Board of Directors

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Board of Directors 2015-06-03T03:42:48-05:00

Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk is the founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated toward educating, empowering, and mobilizing young people behind the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government. Since the inception of Turning Point USA on June 5th of 2012 Charlie has grown Turning Point USA from nothing, to having representation on over 800 high schools and colleges nationwide.

At  22 years old, he has appeared on Fox News, CNBC, and FOX Business News over ninety times including frequent  appearances on “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “Varney & Co.” and “The Willis Report.”  He is a featured columnist for the Washington Times and a contributor for  

William Montgomery

William Montgomery is the Senior Advisor for Turning Point USA. At 75 years of age, he considers himself a “healthy and youthful senior.” His vast knowledge and experience has helped Charlie Kirk to establish TPUSA as a highly credible 501(c)3 non-profit organization in a very short period of time.

William has lived in Lemont, Illinois with his wife for over 25 years. He grew up in Peoria, Illinois and his two favorite people are from Perkin, IL and Dixon, IL – Senator Everett Dirksen and President Ronald Reagan. 

Some of Bill’s experience:
* Attended Lincoln College for two years
* Illinois Air National Guard for 6 years
* Active Duty for 11 months during “Berlin Crisis”
* Asst. Sales Manager & Marketing Development Manager – E. C. Dewitt & Co.
* Division Sales Manager for Standard Pharmaceutical – Elgin, IL
* Regional Sales Manager and Lecturer – Optical Sciences Group Inc.
* Marketing Director – Milroy Labs Inc. – Sarasota, FL
* Marketing Director and Sales Manager – Laser Works Inc. – Bradenton, FL
* Sarasota’s Campaign Manager for re-election of President Nixon – Sarasota, FL
* Publisher of 13 Weekly Newspapers in Cook and DuPage Counties – Illinois
* 123,000 weekly mailed circulation – Montgomery Publishing Co. – Lemont, IL
* Business Development Advisor – The Stapleton Group CPA’s – Orland Park, IL

George F. Hamstra

George F. Hamstra is a member of the board of directors of Turning Point USA. George has an extensive computer technology and business administration background. George will advise executive management and the board of directors on technology, management, procurement of assets, and sales proficiency.

George was a founding Member of NetGain Technologies, LLC which developed the Bad Amplitude electric dragster. NetGain Technologies worked with and was funded by, NASA to test super-capacitors in the dragster during 2002 and 2003. The EV motor distribution business (NetGain Motors, Inc. – NGM) was spun- off from NetGain Technologies in September of 2007 and has been operated by George since that time.

In 1985, George started a now publicly traded computer distribution company with annual sales that exceeded $40 million, at the time, and he sold it in 1989. George came out of retirement to start a software development company in 1994; this company was sold to a Fortune 500 company in 1995.
George gained invaluable experience when he worked for Bell Labs for more than 14 years, much of that time in the original UNIX Support Group based in Naperville, Illinois. He added knowledge related to UNIX computer systems, administration, security, performance, as well as artificial intelligence. While employed at Bell Labs George was an instructor in the Bell Labs Continuing Education Program. He left Bell Labs to join a company that specialized in UNIX training.