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.
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.
Slayton 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 (www.FourCenturiesofFriendship.com) and donated all
proceeds from the sale of the book to local Bermuda charities.