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January 28: Paul Arveson - Solar Thermal Cooking (Zoom)



Paul Arveson – Solar Thermal Cooking (Zoom)

January 28th

Paul has a BS in Physics and an MS in and Computer Systems Management. He served as a civilian employee in the Navy, where he conducted research projects in  acoustics and oceanography. Later he worked as a technology contractor for various government agencies. In 1998 Paul co-founded a strategic management consulting firm.
Paul has always had an interest in energy and environmental issues. In his retirement, he decided to focus his efforts in solar cookers, which is not a crowded field. He joined a small local nonprofit called Solar Household Energy, which has been developing solar cookers and managing field projects for over 20 years all around the world. Paul’s work has focused on the more technical aspects of solar cooker testing and research. This work has expanded his awareness of the needs of cooks (who are mostly women) to have better alternatives. Paul joined North Bethesda Rotary Club in 2017 and currently serves to support the zoom meetings and videos of their weekly meetings.

Minh Q. Le – FINRA: The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Zoom)

January 21st

Minh Q. Le is a Director in FINRA’s Corporate Financing Department with over 25 years of experience in the regulation of public and private offerings. Currently, Mr. Le manages the Department’s Private Placement Review program which conducts regulatory oversight of broker-dealer participation in retail private offerings. In addition to overseeing the review and investigation program, Minh’s duties include developing policy and providing guidance on corporate financing, investment banking and other capital-raising related issues. He also is responsible for providing subject matter expertise to FINRA’s Examination and Enforcement staffs and on occasion testimony for hearings and regulatory proceedings. For the past 20 years, he has been a member of FINRA’s Sales Rep and DPP/REIT Qualifications committees which are responsible for developing test questions for brokerage licenses. Prior to his current functions, Minh managed the Department’s Public Offerings Review program, which is responsible for regulating underwriting terms and arrangements in public offerings. He graduated from the University of Maryland, attended the Wharton Institute of Executive Education, and is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional

Wayne Rohauer – Golf Courses Around Our County (Zoom)

January 14th

Wayne Rohauer’s golf profession has spanned over 25 years. He is currently the Director of Operations with Montgomery County Revenue Authority, Rockville, MD, which operates 9 daily fee golf courses. Prior to joining Montgomery County Revenue Authority in 2007, he served as a General Manager/Regional Manager for both private country clubs and daily fee courses with the Arnold Palmer Golf Management Company, Century Golf and American Golf Corporation. Before joining the golf profession he held the positions of General Manager and Regional Manager in the hotel industry, mostly located in the Midwest for over 20 years.