Awards Committee

Board Liaison: Celeste Werner
Director, ADC Board; Vice President, Director of Planning, Matrix Design Group, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Sean Carlson
Executive Director, Michigan Defense Center
Sterling Heights, MI

Annabelle Davis
Executive Secretary, Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council
Jacksonville, AR

Yvonne Fernandez
Chief Technical Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton
McLean, VA

Bruce Grant
Executive Director, Florida Defense Support Task Force, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Tallahassee , FL

Hilary Jackler
Managing Partner, Kutak Rock, LLP
Washington, DC

Dorsey  Newcomb
Program Manager, Leonard Wood Institute – Sustainable Ozarks Partnership
Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Ivy Owen
Executive Director, Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority
Fort Smith, AR

John Simmons
Managing Partner, The Roosevelt Group
Washington, DC


Defense Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability Council

Board Liaison: Steve Levesque
Director, ADC Board; Executive Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
Brunswick, ME


Federal Outreach & Advisory Committee

Co-chair: Mike Cooper
Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Affairs Council

Co-chair: Jill McClune
Chair, Aberdeen Proving Grounds Army Alliance

Greg Doyon
City Manager, Great Falls, MT

Bryan Foulk
President, Davis-Monthan 50, AZ

Sandy Person
Industry Engagement Officer, Solano Economic Development Corporation, CA

Rob Ator
Director of Military Affairs, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Mike Ward
Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
Huntsville / Madison County Chamber of Commerce, AL

Don Anderson
Mayor, City of Lakewood, WA

Andreas Mueller
Executive Director, Governor’s Military Affairs Council, CA

Keith Sledd
Executive Director, Heart of Texas Defense Alliance


Military Families/Quality of Life Council

Co-Chair: Kate Hatten, President & CEO, Peak Military Care Network
Colorado Springs, CO

Co-Chair: Katie Lopez, Government Relations Manager, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Tampa, FL

Board Liaison: Kevin Sullivan, Director, ADC Board;
Executive Director, Utah Defense Alliance
Ogden, UT

State Advisors Council

Co-Chair: Keith Graf, Director Texas Military Preparedness Commission – Office of the Governor
Austin, TX

Co-Chair: Lisa Swoboda, Deputy Director Maryland Department of Commerce
Baltimore, MD

Board Liaison: Bob Ross, Director, ADC Board;
Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs
Hartford, CT

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Alabama
Michael Ward, Board President, Alabama Military Stability Commission

Robert LaBranche, Executive Director, Alabama Military Stability Commission

Dan Ruth, Alabama Military Stability Commission

Arkansas
Col. (Ret.) Rob ‘Gator’ Ator, Director of Military Affairs, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Becky Rheinhardt, Assistant Director, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Arizona
Jennifer Thomsen, Public Safety and Military Affairs Advisor, Office of Governor’s Military Affairs Commission

California
Andreas Mueller, Executive Director, Governor’s Military Affairs Council/California Military Department

Allison Hsieh, Policy Advisor, Governor’s Military Council/Commander, HHC 746th CSSB, Governor’s Military Affairs Council/California Military Department

Greth Smythe, Special Assistant, Governor’s Military Affairs Council/California Military Department

Colorado
Keith Klaehn, Past Chairman, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Military Affairs Council

Greg Dorman, Resource Director/Legislative Liaison, Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Florida
Bruce Grant, Vice President, Military & Defense, Enterprise Florida

Terry McCaffrey, Executive Director, Florida Defense Support Task Force, Enterprise Florida

Georgia
Will Ball, Chairman, Governor’s Defense Initiative, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Gary Jones, Vice President, Valley Partnership Joint Development Authority

Guam
Cassandra Castro, Program Coordinator, Office of the Governor of Guam

Hawaii
Kamakana Kaimuloa, Vice President, Business Advocacy, Development & Military Affairs, Military Affairs Council, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Jennifer Sabas, Senior Advisor, Military Affairs Council, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Iowa
Jason Gordon, Vice President, Public Affairs, Quad Cities Chamber

Idaho
Bill Richey, Executive Director, Idaho Military Division

Bryan Ricker, Community Development Manager – Military Relations, Idaho Military Division

Matt Borud, Marketing and Innovation Officer, Idaho Dept. of Commerce

Indiana
Brandi Hughes, Director, Indiana Office of Defense Development

Danielle Chrysler, Assistant Director, Indiana Office of Defense Development

Kansas
Perry Wiggins, Chairman, Kansas Governor’s Military Council

Kentucky
Col. Blaine Hedges (Ret.), Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs

Louisiana
Mike Reese, Chairman, Fort Polk Progress

Paine Gowen, Louisiana Economic Development

Maryland
Dean Ertwine, Assistant Director, Maryland Office of Military and Federal Affairs, Maryland Department of Commerce

Massachusetts
John Beatty, Executive Director, Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force

Missouri
Joe Driskill, Missouri Military Advocate, State of Missouri Department of Economic Development

Michigan
Sean Carlson, Executive Director, Michigan Defense Center – MI Office of Economic Development

Mississippi
Bill Cork, CEO, Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission

Mississippi
Jamie Miller, , Mississippi Development Authority

Dr. Mike McGrevey, Deputy Director, Mississippi Development Authority

Montana
Greg Doyon, Chairman, Montana Defense Alliance

David Weissman, Executive Director, Montana Defense Alliance

North Carolina
Robert Hosford, North Carolina Military Affairs Commission

Kelly Jackson, Service Member-Family Coordinator, North Carolina Military Affairs Commission

North Dakota
Barry Wilfahrt, President & CEO, The Chamber Grand Forks-East Grand Forks

Tom Ford, Director of Administration, Grand Forks Region

Nebraska
Phil O’Donnell, Executive Director, State of Nebraska Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs

New Mexico
Dominique Foley Wilson, Executive Director, Kirtland Partnership Committee

Nevada
Tyler Klimas, State of Nevada DC Office

Ohio
Rachel Castle, Director , Defense Programs, Dayton Development Coalition

Maurice McDonald, Executive VP, Aerospace & Defense, Dayton Development Coalition

Vito Abruzzino, Director, Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission

Oklahoma
Mike Cooper, Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission

Pennsylvania
Frank Sullivan, Executive Director, PA Military Community Enhancement Commission

Peter Witmer, Assistant Director, Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission

Rhode Island
John Riendeau, Director, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

South Carolina
Charlie Farrell, Executive Director, South Carolina Military Base Task Force

Bill Bethea, Chairman, South Carolina Military Base Task Force

South Dakota
Scott Landguth, Executive Director, South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority

Utah
Gary Harter, Executive Director, State of Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs

Kevin Sullivan, Executive Defense Director, Utah Defense Alliance

Virginia
Mike Coleman, Military Affairs Liaison, Commonwealth of Virginia, Veterans & Defense Affairs

Washington
Kristine Reeves, Director, Washington Defense Alliance, Office of the Governor

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