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PRINCIPAL MANAGER, CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS: Brigadier General Gerald L. McKay, USMC Ret.

BGen. McKay was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve through the NROTC program at the University of Kansas. He was augmented into the regular establishment in 1963. After being promoted to captain, he served as battalion communications officer and Commanding Officer, Company A, 1st Bn., 5th Marines in Vietnam. During his 29-year career, BGen. McKay served as an artillery officer and held various command and staff positions, including G-2, G-3 and Assistant Division Commander, 1st Marine Division, and the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Command, Control, Computers, and Interoperability at Headquarters Marine Corps. Following his retirement, BGen. McKay began a private-sector management career and until 2001, served as a senior executive at a defense technology association. In November 2001, BGen. McKay joined the staff as the Chief Operating Officer for the Heritage Center. BGen. McKay is married to the former Mary LaVonne Ritter. They have a daughter, Stephanie, and a son, Chris.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER: CDR Neal Armstrong, USCG Ret.

Commander Armstrong graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1979. During his career he served on three cutters, commanding the CGC SITKINAK, a patrol boat homeported in Key West FL. His staff assignments included serving as the Comptroller for the CG 17th District in Juneau Alaska. He also served as the Headquarters Funds Manager for the $60M Coast Guard Relocation Account. Since his retirement in 1999 he has worked with various companies providing acquisition and program support to the Coast Guard.

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION: Mrs. Susan L. Hodges

Mrs. Hodges left New Jersey in 1965 to attend Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. In 1967, she married Jim, who was commissioned a Marine 2nd Lieutenant in 1968. After 17 moves in a 24-year career, they’ve settled in Montclair, Virginia. Mrs. Hodges held a variety of volunteer positions with several service organizations before accepting paid employment with the Family Service Center at Quantico. She joined the Foundation in 1990 when the offices moved from the Washington Navy Yard to Quantico and became Executive Director in 1996.

VICE PRESIDENT FOR MARKETING: Mrs. Jennifer M. Vanderveld

Mrs. Vanderveld began her career in the non-profit world at the Boat Owners Association, working within membership marketing. In 2001, she joined the National Rifle Association as a Major Gifts and Individual Giving Program Coordinator where she handled all donor special events and recognition programs as well as production of collateral marketing materials. She joined the Foundation in 2005 and assisted with the planning and execution of the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ dedication events.

VICE PRESIDENT FOR MUSEUM OPERATIONS: Master Sergeant Mark Joyce, USMC Ret.

MSgt Joyce retired from active duty in 1996. After retirement he opened Dad's Deli in Stafford and eventually sold the business when he became one of the owners/investors of the Riverside Center Conference Facility in Fredericksburg. He has served as an area manager for Compass Group in London and Iraq, project/construction manager for disaster relief efforts for Chevron in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, project manager for Microsoft and most recently general manager of McCormick Place in Chicago, the largest convention/expo center in North America.

MCHF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
General Walter E. Boomer, USMC (RET)

VICE CHAIRMAN
Mr. David R. Parker

DIRECTORS

Maj Edgar D. Aronson, USMCR (RET)
Mr. Patrick T. Brent
Mr. George P. Caulkins, III
Mr. William P. Collatos
Mr. Harry L. Crisp, III, Treasurer
Mr. Edward Cuccio
Mr. John M. Dowd, Counsel
Col Fred Haden, USMC (RET), Counsel Emeritus
Mr. Don Hall
Mr. Paul Kalsbeek
     Mr. Peter E. Kump
Ms. Angela C. Morgan
Mr. James R. Moriarty, Esq.
Mr. Joseph M. Murphy
Mr. James E. Nevels
Mr. J. Stephen Penner
Mr. Joseph L. Rice III
Mr. Stanley Sklar
Mr. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary
Mr. Lloyd T. Whitaker, Esq.

MCHF STAFF
PRESIDENT AND CEO
LtGen Robert R. Blackman Jr., USMC (RET)

PRINCIPAL MANAGER, CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
BGen Gerald L. McKay, USMC (RET)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
CDR Neal Armstrong, USCG (RET)

VICE PRESIDENT - ADMINISTRATION
Mrs. Susan L. Hodges

VICE PRESIDENT - MARKETING
Ms. Jennifer M. Vanderveld

VICE PRESIDENT - MUSEUM OPERATIONS
Master Sergeant Mark Joyce, USMC (RET)

ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Mrs. Holly Devendorf

MUSEUM SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER
Ms. Pamela Dodson

MARKETING & EVENTS MANAGER
Ms. Sarah Maguire

MANAGER, PLANNED GIVING
Ms. Gayle Union
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Mrs. Brandy Epple
Mrs. Sara Hogan
Mrs. Sabrina Linnehan
Mrs. Sharon Hughes
Ms. Vichara Nginn

NATIONAL MUSEUM STORE STAFF
Mr. Andy Pineau, Retail Director

Ms. Mary Becker
Mrs. Donna Boots
Ms. Dayna Donley
Ms. Rosario Doyle
Mr. Robert Holman
LtCol Giehl King, USMC (RET)
Mrs. Mary Beth King
Ms. Danay Lewis
Ms. Silbana Munoz



The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. Your charitable donations to the MCHF are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Tax ID # 26-0803466.

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