at Popular, Inc

  • Vice Chairmen of the Board of Directors
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • President of Banco Popular North America
  • Head of Retail Banking Group
  • Corporate Treasurer

Notable Accomplishments at Popular, Inc

  • Automation of the Investment & Treasury Divisions
  • Protagonist of the Puerto Rico Government Restructuring during the 1970s Fiscal Crisis
  • Modernized Popular’s Corporate Identity
  • Lead Expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America through Mergers/Acquisitions
  • Ensured Popular remained Liquid and well Capitalized during 2007-08 Financial Crisis
  • Re-Positioned Popular’s Balance Sheet to Capitalize on the Consolidation of the Banking Industry in 2008 in Puerto Rico
  • Established BPNA (Popular’s US Banking Subsidiary)

Current Position and Directorships

  • Managing Partner – Kohly LLC
  • Board of Directors
    • Evertec, Inc
    • Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico
    • Equalize Community Development Fund

Simply stated, Junquera has been one of the most prominent and successful executives in the financial industry over the last several decades.

In addition to his degree from King’s, Junquera also holds several elite certifications from Wharton and the School of Business at the University of Michigan.

While at Crestwood, Junquera focused heavily on Math and Physics.  He was an all-scholastic Baseball and Basketball Player, President of Student Council and was a member of several school-sponsored clubs.  He also worked local part-time jobs and volunteered time at St. Jude’s.

Mr. Junquera resides in Puerto Rico with his wife, Marilú Amadeo. They have a son, Jorge Antonio and a daughter, Cristina. They also have three grandchildren.





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Louis Fouché

Crestwood High School Class of 2003

 

Musician/Producer, MIT Graduate, STEM Outreach Professional

 

Since January 2017, Louis has worked as a saxophonist and music producer on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” for the house band Jon Batiste &; Stay Human. Louis has worked as a saxophonist, arranger, and producer for 10-time Grammy winning artist Eddie Palmieri since 2010. Louis has performed in 27 countries on six continents and has composed or performed music appearing on Grammy-nominated (USA) and Edison Award-winning (Netherlands) albums.

Louis graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007 with degrees in physics and chemical engineering. While an MIT student, Louis co-authored the scholarly paper “Advanced Materials: Multicomponent Patterning of Layer-by-Layer Assembled Polyelectrolyte Nanoparticle Composite Thin Films with Controlled Alignment” with Department Head and Professor Paula T. Hammond.

Louis is a co-founder and former program coordinator for the MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC). MOSTEC is a 6-month blended online science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) enrichment program for high school seniors from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds. MOSTEC, currently in its tenth year, is committed to diversity and equity in STEM fields.

 

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James Harvey

Fairview High School Class of 1942

 

Tuskegee Airmen

 

James graduated from Fairview High School in 1942 as class president and valedictorian. He went on to become a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the nation’s first all African American group of military pilots.


He fought in WWII and the Korean War. James was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross along with multiple Air Medals. In all, Lieutenant Colonel Harvey would net eleven Air Medals in his Air Force career due to his many engagements with adversary forces. After the Korean War, he served as a Flight Commander, Instrument Instructor Pilot, Test Pilot, Assistant Group Operations Officer, Flight Safety Officer, and Battle Staff Training Officer for the Commanding General of the 27th NORAD Region.

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Marcie Turney

Crestwood High School Class of 1988

 

Renowned Chef, Urban Revitalizer, Entrepreneur

 

Marcie co-owns Safran Turney Hospitality, made up of 6 restaurants and 4 retail operations. Along with her partner, Marcie has been recognized for pioneering the revitalization of a once desolate area of Center City Philadelphia into the vibrant and thriving Midtown Village. Marcie is the Executive Chef for the groups six restaurants with three more on the way, including a restaurant in the iconic Love Park.

 

Acclaim for Chef Turney’s cooking entrepreneurship has been universal, including a 2014 semi-finalist nod for ‘Outstanding Restaurateur’ by the James Beard Foundation. In 2013, The New York Times also profiled her work and success.


In 2019, Chef Turney won the “Trailblazer Award,” given out annually by Philadelphia Magazine to a woman in the Philadelphia region who is considered a pioneer in her field, has proven to be a successful leader, and has made considerable contributions to her respective peers and community.


A self-made success story, Marcie is now known to be one of the top chefs in the city. Marcie is also active in her support of Turning Points for Children, Women Against Abuse and LGBTQ initiatives.