John C. Harvey, Jr.
Admiral, United States Navy, Retired
Chairman of the Board of Directors
United States Navy Memorial Foundation
Admiral John Harvey, a 1973 graduate of the Naval Academy, retired from the Navy in November, 2012. In his thirty-nine year Navy career, Admiral Harvey specialized in naval nuclear propulsion, surface ship and carrier strike-group operations and Navy-wide manpower management/personnel policy development. He commanded the USS DAVID R RAY (DD 971), the USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71), the THEODORE ROOSEVELT Strike Group/CCDG-8 and also served as the Navy’s 54th Chief of Naval Personnel and as Commander, US Fleet Forces Command from July, 2009 to September, 2012.
Frank Thorp, IV
Rear Admiral, United States Navy, Retired
President and Chief Executive Officer
United States Navy Memorial Foundation
Rear Admiral Frank Thorp is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He began his career as a Surface Warfare Officer and transferred to Navy Public Affairs in 1986. He served as the Public Affairs Officer for the Chief of Naval Personnel, the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Joint Communication) and as the Navy’s Chief of Information (CHINFO).
Following his Navy career, he was Vice President for Communications and Government Operations for AM General and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the USO and is a principal in Quattro Communications Inc.
Richard C. Vie
Mr. Vie is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Kemper Corporation, a financial services company providing insurance products and services. He began his insurance career in St. Louis in 1962. In 1979, he joined Commonwealth Life and Accident Insurance Company, where he served as President for four years. He joined the Teledyne group of companies in 1983 as President of United Insurance. A naval aviator from 1958 to 1962, he was attached to an Airborne Early Warning squadron operating out of Barbers Point, Hawaii, and flew VW-2 “Super Connies,” serving as Aircraft Commander from 1960 to 1962 operating out of Midway Island.
Jonathan T. “Toby” Mack
Mr. Mack is Vice President of the Board of Director, U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. He is President and CEO of Associated Equipment Distributors, the international trade association representing suppliers to the construction, mining and forestry industries in North America. He also serves as President and CEO of the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA), representing suppliers of equipment, contracting, materials and labor to the shale oil and gas production and transportation industries. Mr. Mack was deployed with the Seventh Fleet in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. Later he served as Aide and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, Virginia.
John B. Burke
Mr. Burke is Managing Director of Horizon Business Advisors, LLC, an advisory services and merchant banking firm. His consulting career includes twenty five years with Accenture in its global energy and information technology practices. Mr. Burke served in the Navy as a surface warfare officer from 1969 to 1977 aboard the USS Holder and the USS Catawba.
H. Denby Starling II
VADM Albert T. Church III (Tom)
FLTCM Charles Clarke, USN (Ret.)
CAPT D. Patrick (Pat) Curry, USN (Ret)
Captain Curry is a graduate of Florida State University with a MS Degree in International Relations (Research Design and Quantitative Analysis) and a Distinguished Graduate in National Security and Strategic Planning, National War College, Fort Leslie J. McNair, Washington D.C. He served on active duty for 26 years. He is the former founder, Chairman and CEO of The Analysis Group, LLC (TAG, LLC). TAG was acquired by KEYW Corporation in February 2010. He is a former member of the National Defense Industrial Association, the Association of Old Crows, and the Military Operations Research Society.
Ms. Marti DeGraaf is President & CEO, Strategic Decisions, Inc. (SDI), a management and research services provider, SDI specializes in management consulting and related strategy, research and technology services that focus on leveraging the Internet for its business clients. SDI also provides leadership and management services to industry trade and professional associations. In this capacity, Ms. DeGraaf also serves as Executive Vice President of the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance, a client organization representing the interests of shale oil and gas supply chain companies.
In Chicago, she is Co-Chairman of the Chicago Navy Memorial Foundation, which is currently developing the Chicago Navy Memorial Plaza at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
Ms. DeGraaf serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Navy Memorial Foundation and also serves as Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Foundation.
Educational degrees include a BS degree from the University of Illinois, MS from Northern Illinois University, and MBA from the University of Liverpool.
Active in the leadership of community and arts organizations, she serves on the Board of Chicago’s award-winning TimeLine Theater, and formerly on boards of the International Women Associates, and United Cerebral Palsy (Chicago).
Frank B. Glassner
RADM Mark Heinrich, USN, SC, (Ret)
MCPON (SS/SW/AW) James L. Herdt, USN (Ret)
Master Chief Herdt served 36 years on active duty. Currently he is CEO and CFO of Herdt Consulting Inc., an independent consulting firm specializing in business transformation, leadership development and institutional learning and training. He served as the ninth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy 1998–2002.
Hon. Charles L. Hopkins III, P.E.
Mr. Hopkins served 30 years on active duty earning warfare qualifications in Submarines (enlisted and officer) and as a Surface Warfare Officer. Since retiring from active duty in 1999, Mr. Hopkins has spent much of this past decade working for the White House in leadership roles at the Department of Treasury, FEMA and the Department of Veterans Affairs. His last position was the Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Hopkins is currently the Vice President and General Manager of Global Services & Solutions, Inc. in Arlington, Virginia.
Thomas R. Kuhn
Mr. Kuhn is president of the Edison Electric Institute, the national association of the shareholder-owned electric companies that produce about 70 percent of the electricity generated in the United States. He has served as White House Liaison Officer to the Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Nixon and Ford and as a supply officer aboard the USS Willard Keith.
Dr. J. Phillip London
Dr. London is Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI International, Inc., a pacesetter in IT and communications solutions across markets throughout North America and Western Europe. He joined CACI in 1972 and from 1984–2007 was its President and CEO. Dr. London is a 1959 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served on active duty as an aviator for 12 years during the Cold War. He served another 12 years in the Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of Captain.
Robert E. Naser
Mr. Naser is President and CEO of Robert E. Naser Realty, which develops commercial real estate in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York and Florida. He served in the Navy Reserve from 1942 to 1950.
William M. "Mike" Newell
VADM Carol M. Pottenger, USN (Ret)
Mr. Roger Sexuaer
Mr. Sexauer has more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry, with a diverse background in general management, business development, program management, and engineering. He joined DRS in 2004 as Vice President for Business Development for the C4I Group. Prior to assuming his position at DRS, Mr. Sexauer served as Vice President, Program Development and Strategic Planning for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division and Manager, Advanced Concept Formulation. He was responsible for the development of advanced submarine concepts to improve the capability of U.S. Nuclear Submarines. He developed such concepts as the Virginia Class Advanced Sail, Trident SSGN, and the Virginia Class Technology Insertion Process. He has also held senior positions at United Technologies - Hamilton Standard Division.
Mr. Sexauer is a former officer in the U. S. Navy. He served as a qualified nuclear engineer aboard the USS Trepang in various capacities including Weapons Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture from the United States Naval Academy. He currently serves as President of the Maritime and Combat Support Systems (MCSS) Group, which develops power systems, environmental systems and sustainment products.
CAPT Joseph Spruill, USN, SC, (Ret)
VADM John B. Totushek
Victor S. Trione
Mr. Trione is President of Vimark, Inc., a real estate development and vineyard management company and is Chairman of the Board of Luther Burbank Savings & Loan. He is a former owner of Geyser Peak Winery in Northern California’s Alexander Valley. He continues a family tradition of serving as a Director of the Navy Memorial. Mr. Trione served in the Navy as a Supply Corps Officer.
RADM Edward K. Walker, Jr., SC, USN (Ret)
Rear Admiral Walker is Treasurer of the Board of Directors and a past President and CEO, U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Visitors at Elon University and a Trustee of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation. He is a past Chairman of the Vinson Hall Corporation and a past Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Herley Industries. A 1954 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he spent 34 years in the Supply Corps, ending his career as the 35th Chief of the Navy Supply Corps.