Board of Directors


General (USA, Retired) Richard A. Cody


Major General (USA, Retired) Timothy P. McHale

Chairman of the Board


General USA, Ret. Richard A. Cody was born in Montpelier Vermont. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point on 6 June 1972 with a Bachelor of Science.

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Major General USA, Ret. Timothy P. McHale was born and raised in Minnesota. In May 1977 he completed his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University Collegeville, Minnesota as a Distinguished Military Graduate.  

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Valerie Lynn Baldwin


General (USMC, Retired) John R. Allen



Ms. Baldwin received her Associate’s degree from the Seward County Community College, Bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University, Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.  

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John R. Allen is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Prior to joining Brookings as senior fellow and co-director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Allen served as special presidential envoy to the global coalition to counter ISIL, a position he held for 14 months.  

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Gerald W. Howard


Sergeant (USMC, Retired) Adam Kisielewski



Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Home Builders has over 25 years of association experience and a lifetime in the housing industry. Jerry began his association career at the National Association of Realtors, where he served as a Legislative Analyst for tax issues.  

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Sergeant USMC (Retired) Adam Kisielewski was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin and trained as an Infantryman at Camp Pendleton, CA. and later entered the US Marine Corps' Security Forces where he was hand selected to serve on the presidential security detail.

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SMA (USA, Retired) Kenneth O. Preston


General (USA, Retired) Robert W. RisCassi



Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston served as the 13th Sergeant Major of the Army from January15, 2004 to March 1, 2011. He retires as the longest serving Sergeant Major of the Army.  

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General USA (Retired) Robert W. RisCassi, was a past Corporate Senior Vice President and currently serves as a Consultant for L-3 Communications Corporation.  

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Joseph G. San Miguel, Ph.D., CPA



Colonel (USA, Retired) Michelle F. (Shelley) Yarborough


Dr. Joseph G. San Miguel is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Business, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He was recently Distinguished Visiting Professor at INSEAD and the David T. McLaughlin Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Dartmouth Tuck Business School.  

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Colonel USA, Ret. Shelley Yarborough currently serves as the Director of Army Aviation Programs at Cypress International in Alexandria, Virginia, having joined the company after 30 years of service in the US Army. Shelley served in operational, program management, Army and Joint staff assignments, commanding in leadership positions through Colonel. 

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John Gonsalves



We want to express sincere thanks to former President (2011) and founder John Gonsalves for taking action and leading the way.



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