Shared Leadership Team

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Frank Schwartz

President

Frank joined F3 down in Fort Mill, SC, in Fall of 2014 with the intent of “not being fat anymore”. The complete trajectory of his life would change, however, from that point. He caught the vision of Sua Sponte leadership and in not too long a time, he found himself being asked to help with things at the Nation level. At the beginning of 2020, he began serving as the first ever President of F3 Nation, under the re-organized F3 structure.

Because of the dramatic effect of F3 on his life, he founded a leadership training consultancy in December of 2019, called G3L Leadership. G3L takes all the learnings from F3, as well as the training in communication, leadership, and Psychology that Frank has taken in his undergraduate and Graduate studies and puts it all together to help organizations create leaders.

Frank has been a successful entrepreneur prior to his starting of G3L, founding LEC Media in 2007, a corporate communications and video firm in Charlotte, NC which served clients like, Bank of America, Electrolux, Honeywell, and others.

He also serves in leadership in his church and community, is the husband of his far better half, Tracy, and is the father of three wonderful red-headed daughters (ages 16, 14, and 10).

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John Lambert

Chief Operating Officer

Slaughter joined F3 on June 6, 2012. Rising through Regional F3 leadership in the mothership of Metro he joined the Nation’s leadership group in 2017 ending up at the current Chief Operating Officer. His mammon is owning a regional construction company. Slaughter also sits on the Board of Directors for two different construction trade associations. Extensive experience in the financial, legal, and operational areas of these entities serves him well at the helm of the “back of house” operations of the Nation. With a strong belief in the personal empowerment abilities of F3, Slaughter is focused on increasing membership across the globe while continuously assisting in adding tools to the F3 repertoire to help men have a strong impact in their families and communities. He also co-founded the Nation’s first workouts at a men’s residential substance abuse treatment facility and homeless shelter, both in Charlotte. The model has been used across the country and is one of the pillars for creating diversity in the Nation. 
Slaughter has a wife and daughter and an intensely burning love/hate affair with the game of golf. 
Ask him his favorite part of F3 and he’ll tell you “Acting like absolute children at 5:30 in the morning. If you’ve never been to a workout in the pouring rain, you’re missing out. It has healing powers”. 

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Patrick Kathmann

Weasel Shaker

FIB is the Weasel Shaker for F3 Nation. He was born and raised in the Mitten State and now calls F3 Naperville home. His brother Scott (F3 12 Gauge), out of Bluffton, SC EH’d him into F3 back in 2016, which resulted in FIB founding F3 Naperville and serving as it’s first Nan’tan. Professionally, FIB is a career consultant, spending the majority of his 20 year career in management consulting and now in executive search consulting. He is very active in coaching his kids in sports, as well as serving his local community, particularly through the F3 Naperville Foundation, where he serves as a board member. FIB is a proud graduate of Marquette University, where he graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. He lives in Aurora, IL with his M and their 3 children.

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Brian Jodice

Q of Culture

Brian Jodice is known in the F3 Gloom as “Hello Kitty.” Kitty (for short) lives in Apex, NC, with his wife, Liz, and their two little girls (F3 Rey and Pink Dinosaur in the F3 Dads world).

He posts with the PAX of Carpex, where he jumped into F3 with both feet in May of 2017. At the start of 2020, Kitty took over the reins as Q of Culture for F3 Nation, and through his mission and D2X to connect the pax of F3 to something bigger than themselves. Kitty and F3 Repeato host the weekly Circle of Trust (COT) Podcast, which highlights the news of the F3 Nation. In addition to Q’ing Culture for the Nation, Kitty dips into that D2X bucket to design logos seen across the Nation having worked with Orlando, Chicago, Denver, South Wake, F3 Disaster Ops and more.

Mammon for Kitty is through strategic communications and branding. He serves as the Executive Vice President for a non-profit, advocacy organization called Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina. He is the oldest of three F3 men – Ralph, F3 Atari (Puget Sounds) and Adam, F3 Lightyear (Montgomery, AL), and his father is F3 Board Member Lt. Gen. Ralph Jodice (USAF-Ret.), Red Baron. 

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David Kelly

Q of Expansion

David Kelly has over 24 years of regional and retail automotive marketing experience. David is currently the Chief Marketing Officer with the Gettel Automotive Group, a 17-store automotive dealership group in southwest Florida. David joined the organization after moving from Tega Cay, SC, to Lakewood Ranch, FL, in December of 2016. Having moved away from F3 The Fort, David planted an F3 mustard seed in his new town that flourished into full region status within 12 months. Based on the success of the F3 Suncoast region, David was named Q of Expansion in May 2020. David is married and has two children.

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Bart Dyer

Q of Technology

CSD joined F3 in 2018 after being pushed by FiA Summerville’s Crush and F3 Summerville’s Middle School. CSD launched Slack without any local leadership oversight and ‘earned’ the ComZ Q role at F3 Cherokee for the honor. 

CSD was part of the team in Cherokee that put together a massive growth strategy for the region and put on many events including being honored with GrowRuck 15.

CSD’s mammon is in Legal and contract review and negotiation, but has a side gig building websites and apps. 

CSD is married to FiA Cherokee’s Rise Up (Kelly) and has a 2.0 named Elle, who’s FiA name is constantly evolving. 

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Seth Brown

Q of GrowRuck

For over 23 years, Seth served as an educator in Pitt County, NC, as a teacher, principal, and director. Currently, the Director of Educator Support and Leadership Development, he helps to oversee a $20M program to engage and empower teacher leaders and school leaders in Pitt County. He also trains Principals and Asst Principals across the state. 

Known as Bono to his brothers in the gloom, he currently serves as the Q of GrowRuck and previously was the Nantan of F3ENC.  His bride and two girls do their best to “laugh every day“ with him and to always “Press On”. 

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Scott Johnson

Q of Mustard Seeds

Scott Johnson has been a part of F3 since fall of 2016. From January through December of 2018 he was honored to be chosen to serve as Nant’an for the Gastonia Region. He was also chosen to serve as a member of the SpeedForNeed Board of Directors and is currently still serving in that role. Most importantly, he is a husband and father of two daughters. He has a passion for serving men, as an encourager, in their quest to become better men and leaders.

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Dustin Jordan

Q of TRUEbadours

Dustin describes himself as follower of Christ, husband, dad, and F3 Nation PAX. He’s a lifetime Carolinian, UNC Asheville Alumnus, outdoor enthusiast, and sports fan. He leads the TRUEbadour program for F3 with a focus on empowering men to have the maximum impact in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Professionally, he is a Project Manager at Duke Energy and leads continuous improvement efforts within their Supply Chain. Dustin is known to challenge his F3 brothers physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. He subscribes to the notion that everyone has innate abilities that should be utilized to make the world better. Dustin believes all things are possible with the proper support system that celebrates successes and encourages in defeat. When not tending to obligations, he enjoys being outside – preferably in the cold – hiking, skiing, camping, and kayaking.

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Paul Hulburt

Q of Qsource

Coming Soon

Board of Directors

As we respectfully and carefully approach this next growth phase, you will see an emphasis in our board members on foundation building, independent oversight and governance, and setting up organizations and their leaders for long-term success of F3 Nation and F3 Foundation.

As noted on Twitter and in many face-to-face and/or phone conversations, the selection of F3’s initial Board marks the beginning of many opportunities for F3 and for its PAX. F3 hopes you will continue to reach out if you are able and willing to help, and the organization remains driven by and for the local workout as a gateway to male community leadership — free, open to all men, held outdoors, peer-led, and ending in a CoT.

The new board joins you in doing all we can to make sure F3 remains true to its mission and principles for today’s and generations of future leaders.

Rick Danis F3 Board of Directors

Rick Danis
Legal Zoom

Board Member

Rick Danis has extensive experience both as a public and private company Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, managing all corporate governance issues, including board meeting governance, board approvals, minutes, and related activities. Danis has sat on several company subsidiary boards as well as a 501(c)3 board for a company set up in cooperation with the White House’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Obama administration. Danis has served multiple organizations executing initial public offerings, corporate spin-offs, M&A, equity and debt financings, and entity formations. He sat on the first F3 Puget Sound board, helping launch F3 in an area over 2000 miles from another F3 workout. Danis works in the Bay Area and lives in the Seattle area with his wife and daughter.

Clayton Hromadka
Shoota

Board Member

Clayton Hromadka serves as the CEO/Executive Director of the Tennessee PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association). In this role, he oversees a section of the largest sports membership organization in the country — which has over 28,000 members — as well as its local Foundation, with an annual budget of over $3 million and an endowment exceeding $22 million. In addition to this role, he has managed, or served on, multiple boards for 501 (c)(3) organizations. Hromadka also brings an understanding of regional logistics, creating a culture across an expansive geographical section by activating mission at a grass roots level. Hromadka has been in F3 over 1.5 years and lives in Franklin with his wife and children.

Ralph Jodice
Red Barron

Board Member

Ralph Jodice served in the USAF for 36.5 years, retiring as a Lt General (3-star). During those years, he commanded at six different levels and lead US and multinational organizations from 7 to over 8000 pax in peace time and combat. Since 2015, Jodice has been a Senior Mentor for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He is one of 13 retired Admirals and Generals from 8 different countries who mentor and coach senior NATO commanders and their staffs for high level exercises and training events. Currently serving on two other boards, Red Baron has been in F3 for 1.5 years. He and his wife have three sons active in F3.

Dave Redding
Dredd

Founding Member & CEO

After graduating from Boston College in 1985, David Redding served nine years in the United States Army in the Infantry and Special Forces. Redding left the Army in 1994 to attend Wake Forest University Law School. Since his graduation in 1997, his practice has been primarily located in Charlotte, North Carolina in the area of commercial litigation. He has vast experience in all facets of complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. He has taken several cases to North Carolina’s appellate courts on complex issues involving indemnification, liability limitation and the uniform commercial code. Redding is a founding member and serves currently as the CEO of the men’s fitness, fellowship and faith group, F3.

Robert Schleusner
Snap Fade

Board Member

Robert Schleusner leads the Wholesale Credit organization at Bank of America. His team is responsible for extending credit to the firm’s global commercial clients. Prior to this role, he spent 24 years in capital markets. Through his involvement with F3, Schleusner is involved with CLF as a mentor and works to help F3 Metro with its Come to the Table annual luncheon. He currently serves on the board at Charlotte Latin School. A husband and father of three children, Snap Fade has been active in F3 since its formation in January 2011.

Jason Silverstein
AP

Chairman

Jason Silverstein is a technology executive with over 20 years experience inside public and private companies such as Tucows, Rightside, Yahoo!, ACBJ, and the National Basketball Association. Currently the Chief Operating Officer at Tango Card, Silverstein begins service in 2020 as F3’s first chairman. Silverstein joined the organization in 2011 and has served in multiple operating group roles since 2012, including technology, operating, and finance roles. In 2015, he moved from F3 Metro (Charlotte, NC) and established F3 Puget Sound in the Seattle area, where he now lives with his wife and two children.

Tom Wilson
Checkpoint

Board Member

Tom Wilson is a Managing Partner at DecisionPoint Advisors. He has over 35 years experience in the technology industry and his strategic and general management skills include experience in developing and growing new businesses, managing international operations and finances, raising capital, and leading his own boutique M&A firm. Tom currently serves on two public company boards, Jack Henry (NASDAQ:JKHY) and NN Inc. (NASDAQ:NNBR) and has served on numerous non-profit boards including the United Way, Junior Achievement, Charlotte Ballet and the US National Whitewater Center. Tom graduated from Clemson and Duke, lives in Charlotte with his wife Laurie, has two grown sons, and has been involved in F3 for 7 years.

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