Leadership

President & Chief Executive Officer

GEN Myatt-SQR
MAJOR GENERAL JAMES M. (‘MIKE’) MYATT

USMC (Ret.)

Major General Myatt was commissioned a Marine Corps second lieutenant after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Electronics from the Naval Post Graduate School.

General Myatt served two combat tours in the Republic of Vietnam. His first was as a platoon and company commander with the 1st Bn, 4th Marines. During his second tour, he was assigned as infantry battalion advisor to the 5th Battalion, Vietnamese Marine Corps. He commanded the 1st Marine Division during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990-91. His Division defeated seven Iraqi Army divisions in zone, seized Kuwait International Airport and liberated Kuwait City.

General Myatt retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995 to work for Bechtel Corporation. While working for Bechtel, he managed the $22 billion construction project to build the Korean High Speed Rail from Seoul to Pusan.

In September 2001, General Myatt was selected to be President and CEO of the Marines’ Memorial Association. He assumed that posting on 10 September 2001.

Board of Directors

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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.

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GEN ANTHONY ZINNI

Vice Chairman
USMC (Ret.)

General Zinni spent 36 years in the Corps, retiring in 2000 after having served as Commander in Chief, US Central Command. He was appointed special envoy for the US to Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 2002, served on the advisory boards of a number of different companies, and instructed at a number of colleges and universities including Duke, UC Berkeley, William and Mary, and Virginia Military Institute. He is the author of two best-selling books.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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LIEUTENANT GENERAL RON COLEMAN

USMC (Ret.)

GEN Coleman retired after serving as the Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He serves on the Marine Corps Scholarship Board of Directors.

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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.

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ROBERT WILLIAMS

USMC Veteran

Rob is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, where among other honors he was named All-American in Track and Field. He was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1995 and served as an Infantry Officer. He earned his MBA in Finance from Duke University in 2004 and has worked as the CFO for several companies. He currently works for Forensic Logic, a 1st Responder software company based in Walnut Creek, CA.

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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.

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MAJOR GENERAL ANTHONY L. JACKSON

USMC (Ret.), State Parks Director

Major General Anthony Jackson retired from the Marine Corps in 2012 and was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as the 19th Director of California State Parks. A native of Oakland, California, he was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1973 after he graduated from San Jose University. He commanded Marines at all levels in his career, including in Iraq and the Philippines and was the Commanding General of all Marine Corps Installations on the West Coast prior to his retirement. Major General Jackson has a Master’s Degree in History and is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA and the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA.

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SGTMAJ CARLTON KENT

USMC (Ret.)

Sergeant Major Kent retired from the Marine Corps in 2011 as the 16th SgtMaj of the Marine Corps, a position he held for more than 4 years. Prior to that assignment, he served as the SgtMaj of I Marine Expeditionary Force for 3 years, including multiple combat tours in Iraq. He lives in Virginia and heads up Kent, Campa and Kate, Inc,, an organization the helps Veterans find employment.

MK Palmore
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.

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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

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Michael Allen

Chief Operations Officer / General Manager

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Ruby Wu

Chief Financial Officer

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Col. Christopher Starling, USMC (Ret.)

Vice President / Chief Development Officer

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Lara Ryan

Director, Development

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Bethany Meyer

Director, Human Resources

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Nicky Broderick

Director, Sales and Marketing

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MacKenzie Jakoubek

Director, Membership

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Carol Taylor

Executive Assistant

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MaryAnn Hatlan

Director, Food and Beverage

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Wendy Shuman

Director, Living Memorial

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Anne Walker

Director, Information Technology

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Pete Simeonov

Director, Restaurant

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Caitlin McClelland

Development Manager

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Judi Karwan

Membership Coordinator

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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