JD Messinger is a modern day visionary whose credentials are reminiscent of a renaissance man. As a child, JD was fascinated with chemistry, electricity, and mechanics, often dismantling household appliances to decipher their operational secrets. He began his adult life as a fireman and moved on to be the former CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting, Singapore, one of 37 Distinguished Graduates from the United States Naval Academy class of 1981, a former nuclear submarine officer, and the Exxon executive who helped supervise the Valdez Oil spill cleanup.
JD has a dynamic presence in the media as the creator and host of both a television show and CNN radio show. In the business world he has been an adviser to Fortune 100 clients, governments, and members of parliament on five continents.
JD was the IT person of the week for Channel News Asia and nominated for CEO of the year by CNBC Asia. Later in life, he became a Knight of Honor in the Order of St. John and received numerous corporate presidential and national awards. An international speaker, JD has been interviewed on dozens of television shows as a featured expert on innovation, crisis response, and the future of energy.
Dignitaries and executives around the world have praised his position papers, which have been distributed to numerous Presidential candidates, members of parliament, prime ministers, and royal family members in both the United States and abroad. JD has been married to Marianne for thirty years, and they are blessed with three children. The family is currently living in Texas. He is conversational in Mandarin Chinese, and in his free time JD enjoys all things adventurous such as fencing, boxing, scuba diving, hiking, and hosting talk radio.
JD Messinger is the former CEO of Ernst and Young Consulting (Singapore), a former fireman, nuclear submarine officer, and former radio and television show creator, producer and host.