BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Foundation Trustees are leaders from the military and business sectors who bring a breadth of experience to the Board. The Board meets semiannually; in September at Carlisle Barracks and in March at a different location around the country. Trustees enjoy meeting graduates when the Foundation hosts Alumni Dinners in conjunction with the board meeting and at other events.
LTG (Ret) P. Kenneth Keen, Chairman of the Board
Associate Dean of Leadership Development for Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta. Military experience as Military Deputy Commander, US SOUTHCOM, and in numerous Latin America countries, Germany, Egypt, Haiti, and Pakistan with conventional and special operations units as well as the interagency organizations. USAWC Class of 1998.
Mr. Frank C. Sullivan, Vice Chairman
Chairman and CEO of RPM International Inc., a holding company of world leaders in specialty coating and sealants. Prior to joining RPM as a Regional Sales Manager in 1987, he held various commercial lending and corporate finance positions at Harris Bank and First Union National Bank. Serves on the Boards of both profit and not-for-profit organizations, to include The Timken Company, American Coatings Association, Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Ohio Business Roundtable, Chamber of Commerce of the U.S., Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, and the Medina County Bluecoats.
LTG (Ret) Dennis L. Benchoff, Treasurer
U.S. Army officer for 36 years of active duty. Retired as Deputy Commanding General, Army Materiel Command. Other command assignments included Industrial Operations Command (IOC) at Rock Island, Illinois, Commanding General of the Depot System Command, Letterkenny Army Depot, and the Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command during a reorganization that combined operations into the IOC at Rock Island. Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Lancaster, PA Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. USAWC Class of 1983.
MG (Ret) Mari K. Eder, Secretary
Career public relations and communications professional. Former Commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Joint and Special Troops Support Command, Salt Lake City, Utah. Extensive joint experience in supporting unified commands and executive policy positions with the Reserve Forces Policy Board and in Homeland Defense. Consults and lectures on public diplomacy, strategic communications, countering terror narratives, peacekeeping, leadership and ethics. USAWC Class of 2001.
Mr. Thomas F. (Tom) Beaty
Founder of Insight Sourcing Group and SpendHQ with over 20 years of strategic sourcing and management experience. Works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate Strategic Sourcing savings, increase spend visibility, provide category intelligence, and implement procurement best practices. Also the Founder of Witness to War Foundation, dedicated to preserving the oral histories of combat veterans. Resides in Atlanta, GA. NSS 2017.
Mr. Scott Becker
Founding Partner, Northstar Capital LLC in Minneapolis, a premier junior capital provider that primarily invests in middle market companies with proven sponsor groups and experienced management teams. Former Manager of Investments, Adler Management (1987-1993) and Senior Analyst Corporate Growth, General Mills (1983-1987), with earlier experience in commercial lending and converting real estate firms to franchise format. Board member with Meritex Industries LLC, St. John’s University (MN), and Padre Time LLC. Certified Financial Analyst. NSS 2019.
Ms. Janet M. (Jan) Botz
Communications Executive Consultant with her own firm in Green Bay, WI, and also Program Director for The Conference Board, NYC. Extensive experience in marketing, brand management, media and press relations, public relations, employee and management communications, issue management, sales and marketing, financial management, and strategic planning. Held public affairs and communications executive positions formerly with the University of Notre Dame and Dow Corning Corporation. Serves as Vice President of the Wisconsin Public Television Friends Board and is a member of the Saginaw Valley State University Foundation Board. NSS 2015.
Mr. Hans L. Christensen
CEO and Managing Partner, MJX Asset Management LLC, New York City. Past Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Barclays Bank PLC. Various past positions with Citibank, including Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investment Strategies, and Corporate Finance Senior Analyst. Trustee, Regis College, and other civic and charitable activities. NSS 2016.
Mr. Darryle Conway
Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Global Mission Services Unit of PAE, Inc., focused on the Global Logistics Market and Army customers. Former Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Raytheon and prior to that, held various positions at SAIC. Resides in N. Virginia. NSS 2017.
MG (Ret) Yves Fontaine
President & Founder of Fontaine Consulting LLC, providing strategic planning and logistics expertise to organizations seeking expansion. Former assignments as Cdr, Army Sustainment Command, CG, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, G4 (Logistics), U.S. Army-Europe, G4, 82nd Airborne Division, and Chief of Staff, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg. USAWC Class of 1997.
MG (Ret) Ronald L. (Ron or RJ) Johnson
Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Faculty Leadership Fellow for Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. Former Senior VP for Referee Operations, National Basketball Association, NYC. Retired U.S. Army Engineer serving at all levels, including Army Installation Management Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian Aide to the SECARMY for Georgia (North). USAWC Fellow of 1995.
Ms. Kimball Ann (Kim) Lane
Practicing lawyer in insurance, reinsurance law, and complex business litigation at the firm of Duane Morris LLP in New York City. Member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she donates her services to its Veterans Assistance Project, Board of Governors of the Union League Club, formerly Co-Chair of the NY Women’s Bar Association Standing Committee on Professional Ethics and Discipline, Federal Defense Council, International Association of Defense Council, the Defense Research Institute and AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society. NSS 2016.
Mr. Stephen (Steve) Linehan
Former Executive Vice President, Capitol One, Inc., responsible for overall capital and liquidity risk management, coordination of global funding, and oversight of the company’s investment portfolio. Prior to Capital One, he spent eight years as an Assistant Director with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in Washington D.C., serving in both the Division of Resolutions and the Division of Insurance. Prior to the FDIC, he spent six years in the commercial banking and thrift industry, primarily focused in the area of asset/liability management. NSS 2011.
Mr. Joseph A. (Joe) LoScalzo
Partner in the Tri-State New York audit practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Supervises engagements of publicly-traded and privately-held businesses and serves large, complex companies, many with international operations in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, retail, technology, payment processing, and utilities. Reviews and consults regarding due-diligence activities and analyses mergers and acquisitions, and also instructs in those technical and industry matters. NSS 2011.
Mr. Mark Muedeking
Partner, DLA Piper, global law firm with offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Over 30 years of legal experience, including: U.S. Department of Justice, corporate counsel for several public companies, General Counsel for the U.S. Olympic Committee, an arbitrator for the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne, Switzerland) and the American Arbitration Association, National Veterans Legal Services Program, and Chairman of the Ethics Standards Committee for the Standards for Excellence Institute for Non-profit Organizations. NSS 2014.
Mr. Jack Nicklaus II
President and COO of Nicklaus Design, considered the world’s leading golf course design firm; involved in the design and construction of championship golf courses worldwide, including 10 currently under construction or development globally. General Chairman of the Memorial Tournament, a significant event on the PGA Tour. Chairman of Muirfield Village Golf Club, helping the Memorial grow its status as one of the elite tournaments on the PGA Tour, providing substantial support to many charities. NSS 2014.
MG (Ret) Virgil L. (Duz) Packett II
Senior executive with strategic experience and Aerospace expertise in national and international defense organizations. Former Chief, Army Aviation Branch and Commander, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. Acting Commander, XVIII Airborne Corps, during deployments to the Middle East as well as support for Hurricanes Rita and Katrina recovery. Former President of Bonham Technologies, Inc., and former Executive VP, Navigator Development Group, Inc. USAWC Fellow 1993.
Mr. Christopher (Chris) Pohanka
Vice President of Dealer Development for Caliber Collision Centers (largest collision company in the U.S. with over 420 locations). Executive in the automobile and collision industries in multiple capacities over 25 years, starting with the 97 year-old family Pohanka dealerships. Former VP of Operations for Pohanka Collision Centers (PCC); at the time of selling PCC, led 245 people in 12 centers throughout Maryland and Virginia. Focus on Process Improvement and Team Building. Supports multiple service and military organizations. NSS 2014.
LTG (Ret) Roger C. Schultz
Current President of the Army Historical Foundation. Former Director, Army National Guard, responsible for all programs and policies affecting the 350,000 soldiers in the Army National Guard. Responsible for the Army Guard response to the 9/11 attacks. Served as the Army Deputy Director of Operations with 27 years of emergency management experience at the state and national level. Held leadership positions in the Iowa National Guard. Led an Infantry Rifle Platoon and later a Scout Platoon in Vietnam. Holds a Commercial, Instrument and Multi-engine Pilots License. USAWC Class of 1992.
Ms. Mary Beth Sullivan
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Financial Advisor, and Financial Planning Specialist for Morgan Stanley, New York City. Member, Misericordia University Board of Trustees, Union League of NYC, and other associations and organizations. Licensed Series-65, Investment Advisory Agent, and Series-7, General Securities License. NSS 2016.
Mr. William B. (Bill) Summers, Jr.
Retired Chairman and past President and CEO of McDonald Investments, Inc. and past VP of its successor KeyCorp and Key Capital Partners. His numerous leadership positions in McDonald & Company included Partner-in-Charge of Municipal Bond Trading and Underwriting, VP for Institutional Fixed-Income Sales, Chairman and CEO of McDonald & Co. Securities and McDonald & Co. Investments. He is a past member of the Board of Executives of the NY Stock Exchange and a current member of their Committee for Review. Active in a number of securities industry activities, on various boards, and in a host of civic and charitable activities. NSS 2016.
MG (Ret) Luis R. Visot
Retired as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Ft. Bragg, 2015. Former Exec Director, Joint Military Leadership Center, Undergraduate Studies, University of South Florida (USF) and extensive prior positions with USF in Tampa. Multiple active duty and USAR assignments and deployments over 36-year military career. Now pursuing Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University. USAWC Class of 2001.
MG (Ret) Margaret C. (Peggy) Wilmoth
Executive Dean/Associate Dean of Academics, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina. Former Dean and Professor of Nursing at Georgia State University, University of Kansas, Central Missouri State University and University of Delaware. Retired U.S. Army Nurse serving at all levels on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserve. USAWC Class of 2001.
BG (Ret) Wilbur E. Wolf III
Senior Partner/Owner, Aquila Strategy and Operations Group LLC, assisting clients overcome organizational, performance, and leadership challenges. Retired U.S. Army and Pennsylvania National Guard officer with 32-year experience (10 years active and 22 years Guard) with multiple assignments and deployments, primarily in Aviation (dual rated in Helicopter and Fixed Wing) and Military Intelligence. Chairman, President, and CEO of RiverStewards Blend, Inc. focusing on the health of our local waterways, and President and Owner of Wolf Creek Associates Consulting, and Director of Marketing, Acclaim Systems, Inc. Former Manager, KPMG Consulting, Newport, RI, and Harrisburg area. USAWC Class of 2006.
LTG (Ret) Thomas G. (Tom) Rhame, Immediate Past Chairman
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation. Former Vice President, Finance and Administration, Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA). Former Director of the Defense Security Assistance Agency. Commander, 1st Infantry Division during Operation Desert Storm. USAWC Class of 1981.
LTG (R) Richard F. (Rich) Timmons, President Emeritus
Past President, Army War College Foundation, 2000-2010.President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad. Association Commander of 8th Army, Republic of Korea, 1995-1997.Commander, 7th Infantry Division, 1993-1994. USAWC Class of 1984.
MG (R) William F. (Bill) Burns, President Emeritus
Past President of Army War College Foundation 1990-2000. Former Director of the U.S. Army Control and Disarmament Agency; Deputy Commandant of the Army War College, 1984-85. USAWC class of 1972.
Mrs. Charlotte Watts, Trustee Emerita
Chairman of the Board of the Russell Pearce Heuer and Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Foundation. The USAWC has named the Francis W. De Serio Chair for Strategic Intelligence after her late husband.
Dr. Elihu (Elly) Rose, Trustee Emeritus
Partner, Rose and Associates, a NYC real estate investment and management firm. Chairman of the Board of the Quarterly Journal of Military History. Board of Trustees: Teachers College of Columbia University, WNET, Lincoln Center Theater and other non-profits. NSS 2005.
Mr. Russell T. (Russ) Bundy, Foundation Advisor
Founder and CEO of the Bundy Companies, a world leader in the manufacture of baking pans and coatings. Former member of U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors.