Dr. Robert Wright / SENTEL Corporation
With almost 50 years of experience in government, business, finance, politics and project management, Dr. Wright is one of the most highly-respected and well-regarded business leaders of his generation. He presently serves as Chairman and CEO of FE Holdings, Inc., a firm dedicated to the investment and growth of private and public sector companies. He is also the Chairman Emeritus of SENTEL Corporation, a government contracting company headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and serves as a current member of its Senior Advisory Board.
Prior to his most recent leadership roles, Dr. Wright founded Dimensions International, Inc. (DI), a provider of technology solutions to the government and private sectors. DI conducted organizational and direct support maintenance on a variety of Army, Navy, and Marine Corps equipment, and also worked with the Department of the Army to develop new logistics innovation concepts, as well as policy and doctrine. In addition, DI provided depot-level repair and logistics support services for Navy/Marine Corps Aviation Support Equipment at selected CONUS sites.
Dr. Wright later served as Chairman of Flight Explorer (FE), which he purchased from DI prior to the Honeywell acquisition. FE is a global flight tracking, information technology and communications solutions provider to the business, aviation and traveler community. He also maintained a vested interest in Sentel Corporation, another wholly-owned subsidiary of DI that was acquired before the Honeywell acquisition. Dr. Wright sold FE to Sabre Technologies in 2008, but remains Chairman Emeritus of Sentel Corporation. He later created FE Holdings, Inc., a private investment company, and continues to serve as Chairman and CEO.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Dr. Wright was appointed by President Reagan to the position of Associate Administrator for Minority Small Business at the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he managed the office of Minority Small Business/Capital Ownership Development (MSB/COD) to foster business ownership and to promote competitive viability of eligible socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.
Dr. Wright also served three consecutive terms as a member of the Columbus, Georgia City Council. He was directly responsible for Council District 2, with a population of approximately 50,000 people. He developed and supported legislation related to housing, recreation, employment, industrial development, and street and highway improvements.