Arnold E. Sherman

Arnold E. Sherman, President, founded GDS in 1987.  In 1997 he was also appointed Executive Director of the Montana World Trade Center and Adjunct Professor of the School of Business Administration at The University of Montana, retiring from these positions in 2014.  Sherman is a founder and former chairman of the American Center for International Leadership, the premier organization for introducing emerging leaders of the world to their counterparts, particularly in developing democracies. He is the former founder and president of SGB Communications, a public affairs and business advisory firm. Sherman holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree from Xavier University. He is a frequent lecturer and author of professional articles on business development and public affairs.  He is an internationally recognized expert in new market strategies and has worked and traveled in more than 90 countries.

Todd W. Jackson


Todd Jackson, Asian Business Development Manager, holds a Bachelor’s of Science with an emphasis on International Management and Minors in Chinese and Asian Studies, from The University of Montana.  He is a former student of President and CEO, Arnold E. Sherman.  After graduating from the University of Montana Todd studied mandarin at Yuxi Normal University in Yunnan, China, while owning and operating small businesses.  During his University time in both the US and China he worked as a full-time summer seasonal professional whitewater wilderness guide for Rocky Mountain River Tours on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.  He most recently worked as a Congressional Staffer for US Senator Max Baucus where he focused on the natural resource, public lands, housing, and banking sectors.


Alyce Krantz, CPA

Alyce Krantz, CPA, serves as Financial and Operations Manager of GDS, as well as the Financial Administrator of Northern Rockies Regional Center, LLC.   She was the Operations Manager of the Montana World Trade Center from 2003 through 2015 acting as the primary liaison to University entities, advisory board members, and the World Trade Center Association. She oversaw day-to-day operations, including supervision of student employees, providing administrative and program assistance to staff members, implementation of grant programs, and finances. Alyce graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Montana.


Milton Datsopoulos

Milton Datsopoulos, of Counsel, has 35 years of legal experience.  He is the founder of and partner in Datsopoulos, MacDonald, and Lind, P.C., a multi-disciplinary law firm with specialty in business, environmental, and transportation law with a U.S. and international clientele.  He serves as a board member and director of numerous business organizations, including Montana Rail Link, Leigh Resource Corporation - Vancouver, BC, Montana World Trade Center, GenX Technology Corporation, Criticare Systems and Healthrite Corporation.  Datsopoulos earned a bachelor’s in Economics with high honors and a law degree with honors, both from the University of Montana.