Marines Memorial Association
Board of Directors & Executive Officers
Board of Directors for 2014
- Chairman of the Board: J. Barrie Graham, USMC Veteran
- Vice Chairman : General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.)
- Secretary : SgtMaj Frank Pulley, USMC (Ret.)
- VADM Jody Breckinridge , USCG (Ret.)
- Sergeant Major Ramona Cook, USMC (Ret.)
- Gunnar Counselman, USMC Veteran
- Bradford Davis , Navy Veteran
- Loree Draude, Navy Veteran
- Eaton Dunkelberger, USMC Veteran
- Joseph H. Felter, Ph.D., Colonel, US Army (Ret.)
- MajGen Tony Jackson, USMC Ret., State Park Director
- Edward LeBaron, USMC Veteran
- Eric Schroeder, USMC Veteran
- Ian Thomson, USMC Veteran
- Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Tice, USAF (Ret.)
- Robert Williams, USMC Veteran
President & Chief Executive Officer:
- MajGen James M. (Mike) Myatt, USMC (Ret.)
- General Joe Hoar, USMC (Ret.)
Marine Advisory Council:
- Col Jeff Arruda, USMC
- Col John Farnam, USMC
- Col Jay Hanlon, USMC
- Col Michael Lee, USMC
- SgtMaj James Porterfield, USMC
- Col Jeffrey Tuggle, USMC
- General Manager: Michael Allen, michaelallen@Marineclub.com
- Chief Financial Officer: Ruby Wu, rubywu@Marineclub.com
- Director of Membership & Development: Lecelia Harrison, leceliaharrison@Marineclub.com
- Director of the Living Memorial: Wendy Shuman, USMC (Ret.), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director of Sales & Marketing: Nicky Broderick, nickybroderick@Marineclub.com
- Director of Human Resources: Bethany Meyer, bethanymeyer@Marineclub.com
- Executive Assistant: Carol Taylor, caroltaylor@Marineclub.com
Mr. Graham is the C.O.O of WR Hambrecht+Co, Investment Banking firm in San Francisco. Prior to WRH+Co, Mr. Graham was President and CEO of Exchange Bank and a senior manager at Wells Fargo. Mr. Graham has a degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Finance. He served as a Marine Infantry Officer for 5 years, including tours with 3d Recon and as a Series Officer at MCRD, San Diego. Mr. Graham is Director of Empire Law School, Truett-Hurst Winery and Canine Companions for Independence.
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.
Sergeant Major Frank Pulley, USMC (Ret.) was Sergeant Major of the 1st Marine Division when he retired in 2007, after serving thirty years in the Corps. He serves as the Marine Corps Association’s West Coast Area Representative and is a member of the Secretary of the Navy’s Retiree Council. He has a B.S. degree in management/human resources and an A.S. degree in personnel management.
Admiral Breckinridge 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.
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 outstand leadership. In retirement, she currently serves as the Protocol Officer for Marine Corps Installations West-Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.
Gunnar Counselman was commissioned a Marine 2nd Lieutenant out of Cornell University and served in Iraq and the Horn of Africa before leaving the Corps to attend Harvard Business School. Upon graduation, he worked for Bain & Company. Recently, he founded Fidelis, Inc., a transition college for the military.
Bradford J. Davis served in the US Navy as an intelligence officer after receiving his degree from Dartmouth College. After several combat campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was selected to become the Navy’s liaison to the commercial petroleum, maritime and shipping communities throughout the Middle East where he acted as the US Navy’s representative. Mr. Davis is currently the Vice President of Business Development at Forensic Logic, a Bay Area based technology company that aggregates and distributes sensitive law enforcement and homeland security data to local, state and federal law enforcement, the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and private sector clientele. Mr. Davis holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a native San Franciscan.
Ms. Draude earned her commission through the NROTC program at the University of San Diego and spent ten years in the Navy as a Naval Aviator. She was one of the first women to pilot combat jets in the Navy and has written a book about her experiences. Since leaving the Navy, she earned an MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, worked for Military.com and is currently at Google as the Head of Communities and Social Engagement, Global Customer Services.
Mr. Dunkelberger attended Stanford University on a ROTC scholarship and upon graduation was commissioned in the Marine Corps. He served as an infantry officer with Third Battalion, Fifth Marines and deployed to Iraq in 2003. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2004, Mr. Dunkelberger got his MBA from London Business School and started 2 businesses in Afghanistan to improve the reconstruction effort through private sector development. He is currently the COO of a healthcare IT startup incubated by McKesson Corporation in San Francisco. Mr. Dunkelberger resides in Palo Alto, CA..
Joe Felter is Co-Director, of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) at Stanford University where he holds joint appointments with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Hoover Institution. Joe retired from the US Army as a Colonel in 2012 following a career as a Special Forces officer with service in a variety of special operations and diplomatic assignments. He participated in operational deployments to Panama with the 75th Ranger Regiment, Iraq with a Joint Special Operations Command Task Force and twice to Afghanistan most recently as Commander, International Security and Assistance Force Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team in 2010-2011. Joe received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.
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 State 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.
Eddie LeBaron was an all-American quarterback for University of the Pacific. As a Marine infantry platoon commander, he fought in the Korean War, where he was wounded twice. Following that, he was a NFL quarterback for twelve years and was named all-pro four times while playing with the Washington Redskins and then the Dallas Cowboys.
Mr. Eric Schroeder served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps, leaving as a Sergeant. He earned a B.S. degree at Azusa Pacific University and is currently Senior Vice President at Leavitt Group. Mr. Schroeder was accepted by, and successfully completed the Director Education and Certification program at The John E. Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles in partnership with the NASDAQ OMX Education Foundation, and is recognized as a Certified Director.
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 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 interred 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 and 767 aircraft on both domestic and international routes. Jeff retired from American Airlines in 2012. He currently volunteers for several nationwide military-related charities.
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 soft.
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 tour 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.
General Joe Hoar retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 37 years of service. During his last three years of active service, he was the Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command – the unified command that has the planning and operational responsibilities for nineteen countries of the Middle East, South Asia and the Horn of Africa. General Hoar was the Deputy for Operations for the Marine Corps during the Gulf War, and, before that, he was General Norman Schwartzkopf’s Chief of Staff at Central Command. Since retiring, General Hoar has formed a consulting firm that is engaged in business development in the Middle East and Africa. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations.