Bridging the Past – Building the Future

Leadership – Alliance – Inspiration


Dorothea de La Houssaye

Chairman of the Normandy Institute, MA International Law and International Relations at University of Amsterdam. President of The American Friends of Blerancourt, the Franco-American Museum of Château de Blerancourt.

Dorothea de La Houssaye
Gen. Aitken

Founder and Commander of 77th Brigade, Commanding Officer of the Highlanders. Global Managing Director Storyful Intelligence.

Gen. (Ret) Alastair Aitken CBE
Carole Brookins

Former United States Executive Director to The World Bank in Washington D.C. from 2001 to 2005. International Consultant and Managing Director of Public Capital Advisors LLC. Founder of World Perspectives. Founder and chairman of The First Alliance foundation.

The Hon. Carole L. Brookins (1949 - 2020)
Peter Caddick-Adams

Director, The Defence & Global Security Institute – DGSI. Author, Military Historian, Defence & Security Analyst, Battlefield Tour Guide, Broadcaster.

Peter Caddick-Adams
Patrick Campion

Bio will follow.

Patrick M. Campion
David Chapman

Vice President for Government and Defense, Michelin North America. Former U.S. Defense and Military Attaché to France, Greece, and Serbia. Former Commander of the U.S. Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center. Fellow at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Col. (Ret) David K. Chapman
Joseph Cohen

Chairman and CEO Switch HTN Sports Group. Former President Madison Square Garden Network. Trustee Emeritus of California Institute of the Arts.

Joseph M. Cohen
Susan Eisenhower

President of the Eisenhower Group. Chairman Emeritus at the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. Consultant, author and expert on international security, space policy, energy and relations between Russia and the US.

Susan E. Eisenhower
James Fay

Silicon Valley “CFO of the Year 2016” award. Chief Financial Officer at Mattaport, Former CFO View Dymanic Glass Inc, Former CFO of NeoPhotonics Corporation, Harvard Law.

James D. Fay
Clifford Gibbons

President of Gibbons and Company Inc. Son of Congressman Sam Gibbons, a D-Day veteran and inspiration for Tom Brokaw’s book “The Greatest Generation”.

Clifford Gibbons

Government Account Executive for Owen Mumford. Retired US Army Special Forces Officer. Student of Military History – Studying under Col. (Ret) Keith Nightingale and Col. (Ret) Dave McNeil. Proponent for the Normandy French Resistance Monument.

Cpt. (Ret) Joseph Ivanov
Jack Jacobs

Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Vietnam War. Serves as military analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and former Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

Col. (Ret) Jack Jacobs
Joan Kahn

National Vice President WIZO USA, Board of the American Friends of the Louvre, Executive board member of the World Jewish Congress and Former President of Women for Women at the UN.

Joan Kahn
Thomas Kolditz

Founding Director of the Anne and John The Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. Former director of the West Point Leadership Center and former Founder and Director of the Leadership Development Program at the Yale School of Management.

Gen. (Ret) Thomas A. Kolditz PHD
Graeme Lamb

Former director of UK Special Forces. Deputy Commanding General of Multi- National Forces in Iraq and special advisor to Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Gen. David Petraeus in Afghanistan. Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.

Gen. (Ret) Sir Graeme Lamb KBE CMG DSO
Stanley McChrystal

Retired four-star General who led JSOC in Iraq and was Commander of US and International Assistance Forces in Afghanistan. Founder and Partner of McChrystal Group and McCrystal Group Leadership Institute. Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Former Chairman of the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project.

Gen. (Ret) Stanley A. McChrystal
Dave Mcneil

President and CEO of Hannah Solar. Former Installation Commander of FT Dix. Annual terrain walks for active duty soldiers in Normandy. Chevalier of the French Légion d’Honneur.

Col. (Ret) Dave McNeil

Retired four-star US Army General who served as the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, principal Military Advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council. Former 39th Chief of Staff of the US Army. Currently a Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor and Visiting Lecturer at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

General (Ret.) Mark A. Milley
John Nicholson

Retired four-star US Army General, served as Commanded of US Forces and a NATO led coalition of 41 nations in Afghanistan. Former Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division. Currently CEO Lockheed Martin – Middle East.

Gen. (Ret) John Nicholson
Keith Nightingale

Former Commander Airborne battalions 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 82nd Airborne Division and the 1/75th Rangers. Annual terrain walks for active duty soldiers. Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur.

Col. (Ret) Keith Nightingale
Lisa Pierozzi

Former Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers. Former CFO Motion Picture Association of America and Senior VP Universal Studios. Board member Motion Picture and Television Fund.

Lisa Pierozzi
Alexandra Richie

Author and Professor of History in the department of International Relations and Wladyslaw Bartoszewski Chair for History at the Collegium Civitas University of Warsaw.

Professor Alexandra Richie PHD
Kirk Saduski

Emmy-nominated documentarian, head of non-fiction film and television at Playtone, producer on “Band of Brothers”, co-producer on “John Adams”, “The Pacific” and “Game Change” for HBO, co-executive producer of the CNN documentary series “The Sixties”, “The Seventies”, “The Eighties” and “The Nineties”.

Kirk Saduski
Garry Schnelzer

Consultant for the Missile Defense Agency and space industry. Represented the Secretary of the Air Force as progam Executive Officer for the acquisition of Air Force Space and Ballistic Missile Defense System programs at the Pentagon.

Gen. (Ret) Garry A. Schnelzer
Frieder Schnock

Artist, art historian and memorial specialist. Co-founder the Human Rights Watch Committee in Berlin. Lecturer in Berlin and at Leuphana University in Lüneburg.

Prof. Dr. Frieder Schnock
David Stamm

Consultant for U.S Department of Defense programs. Former Comptroller, U.S. Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center and prior as Air Force Deputy Program Executive Officer for Command, Control & Communication programs, responsible for U.S. and NATO AWACS programs acquisition strategy.

Col. (Ret) David C. Stamm
Prof. Renata Stih

Artist, educator and scholar in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Professor at Berlin’s College of Technology and at Leuphana University in Lueneburg. Chair of the Art Advisory Board to the Cultural Senate of Berlin.

Prof. Renata Stih
Olivier Tramond

Former Comptroller General French Army Corps – French Ministry of Defense. Former director of institutional relations Safran. Co-chairman of The First Alliance Foundation. Commandeur of the Légion d’Honneur.

Gen. (Ret) Olivier Tramond
John Vines

Partner and Chief People Officer at McChrystal Group. Former Commander of US Army XVIII Airborne Corps and Multi-National Corps Iraq. Former Commander 82nd Airborne Division.

Gen. (Ret) John R. Vines
Dwight B. Washabaugh

Forty-five + years in senior management of nonprofit organizations. Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) USAR. Eagle Scout. Father served in WWII Europe, landed at Utah Beach.

Dwight B. Washabaugh
Deborah Wince Smith

President and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness. President of the Global Federation of Comptitiveness Councils. Board member of the US Naval Academy and the Smithsonian. Member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee.

The Hon. Deborah L. Wince-Smith

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