Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Chairman of the Board of Directors
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.
Rear Admiral Frank Thorp IV, USN (Ret.)
President & CEO
Rear Admiral Frank Thorp, USN (Ret.), 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.
Vice Admiral Carol M. Pottenger, USN (Ret.)
Mr. John B. Burke
Treasurer of the Board of Directors
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.
Vice Admiral H. Denby Starling II, USN (Ret.)
Mr. John P. Bush
John is an Executive Director in EY’s Advisory Services for Government & Public Sector (GPS), where he brings extensive experience in business and IT transformation, policy/program strategy and implementation, and consulting practice leadership and development. John leads the Program Management competency within GPS, which helps Government clients plan, execute, manage and optimize their most complex and mission-critical programs. Prior to joining EY, John served as Senior Vice President and Practice Leader for Hitachi Consulting’s Americas Public Sector practice, serving clients in the Federal, State and Local and Healthcare markets in the US and Canada. John has also held executive/Partner-level positions at BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen / Accenture.
John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Analysis at Miami University, where he currently serves on the External Advisory Council of the College of Engineering and Computing. He is an active Fellow in the American Council for Technology / Industry Advisory Council (ACT/IAC), a public/private partnership between the US Federal Government and the information technology industry.
A former tall ship sailor, John comes from a family committed to the sea services, including service in the Navy, Coast Guard and Military Sealift Command.
Vice Admiral Albert T. Church, USN (Ret.)
Fleet Master Chief Charles Clarke, USN (Ret.)
Mr. Frank B. Glassner
Rear Admiral Mark Heinrich, SC, USN (Ret.)
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy 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.
Honorable 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
Commander William M. Newell, SC, 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.
Captain Joseph L. Spruill, SC, USN (Ret.)
Mr. 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.
Rear Admiral 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.