Team and Board

Alumni Engagement

Dustin Bird

Alumni Program Specialist Orlando, FL

T’Liza Kiel

Director, Alumni Engagement Houston, TX

Development

Meredith Darche

Senior Director, Development New York City, NY

Orlisha Fox

Director, Individual Giving Baltimore, MD

Melissa Gruber

Manager, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Denver, CO

Kate Whiting

Manager, Grants and Stewardship St. Louis, MO

Executive Team

Mary Beth Bruggeman

President Washington D.C.

Jenn Kovacs

Chief Development Officer Chicago, IL

Laura L’Esperance

Chief Brand and Communications Officer Detroit, MI

La Costa Moore

Chief People Officer Cincinnati, OH

Autumn Smoot

Chief Financial Officer New York City, NY

Susan Thaxton

Chief Programs Officer Washington D.C.

External Affairs

David Alvarado

Specialist, Public Relations & Communications Los Angeles, CA

Nikki Birkhead

Director, Marketing & Engagement Washington D.C.

Gloria King

Director, National Events Los Angeles, CA

Keith Thomas

Senior Director, Communications Chicago, IL

Finance & Technology

Aiden Ahadi

Specialist, Accounting St. Louis, MO

Amanda Brown

Specialist, Accounting St. Louis, MO

Claude Edkins

Consultant, Technology Strategy & Operations New York City, NY

Georgia Rostirolla

Director, Finance & Accounting El Paso, TX

Sean Ruehling

System Administrator, Technology Denver, CO

Julian Serrano

Senior Director, Technology Las Vegas, NV

Shannon Silver

Assistant Salesforce Administrator, Technology Detroit, MI

Impact

Ryan Humphres

Analyst, Research & Evaluation St. Louis, MO

Heather Pekios

Senior Manager, Research & Evaluation St. Louis, MO

Leadership Development Programs

Ashlyn Brayfield

Manager, Learning & Development St. Louis, MO

Joe Depczynski

Manager, Learning & Development St. Louis, MO

Renee Foster

Advisor, Women Veterans Leadership Program Hampton Roads, VA

Lauren Gilmartin

Senior Manager, Women Veteran Leadership Program New York City, NY

Kathy Mackie

Advisor, Service Leadership Corps Houston, TX

Heather McCarty

Director, Leadership Development Programs St. Louis, MO

Janet Newsome

Advisor, Women Veterans Leadership Program Washington D.C.

Taylor Sprague

Manager, Learning & Development St. Louis, MO

Miguel Vazquez

Advisor, Service Leadership Corps Los Angeles, CA

Platoon Experience

Kelly Auguste

Manager, Regional Operations Miami, FL

Elizabeth Barlow

Manager, Regional Operations Houston, TX

Cicely Black

Manager, Regional Operations New York City, NY

Marvin Cadet

Project Manager, Learning & Development New York City, NY

Matthew Geesaman

Project Manager, Operations Houston, TX

Patrick Ketchum

Manager, Regional Operations Los Angeles, CA

Megan Kruse

Manager, Regional Operations Pittsburgh, PA

Damion Martin

Director, Service Projects Houston, TX

Doug Pfeffer

Senior Director, Platoon Experience Seattle, WA

Henry Scott

Project Manager, Quality & Innovation Baltimore, MD

Linh Thai

Manager, Regional Operations Seattle, WA

Jess Underwood

Director, Platoon Leader Experience St. Louis, MO

Talent & Culture

Nathaniel Fleckenstein

Director, Talent & Culture Atlanta, GA

Caitlin Zbikowski

Manager, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding St. Louis, MO