Board of Directors 2017-11-14T18:28:34+00:00

Leadership

President & Chief Executive Officer

LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAN C. HULY
USMC (Ret.)

Jan Huly retired from the Marine Corps in 2007 after 37 years of service.  As a Lieutenant General, he served as the principal operations officer for the Marine Corps with duties including staff coordination of operational matters, combat readiness and security.  He coordinated the development and execution of service plans and policies related to structure, acquisition of systems and equipment, and deployment of Marine Corps forces.

As the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Jan trained and supervised operating managers in all aspects of recruiting, and maintained the most successful recruiting and entry level training program of all military services at the time.  In his role as the Installation Commander, he developed and controlled budgets for operations of over $1.25 billion in facilities and assets, with significant participation and planning with economic, government and business negotiations, and oversaw commercial retail operations with over $70 million in sales and services annually.

Previous assignments included responsibilities for worldwide operations staffing, policy development on force protection and security, and testifying before Congress on force readiness and operational matters.  Jan holds a MA from Central Michigan University, and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Since leaving the Marine Corps, Jan has built upon his experiences in working at the national and international level with the United States and foreign governments, their agencies and the business community.  He has consulted with numerous firms throughout the United States on defense, security, international relations and business opportunities and leadership related issues.  He was also a member of the Defense Science Board for the Department of Defense, and continuous to serve on numerous boards of advisors and directors, and the Board of Directors of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

In October 2017, General Huly was selected to be President and CEO of the Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation. He assumed that post on 1 November 2017.

Board of Directors

LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBERT JOHNSTON
Chairman of the Board
USMC (Ret.)

Lt General Robert Johnston served for thirty-four years on active duty in the Marine Corps. His last duty assignment was as Commander, Marine Forces Atlantic Marine Forces Europe and II Marine Expeditionary Force. During the Gulf War, the served as the CENTCOM Chief-of-Staff. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995 and lives in Tucson, Arizona.

RICK HARTNACK
Vice Chairman
USMC Veteran

Rick is a Vietnam era Marine aviator who serves as a banking executive. He serves as a Director of 12th District Federal Reserve Bank and a Director of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. He serves as a Director of BAI and Operation HOPE Inc. and is the Treasurer of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

SERGEANT MAJOR RAMONA COOK
Secretary
USMC (Ret.)

Ramona retired after 30 years, where her last assignment was as Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. A Maintenance Management specialist, she served in the 1st Marine Division during Operation Desert Storm. She served as a Drill Instructor at Parris Island. The Congressional Caucus for Women recognized her as the Outstanding Female Marine SNCO for 2005. In February 2012, she was the first DoD enlisted recipient to receive the Stars & Stripes Award for outstanding leadership. In retirement, she currently serves as the Protocol Officer for Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.

VICE ADMIRAL JODY BRECKENRIDGE
VADM
USCG (Ret.)

Admiral Breckenridge retired from the Coast Guard in 2010 after serving as the Commander, US Coast Guard, Pacific Area. She holds a BSC in Biology from Virginia Tech, a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She is active on the boards of several non-profits including serving as Vice Chairman of the San Francisco Fleet Week Association.

IAN THOMSON
USMC Veteran

Ian is a former Marine and OIF veteran; he served from 2001 to 2005 with the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion. He currently works as an operations and business development consultant for companies in the United States and Africa. Ian received his B/A/ in international relations and foreign policy from Boston University, and received his MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He is an avid snowboarder, triathlete and sailor. He is a Truman National Security Fellow and is active in local at-risk youth education programs. Ian and his wife, Ceylan, live with their daughter in San Francisco.

COLONEL RAY COLE
USMC (Ret.)

Col Cole retired after a distinguished career and founded TechOps Solutions International, providing an operations and crisis management center with a focus on social networks for the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

NICOLE NOLETTE
Navy Veteran

Nicole is a 1998 graduate of the Naval Academy and has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She is currently Vice President for Internatoinal Operations and Strategic Initiatives for International Game Technology. She was selected to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Generation 2014.

TIM HSIA
Army Veteran

Tim attended West Point and graduated in 2004 after winning the General Stillwell Leadership award. After his Army service, he attended Stanford and earned a Law degree and an MBA. He currently works for a startup in Silicon Valley as founder and Chief Operating Officer.

M. K. PALMORE
Marine Veteran

M. K. Palmore is a public-sector executive currently serving in a leadership role in the cyber security arena. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of leadership and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. His education and certifications include a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy, a MBA from Pepperdine University and the ISC2-CISSP certification. In addition to his public-sector responsibilities, Mr. Palmore serves as a contributing writer to the Police One Network on the subject of leadership.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL JEFFREY TICE
USAF (Ret.)

Colonel Tice retired from the USAF in 1999 after serving 22 years on active duty as a fighter pilot. He amassed over 3000 hours of flight time in F-111, F-5 and F-16 jets. He served in combat as a Flight Commander and Assistant Operations Officer during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. While leading a large bombing mission deep in Iraq, he was shot down, captured and interned as a Prisoner of War. After retirement from the USAF, he flew as a Commercial Airline Pilot for American Airlines in the MD-80, Boeing 737, 757, 767 aircraft on both domestic and international routes. Jeff retired from American Airlines in 2012. He currently volunteers for several nationwide military-related charities.

Key Staff

MICHAEL ALLEN

Chief Operations Officer / General Manager

RUBY WU

Chief Financial Officer

MACKENZIE JAKOUBEK

Director, Membership

BETHANY MEYER

Director, Human Resources

NICKY BRODERICK

Director, Sales and Marketing

JUDI KARWAN

Membership Coordinator

CAROL TAYLOR

Executive Assistant

MARYANN HATLAN

Director, Food and Beverage

PETE SIMEONOV

Director, Restaurant

WENDY SHUMAN

Director, Living Memorial

ANNE WALKER

Director, Information Technology

DIANE MYRICK

Director, Marines’ Memorial Theatre

Marine Advisory Council

COL TOM PRENTICE, USMC

COL JIM HARP, USMC

SGTMAJ ALEX DOBSON, USMC

COL GARY JOHNSTON, USMC

COL MARK TULL, USMC

COL JASON WOODWORTH, USMC