C. Ward Bond
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C. Ward Bond
812 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
1992- Present: Talking Signs, Inc.
President and Chairman of the Board. Founded Talking Signs, Inc., the developer of Remote Infrared Audible Signs (Talking Signs® technology). The Talking Signs system provides wayfinding, orientation and information accessibility for people with vision loss or who otherwise can't read print signs..
1986-1992: Infogrip, Inc.
President and Chairman of the Board. Founded Infogrip, Inc., the developer of chordic data entry systems for computers. The Inforgrip® device, The BAT®,
consists of a one hand, seven key keyboard (for left and right hands) that provides the capacity for computer data entry using one hand. Introduced the first “wearable computer” at COMDEX in 1991.
1985-1987: American Information Management Systems, Inc.
Vice President. Responsible for funding the corporation and marketing duties.
AIMS, Inc. developed and deployed the “Fuel Manager” an on-board fuel
metering and computing system that provided the captain of a vessel parameters
for setting the vessel's engines' power for the most efficient fuel consumption.
1974-1985: Self employed consultant.
Provided financial and consulting services; holding insurance, securities, and real estate licenses. Marine mortgage brokerage.
1972-1974: Kelso and Company, Inc.
Represented Louis Kelso, developer of Universal Capitalism and the Employee Stock Ownership Plan installing ESOPS in several companies. Developed a comprehensive plan using Kelso's principles of finance for the State of Louisiana.
1968-1972: Scharff & Jones, Inc., New Orleans.
Registered representative. Specializing in municipal bonds. NASD license.
1967-1968: International City Bank, New Orleans.
1963-1967: United States Navy.
Attained the rank of Lieutenant. Served as Main Propulsion Assistant on USS MADDOX and Anti-submarine Warfare Officer on USS GRIDLEY.
1968- Certificate in Investment Banking, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
1963- Graduated the United States Naval Academy.
1958- Graduated Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut.
1956- Attended University High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1971-1974: Chairman, Baton Rouge Civic Center Committee.
Assisted in the planning, development and grant financing of $70,000,000 civic center.
1971-1975: Chairman, Baton Rouge Bicentennial Commission.
Had Baton Rouge designated by the American Bicentennial Commission as the first “Bicentennial City” in the country. Developed and executed plan for recognition of cultural and civic assets of the community during the American Bicentennial celebration.
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