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Legacy of Learning
Entrepreneurship, Part 3: "Lessons Learned"
Panel Biographies 



Joey Mac DizonModerator Joey Mac Dizon’11, Owner - Mobile Cigar Lounge

Joey is a member of the Norwich University Alumni Association board and graduated Norwich in 2011 with a degree in History. He is a United States Marine Corps Iraqi War Veteran, works for a veteran-nonprofit, Hope For The Warriors, and is the CEO and cofounder of The Mobile Cigar Lounge and Belleau Wood Cigars in New Jersey.  Contact information: and 201-618-7776 (cell)


Panelist Joseph Roy '67, Owner - Coastal Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute

With over 30 years experience in consumer goods, specialty retail, and his own business, Joe has seen the impact of specialty programs such as improved forecasting, inventory management, rapid response, Total Quality, agile manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma and Supply Chain Management to name but a few. All of these efforts are internally focused within an organization and look for bottom line savings. The Integrated Consumer Chain requires that organizations focus on consumer demand at the point of sale, and responding to demand changes resulting from competitor pressure, advertising changes, promotional activities, and pricing. Traditional retail is under assault, consumers are spending more time shopping online, social media remembers every site a consumer visits and drops new ads for competitive product on your next site visit. Traditional approaches to the changing retail world are not working. Contact information:

Josh Paille HeadshotPanelist Josh Paille '11, Owner Theta Pi Woodshop
Josh Paille is the Owner and Founder of Theta Pi Woodshop, LLC.Before creating Theta Pi Woodshop in 2018, Josh has immersed himself in every aspect of woodworking from a Director of Operations of a woodmill to trim and floor carpenter. During his 14 years in the Army National Guard, he served as a Blackhawk Pilot and Company Commander of a depot level helicopter repair unit with two deployments to the Middle East.Josh graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2011. He is currently getting his MBA from the University of Connecticut at the school of Business in Hartford, CT. He lives in Brooklyn, CT with his two boys and wife with twins on the way due April 2022. Contact information:


Tyler Burke headshotPanelist Tyler Burke '03 & M'09, Owner, Burke Aerospace
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Cesar Nadar Official headshotPanelist Cesar Nadar '01, President & CEO of XCorp Solutions
Cesar Nader is a retired Marine, business owner, veteran advocate and executive coach with over 15 years of experience coaching and mentoring individuals, entrepreneurs, Veterans, couples, teams and organizations to improve and realize their potential with practical and proven methods. He has started and grown several businesses and is a devoted Christian with a commitment for service to others. After living abroad for 11 years, Cesar returned to the United Stated at 19 with only $200 in his pocket. He joined the Marine Corps and served 21 years of honorable service as both enlisted and officer. During his military career he completed two combat tours, and operational support to over 15 countries. He holds three undergraduate majors, two minors, has completed two masters’ programs and is fluent in Spanish. Cesar has extensive experience in operations, logistics planning and execution at different levels of command. He currently serves as the President and CEO of X Corp Solutions, Inc. an Information Technology company that specializes in Cyber Security and Counter-Intelligence. Cesar also serves as an advisor and advocate for other owners and successful leaders as well as non-profit organizations. He has a profile on LinkedIn and is present on YouTube where he spearheads a national level program focused on helping Veterans transition from military life to civilian life.
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