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DOD task force director to speak at final Stuart Bullion Memorial Lecture on April 15

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by
James Bullion

James L. Bullion

The final Stuart Bullion Memorial Lecture will be held on Monday, April 15, at 8 a.m. in the Farley Hall auditorium. James L. Bullion, Stuart Bullion’s brother, will be the guest lecturer. The family has opted to convert the lecture fund to a scholarship fund that will assist an Honors College student majoring in journalism.

Bullion, who works for the Department of Defense, will provide an update on media projects both in Afghanistan and Iraq where he has been working.

Bullion was sworn in as the Director of the Task Force for Business Stability Operations (TFBSO) in 2012. In this role, he is responsible for helping to stimulate the private sector of the Afghan economy by enabling direct foreign investment, supporting business creation and growth, and promoting entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining TFBSO, Bullion was president of Phoenix Global Services, LLC, a strategy and management consulting firm that helps companies design and implement new strategies, restructure operations and develop new products and market opportunities. His clients have ranged from private equity companies to technology companies and service providers.

Bullion is a retired colonel of the United States Army Reserve, having received his commission through ROTC at Dartmouth College in 1982. Prior to founding Phoenix Global Services, Bullion served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Army, as executive officer and commander of a Civil Affairs battalion in Northern Iraq, and then as Chief of Plans and Operations (J3) for the Multinational Security Transition Command – Iraq.

Prior to being mobilized for service in Iraq, Bullion was vice president at Genuity Corporation, a $1 billion Internet backbone provider and telecommunications services company, where he launched a series of new products and managed strategic partnerships. Prior to Genuity, he managed international operations at UNIFI Communications, an early-stage data communications company where he established and oversaw new ventures throughout Asia. Bullion began his career in commercial banking and in investment management. He is a member of the advisory boards of KWantera, an early-stage energy management services company, and of Zero Point Risk Management, a risk mitigation advisory firm. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Bullion earned a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration.