Donald Lawson Racing Incorporated was established in 2007 with a mission to deliver added value to its partners by being competitive in top-level races and setting records around the world while creating a legacy of excellence.
Donald N. Lawson, Skipper & CEO
Donald Lawson is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and is the founder and CEO of Donald Lawson Racing Incorporated. After completing high school, Lawson decided to explore his interest in industrial engineering at Morgan State University. Lawson’s passion for sailing ignited as a camper and volunteer at Baltimore’s Living Classroom Foundation Sailing Program. From this experience Donald was sold on making sailing a career. Lawson has proven his ability to take on incredible challenges and succeed. Donald taught at the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore. After five years he was promoted to the highest instructor level. Donald served as a sailing instructor for the United States Navy at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Lawson’s awe-inspiring competitive drive led him to race in the Chesapeake Bay. As Donald’s hunger increased for sailing he would contend offshore into the oceans. He has logged over 15,000 nautical miles racing and delivering yachts and has won numerous races,events and championships. Donald’s success on the water included winning the prestige and difficult Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Associations (CBYRA) Multihull Championship two consecutive years. Lawson’s dedication and talent has earned him numerous local, national, and international awards. The US Black Engineer & Information Technology Magazine designated Lawson as a “modern day technology leader” twice. Donald has now set his sights on the 2016 Vende`e Globe. SAILING RESUME
Donald Lawson Racing, INC Team
Michael Wozniak, Sports Agent
Michael Wozniak is a certified NFL & FIFA sports agent and seasoned marketing executive. In the 1990‘s Michael launched the NBA brand in Japan and established its office. His sports marketing and industry experience includes work at the NBA and Pepsi as well as international branding work in more than 40 countries. Michael has extensive experience in marketing partnership, event management, athlete marketing development and launching marketing movements. Michael with his wife, Beth, have four children.
Jacqueline Stanton is a ten year plus veteran within the Financial Industry in New York City, New York. Her expertise includes project management, business analysis, corporate communications, and strategic initiatives. Being a military officer’s daughter she has traveled all over the world and speaks several languages. Her responsibility to the team includes logistics, operations, and media support. Jacqueline is a certified scuba Diver.
Paul K. Carlton, Marketing & Branding Director
Paul Carlton, age 43, is responsible for developing and facilitating the branding of Donald Lawson Racing. Paul brings his experience from managing local bands in the Washington DC area. He is also developing an online magazine. In his spare time, Paul competes in flag football and enjoys spending time with his family
Guernica D. Williams, Communications Journalist & Media Relations Director
Guernica Williams provides media and public relations services for Donald Lawson Racing. Guernica also works with other high end clients on various projects throughout the country. Her expertise includes journalism and campaigning to build client creditably. Guernica enjoys all facets of the sports and entertainment industry.
MARCUS ASANTE, BOAT CAPTAIN
After working as a sailing instructor for numerous sailing schools on the Chesapeake Bay, Marcus Asante created the idea for the Universal Sailing Club and organized local sailors from Baltimore to casually join in 1999. The Universal Sailing Club was then formally organized in 2001, with Marcus as Commodore.He has worked as a Teacher of Maritime Studies for 9th graders in Baltimore City Public Schools, as a crewman on numerous commercial boats, as an instructor at sailing schools, and as a community partner to promote all things sailing. He is a graduate of the Marine Systems Program at The Landing School in Arundel, Maine and is nationally recognized as a leader in the quest to diversify and grow the sailing industry.
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