Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004

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Executive Leadership

President George W. Bush Honorary Chairman
Michael R. Rodríguez President/CEO
Theodore “Ted” C. Skokos Chairman
Kenneth A. Hersh Vice-Chairman
Bill Kraus Board Member
Leon J. Topalian Board Member
Isaia Vimoto Board Member
General Joseph L. Votel Board Member
Edwin “Spike” Wahlen Director Emeritus (In Memory)

Operations Staff

Jennifer R. Ballou Chief of Staff
David Bearden Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Michael McMahan Senior Advisor and Counsel
Mary Catherine Morris Manager, Special Projects
Andrea Ryant Vice President, Operations
Wyatt Smith Vice President, Development
David Wilezol Communications Strategist
Lyn Schultes Franco Communications Strategist

Gold Star Fellow

Krista Simpson Anderson Gold Star Fellow

Board Of Advisors

Rye Barcott CEO of
Nate Boyer Army Green Beret, philanthropist, humanitarian
Joseph M. DePinto President and CEO of 7-Eleven
Cecilia Deyo CEO of D-DEY Response Group
Matt Gannon Head of Federal Affairs, Farmers Insurance
Rev. Darius Holland Pastor, Captain, United States Army
Jared Lyon National President & CEO of Student Veterans of America
Susana Martinez Governor of New Mexico (2011-2018)
Erica Jeffries Purdo North America Pharmacy Channel Leader, Strategic Customer Group
Shannon Slutman Gold Star Widow – Mother of Three
Kevin Sullivan Senior Advisor for External Affairs at the George W. Bush Presidential Center
Jennie Taylor Gold Star Widow- Mother of seven

Designer Advisory Board

Dean Peter B. MacKeith Chair, Designer Advisory Board
Dr. Kenneth Foote Designer Advisory Board
Mary Kay Lanzillotta Designer Advisory Board
Mia Lehrer Designer Advisory Board
Allison Grace Williams Designer Advisory Board


Brendan Dignan Ambassador
Maggie Duskin Ambassador
James Howard Ambassador
M. Lyla Kohistany Ambassador
Bert Sorin Ambassador
Ganpat “Gunner” Wagh Ambassador
Jonathan Wiens Ambassador