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2020 Influential Educators in Business – George Mentz Colorado Springs


Designing and teaching over 250 online courses over the last 20 years innovating e-learning and legal education  making education available to the disabled, people caring for children or the elderly, working students, and those who can’t go to traditional school

Helping  increase certification programs and scholarships for those in need in over 40 countries.

U.S. Law School graduate who engaged research and education in USA, EU Europe,&  Latin America achieving a Doctor of Jurisprudence in Civil Law, and MBA and International Law Credentials.  

As an avid tennis fan and player for 40 years,  CEO  and Attorney  George Mentz compares the keys to the major sport of tennis to achievement in life.

“You have got to be in the moment and have that heightened awareness to operate at your full potential,” Commissioner George Mentz  says, referring to the micro-seconds between tennis balls moving across the court at 90-100+  miles per hour. “All sound achievement is built on mastery of: analysis, creativity, purpose,  awareness, planning, skills, imagination, ethics, action and innovating/adapting.”

Overall, Mentz’s life has been a slow and steady path to achievement that led him in 1996 to found one of the most successful educational bodies offering micro-credentials to those who take VIP courses and accredited exams and education from top accredited business schools and law schools.

Counselor Mentz served 20+ years as a professor designing and teaching over 300 courses and programs worldwide using the newest technology and tools.   “Most professors never teach more than 150-200 courses in a lifetime, but technology has changed all of that in the last few years.” Mentz spent over 5 years in several different countries, as a graduate student, earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence, an Accredited MBA, and a coveted International Law Certificate while later earning law and investment licenses.  Mentz’s education was completed at top law schools and business schools including William and Mary Law School and Loyola Law School and Loyola MBA programs.

Mentz is a global communicator and has worked and traveled to over 40 nations worldwide.  He first met President Trump in New Orleans in 1988 and has remained a loyal fan ever since.  While Mentz had volunteered for the Bush Family and the Obama administration to assist in helping people with job information and economic trends, Mentz had always wanted to do more and serve more.  In October of 2019, Mentz was honored with an appointment to become a Commissioner for the White House Presidential Scholars Program.  “I am deeply grateful to President Trump and the White House directors who have nominated and  allowed me to serve in this capacity.”

As a private educational executive for a certification body, “We are working toward partnerships and alliances with the largest MOOCs and Educational bodies in the world including  the ACBSP, edX, FutureLearn, Coursera, Udemy, New Oriental Education and several others.  While some small colleges struggle, MOOC companies such as Udemy offer over 100,000 course and attendance certificates.  Coursera and edX have hundreds of  university partners and millions of students offering hundreds of certificates, MicroCredentials,  diplomas,  and degree programs into your state and worldwide.   Mentz says, “We are at a pivotal time in history where e-learning and open learning are expanding so fast that we need to make sure technical students and working students have the opportunity for professional: certifications, designations, charters, and other post-nominal credentials to accommodate the courses and exams taken by students.

The world seems so small Mentz says, “I grew up around the Gov. John Bel Edwards family in Louisiana, and I was a classmate of Steve Scalise at LSU Louisiana State University. “” I respect and support both families.” “As my mother was both German and Sicilian – Hispanic from small town Louisiana, I’d like to think that I bring a special type of diversity and culture to Washington.”

Some of Mentz’s core principles are “teaching, excellence, and giving”, which is something Mentz and the IBS International Board of Standards take very seriously.  Mentz has won several nationally based awards for excellence in teaching along with winning an IBA International Book Award for one of his Success Books called Quantum Bliss. “I firmly believe that if you can teach people the perennial wisdom and principles of success, they can master their destiny and serve humanity at greater levels.” Mentz has authored over 40 books and audio books on success related topics.

Mentz has served on boards and advisory boards in the USA and several nations.  Mentz has served as an advisor to the Global Finance Forum Switzerland, The World E-Commence Forum in the UK, DeVry University, The Institute for Credentialing Excellence and for other charities and non-profits.  Mentz and his family have been active in tree farming for decades and Mentz is the titular Seigneur de Fief Blondel in the Crown Dependency Channel Island of Guernsey.  Mentz serves as the CEO of the IOQM.com International Organization for Quality Management

Mentz can be contacted for speaking, training, legal, advisory, and consulting at www.GMentz.com or www.IOQM.com

Commissioner George Mentz becomes Associate of St. George House – Windsor Castle


Commissioner George Mentz becomes Associate of St. George House – Windsor Castle

This week, George Mentz was invited to join as an associate of St. George House  – Windsor Castle.  St George’s House was founded in 1966 by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and the then Dean of Windsor, Robin Woods, as a place where people of influence and responsibility in every area of society can come together to explore and communicate their views and analysis of contemporary issues.

Mentz stated, “As a lifelong teacher and member of the US Commission on Presidential Scholars, I decided to join the St. George House as I am committed to service to humanity and global  leadership issues related to  education, law, ethics, psychology, the arts, and our environment.

St George’s House, the organisation, takes its name from the building of that name in close proximity to and associated with St George’s Chapel within the perimeter of the Castle. It belongs to the College of Canons, founded in 1348 and is where participants are hosted for the duration of consultations on given topics. The organisation brings together international thought leaders from different disciplines and roles in British society with the purpose of investigating means of overcoming some of the major challenges in contemporary society through dialogue.

Counselor Mentz serves on the White House Presidential Scholars Program and is an award winning professor and author of over 40 books and audio books.  Mentz is a historian and analyst of: management and success methodology, mysticism, spirituality,  ethics, and human performance.

Commissioner Mentz holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD), an MBA, and an International Law Credential, along with law and other licenses. Mentz teaches wealth management at top law schools, and  founded the Chartered Wealth Manager  ® program in the USA and Asia in 1998.  Mentz has taught over 250 courses in law, ethics and business in the last 25 years.  Mentz has served on advisory boards in the USA, UK, Switzerland, Asia, Arabia, Africa, and India.

Mentz is the titular Seigneur of the Fief de Blondel in the Channel Islands, Guernsey.  Mentz is CEO of the IOQM and GAFM  ® & the owner of the New York Gazette ® Newspaper which is the oldest newspaper brand in New York Est. 1725.

George Mentz Colorado Springs Professor Named to White House Commission on Presidential Scholars

George Mentz of Colorado Springs Named to Commission on Presidential Scholars by President Trump

Professor and Attorney George Mentz to serve as Commissioner for White House Scholars Program

George Mentz, Colorado Springs, Commission on Presidential Scholars

​​​​​​​​​​​President Donald Trump announced that George Mentz has been named to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, a who’s who of distinguished education thought-leaders charged with selecting and honoring the brightest and best youth with an annual award.

George Mentz, Esq. holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD), an MBA degree, and an International Law Graduate Certificate and he has been an educational executive, teacher, and eLearning pioneer for almost 20 years. Mentz presently is CEO for the Global Academy of Finance and Management®, which is the first body in the USA to be TUV Accredited and ISO 29990 Certified for education standards, and Mentz also works for Texas A&M Law School Graduate programs as a faculty member.

Mentz is a pioneer in corporate certification training and e-learning. Mentz has been one of the most prolific professors who has taught well over 250 college and graduate business and law courses in  last 20 years at accredited institutions. He has worked in a variety of civilian, charitable, and professorial capacities, and he has been an advisor to:  CEO’s, companies, institutions, NGO’s, officials & charities.

“I am blessed and honored to be able to provide this public service  because of the role that Presidential Commissioners play in the development of future leaders, which is the golden key to our nation’s innovation and competitiveness,” Mentz said.

The White House Commission is a group of eminent private citizens appointed by the President to honor national scholarship. Commissioners are selected from across the country, representing the fields of education, medicine, law, social services, & business.

Mentz is originally from Louisiana and has been a Colorado resident for over 10 years. Counselor Mentz graduated from law school after attending Loyola Law School in New Orleans and William & Mary Law School international law programs, and Mentz also holds an MBA from Loyola Business School along with a CILS Graduate Certificate in International Legal Studies. Mentz was chairman and founder of the Tax and Estate Planning Law Review.

In the past, Mentz engaged: research, study, law and MBA programs in Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain. Mentz served as an Economic Advisor to the Trump Campaign Colorado and served as a volunteer economist for the Department of Labor BLS  to help workers find job information during the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.

Mentz is an international IBA award winning author and two-time award-winning professor for excellence in teaching and the first lawyer in the USA to be credentialed in international law, financial consulting, investment advisor law, and management consulting.

Mentz has authored and edited over 50 books, manuals, and audiobooks and  has provided educational opportunities and scholarships to the least fortunate people in the USA, and worldwide.  Mentz is also a proud American of European, Sicilian, Hispanic, and various other ancestry.

Counselor Mentz has served on advisory boards of the Global Finance Forum in Switzerland, Royal Society of Fellows,  World E-Commerce Forum UK, ICE Institute for Credentialing Excellence, various educational bodies, universities, & addiction treatment centers. Mentz and his educational efforts have been quoted or seen in The Wall Street Journal, El Norte Mexico, The Hindu India, Financial Times in Asia, China Daily, Arab Times, The Denver Post and others.

The Wall Street Journal in 2004 featured Mentz’s work with educational certification standards and, in 2010, the WSJ luminary Jason Zweig quoted George Mentz and his work with the nation’s top double-accredited business schools. Justin Wingerter at The Denver Post recently noted that Mentz advocates the integration of accredited degree college exams and courses as a path to certification and professional designations. Mentz has said, “Most reporters and some educators are confused about integrating accredited institutional courses, exams and degrees as a path to credentialing. While the certification body offers no post-secondary diploma or certificate, it does offer professional development, designations and certifications under various Supreme Court decisions and U.S. ‘professional development rules.’”

“Mentz says, “Anyone can go online and find that our educational efforts are  TUV-accredited & ISO 29990 certified for training. Our Academy was the first to have direct legal agreements in 2004 with the ACBSP for certification standards, and we even had mutual public recognition with the AACSB Accreditation Agency since 2003.” Thus, Mentz said, “Everyone, as per our public credentialing requirements, must take accredited program courses and assessment to be certified, along with having the experience, and agree to ethics and continuing education guidelines.” Thus, only the most deserving applicants can achieve recognition. For example, if anyone enrolls in business schools at Yale, Harvard, CU or CSU, they can take the exams, business courses and specializations to become “educationally qualified” and “assessment qualified” for certification.  Mentz negotiated legal agreements with the CFA and CFP organizations. Mentz says that his organizations requires express consent before anyone can be listed as a global advisor.

George Mentz plans on working further with universities, schools, e-Learning and MOOC leaders such as ACBSP programs, AACSB programs, EdX, Coursera, FutureLearn, Udemy and Google Education to promote accredited courses & diploma programs as a direct path to certification. Mentz plans to continue helping students globally to achieve meaningful skills and education.

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