Donald Lee Fickey A service-disabled veteran, Donald Lee Fickey is owner and CEO of Pure Defense LLC and is currently in the process of transitioning from his position as CEO of Atlas Construction Group, (retaining his ownership percentage with the company) but transferring executive duties to Holden Foxworth, formerly the Vice President of Construction, now having been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Donald, whose father had served in the Marines during World War II, followed in the footsteps of his dad to protect the freedoms of every citizen in these great United States, by serving in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. After returning home from Vietnam, Donald took a position with the Western Union Corporation as a technician and within a short time span of a year and a half, became a City Supervisor; responsible for all communications for the entire Southwest region. He was promoted to Director of Computer Communications and was responsible for managing Western Union’s transition from mechanical electronic switching to a computer-based system; all while managing six data centers and 490 employees. In 1991, AT&T purchased the communication division of Western Union and Donald was promoted to Director of Computer Operations and given the responsibility of converting five data centers into two mega-centers; managing over 500 employees. Additionally, he was responsible for transitioning all AT&T’s voice network to a VOIP (Voice or IP Network). In 1998, Donald was cleared through the NSA and given a Top-Secret SCI Intelligence Clearance in order to properly ensure the integrity of AT&T’s digital network. He retired in from AT&T in 2004. Retirement proved to lack the challenges he was accustomed to for over forty years and the desire for a new adventure caused Donald to pursue some of the same passions he shared with his father growing up. After military service, his father had a long career with the Dravo Construction / Dravo Contracting Company; where he traveled worldwide to oversee and manage large-scale construction projects. Like his dad and benefiting from his father’s 50 years of construction knowledge, Donald Lee, began a new career in construction; partnering with his son and building a successful nationwide General Contracting firm. He has applied the same work ethic, strong values, quick adaptation to successful problem-solving skills and an extra abundance of drive in overcoming adversities.
Brett Fickey President of Pure Defense LLC and former President of Atlas Construction Group, Brett has over 26 years of sales, management, marketing, and advertising experience, including 12 years specialization in commercial, residential, industrial, and multi-family construction sales, marketing, advertising and management. He was responsible for building a partnership with both Wyndham International and Marriott hotel organizations, helping Atlas to become an approved contractor for each organization in multiple states. He also forged an alliance and partnership with Elmington Capital Group, focusing on their assisted living division, working hand in hand with Rick Sweeney, President of Elmington Senior Living in development and renovations of assisted living facilities nationwide. Brett currently holds certifications in both OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 training programs. As President of Atlas, Brett coordinates with property owners, project architects, engineers, consultants, estimating, cost control and technical assistance. He is also involved and responsible towards overseeing and maintaining project management schedules, subcontractor activities, purchasing, coordinating project managers and maintaining job site relations. With diversified construction industry experience, along with his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in both Business Management and Marketing from Baylor University, has resulted in Brett’s outstanding success in ventures undertaken by Atlas Construction Group. Brett is passionate about our military veterans and serves on the board of directors for “Operation Pure Heroes; a division of Operation Working Warriors Foundation”, a non-profit corporation that was structured to offer job training for placement in the Pure Defense LLC organization. “Operation Pure Heroes” is for all military veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, with a program specialization for wounded veterans. The purpose of this specialty program is to have an impact for change and bring awareness to the cause to increase self-worth, self-esteem and sense of fulfillment with the desire to be successful in business and provide financial security for themselves and their families.
Mike Singletary – Director of Marketing Football Coach and Former Player Mike Singletary is perhaps most recognized as one of the Chicago Bears’ toughest middle linebackers with the ferocious eyes peering across the line into the opposing quarterback’s face. He was a member of the famed ‘85 Super Bowl team and made 10 trips to the Pro Bowl in his 12 years as a player. He also led the NFL as Defensive Player of the Year three times, and was the Bears’ team captain for ten years. Since retiring from football in 1993, he spent ten years as a motivational speaker and corporate consultant helping companies elevate their strategies for teamwork and overall success. However in 2003, after swearing off many previous requests to coach, he answered the call and became the Linebackers coach of the Baltimore Ravens. He followed that up with a move to San Francisco, ultimately being named Head Coach for two years, and then spent the last three years with the Minnesota Vikings. For the 2014 NFL season, he has been named Defensive Consultant to the Executive Vice President of Football Operations, with the intention of coaching again following this season. A proven teacher who values work ethic and discipline, the 49ers linebackers excelled under Singletary’s direction. Prior to joining the 49ers, Singletary served as the inside linebackers coach for two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Players have flourished under his tutelage, including Ray Lewis, who earned 2003 NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. Under Singletary, the inside linebackers at Baltimore finished first and second in tackles in each of his seasons coaching the position. He was also part of a coaching staff that directed the Ravens defense to a third overall finish in 2003 and sixth overall in 2004. After coaching for two seasons in Baltimore, Singletary’s wisdom and commanding respect sent impressionable waves throughout the organization and team. When Baltimore’s coach took the head coaching position in San Francisco, Singletary was his first coaching hire and set the tone for the type of team he would be building. After his exit from San Francisco, he spent two years with the Minnesota Vikings, followed by two years as a consultant to the VP of Operations of the NFL League offices. He wanted to learn the inner workings of the NFL at the corporate level in order to gain a better understanding of the product on the field. In 2016, he was back on the sidelines with the Los Angeles Rams until their staff was released at the end of the season. In 2001, Singletary won Walter Camp’s “Man of the Year Award” based on his reputation for integrity and leadership within his profession and contributions benefiting his community, country and fellow man. He also co-founded Leadership Zone, a company that provides leadership training. Singletary was a first-ballot inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998 after a stellar career with the Chicago Bears from 1981-92. He boasted 1,488 career tackles (885 solo), finishing as the Bears’ first or second leading tackler each of his last 11 seasons. Singletary was named to the NFL Team of the ‘80’s after being selected to play in a team-record 10 consecutive Pro Bowls. The former Bears defensive captain was also named All-Pro eight times (1983-89; 1991) and an All-NFC selection nine consecutive times (1983-91). He also started a defensive team record 172 games for the Bears, trailing only running back Walter Payton’s 184 career starts for the all-time team lead. Singletary has authored three books: Singletary One on One, Calling the Shots and Daddy’s Home at Last. Mike and his wife, Kim, have seven children and six grandchildren.
Mickey Moss – Business Services Mickey works as the “Account Executive” for U.S. Leadership. With 26+ years of leadership training experience and a passion to help others, he walks with Leaders and their companies on the journey to becoming excellent. His belief and challenge in the pursuit of Excellence is to be sure to enjoy the small things, do the hard things, dream the big dreams, and pursue the right things. The ability to live and lead in this way is done with a perspective that starts with purpose! Mickey lives purposely with great intention and teaches others do the same. With U.S. Leadership, we become “the” strategic partner with clients to implement our Business Excellence Process, which is a structured method for bringing about internal changes within organizations to position them for long-term quality growth and profitability. We walk with them through the process of building and growing their company for long-term success. We help business leaders identify strengths and weaknesses not only in their business, but also in themselves. We will help leaders find solutions to overcome challenges, real and imagined, and guide them in setting and reaching their goals. We not only offer business tips, advice, and strategies, but also help leaders strengthen their confidence while overcoming limiting beliefs. Contact me to start your proactive purposeful journey today. Mickey is the Father of 5 and married to Sarah, his college sweetheart and the love of his life for 33 years. With a Bachelor’s degree in pre-med, and a Master’s in Education from the University of Texas, He has served in the U.S. Army 1st Lt Officer, and coached football for 30 years. Mickey finished his career in coaching as one of the winningest active football head coaches in Texas High School football. He has worked the last year in a half for U. S. Leadership. Mickey is an active volunteer in his church and community and serves regularly at Cornerstone homeless shelter food kitchen and Genesis Women’s shelter, where he is on the Board of Directors. “Have passion in what you do, courage in what you fear, conviction in what you believe, compassion for those in need. Always give your best no matter how you feel and do what is right no matter what the cost.” – Mickey Moss 1989 Honor Graduate – Officer Basic Course U.S. Army, Company Executive Officer, Texas Football 6A Coach of the Week 11-4A Coach of the Year NFL/Dallas Cowboys Coach of the Week 11-5A Coach of the Year Texas High School Extra – “Home Team Award” 11-5A Coach of the Year Selected Head Coach of the 2004 DFW All-Star Game East Team Texas High School Extra – “Coach Who Makes A Difference” NFL/Dallas Cowboys Coach of the Week Central Texas Sportsman Award AAAA SE Coach of the Year & All-Star Coach Nominee.
Dr. Allen Okie – MD FACAI, FAAP – Chief Medical Officer Early Adopter of Managed Care – 1976 Capitated Allergy Programs in 15 HMO’s around the country – Consulting Allergy Joint Venture with Pharmacia – US Allergy – Consulting Allergy MD with extensive hands-on experience in every aspect of managed health care organizations, including participation in established programs, initiation of new care-delivery packages, and start-up of a new health maintenance plan. Co-developer, with information technology specialist, of ASP programs to integrate Internet-based technology with various aspects of e-health care. Demonstrated ability to articulate the value of collaborative integration of physician groups with management and to incorporate innovative technologies in the medical arena. Helped develop a new physician owned local HMO from physician discussions to a fully operational HMO of 5,000 members with an MLR of 89%. Medical Director of a Medicare “triple option” HMO jointly owned by 7 provider groups and Tenet Health – Prototype of Medicare Advantage -People Health Continued clinical involvement with Allergy and Immunology practice. Medical Director of Consumer Driven Health Care benefit – Ameriplan Health HIPAA Compliance Officer for Family Care Partners CMO First Coast Advantage – PSN – Medicaid University of Florida. Health Regional Medical Director Alignment Healthcare – Medicare Advantage – Value Based Payment System Current interest and focus: 1)Pre-acute Care – Direct SNF admissions 2) Transitional Care – High Risk Patients 3) Telehealth – Telemedicine 4) Long Term Care 5) Direct Patient Care 6) Regenerative Health 7) Cannabus Treatment 8) Pain Medication Management