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									                                 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

                                      Robert P. Kennel

 Born March 1, 1936 in New Bern, North Carolina (in original horse stable wing of Tryon

 Parents: Phil and Nora Kennel, (deceased) from Kennel‟s Beach in Pamlico County, North

 New Bern High School, 1950-54
     - Valedictorian
     - All Conference/All State/Captain in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
       (under Coach Joe Caruso)
     - First NCSU Talent-for-Service Scholarship (forerunner of
       Caldwell and Park Scholarships)

 North Carolina State University, 1954-58
      - B.S. Nuclear Engineering
      - Valedictorian
      - Outstanding Senior Award
      - President, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity when Fraternity House purchased 1957
      - Wing Commander, Air Force ROTC (2100 students)
      - BASKETBALL (Freshman Team under Vic Bubas and Everett Case)
        -- First Team All American-Industrial Leagues of America, 1957
      - FOOTBALL (lettered under Earle Edwards) – first ACC Champs in „57
        -- Two-time All-ACC Academic Team
      - BASEBALL (lettered under Vic Sorrell)
        -- NCAA-All Regional Catcher (.415 batting average top 5 at NC State)
        -- Two-time All ACC Catcher (highest vote getter)
      - Played under three head coaches (Case, Edwards, Sorrell) now in NC Hall of Fame
      - Phi Kappa Phi; Tau Beta Pi; Sigma Pi; Golden Chain; 30 & 3 Honors
      - Permanent Senior Class President

 Post Graduate, 1958-60
      - M.S. Nuclear Engineering - NCSU, 1960
      - Advanced Physics Studies - University of Melbourne, Australia, 1959
      - Rotary International Scholarship. 1959
      - Rhodes Scholarship finalist 1958 (declined selection to accept Rotary)
      - First Team All Australian, Captained University of Melbourne Australia National
        Champions in basketball and baseball, First ever “double Blue” in first year
      - Baltimore Orioles “Bonus Baby” catcher (delayed going directly to Orioles in 1957)
         -- Knoxville Smokies, 1958; assigned to Vancouver, Baltimore, 1960, before Air Force

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Biographical Sketch                                              Robert P. Kennel
 U.S. Air Force, 1960-63
      - Nuclear Research Officer for Checkout of Nuclear Engineering Test Facility for
        “Nuclear Powered Airplane” (Dayton, Ohio)
      - Foreign Technology Intelligence Officer for Soviet Nuclear Research
      - Nuclear Weapons Effects Officer for atmospheric and underground nuclear tests
        (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

 The Aerospace Corporation, 1963-77
      - Scientific Director of first-ever series of underground nuclear tests for Army, Navy,
         and Air Force missile system components (Nevada Test Site)
      - Director, Safeguard ABM and Minuteman Test Programs (San Bernardino, CA)
         -- 26 Minuteman, 17 Atlas, 6 Titan flights into South Pacific (all successful)
      - Group Director, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Systems
        (El Segundo, CA, Washington, DC)
         -- Patent for Kevlar “bullet-proof underwear”
         -- Anti-terrorism developments for pre-explosion detection and post-explosion ID
         -- Developments for crime prevention (low-cost burglar alarms, cargo truck location
            systems, citizen alarm systems, etc.)
         -- Developments for crime investigation/anti-terrorism (automated voiceprints, dried
         bloodstain analysis, explosives detection/tagging/identification, etc.)

 Ultrasystems Inc/Hadson Development Corporation/LG&E Energy Inc., 1977-98
      - Senior Vice President, Eastern Operations for numerous Federal Government studies
          and Congressional lobbying (double registered lobbyist) (Fairfax, VA)
      - Senior Vice President for development of series of independent power and alternate
          energy projects around the United States (19 independent businesses each valued at
          $50-500 million in California, Maine, North Dakota, Virginia, New York, North
          Carolina, Texas)
      - Environmental innovations on all power plants including first SO2 scrubbers, first
          Thermal DeNox units, multiple waste fuels, first waste fuel air offsets program, ash for
          soil amendments, etc.; Member of Sierra Club and Wilderness Society
      - Vice President for National Energy Marketing in the restructuring utility industry
      - SERC, SPP, ERCOT Regional Utility Reliability Boards (Southeast/Southwest/Texas).
      - Worked in all 50 states plus internationally
      - Retired August 1998 (Holly Springs, NC)

 Kennel‟s Beach Incorporated (1995 - present)
      - President/CEO of subchapter S corporation with sister Jennie Kennel Adams
      - Development of Kennel‟s Beach (175 homes) for the good of all residents.
      - State-wide 75th anniversary on 5 August, 2000, with 1000 persons attending

Biographical Sketch                                                Robert P. Kennel
 Professional and Civic Awards and Service
      - Outstanding Young Men in America
      - Presidential Citation (Lyndon Johnson) as Program Director responsible for
      development and first flight of Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicles (“MIRV”)
      - President, San Bernardino East Rotary Club
      - Urban League Special Service Award (Southern California)
      - Numerous Boards for YMCA, Phoenix School, PTA‟s, Rotary, etc.
      - President/Board Chairman, National Wood Energy Association (four terms)
      - Direct interaction with 4 U.S. Presidents (Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush) on personal
        security and energy policy work plus 4 VA Governors, 5 NC Governors
      - Chairman Advisory Committee for Arapahoe Charter School Board
      - North Carolina Principals Fellowship Commission (Gov. Hunt ‟99, Gov. Easley „04)
      - New Bern High School Sports Hall of Fame Induction (Oct, „99)
      - Invited Speaker/Keynoter/Chairperson at numerous national and international
        conferences (75 + papers and conferences)
      - Order of the Long Leaf Pine (highest civilian award) from Governor Jim Hunt (2000)

 Church Service - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
     - Elder, Chairman of Elders (local churches in Calif. and Va.)
     - Board chairman and trustees chairman (local churches in Calif. and Va.)
     - Regional Vice Moderator, Evangelism Chairman (Southern California)
     - Regional Church Extension chairman (10 years), Christian Men‟s
       Fellowship President, Bethany House Board (Capital Area)
     - Regional Fund Raising for Embrace the Future, Build the Vision Campaigns
     - President/CEO of Bethany House (NBA Affiliate -3 terms, $2 M/year business)
     - Chairman of Vision 2001 (North Carolina Regional Assembly)
     - Speaker at numerous regional and national Church conferences
     - Lay Academy Graduate, 2 year Religious Study Program at Barton College
     - Hurricane Floyd Recovery Representative for General/Regional Church
     - Board of NC InterFaiths for Disaster Response (came from NC Council of Churches)
     - Week of Compassion Endowment for Disaster Response Needs
     - Licensed Disciple of Christ Minister in NC Region (4-year license renewal Jan 2006)
     - Staff Member (Invitation Minister) at Covenant Christian Church Cary (6 years)
     - Trained Coach for New Church starts (Burlington NC and Killeen TX)
     - Chair NC Church Growth Commission (50 new Disciple churches next 12 years)
     - Director of New Church Development, NC Regional Church Staff (2007-2008)

 North Carolina State University/ UNC System Service
      - Capital Area Alumni Chairman (12 years) (2500+ alumni)
      - President, NCSU Parents‟ Association (two terms)
      - Executive Committee of Development Board (4 years)
      - Alumni Association Board (9 years)
      - President, NCSU Alumni Association (150,000 + alumni)
      - President, Council of UNC Alumni Association Presidents (1,100,000+ alumni)
      - Executive Director, Council of UNC Alumni Association Presidents (16 years)
      - Wolfpack Club Representative, Wolfpack Pride Bronze Gift
      - Caldwell Scholarship Endowment in School of Engineering
      - Sports Scholarship Endowments (Earle Edwards, Baseball)
      - Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Corporation Board, National Foundation Board
      - Friends of Library Board; Lifetime member
      - University Development Corp (Coalition 2000), (New Member co-chair) (14 years)
      - Steering Committee/Selection Committee for GEAR-UP NORTH CAROLINA
      - Alumni Center $40 Million Campaign Committee (Family Naming Gift)

 Family
       - Elaine: Wife of 45 years; life positive force beyond home and family, a true
         Creative Memory Consultant and Participant.
       - Phyllis: UNCG graduate, Virginia Tech postgraduate
         Grant Director on staff at UNC-CH. Three year old daughter Rosie Ryan
       - Susan: NCSU graduate in Veterinary practice in Waynesville, NC; Appointment to
       State Veterinary Board; married to Adam Bull, NCSU graduate/UNC law school
       graduate in practice in Asheville; Three children, son Nathan (13 years old), daughter,
       Lindsey (9), and son Andrew (4).
       - Philip: NCSU School of Design graduate practicing in Raleigh, married
         Kathy Bell Kennel NCSU graduate and development officer in AG and Life Sciences at
         NCSU; daughters Hannah (10) and Tate (7).
       - Robin: Graduated from Appalachian State University in National
         Athletic Training Degree Program, tops in class and highest sports GPA.
         Masters from MSU in Wichita Falls, TX, Trainer/Assistant Professor at St. Augustine
College, Married Dr. Jeff Miller (WVU Bio Chem) in June 07 (working at NCSU Vet School)
       - Jerome Hartwell: African-American foster son married and living in Denver CO.

 Hobbies
     - Grandchildren
     - Antiques, woodworking, photography, travel, church choir, youth league
       batting instruction, bogey golf, competitive softball, more grandchildren

 Residence
      - 4844 Sunset Forest Circle, Holly Springs, N.C. 27540-7831
      - (919) - 557-0847 (home and fax); (919) -624-7582 (cell)

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