Jerry Pierce is the President of The Interamerica Group (TIG). Mr. Pierce has advised hundreds of companies and government agencies on improving efficiencies and outputs by incorporating the latest in innovative technology. Mr. Pierce is also an owner of and contributor to USA Hispanic and Politico Hispano newspapers where he writes on issues pertaining to business, government, and politics in the US and Latin America.
Prior to this, Mr. Pierce served as Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey to Mayor Brett Schundler, where he supported Mayor Schundler with the successful introduction of the medical saving accounts, school choice, and land securitization programs, which helped, lead to the resurgence of the city.
Mr. Pierce served President George H.W. Bush as an Assistant Secretary of Administration. In this capacity, he had direct oversight over the Housing agency’s annual budget, information technology, finance and accounting, personnel, procurement and contracts. During this time, Mr. Pierce received exceptional insight to the inner workings of the U.S Congress, the White House/ Executive Branch and the diverse government agencies.
Mr. Pierce also has experience in the corporate world working as an executive with Mobil Oil and Unocal Chemicals. During his tenure at the companies, Pierce served as a strategist in new market development and distribution of petroleum products and chemicals to the Caribbean and Latin America. He also held the responsibility of overseeing budget preparations and financial reporting to company headquarters.
Immediately upon graduation from college, Mr. Pierce served as a missionary and volunteer with El Verbo Ministries in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. In this capacity, he provided diverse services to people with special needs, including teaching at local schools and working on programs regarding prison rehabilitation and drug-addicted teens.
Pierce received his Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he excelled as captain of the football team. He is the all-time tackle leader at Dartmouth and has been recognized by the ESPN encyclopedia of college football as a part of the all-time Dartmouth Team. He was awarded the prestigious Swede Nelson Award given by the Boston Gridiron Association for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, sportsmanship and citizenship. He performed his graduate studies in Public Administration at American University.
Mr. Pierce served as a member of President George W Bush’s Transition Advisory Committee, the Bush-Cheney ’00 and ’04 National Finance Committees, the ’08 Giuliani presidential campaign and the Bob Ehrlich for Governor Campaign. He is a 2014 recipient of the Golden Rule International Award given out by the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative Organization of the United Nations. Mr. Pierce is a contributing writer to China Go Abroad and Latam Founders newsletters. His writings can also be seen on the TIG blog.