Board & Management

 

 

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MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

 

We’d like to introduce the leadership of the Battleship IOWA Museum and future National Museum of the Surface Navy, both operated by the Pacific Battleship Center – a 501c3 non-profit organization. These individuals provide the necessary guidance, knowledge, diversity, and experience to successfully expand the organization to a National Museum by 2025.

The Pacific Battleship Center does not receive government funding for daily operations. All museum programs are funded by admissions, programs, and contributions.

 

 

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NATIONAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Members of the National Leadership Council are a diverse group of ambassadors who represent our nation’s interest in the future of Freedom of the Seas and the National Museum of the Surface Navy at the Battleship IOWA.

National Campaign Co-Chair

 

Ambassador Terry Branstad

Governor, State of Iowa
(1983-1999, 2011-2017)
Ambassador to China
(2017-2020)

Senator Chuck Grassley

State of Iowa

Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

California 44th District

Governor Kim Reynolds

State of Iowa

Robert C. O’Brien

US Ambassador (Ret.)

Admiral Vernon Clark

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Philip Davidson

USN (Ret.)

Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr.

USN (Ret.)

Admiral James R. Hogg

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Michelle Howard

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Samuel J. Locklear

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Henry H. Mauz, Jr.

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Robert J. Natter

USN (Ret.)

Admiral J. Paul Reason

USN (Ret.)

Admiral James G. Stavridis

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Henry Ulrich III

USN (Ret)

Vice Admiral Richard Hunt

USN (Ret.)

Captain Tom Kelley, USN (Ret.)

Medal of Honor Recipient

Janice Hahn

L.A. County Supervisor

Tim McOsker

Councilmember, City of Los Angeles 15th District

H. Delano Roosevelt

Senator Chuck Grassley

State of Iowa

Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

California 44th District

Governor Kim Reynolds

State of Iowa

Robert C. O’Brien

US Ambassador (Ret.)

Admiral Vernon Clark

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Philip Davidson

USN (Ret.)

Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr.

USN (Ret.)

Admiral James R. Hogg

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Michelle Howard

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Samuel J. Locklear

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Henry H. Mauz, Jr.

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Robert J. Natter

USN (Ret.)

Admiral J. Paul Reason

USN (Ret.)

Admiral James G. Stavridis

USN (Ret.)

Admiral Henry Ulrich III

USN (Ret)

Vice Admiral Richard Hunt

USN (Ret.)

Captain Tom Kelley

USN (Ret.) – Medal of Honor recipient

Janice Hahn

L.A. County Supervisor

Tim McOsker

Councilmember, City of Los Angeles 15th District

H. Delano Roosevelt

CHAIRMAN’S FLAG COUNCIL

Members of the Chairman’s Flag Council serve as resources, volunteering leadership, expertise, networking, and financial support to ensure our organization becomes and continues to be a world class museum and memorial to those who served our nation. Members advocate for and increase public awareness of the museum by cultivating strong, diverse, and sustainable sources of support for the institution.

VADM Thomas Rowden

USN (Ret.)

RADM Jesse A. Wilson, Jr.

USN (Ret.)

Kelcey Brown

President and CEO, MidAmerican Energy

RADM Nevin Carr Jr.

USN (Ret.)

RDML Sandra Adams

USN (Ret.)

Jack Giarraputo

Happy Madison Productions

RADM Scott Jerabek

USN (Ret.)

RDML Charles Brown

USN (Ret.)

Robert Nowakowski

Qualcomm

VADM Thomas Rowden

USN (Ret.)

RADM Nevin Carr Jr.

USN (Ret.)

RADM Scott Jerabek

USN (Ret.)

RADM Jesse A. Wilson, Jr.

USN (Ret.)

RDML Sandra Adams

USN (Ret.)

RDML Charles Brown

USN (Ret.)

Kelcey Brown

President and CEO, MidAmerican Energy

Jack Giarraputo

Happy Madison Productions

Robert Nowakowski

Qualcomm

GOVERNANCE BOARD

The Board of Directors is responsible for governance and fiduciary oversight of the organization. Members are actively involved with a focus on strategic vision, transition to a National Museum, and representation from the diverse communities we serve.

 

Chairman of the Board

 

 

RADM Mike Shatynski

USN (Ret.)

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Tanya Acker

Attorney, Television and Podcast Host
Los Angeles, California

Rebecca Beach, Secretary

Founder & CEO, Puppy Jake Foundation
Iowa

LCDR Ken Hagihara, USN (Ret.)

Integrity Public Relations
Mission Viejo, California

Douglas Herman

The Strategy Group
Los Angeles, California

Craig Johnson

Chair, Crail-Johnson Foundation
San Pedro, California

Dan Kehl

CEO, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, LLC
Iowa

Vanessa Lewis, CPA

Non-profit Financial Reporting Consultant
Dallas, Texas

Jeff Link

Link Strategies
Iowa

Bruce DD Mac Rae

State Public Affairs Vice President at UPS
Long Beach, California

VADM John Morgan, USN (Ret.)

Arleigh Burke Foundation
Virginia

Ross O’Brien, Treasurer & CFO

Partner, Servatius, O’Brien, & Fong, LLP
San Pedro, California

FLTCM JoAnn Ortloff, USN (Ret.)

Surface Navy Association
California

E. Scott Palmer

Partner, Law Firm of Palmer, Hunter & Hall
Los Angeles, California

Jonathan Williams, Pres. & CEO

Battleship IOWA, Surface Navy Museum, LA Fleet Week
California

Board Members

Tanya Acker

Attorney, Television and Podcast Host
Los Angeles, California

Rebecca Beach, Secretary

Founder & CEO, Puppy Jake Foundation
Iowa

LCDR Ken Hagihara, USN (Ret.)

Integrity Public Relations
Mission Viejo, California

Douglas Herman

The Strategy Group
Los Angeles, California

Dan Kehl

CEO, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, LLC
Iowa

Craig Johnson

Chair, Crail-Johnson Foundation
San Pedro, California

Jeff Link

Link Strategies
Iowa

Vanessa Lewis, CPA

Non-profit Financial Reporting Consultant
Dallas, Texas

Bruce DD Mac Rae

State Public Affairs Vice President at UPS
Long Beach, California

VADM John Morgan, USN (Ret.)

Arleigh Burke Foundation
Virginia

Ross O’Brien, Treasurer & CFO

Partner, Servatius, O’Brien, & Fong, LLP
San Pedro, California

FLTCM JoAnn Ortloff, USN (Ret.)

Surface Navy Association
California

E. Scott Palmer

Partner, Law Firm of Palmer, Hunter & Hall
Los Angeles, California

Jonathan Williams, Pres. & CEO

Battleship IOWA, Surface Navy Museum, LA Fleet Week
California

PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY BOARD | SPECIAL ADVISORS

Members of the President’s Advisory Board are leaders and advisors from industry, labor, education, government, museum, philanthropy, and other sectors of importance. Advisory Board members serve as an important resource and knowledge base that advises leadership and supports the organization to achieve its strategic objectives.

Bruce DD MacRae, ChairSpecial Advisor, State Public Affairs Vice President at UPS

Bill Anderson – Westrec Marinas

Larry Armstrong  Ware Malcolm

Paul Carter – Estate Attorney

Olga Chavez – Marathon Petroleum

Simon Conway – Talk Show Host at WHO Radio

Kip Cyprus – Special Advisor, Developer

Mike DowlingVeterans Advocate

CAPT Roger C. Easton Jr., USN (Ret.)Special Advisor, President, Easton Advisors LLC & USS ARLEIGH BURKE Association

John Ek – National Co-Chair at Mercury Public Affairs

CAPT Bill Erickson, USN (Ret.)Surface Navy Association

Kim Estes

Amy GratCEO, EXP: The Opportunity Engine

RADM G. E. Gneckow, USN (Ret.)Commanding Officer, USS IOWA (1983-1985)

Don HallPresident, Hall Towing, Inc.

Jane JohnsonCommunity Advocate

Nathan JonesFounder: Kids, Hand, and Minds

Sinan Kanatsiz – Special Advisor, IMA, KCOMM

Patrick KohlerCo-Founder: Databolic, Inc.

Josh LaFargaLaborer’s Union

Jeff Lamberti Special Advisor, Attorney, and former Iowa senator

Bobby MacDonaldCommunity Leader

Russ MatthewsSpecial Advisor, Documentary Producer

CAPT Richard McKenna, USN (Ret.)Community Leader

James Parker

Wayne RatkovichPresident & CEO of the Ratkovich Company

Lars ReiersonInvestment Professional

Derrick Roselli

Kamin Samuel – Transformation Coach

Tom Sauer

CDR Steve Shatynski, USNR (Ret.)

John Shultz

Matt SodlManaging Director of Innovation Capital

Arlo SorensonCertified Public Accountant

Joe Walsh – Partner, Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP

Gary Williams

LA Fleet Week Founding Board & Advisors

Jonathan Williams, President

Jeff Gorell, Vice President

David P. Bender, Jr., Secretary

John McOsker, Treasurer

Doane Liu, Director

RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.), Director

Stephanie Stone, Director

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Jonathan Williams

President & CEO
Pacific Battleship Center
President, LA Fleet Week Foundation

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Mike Getscher

EVP & COO
Pacific Battleship Center
Chief Engineer, Battleship IOWA

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David Canfield

VP & CIO
Pacific Battleship Center
Liaison, Veterans Association

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Ross O’Brien

Treasurer & CFO
Pacific Battleship Center

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