THE JMARK TEAM - Leadership, Professionalism, Expertise
Judy Shute, JMark’s president, has owned and operated small businesses for decades. She has led the financial operations and management of JMark Services Inc. since 2009, ensuring financial stability and success of the company from its inception and throughout a subsequent period of sustained growth and expansion. As a result, JMark has been recognized by the Small Business Administration and the State of Colorado, where the company is headquartered, as an exemplary economically disadvantaged small business. Ms. Shute has worked at progressively higher levels of the financial management and accounting fields, supporting both large and small businesses, for more than 40 years. A native of Oakland, California, she and her family have resided in Colorado since 1990. Ms. Shute holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University, with a double major in Professional Accounting and Business Administration and Finance.
Executive Vice President
As a JMark executive vice president, Mike Seidl directs key management, resource, policy, and organizational activities across the corporate enterprise. He has extensive experience and expertise in the intelligence, security, higher education, and research and development arenas. An intelligence and security officer for nearly two decades, he served and supported U.S. diplomatic and intelligence missions throughout the world, including Russia, China, the former Soviet republics, the former Yugoslav republics, West Africa, and Western Europe, as well as Washington, DC. He also worked extensively in higher education for more than a decade, as special assistant to the President of the National Defense University and as executive officer to the President of Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. In the private sector, he has managed major programs and has led business and proposal development efforts for a number of successful small businesses.
Executive Vice President
Mike Phillips is executive vice president at JMark, where he implements corporate vision and strategy, directs business operations, and is responsible for maximizing operating performance. He directs all JMark business activities in the National Capital Region. As the former Executive Director, AF Analysis Mission Programs, he led the professionalization and transformation of AF intelligence analysis. In a 28-year military career, he served as principal military advisor to the UN special representative in Kosovo; Commander of the 381st Intelligence Squadron; Director of Intelligence, 13th AF, PACAF; Commander of the AF Intelligence Analysis Agency, and Commander, DIA Special Collections Operations Group. He retired at the rank of colonel in September 2009. He holds Master’s degrees in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and in international relations from Troy State University; he was a National Defense Fellow at Georgetown University.
Senior Vice President
Scott Bethel directs all JMark international education and training programs. He is a retired Air Force brigadier general with 30 years of senior leadership experience in intelligence, cyber, kinetic targeting, unmanned vehicle operations, and education. Mr. Bethel served as vice commander, Air Force ISR Agency, where he oversaw the organization, training and equipping of assigned forces to conduct ISR for the nation. He was the senior Distributed Common Ground Station (DGS) mission operations commander and the Air Force's senior targeteer. He has also served as the commander of the 17th Training Wing at Goodfellow AFB, Texas. He is a recognized expert on ISR and cyber strategy and policy, future ISR systems, and modernization of intelligence processes. A former National Defense Fellow at Boston University, Mr. Bethel holds a Master’s degree in strategic intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University.
Senior ISR Executive
Jeff Johnson is a Senior ISR Executive at JMark Services Inc., where he is the business development and program lead for our emerging, cutting-edge business initiatives, including the design and deployment of dynamic, virtual training platforms across major intelligence enterprises. Mr. Johnson served 25 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a colonel. During his military career, he served as a commander of special reconnaissance missions in the former East Germany; as a military attaché at the U.S. Embassy, Moscow; and as commander of the 67th Operations Support Squadron, where he directed operations for the Air Force’s SIGINT wing. He served as Director of Intelligence, Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid Air Base, responsible for AF intelligence in Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Mr. Johnson holds Master’s degrees in national security strategy from the National War College and in national security/Soviet studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Dr. Ervin Rokke
Lt Gen (Ret) Ervin Rokke is the senior advisor for JMark’s education, training, research, and intelligence-related programs. His 35-year military career in the U.S. Air Force was distinguished by intelligence, operational, diplomatic, and academic senior leadership positions. He served as Air Attaché at the American Embassy in London; as Defense Attaché in the former Soviet Union; as Director of Intelligence for the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany; and as the Air Force’s Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence. He was Dean of Faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy and President of the National Defense University, Washington, DC. After his retirement, Dr. Rokke served as the President of Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. He now serves as a senior military fellow at the Center for Character and Leadership Development, U.S. Air Force Academy. A graduate of the U. S. Air Force Academy, he holds a master’s degree and doctorate in international relations from Harvard University.