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Our Team

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.

Senior Staff and Directors

  • Robin
    King

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Scott
    Burke

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Alison
    Messick

    Chief Programs Officer

  • Meaghan
    Martinak

    Development Director

  • Chris
    Irwin

    Communications Director

  • Carolyn
    Mullen

    Development Director

    North East

  • Erin
    Machina

    Development Director

    South Central

  • Anthony
    Curtis

    Development Director, Western Region

  • Lisa
    Wagner

    Development Director

    North Central

  • Mindy
    Franklin

    Programs Manager

    East Coast and Europe

  • Beth
    Holland

    Programs Manager

    West Coast and Pacific Islands

  • Jen Rohner

    Gold Star & Surviving Families Program Manager

  • Marlessa
    Buergler

    Events Manager

Board Officers

Chairman

VADM Sean A. Pybus, USN (Ret)

Consultant
The Pybus Group
Odessa, FL
BUD/S Class 105
Vice Chairman

CAPT Robert Smith, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 166
Treasurer

William Hodge

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

Sean Freitag

Vice President
The Blackstone Group
BUD/S Class 243
Officer-At-Large

Muneer Satter

Chairman
Satter Investment Management, LLC
Chicago, IL

Board Directors

SOCM Eric Adamski, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 185

CAPT Christopher Cassidy, USN (Ret)

President and CEO
National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation
Arlington, TX
BUD/S Class 192

Henry Cornell

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

Jelani Hale

National Resilience Inc.
Ketchum, ID
BUD/S Class 233

VADM Robert S. Harward, Jr., USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 128

Ram Jagannath

Senior Managing Director
Blackstone
New York, NY

Anton LeRoy

CEO
BTIG
New York, NY

Sasha Leviant

CEO
ICD Group
New York, NY

BOB LOQUERCIO

Bob Loquercio Auto Group
Chicago, IL

Gene Mak

MilVet Angels
BUD/S Class 250

Joel S. Marcus

Executive Chairman and Founder
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Alexandria Venture Investments
Pasadena, CA

Michael C. Martin

Managing Director
Walleye Capital, LLC
La Jolla, CA
BUD/S Class 210

SOCM Stephen “Mato” Matulewicz, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 134

Dino Mavrookas

Co-Founder and CEO
Saronic Technologies
Austin, TX
BUD/S Class 255

John Micek

Managing Director, IEQ Capital
San Francisco, CA

Ted Muhlner

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

Stephanie Osler

Director, Mental Health
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
Virginia Beach, VA

John Rutherford

Energy Executive (Ret)
Houston, TX

William H. Strong

Partner
Anzu Partners, LLC
Naples, FL

Tom Wagner

Knighthead Capital Management
New York, NY

Timothy B. Phillips

Counsel
Chief Legal & Risk Officer
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Marietta, GA
BUD/S Class 166

Board Advisors

VADM Collin P. Green, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 149

VADM P. Gardner Howe, III, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 131

VADM COLIN J. KILRAIN, USN (RET)

BUD/S Class 136

RADM Garry J. Bonelli, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 51

RADM D. Brian Hendrickson, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 171

RADM Brian L. Losey, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 126

RADM Kerry M. Metz, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 149

RADM William H. Payne, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 89

RADM Gary W. Rosholt, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 106

RADM Edward G. Winters, III, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 112

RDML Craig E. Dorman, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 32

RDML Alexander L. Krongard, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 138

RDML Scott P. Moore, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 126

RDML Thomas R. Richards, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 55

RDML RICHARD A. RODRIGUEZ, USN (RET)

BUD/S Class 161

RDML Thomas W. Steffens, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 47

FORCM Clell W. Breining, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 101

FORCM William A. King, USN (RET)

BUD/S Class 182

FORCM Stephen D. Link, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 116

FORCM Michael L. Magaraci, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 155

FORCM Richard M. Rogers, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 71

FORCM Steven D. Studdard, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 137

FORCM Andrew J. Tafelski, Jr., USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 111

FORCM Timothy R. Zimmerman, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 138

Honorary Board

Jerry Bruckheimer

Founder and President
Jerry Bruckheimer Films & Television

SOCM Edward C. Byers, Jr., USN (Ret)

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

CDR Norman J. Carley, USN (Ret)

BUD/S Class 51

Dr. Robert M. Gates

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

Kenneth C. Griffin

Founder & CEO
Citadel
Founder
Citadel Securities

Edward S. Hyman, Jr.

Chairman
Evercore ISI
Founder and Head of Economic Research Team
ISI

Robert A. Iger

Chief Executive Officer
The Walt Disney Company

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

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

The Honorable Michael D. Lumpkin, USN (Ret)

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

Nancy & Howard Marks

GEN James Mattis, USMC (Ret)

26th Secretary of Defense

ADM Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret)

17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

LT Tom Norris, USN (Ret)

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

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
Blackstone

SOCM Britt K. Slabinski, USN (Ret)

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

LT Mike Thornton, USN (Ret)

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

Loralee S. West

*BUD/S = Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL

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