The FOND Development Group


FOND, founded in 1999, is a privately held limited liability company headquartered in Central Florida, with operations extending across the eastern United States, and beyond.  FOND specializes in real estate design development, construction, management, and commercial loan brokerage.  The FOND Brand is synonymous with excellence in clearly recognized philanthropic achievements, and a reputation gained through decidedly ethical business principles.


MRS is a Certified WOSB/EDWOSB/DBE, limited liability company located in Central Oklahoma; a proprietary, invention/solution-based organization established to provide emergency/disaster management, homeland security, and cyber security consulting, as well as to produce and maintain exceptional products and services across multiple industry platforms through expert knowledge, superior leadership, unparalleled research and development (R&D), and impeccable branding strategies.  

Anthony Fond Bio

Founder and CEO

Anthony Fond has an innate ability to recognize quality opportunities in a complex and ever-changing marketplace. His meticulously selected team excels in finding opportunities that may be overlooked by other investors because of poor management, marketing, or infrastructure issues. The company’s past performance shows a proven track record of setting goals for investors based on sound fundamentals. The core philosophy is instrumental in achieving high returns while managing appropriate risk. Over the years, FOND worked diligently to produce asset value from investors income producing properties successfully.    

Mr. Fond brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to “THE FOND ORGANIZATION” (THE FOND/MRS ORGANIZATION, The FOND Development Group), and is a co-inventor for numerous "FOND/MRS ORGANIZATION" R&D projects. His extensive credentials demonstrate successes achieved through all-encompassing business insight, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and an exceptional executive leadership ability.  

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Belinda "Bella" Bentley, Ph.D. Bio


In eight (8) years, Dr. Bentley obtained an AAS in Emergency Management, a BT in Emergency Responder Administration, an MS in Homeland Security, and a Ph.D. in Emergency Management. Dr. Bentley has over 20 years boots-on-the-ground experience on the front lines of disaster events consisting of, acts of terrorism (OKC Bombing-9/11), missing children (Kirsten Renee Hatfield), natural disasters (tornados-floods-hurricanes-etc.), mass casualty events (OKC bombing, 9/11), auto accidents, etc.   Her vision for MRS and “THE FOND ORGANIZATION” (THE FOND/MRS ORGANIZATION, The FOND Development Group) encompasses a combination of Transformational and Servant Leadership, and she believes in leading by example using a framework of open-door communication practices at all levels in an atmosphere that upholds integrity, honesty, and ethically-based principles. 

Dr. Bentley delivers superior Risk Management Services, and is a co-inventor for numerous processes and products, and her impeccable research proficiency and comprehension allow for extensive design, viability, and applicability across multiple industry platforms. She reviews manuscript submittals for the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, and in previous years, she specialized in public relations and marketing, as well as real estate and property management, which gives her a unique edge in mitigation and prevention strategies across the board.   

Dr. Bentley’s creative drive, intuitive leadership ability, and instinctual outside-the-box thinking allow for dynamic and lucrative research and development projects that focus on community resilience, critical and strategic mitigation practices, and pragmatic solutions to rebuild the nation’s critical infrastructure. Her foresight is to create a legacy that will lead the nation in sound implementation practices that encourage and promote her profound passion; to protect and defend life and property from natural and man-made disasters. 

Dr. Bentley brings a unique, innovative talent to “THE FOND ORGANIZATION.” Her ability to visualize solutions to challenging problems through the development of carefully engineered products provides substantial opportunity for resilient community redevelopment and significant ROI.  

A. Lewis Howard Bio

Chief Development Officer (CDO)

A. Lewis Howard specializes in estimating, FEMA infrastructure grants, sub-contract staffing services to FEMA prime contractors, dispute resolution, federal contract management, policy interpretation, code implementation, and forensic accounting. He has successfully managed numerous contracts for over fifteen (15) years with FEMA as an SAE and Core Employee, Technical Assistance Contractor, and state and local consultant. He is a Project Specialist, Certified CEF, Estimator, PA Mitigation Specialist, Public Assistance Coordinator, State Liaison, TAC Group Lead, and FEMA Deputy Task Force Lead. His relevant FEMA training includes, but is not limited to Cost Estimating Format (CEF) Train the Trainer, NEMIS (Mitigation) Train the Trainer, Data Warehouse Train the Trainer, Managing FEMA Staff in the JFO, Team Building for Supervisors, and Contracting Officers Technical Representative Training.  

Mr. Howard has been on the front lines of over twenty (20) disasters and managed recovery operations in approximately fifteen (15) parishes surrounding Hurricane’s Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike. As the FEMA Deputy Task Force Lead for SW Louisiana (SWLA), he managed dozens of FEMA personnel and thousands of recovery project grants for local government entities, which equated to over $1 billion in federal funding. These projects included repairs to, and often replacement of, hospitals, airports, schools, police stations, fire stations, and more.  Currently, he is serving as a PA Infrastructure Specialist in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.  

Mr. Howard has been a professional estimator for over 25 years, and over the last decade, has prepared more than 700 estimates totaling over $500 million. His extensive career also includes employment in industries such as Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and Fabrication. 

Mr. Howard brings proficient, strategic, and technical expertise to MRS and  “THE FOND ORGANIZATION." His ability to think outside-the-box is unparalleled by any standard, and is a co-inventor for numerous R&D projects.