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Aaron Jackson (Eglin)

Aaron Jackson is a Partner at Dunlap Bennet & Ludwig, a veteran-owned law firm with global reach headquartered in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.  Aaron’s practice concentrates on the intersection of law, technology, and national security with practice areas including Government Contracts, Corporate Transactions, U.S. Export Controls, Regulatory Compliance, Privacy, Cybersecurity, and National Security Law.  Prior to… Read more »

Eric Brown (Florida)

Eric Brown is a transitioning Green Beret who is passionate about helping others and making connections so others may strive. After 24 years in the Army, Eric knows the importance of build trusting relationships and how to leverage years of working with diverse cultures. After attending The Honor Foundation, Virtual Group 42, Eric and his… Read more »

Ed Williams (San Francisco)

Ed Williams spent over 16 years in Special Operations as a United States Army Green Beret. Beginning his career at the Military Academy at West Point, service has been a central part of his life. After 22 years Ed “rebranded”, leaving Stuttgart Germany for the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to leaving Germany, Ed attended… Read more »

Lyndsea Warkenthien (Palo Alto)

Lyndsea Warkenthien is an undergraduate student at Stanford university majoring in International Relations and minoring in Computer Science. In addition, she is an officer in the Stanford Undergraduate Veterans Association helping to build a community of small but mighty undergraduates at Stanford University. Lyndsea has served 10 year in the United States Navy as an… Read more »

Benjie Manibog (Los Angeles)

Benjie Manibog is a graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC), Master of Business for Veterans (MBV) program. In addition, he is the President and CEO of the MBV Foundation, a 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization, to connect USC veterans, so they may use their strengths to inspire and positively impact their community. Benjie… Read more »

Jim Skeen (San Diego)

Jim Skeen EXPERTISE Jim is the Founder of Lockton San Diego. He long served as a member of the Lockton Pacific Series Executive Committee, accountable for its sustained growth and profitability through its west coast offices. He has provided decades of continuous board service, for both corporate and nonprofit organizations, focused on enterprise opportunity and… Read more »

David Marino (San Diego)

David Marino is executive vice president of Hughes Marino, the largest tenant representation company in San Diego. Hughes Marino is committed to only representing tenants in their lease and purchase transactions of commercial space. David specializes in high-value, time-critical and complex transactions for technology, life science and business service companies. He is an expert in… Read more »

Daniel Sanfelice (San Diego)

Daniel Sanfelice spent 6 years in the US Navy as a Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman. He was trained as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) Operator and eventually became the UAS program manager for his command. After the Naby, he transitioned to the commercial UAS world and has been working in UAS Business Development and Research… Read more »

Zachary Lewis (San Diego)

Zachary Lewis, Founder and CEO of San Diego-based business, Integrity Bottles, is an experienced military business owner with a demonstrated history of building teams and systems while serving as a Naval Special Warfare Boat Operator and as an Active-Duty Entrepreneur in the consumer goods and real estate industries. Zachary built Integrity Bottles from the ground… Read more »

Diego Ugalde (San Diego)

Diego Ugalde is a veteran with 15 years experience as a Navy SEAL. His career began in San Diego, CA in 1992 as a Hospital Corpsman in the hopes of becoming a SEAL but his plans unexpectedly changed when he was dropped four months into BUD/S training. After eight years of repentance over being unsuccessful,… Read more »

Jennifer Gestring-Smith (San Diego)

I was 16 when I chose to take my GED and move out on my own. I had to take jobs that barely paid the rent, but I kept pushing and in just a few years, I had worked my way up the corporate ladder to become an Account Manager. I developed, coordinated and managed… Read more »

James Jackson (Texas)

Mr. Jackson serves as Chairman of the Board at the Clean Energy Business Network. The Clean Energy Business Network is the small business voice of the clean energy economy, working to enhance opportunities for clean energy providers through policy support, market and technology information, and business development. Mr. Jackson also serves as a consultant with Shell… Read more »

Chad Munroe (San Antonio)

Mr. Munroe comes to Southwest Research Institute from the United States Navy where he was a Senior Director. He was responsible for providing critical evaluation and advice on risk mitigation to senior executive leaders and oversight for personnel conducting high-risk training operations. At SwRI®, he will lead project development efforts, identify and host new clients,… Read more »

Keith Parry (Austin)

Colonel Keith Parry is a native of Palmerton, Pennsylvania.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1989 and attained the rank of Sergeant.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in April 1994. First Lieutenant Parry’s initial officer assignment was with 1st Battalion, 6th Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC in December 1995 where he served as… Read more »

Natallia Ornelas (Houston)

Natallia was born in Belarus and came to the US as a Navy Seal spouse in 2005. Her husband Frank Ornelas served 30 years as a SEAL and retired in November of 2018.  They have two beautiful children, Milana and Matthew, and a sweet mischievous dog, Copper. As a family, they spent many wonderful years in… Read more »

Scott Asack (D.C.)

Scott Asack is The Honor Foundation’s Ambassador for the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area and a THF Fellow from our inaugural virtual course held in the summer of 2019. Scott retired from active-duty service in December 2020 after serving over 26 years as a Naval Special Warfare officer. He now resides with his family in northern… Read more »

Jason Gonzales (D.C.)

Jason Gonzales is a consultant at Grant Thornton LLC in Arlington, Virginia, where he serves as the project manager for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) financial statement audit. Jason is a U.S. Army veteran and Green Beret with over 25 years of senior management and leadership experience.  He has developed strategic defense plans for… Read more »

Tres Smith (D.C.)

Tres Smith is a 1995 graduate of George Mason University, where he received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Earth Systems Sciences and was subsequently commissioned as a United States Marine in September 1995. He has recently retired after more than 23 years of service and is currently employed with the Office of the Secretary… Read more »

Kristin Hicks (Virginia Beach)

Gallup Strengths: Discipline, Arranger, Problem Solving, Individualization, Responsibility  What She Brings to the Team: Loyal professional dedicated to leading diverse teams to strategic victories. Ten years of demonstrated experiences in operations, logistics, maintenance, and process improvement. Possess strong communication skills and ability to motivate others to perform at high levels through training, mentoring, and setting… Read more »

Ted Handler (Virginia Beach)

In mid-February 2018, STIHL Inc. welcomed Ted Handler as the new Senior Manager for Business Process Excellence.  Ted works with the senior management team to create and lead process improvement efforts across the company.  Ted’s 20 plus years of proven military leadership in both the United States Marine Corps and Special Operations Forces is helping… Read more »