George Yacus is a native of Warren, New Jersey. After graduation from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1974, he served for twenty years in the U. S. Navy as a pilot and naval officer in a variety of assignments that included overseas, headquarters, shipboard, and aircraft carrier duties.
He is currently serving as a process improvement specialist for the U.S. Department of Energy (Fossil Energy). As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt he facilitates process improvement projects and events. He also serves on several not-for-profit and community boards of directors.
Dr. Yacus holds a Ph.D. in Management from Old Dominion University. He teaches management courses at ODU’s Strome School of Business and also at the National Graduate School of Quality Management. He holds a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Urban Studies from Old Dominion University, and a B.S. in Political Science from the U. S. Naval Academy.
He is married to Alana Yacus and has two children, a daughter Lara Chapman and a son George Michael Yacus II. His hobbies include boating, aviation, motorcycles, and playing in a classic rock band, The Phun Doctors.