John P. de Jongh, Jr. was appointed to the Board of Directors of AAMC in December 2016. Governor de Jongh currently is a Principal of Chilmark Investment Partners, LLC (“Chilmark”), a U.S. Virgin Islands-based advisory firm with a focus on real estate, insurance and financial services. From January 2007 to January 2015, Governor de Jongh served two terms as the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, during which he led the territory through the difficult economic periods following the financial crisis of 2008, sponsored legislation to expand access of small businesses to loan programs and export initiatives, ensured Government access to capital markets, negotiated public-private initiatives with cruise lines and rum producers and implemented revitalization projects for St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. From 2003 to 2006, Governor de Jongh served as a Principal of Chilmark in the same capacities as his current position. From 1992 to 2002, Governor de Jongh served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors of Lockhart Companies Incorporated, a holding company with subsidiaries in real estate, insurance and financial services in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks & Caicos. He also served three terms as the President of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, a philanthropic organization focused on children and families. From 1993 to 1995, he was a Senior Managing Consultant for Public Financial Management, Inc., where he implemented five-year strategic plans for the cities of Philadelphia, PA, New Haven, CT and Washington, DC. Prior to 1993, Governor de Jongh served in multiple capacities for the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, including Commissioner of Finance, Director of Finance for the Virgin Islands Finance Authority, Executive Assistant to the Governor and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority. Governor de Jongh received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Antioch College.
Mr. Byrd was elected to our Board of Directors in June 2015. Mr. Byrd has served as the Executive Director of the National Association of Neighborhoods (NAN), one of the nation’s largest and oldest multi-issue membership associations of grass-roots neighborhood organizations, since 1995, and from 1982 to 1994, served as Federal FTA Project Manager for NAN. He has over thirty years of management experience in directing grass-roots programs. On America’s social and economic development challenges, he has served as a public policy catalyst, a community outreach strategist and resource person to the White House, Congressional, state and local government officials, corporations, and neighborhood leaders. Mr. Byrd is a native Washingtonian, educated in the District of Columbia Public Schools, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University.
Mr. Engerman was appointed to the Board of Directors of AAMC in June 2019. Since July 2016, Mr. Engerman has been Managing Partner of BDO USVI, LLC, a full-service accounting and advisory services firm located in St. Thomas, USVI. From 2017 to 2018, Mr. Engerman served as the Territorial Campaign Manager for the successful Albert Bryan and Tregenza Roach Gubernatorial Team for the U.S. Virgin Islands. From 2019 to present, Mr. Engerman founded and serves as Chairman for The Strategy Group VI, LLC, a strategic political think tank firm. Prior to his service with BDO USVI, LLC, from January 2014 to June 2016, Mr. Engerman was Executive Vice President, Finance & Planning for International Capital & Management Company, a finance and analytics firm located in St. Thomas, USVI. From February 2001 to January 2014, Mr. Engerman was a Managing Member of ARI Group, LLC, a government and business advisory firm located in Fort Washington, MD. Mr. Engerman commenced his career in various accounting, auditing and advisory roles for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and Capgemini (now part of Ernst & Young). Mr. Engerman also served for five years in the United States Navy. Mr. Engerman received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration – Accounting from Howard University in Washington, DC and is a Certified Public Accountant.