This organization was established by the founders and staff of Hamilton House Publications, LLC (“HHP”) – based in Hamilton, N.Y. We are a relatively new publishing company with a philosophy of promoting books, articles, websites, and blogs and blog posts that deal with contemporary (and future) issues and concerns in the context of the principles, values, and directions that the Founders of these United States— and leaders since the— have articulated “to ourselves and our Posterity.” And, as this nation has grown and prospered,  it became a model and leader for much of the rest of the planet. That leadership – both internally and internationally -is facing crises.

The divisiveness and paralysis that have arisen in our national governing system and that is reflected in our current national political campaigns lead to a call for centering, for reflection on our founding and basic principles. These, as they have been reflected in the rhetoric and leadership of people like Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Lincoln, and many of the scholars, journalists, think tanks, and organizations that have kept our Republic examining— and to a degree fulfilling— the Promise that was made to America and which we want to hold up and re-invigorate.

The founders nsof the Promise America Alliance are:


4Richard Cheshire. Founder; Chairman, CEO, Dick is the author of “Leading By Heart;” and “The Indomitable Freedom Quest;” former President of The University of Tampa; former Vice President of Development for the Center for Strategic & International Studies; and a leading authority in leadership work and non profit development.” HHP has recently published a new work: “A Higher Purpose: Decoding America’s Preamble to Solve Our Leadership Crisis” that is available at Amazon. Dr. Cheshire is Chairman of HHP and Chairman of the Promise America Alliance.


rs=w-1076,h-538,cg-trueArthur Rashap. He has had a multi-faceted career ranging from Wall Street lawyer and investment banker, to arts administrator for N.Y.C. and N.Y.S., to counsel for the Rockefeller Family, to ginseng farmer, college professor, realtor, and author of several books and studies. He is currently Managing Editor of HHP and Co-Chair and COO of the Promise America Alliance.



rs=w-1076,h-538,cg-trueIan Sole. Born and educated in England and Wales, Ian graduated with an Economics degree from the University of Aberystwyth, Wales. He has worked in top positions in marketing and sales with major companies in both England and the U,nited States. These companies included Fisher Price Toys, Hamilton Beach Proctor-Silex, and American Woodmark Corporation where he helped grow the company to $1 billion in just 9 years. In 2006, he retired from corporate America, moved to Charlottesville, and established his own management consulting business, specializing in helping small businesses.  Ian is Marketing Director of Promise America.



Alamgir Khan was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He started an NGO to provide food and clothing to street children in Dhaka. After meeting the love of his life, he immigrated to the United States and has lived in four states. He is very passionate about technology and loves helping others. Kahn is Technical Director of Promise America.