LTG (R) Thomas G. (Tom) Rhame, Chairman of the Board
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.
Mr. Frank C. Sullivan, Vice Chairman
Chairman and CEO of RPM International Inc., a holding company based in Cleveland, OH that owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coating and sealants. Serves on the Boards of both profit and not-for-profit organizations.
LTG (R) Dennis L. Benchoff
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Lancaster, PA Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. Former Deputy Commanding General, Army Materiel Command. USAWC Class of 1983.
Mr. Steven Biondolillo
Founder and President of Biondolillo Associates, a marketing consulting firm primarily serving non-profit organizations. Recognized for coining the term “signature event” and sparking the national renaissance in walkathons and other pledge-based fund raising events. Guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities and serves on several non-profit boards.
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 various civic and charitable activities.
Ms. Jo Blanche (Jo) Dutcher
Retired Director, Partner Matters, Leadership Development & Succession at Deloitte, Connecticut. Board member of the Financial Women's Association of New York. Also a member of the Board and Program Chair of the World Affairs Forum of Fairfield and Westchester Counties, which is a member council of the World Affairs Councils of America.
MG (R) Mari K. Eder
Career public relations and communications professional. Former Commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Joint and Special Troops Support Command, Salt Lake City. 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.
Ms. Susan M. Finco
Owner/President of award-winning, full service public relations firm Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc., in Green Bay, WI. Former Co-Anchor and News Director of many news programs and organizations. On Boards of Green Bay Packers, Society Insurance, Citizens Republic Bancorp, and Bellin Health System.
MG (R) 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.
LTG (R) James L. Huggins, Jr.
Partner at McChrystal Group, leading a consulting engagement with a large telecommunications company. Final military position was Director of Operations, U.S Army, and as the principal advisor to the SECARMY and CSA on joint matters, NSC matters, and the politico-military aspects of international affairs. Also former CG, 82nd Airborne Division, 2010-2012. USAWC Class of 1999
LTG (R) P. Kenneth Keen
Associate Dean of Leadership Development for Emory University's Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta. Military experience as Military Deputy Cdr, 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.
COL (R) Peter C. Langenus
Partner, Schnader Attorneys at Law, New York City. Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve. Veteran of both the Vietnam and Desert Storm conflicts. Board of Governors, AUSA, NYC Chapter. USAWC Class of 1988.
Mr. Stephen Linehan
Recently retired 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.
Mr. Mark Muedeking
Partner, DLA Piper, a 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.
BG (R) Harold W. (Hal) Nelson
Retired U.S. Army officer with 32 years of active service. Former U.S. Army Chief of Military History. Renowned Civil War Battlefield Historian and Author. Past President, Army Historical Foundation. Current Chairman of Department of Interior's Gettysburg National Park Advisory Commission and Member of Norwich University's Board of Fellows. USAWC Class of 1984.
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.
MG (R) 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. Richard A. (Rich) Pattarozzi
Past Vice President of Shell Oil Co. after holding key positions over 33 years, to include Civil Engineer, Budget Coordinator, Operations Manager, and President and CEO of Shell Oil’s Deepwater Production and Deepwater Development organizations. Served on Boards of Stone Energy Corp, Reading and Bates, Global Industries, OSCA, Inc., Superior Energy Services, Tidewater, Inc., FMC Technologies, United Way of Greater New Orleans, Louisiana Alliance for Education Reform, Offshore Energy Center, and the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA.
Mr. Christopher 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.
LTG (R) 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.
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.
MG (R) Luis R. Visot
Retired as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Ft. Bragg, 2015. Exec Director, Joint Military Science 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. USAWC Class of 2001.
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. Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and Military Assistant to the Secretary of State. 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 Leadership 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.
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. Bundy Baking Solutions now includes American Pan, Chicago Metallic, DuraShield, Pan Glo, and Shaffer Mixers and Processing Equipment. Former member of U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors.