Special Recognition

The USBGF recognizes individuals whose service on USBGF boards or committees has ended but have made significant contributions to our organization.

Service on Boards and Committees


Harvey Gillis (2009-2010)

Harvey served as Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Backgammon Federation from May to September 2010, and served as a member of the Board from its initial formation until September 2010. His experience and efforts helped establish a corporate governance, planning and decision framework for the organization. He headed the development of the strategic mission of the organization, and he has been instrumental in the early success of the USBGF and its record of meeting strategic goals. During his tenure as Chairman he oversaw the search and recruitment of Perry Gartner as President/Executive Director of USBGF. He recruited a part-time contractor and accountant, Derrick Freeman, and prepared the USBGF budget, investment policy, and standard operating procedures.

He presently serves as CEO of Sunrise Capital Corporation, a venture capital and business investment firm and as CEO of HG Enterprises, a business strategy and performance consulting company. Mr. Gillis was Executive Chairman of the Board for Mosaix, a customer relationship management software company acquired by Lucent Technologies. Previously, Mr. Gillis was Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, and CFO of ATL Ultrasound, now a subsidiary of Philips Electronics. Mr. Gillis also served as Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, and CFO of NeoPath (acquired by Hologic, Inc.), a medical device company, and as Chief Operating Officer of Samuel Stroum Enterprises, a business investment and venture capital firm. Mr. Gillis was also VP & CFO of Activision, Inc. and Senior Vice President, Finance, of Bank of America.  Mr. Gillis has served on numerous public and private technology boards of directors. Mr. Gillis received a B.S. in engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University where he was Editor-In-Chief of the college magazine. He also holds an M.S. in engineering and an MBA from Stanford University. Additionally, Mr. Gillis has a Pacific Coast Banking School commercial banking degree. He has served on two, national finance and accounting committees; was President of the Washington Council for Economic Education (WCEE); and was an adjunct professor for Business Analysis & Valuation for University of Washington 2nd year MBAs.