ASSOCIATES

John Campbell

Mr. Campbell served 22 years in the Department of Defense, primarily in legislative affairs and command assignments. Following his departure from the Department of Defense, he served for 4 years on the staff of the U.S. Senate. In 1985, he left government service and established John G. Campbell, Inc., and subsequently, Federal Initiatives, LLC, both firms specializing in legislative affairs. Mr. Campbell concluded his Army career by serving for almost 5 years as Chief of the Senate Legislative Liaison for the Secretary of the Army. Following his departure from the Department of the Army, he served as the national security advisor to Senator John Warner (VA). Mr. Campbell subsequently served as a member of the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate. He is the founder and pro bono president of Kids, Inc., a charity dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of gravely ill children. Mr. Campbell holds a B.S. from Texas Technological University, an M.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University, and is a graduate of National War College. He has also held faculty positions at Purdue University and the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY


Bruce Hock

Mr. Hock served for 8 years on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Prior to joining the committee in 2001, Mr. Hock spent 27 years in the U.S. Army as a Signal Corps officer where he served in numerous command and staff positions. Mr. Hock also served in staff positions at the Communications-Electronics Command, Ft. Monmouth, NJ, the Defense Information Systems Command, Arlington, VA, and the Army Program Analysis and Evaluation office. Additionally, he was a staff officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Program Analysis and Evaluation. Mr. Hock’s Army career culminated in his appointment to Program Development Division chief in Army Program Analysis and Evaluation. Prior to rejoining the committee in 2013, Mr. Hock worked at Northrop Grumman Corporation as the Corporate Director for ground systems as part of Space, Missile Defense, Advanced Technology and Ground Systems in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hock earned his B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, and his M.S. in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA. He is a graduate of the Army War College in Carlisle, PA.


Daniel Kratz

Mr. Kratz has over 34 years of experience as both a U.S. Army Officer and Government Service (GS) Civilian. He consults with Hurt, Norton & Associates on issues related to military acquisition. Mr. Kratz is the founder of DLI Leadership, an acquisition consulting company in Gettysburg, PA. He completed his government service working at the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Logistics, Acquisition and Technology as the Department of the Army’s System Coordinator for Combat Engineer and Material Handling Equipment. During Mr. Kratz’ military career, he served as both a Field Artillery and Quartermaster Officer. His logistics expertise includes tours as a Deputy Corps G4 (Logistics), Division Support Operations Officer, Battalion XO and Support Operations Officer. Mr. Kratz holds a Bachelors of Applied Science from Northwestern State and certifications from the Defense Acquisition University.


Philip E. Sakowitz, Jr

Mr. Sakowitz is a nationally-recognized expert in government and corporate strategy and management, marketing, and military installation policy. He completed more than 35 years of federal service, including a distinguished career in the Federal Senior Executive Service. In the private sector, Mr. Sakowitz served as Vice President, National Retail Sales, Military and Federal Government, for the Coca-Cola Company. His federal career included service as Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Commissary Agency. Prior to that assignment, he was Executive Director of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, where he managed 119 Army installations worldwide with an annual budget of $8 billion and 75,000 employees. He is a graduate of Long Island University, The Richard L. Connelly College, Brooklyn, N.Y. with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education.


Colonel Artie L. Shelton, MD, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Dr. Shelton served 21 years in the U.S. Army with various assignments in CONUS and overseas, and consults with Hurt, Norton & Associates on health-related issues. His military career included serving as the foreign travel medical escort physician to the Congressional and Senate leadership and personal physician to the Army's Chief of Staff. He was a consultant to the Department of Veterans Affairs for 14 years, and was recently appointed as a Secretarial appointee on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans. Dr. Shelton received his B.S., M.S., and M.D. degrees from Howard University. He completed his internship and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and he received fellowship training in Adult/Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at National Institute of Health, Children's Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has held teaching positions with the City College of Chicago, Bremerhaven West Germany, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; the University of Oklahoma; and Texas Tech University Science Center in El Paso, TX.


Major General Rondal H. Smith, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

General Smith helps Hurt, Norton & Associates advise clients on military aviation, installation, maintenance and acquisition issues. General Smith was the Commander of the Warner Robins Air Force Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base in Georgia after his retirement from the U.S. Air Force. He was responsible for worldwide logistics support of transport aircraft, the F-15 fighter, helicopters, air-to-air missiles, surface motor vehicles, and high technology airborne avionics and electronic warfare equipment. Throughout his career, General Smith developed operational and depot level experience with the B-52, KC-135, FB-111, F-16, F-15, C-130, C-141, C-5, and J-STARS aircraft. He has a Masters in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and he completed the Executive Management Course at Penn State University and the Senior Managers in Government Program from Harvard University.


Byron Strain

Mr. Strain provides guidance and direct representational assistance for Hurt, Norton & Associates’ clients seeking to sell products and services within the federal marketplace. He focuses on marketing and sales through the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule program. Mr. Strain provides services to companies that are sophisticated users of the Schedule, but who want to expand their opportunities, as well as assistance to companies just entering the GSA arena. He retired from GSA in 2005 after 38 years of service the Federal Supply Service. He held senior management and supervisory positions of increasing responsibility culminating with his last assignment as the Mid-Atlantic Region, Deputy Assistant Regional Administrator, Federal Supply Service, Washington, D.C. His other assignments included serving as the Federal Supply Service senior project manager for the Presidential Inaugural and Presidential Transition teams, assistance to 28 federal departments and agencies to renovate, upgrade and refurnish their space, and establishing the Public Buildings Service recycling program that functions in almost every Federal government building today.


Dr. Woodie Woodward

Dr. Woodie Woodward advises the firm and our clients on commercial aviation-related issues.  She enjoyed a successful career at the top levels of responsibility in both the Legislative and Executive branches of the federal government.  Most recently, Dr. Woodward retired as the Associate Administrator for Airports of the Federal Aviation Administration.  Prior to serving as the Associate Administrator, Dr. Woodward held numerous positions at the Federal Aviation Administration including Acting Chief of Staff, Office of the Administrator; Deputy Regional Administrator, Southern Region; and Director of the Center for Management Development in Palm Coast, Florida.  Before joining the FAA, Dr. Woodward held the position of Chief of Staff to Georgia Senator Mack Mattingly from 1981 to 1987.  Dr. Woodward holds a Bachelors degree from Florida State University and Masters and Doctorate degrees in administration and personnel management from the University of Kansas.