We have re-established separate Directors for the Naval Institute Foundation to improve our focus in this important area. The first meeting of the new Board of Directors of the Naval Institute Foundation, appointed by the Institute’s Board of Directors, convened on 4 October 2013.
Former Secretary of the Navy and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England of Fort Worth, Texas, is the Chairman. The Vice Chairman is Tom Musser, chairman of the Tri-M Group. Other members of the Board are Rear Admiral Kendell Pease, U.S. Navy (Retired), former Navy Chief of Information and former Senior Vice President of General Dynamics Corporation; Steve Waters, founder of Compass Advisors; and Michael Wiseman, managing partner of the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP.
Rear Admiral Dan Bowler, U.S. Navy (Retired), a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors, serves as liaison member of the Foundation Board. As CEO, I serve as a member of both boards as well. We thank our new Foundation Directors for volunteering for this important effort!