Foundation Leadership

The Navy SEAL Foundation board and staff guide the philosophy and direction of the Foundation in the course of fulfilling its primary mission. Many Foundation leadership members have personal experience as members of the Naval Special Warfare community, making them familiar with the unique challenges and rewards associated with service in this elite fighting force.

Navy SEAL Foundation Senior Staff and Directors

  • Robin King

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Scott Burke

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Alison Messick

    Director of Programs

  • Meaghan Martinak

    Director of Development

  • Carolyn Petschler

    Director of Development

    Northeast Region

  • Erin Huffaker

    Director of Development, South Central Region

  • Chris Irwin

    Director of Partnerships

  • Sara Berry

    Director of Marketing & Communications

  • Marlessa Buergler

    Assistant Director of Events

  • Mindy Franklin

    Assistant Director of Programs

    East Coast and Europe

  • Beth Holland

    Assistant Director of Programs

    West Coast and Pacific Islands

Navy SEAL Foundation Board Officers


BUD/S Class 105
The Pybus Group
Odessa, FL

Michael C. Martin

Vice Chairman
BUD/S Class 210
Chicago, IL

Tom Prescott

President and CEO, retired
Align Technology, Inc
Scottsdale, AZ

Ted Muhlner

BUD/S Class 229
Vice President,
Redpoint Resolutions LLC
San Francisco, CA

Navy SEAL Foundation Board Directors

Michael Baumer

BUD/S Class 203
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
San Francisco, CA


Founder and Senior Partner,
Cornell Capital, LLC
New York, NY

Jack Daly

Partner, TPG
San Francisco, CA

Tony Duynstee

BUD/S Class 226
Vice President
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
San Diego, CA


BUD/S Class 221
Managing Director,
Jefferies, LLC
Greenwich, CT

Sean Freitag

BUD/S Class 243
Vice President
The Blackstone Group


BUD/S Class 233
Director of Casino Marketing Initiatives
Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

DJ Haley

BUD/S Class 197
Durational Capital Management
New York, NY

Christopher D. Heinz

Pittsburgh, PA


BUD/S Class 227
Managing Director, Raymond James
Houston, TX


Executive Chairman and Founder
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA


Chairman and CEO,
Kennedy Wilson
Beverly Hills, CA


Director, Mental Health Service Line
Children’s Hospital of The Kings Daughters
Virginia Beach, VA

Muneer Satter

Satter Investment Management, LLC
Chicago, IL

Robert Smith

BUD/S Class 166

Timothy (Tim) B. Phillips

BUD/S Class 166
General Counsel,
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Marietta, GA

William C. White

BUD/S Class 32
Basin Street Properties
Sausalito, CA

Navy SEAL Foundation Advisors to the Board

VADM (ret) Albert M. Calland, III

BUD/S Class 82

VADM (ret) Robert S. Harward, Jr.

BUD/S Class 128

VADM (RET) P. Gardner Howe, III

BUD/S Class 131

RADM (ret) Garry J. Bonelli

BUD/S Class 51

RADM (RET) Brian Hendrickson

BUD/S Class 171

RADM (ret) Brian L. Losey

BUD/S Class 126

RADM (ret) Kerry M. Metz

BUD/S Class 149

RADM (ret) William H. Payne

BUD/S Class 89

RADM (ret) Gary W. Rosholt

BUD/S Class 106

RADM (ret) Raymond C. Smith

BUD/S Class 54

RADM (ret) Edward G. Winters, III

BUD/S Class 112

RDML (ret) Thomas L. Brown, II

BUD/S Class 125


BUD/S Class 32

RDML (ret) Cathal L. Flynn, Jr.

BUD/S Class 24

RDML (ret) Alexander L. Krongard

BUD/S Class 138

RDML (ret) Scott P. Moore

BUD/S Class 126

RDML (ret) Thomas R. Richards

BUD/S Class 55

RDML (ret) Thomas W. Steffens

BUD/S Class 47

RDML (ret) George R. Worthington

BUD/S Class 36

FORCM (Ret) Clell W. Breining

BUD/S Class 101

FORCM (ret) Stephen D. Link

BUD/S Class 116

FORCM (ret) Michael L. Magaraci

BUD/S Class 155

FORCM (ret) Richard M. Rogers

BUD/S Class 71

FORCM (ret) Steven D. Studdard

BUD/S Class 137

FORCM (ret) Andrew J. Tafelski, Jr.

BUD/S Class 111

FORCM (ret) Timothy R. Zimmerman

BUD/S Class 138

Navy SEAL Foundation Honorary Board

Jerry Bruckheimer

Founder and President of Jerry Bruckheimer Films & Television

SOCM (SEAL) Edward C. Byers, Jr., USN, (RET.)

BUD/S Class 242
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, 2016

CDR Norman J. Carley, USN (Ret.)

BUD/S Class 51

Dr. Robert M. Gates

22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense
Partner at RiceHadleyGates LLC

Kenneth C. Griffin

Founder & CEO, Citadel
Founder, Citadel Securities

Edward S. Hyman, Jr.

Chairman of Evercore ISI, Founder of ISI and Head of Economic Research Team

Robert A. Iger

Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company

The Honorable J. Robert (Bob) Kerrey, USN (Ret.)

BUD/S Class 42
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, 1970

The Honorable Michael D. Lumpkin, USN (Ret.)

BUD/S Class 162
Former Special Envoy for the Global Engagement Center, U.S. State Department and
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC)

Nancy & Howard Marks

ADM Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.)

17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

LT Tom Norris, USN (Ret.)

BUD/S Class 45
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, 1976

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone

SOCM (SEAL) Britt K. Slabinski, USN (RET.)

BUD/S Class 164
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, 2018

Mike Thornton, USN (Ret.)

BUD/S Class 49
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, 1973

Loralee S. West

*BUD/S = Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL