Meet the Author

The Honorable Gregory Winston Slayton is an American professor, diplomat, author, businessman, and philanthropist. Born in Ohio, Slayton now resides in Hanover, New Hampshire with his wife and children. He is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and continues to work as a venture capitalist. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership at UIBE Business School in Beijing.

Gregory Slayton

Slayton was appointed by President George W. Bush as the United States Consul General and Chief of Mission to Bermuda, a position he held for four years from his swearing in by Secretary of State Rice on August 15, 2005 until August, 2009.

Gregory SlaytonSlayton was extended twice by the Obama Administration, reportedly the only Bush appointed ambassador to have been thus honored. He also received the Distinguished Foreign Service Award from members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the only Republican ambassador in history to have received that award from the CBC. Slayton is an angel investor via his privately held investment company Slayton Capital.

Slayton and his wife, Marina, founded the Slayton Family Foundation in 1999. They also jointly co-authored and edited the Bermuda bestseller Four Centuries of Friendship: US/Bermuda Relations 1609 – 2009 ( and donated all
proceeds from the sale of the book to local Bermuda charities.

Advance Praise

  • “My friend Gregory Slayton has studied Fatherhood, what really works and what doesn’t, closely for 30 years. His book is a great tool for all of us Fathers everywhere. We all need a little help and encouragement sometimes – and this great book provides it.”

    Bruce M, Chicago Ill
  • “As a licensed Family Counselor who has been practicing for over 20 years now, I can attest to the power and the wisdom in “Be A Better Dad Today.” It’s a great book – and it will be a great help for all who read it.”

    Jim S, Los Angeles CA
  • “This book will be a great gift for any husband on Father’s Day. I have a great husband who is a wonderful Father, but everyone needs help and encouragement at times. This will definitely be my Father’s Day gift to him next year.”

    Ingrid H, Boston MA