Chuck Dawson

Chuck Dawson

Chief Executive Officer
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.

Chuck Dawson is the Chief Executive Officer of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., which oversees Harland Clarke, Scantron and Valassis, as well as a range of shared services that support the larger organization. Since assuming the top leadership responsibilities of Clarke American in 2005, Chuck has guided the organization through tremendous growth, achieved both organically as well as through acquisitions. Most notable were the 2007 acquisition and merger that created Harland Clarke and, more recently, the 2014 acquisition of Valassis that created an organization with projected combined annual revenue of $3.3 billion. As CEO of Harland Clarke Holdings, Chuck leads the Executive Leadership Team in providing governance and guidance for its three business segments.
 
Prior to leading Harland Clarke Holdings, Chuck was President and CEO of Harland Clarke, preceded by the same role with Clarke American. Prior positions with the organization included Executive Vice President and General Manager of Partnership Development and Senior Vice President and General Manager of National Accounts, Securities and Business Development.
 
Chuck's more than 35 years of experience leading high performing management teams includes serving as Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Bank Note before joining Clarke American in 1992. He served as a Director of M&F Worldwide Corp. from January 2007 to December 2011. Prior to beginning his career with IBM, Chuck earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration degree from Lamar University.

 

Dan Singleton

Dan Singleton

President and Chief Operating Officer, Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.
Chief Executive Officer, Harland Clarke

Dan Singleton, as President and Chief Operating Officer of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., is responsible for the performances of Harland Clarke and Scantron, as well as for the shared services that support all HCHC businesses. To accomplish this, he works with the senior executives of these areas, individually and as team members of the HCHC Leadership Team; all are his direct reports.

Dan has been a leader in the payment solutions industry for most of his 30+ year business career. After holding positions at two Fortune 1000 companies, he joined Harland Clarke and was rapidly promoted through the sales organization, including leading the national major account team. Dan left the organization to gain global experience heading sales, marketing and international efforts of a $1.1 billion manufacturing company in 2000. He returned to Harland Clarke in 2006 as Executive Vice President, assuming responsibilities for all client-facing activities. In 2008, Dan took the helm as President and COO of Harland Clarke, with responsibility for financial results, strategy, sales and marketing, manufacturing, delivery and execution. He became Harland Clarke’s CEO in 2012 then COO of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. in early 2013. A year later his role was expanded to include President of the holding company. Concurrently, Dan serves as Chief Executive Officer of Harland Clarke. In all capacities, he reports directly to Harland Clarke Holdings CEO Chuck Dawson and sits on the HCHC Executive Leadership Team.

Dan was the founding sponsor of the Harland Clarke Diversity Council and has served on the boards of directors of the Texas Diversity Council, Georgia Perimeter College, and Mission Team Inc. Dan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Peter A. Fera, Jr.

Peter A. Fera, Jr.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.

Pete Fera was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in May 2007. He was Senior Vice President and CFO prior to his promotion to executive vice president. Pete was previously with Honeywell for seven years and held a variety of leadership positions in finance and marketing, including Chief Financial Officer for the Aircraft Landing Systems business, Director of Finance for Business Analysis and Planning, and Global Marketing Manager. Earlier in his career, he held operations and engineering roles at General Electric. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree in management from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Judy Norris

Judy Norris

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.

Judy Norris was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel in September 2006. Prior to joining Clarke American, Norris was in-house counsel for Blockbuster, Inc. from 1998 until 2006, with her most recent position as Senior Vice President and Co-Head of the Law department. While at Blockbuster, a NYSE-listed company, she gained experience in a variety of domestic and international business operations as legal counsel, including litigation and compliance, government affairs and advocacy, international matters, securities reporting, consumer and privacy matters and vendor contracts. From 1983 to 1998, she was a partner at Thompson & Knight, P.C. with a complex commercial and antitrust litigation practice. Judy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Maryville College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Andrew R. Bland, III

Andrew R. Bland, III

Senior Vice President Corporate Security Group
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.

Andrew R. Bland, III serves as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Security. He assumed this position in January 2010 after initially joining the organization in May 2009 as Harland Clarke’s Vice President of Corporate Security. Andrew and his team are responsible for providing strategic oversight, centralized program management and comprehensive security and risk management methodologies to protect HCHC’s personnel, data and facilities. A 23-year veteran of the FBI, Andrew’s last assignment prior to joining HCHC was as Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Houston office. He also served as the Senior Level Executive and Attaché in Baghdad, Iraq; the deputy Assistant Director of the Inspection Division at the FBI Headquarters; and as Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Academy. In recognition of his distinguished service, Andrew received the 2007 Presidential Meritorious Rank Executive award, given to a select group of civil service employees each year and conferred by the President of the United States. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He successfully completed both the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools at Fort Benning, Georgia and also led a combat arms unit in Northern Germany during his six-year military career.

Debbie Serot

Debbie Serot

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.


Debbie Serot serves as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and is responsible for this shared service’s support of Harland Clarke Holdings, its business segments, divisions and individual brands. In this capacity, she works with executive and functional leadership across the organization to define strategies and develop messaging that drive business objectives to both internal and external stakeholders. Debbie joined Harland Clarke Holdings in 2014 with more than twenty years of experience in communications, brand management and marketing. She spent more than a decade with Fortune 100 companies, including AT&T®, USAA® and Rackspace. Prior to joining HCHC, Debbie served as Interim Chief Marketing Officer with the Hemisfair Park Redevelopment Corporation. Following graduation from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Debbie joined the Cincinnati Rockers in Operations. She moved to marketing and corporate sponsorship positions with the Cincinnati Reds and the San Antonio Spurs, followed by managing international sports marketing sponsorships for Fortune 500 accounts. Currently, Debbie serves on the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women, and on the board of directors for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Girls Inc., for which she was a founding member and prior chair.

Gary Warren

Gary Warren

Senior Vice President, Procurement and Real Estate Services
Harland Clarke Holdings Corp.


Gary Warren serves as Senior Vice President of Procurement and Real Estate Services for Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. In this capacity, he is responsible for an annual spend of more than one billion dollars to support the business initiatives of the holding company, its segments – Harland Clarke, Scantron™ and Valassis®, and their respective divisions. Gary sets the performance standards for a team of professionals who are charged with identifying, negotiating and implementing significant cost reductions on a continual basis. In support of this, he and his staff work with Operations, IT and Legal shared services to optimize supply chain and mitigate risk on a global basis. Gary joined the organization in 1989 following military service with the U.S. Army. Beginning in manufacturing management in California, he spent 14 years in operations, moving to Procurement in 2003 and assumed its leadership in 2008. During his tenure, Gary has repeatedly received the company’s highest award for leadership and results. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from California Baptist University and a Certification in Purchasing Management from the Institute for Supply Management.