To further expand its commitment to bold and innovative leadership in delivery of its Scholarship Program, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has established its first Advisory Board.
The Advisory Board will continue the Scholarship Foundation’s commitment to diverse and collaborative leadership from leaders in all areas of industry, service and philanthropy.
Good governance and innovative leadership is critical to the Scholarship Foundation’s ability to keep faith with Marine families and maintain public trust, which it has earned through its 55 years of mission success, accountability and transparency.
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“As Americans, we owe a debt to our nation’s Marines,” said Advisory Board Member and CEO of General Dynamics Phebe Novakovic.
“We can and must support their children and families. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides a way we can all repay this debt and has done so for more than 50 years. This is a cause I proudly salute.”
The Advisory Board will be led by dynamic and experienced leaders in the military and philanthropic communities.
“We’re honored to be the beneficiaries of the diverse professional and personal experiences represented on the Foundation’s inaugural Advisory Board,” said Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Margaret Davis.
The Advisory Board will provide advice and support on topics such as Scholarship Foundation programs, strategic planning, mission impact and Marine Corps family support.
The members, all distinguished in their fields, will provide new perspectives and guidance to the Scholarship Foundation’s mission of Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children.
Board members and additional meeting participants will hold their inaugural meeting on Friday, March 3. Founding members include:
C. Michael Armstrong– Chairman, AT&T, Comcast, and Hughes Electronics (Ret.)
Daniel F. Akerson– Chairman, United States Naval Academy Foundation
H.C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr. – Medal of Honor Recipient, Colonel of Marines (Ret.)
Rosalind G. Brewer– Former President and CEO, Sam’s Club
James H. Clement, Jr.– Chairman, King Ranch, Inc.
Ellyn Dunford – Spouse, 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps
Sergeant Major Carlton W. Kent USMC (Ret.) – 16thSergeant Major of the Marine Corps
James E. Lentz – CEO, Toyota Motors North America
Phebe N. Novakovic – Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics
Steven S. Reinemund – Retired Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele USMC (Ret.) – Chairman Emeritus, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Dr. Hans-Peter Wild – Owner & Chairman, WILD GROUP
Dr. James E. Wright – President Emeritus and Eleazar Wheelock Professor of History, Dartmouth College