Board of Directors


Linda Lawler Sweeney

Founder, President

Linda’s primary role as Founder/President is to serve as an advocate for deserving students in need. She leads the effort to search for and share relevant data, educating others on the tremendous barriers faced by under-resourced students pursuing a degree in higher education. Her hope is that one day no high school student will go to college without a computer.

Linda graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Business Administration and started her career in computer programming. As she raised her family, Linda recognized her passion for education and specifically, mathematics.  She transferred her skills and began an 18-year career as a Math Educator/ Math Department Chair at Nysmith School in Virginia.

Now retired from her role as an educator, Linda and her husband, Gordon, founded Fully Charged for College as a way to support and promote higher education for all socioeconomic groups. This has now become Linda’s passion.



Nancy B. Carlson


Nancy is an active member of the Fully Charged for College Board of Directors.

She is the former Vice President of the Aviation & Marine Global Business Unit for ExxonMobil Corporation. Her list of career accomplishments include industry-leading sales results across multiple business lines, innovative marketing programs creating pace-setting customer expectations, and the growth of strategic alliances to boost long-term success.

Of particular importance has been Nancy’s lengthy role as the Champion and Executive Sponsor for women’s professional interests.  She has dedicated countless hours to mentoring, coaching, and developing the next generation of global leaders.  Her generosity and genuine interest in the success of others is a model for others to follow.

Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, sports, photography, and supporting many areas in need of assistance.



Linda M. Krout


Linda is an active member of the Fully Charged for College Board of Directors.

She is a highly regarded Academic Advisor and Instructor at George Mason University in Virginia.  Linda has an extensive background in health and physical education at the college level and is recognized in many professional organizations.  She serves on the Physical Education Curriculum Committee and was instrumental in the creation of an innovative program to encourage higher education for community college students.

Linda’s expertise and knowledge of the challenges at the collegiate level gives Fully Charged for College a first-hand perspective of the barriers facing under-resourced students. She tirelessly advocates for students’ success at her university, utilizing her creative teaching approach and personalized attention. Linda is keenly aware of the critical success factors required for success at the university level.

Linda and her husband, Randy, have three daughters and one grandson. They enjoy tennis, skiing, boating, and traveling.



Michael C Rose, Esquire

Secretary, Treasurer

He is an attorney at Capehart & Scathard, P.A. in Mount Laurel, NJ.

Michael graduated from Widener University School of Law in 2011 with Pro Bono Distinction and Certificate with Honors in Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar and Pennsylvania State Bar.

Coupled with his practical perspective, Michael’s extensive knowledge of the law is a mainstay to Fully Charged for College. He continually seeks opportunities to help others in need as evidenced by his special education advocacy in his private practice.  Michael’s global awareness, cultural sensitivity, and knowledge position him well as a critical resource across a diverse student population.

Michael and his wife, Gelmarik, have a son and daughter and reside in New Jersey.



Gordon P. Sweeney


Gordon currently serves full time as Director of Fully Charged for College, Inc., focused primarily on raising awareness of this worthy cause and donor relations.

Prior to this role, Gordon spent over 35 years with ExxonMobil Corporation, where he held various positions in the U.S. and Asia Pacific and concluded his career as Global Customer Service Manager.

While at ExxonMobil, Gordon was instrumental in the creation of the Virginia campus’ annual giving campaign and leading it to record-breaking success. This campaign was widely recognized in the community as a key enabler in assisting health and human services organizations meet their challenging financial goals.

Gordon has been married to Linda (Founder, President) for over 37 years. Together they share two sons and a daughter, four granddaughters and one grandson.