||Chairman - Ken Falke
Mr. Ken Falke is a 21-year
combat veteran of the U.S. Navy. Ken is highly respected around the world
and throughout the military and civilian Bomb Disposal and Explosive Ordnance
Disposal communities as an innovative and forward thinking leader. Ken
is the founder and Chairman of A-T Solutions and also the founder and Chairman
of the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation.
||President - Sherri Beck
Mrs. Sherri Beck is the
standing President of the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. Sherri
has over 20 years of experience with the EOD community as an EOD wife.
Sherri served with her husband, Leon, at multiple EOD duty stations
and held various positions at Navy EOD commands to include a command OMBUDSMAN.
Sherri has a background in the administrative medical field and an Associates
of Arts degree from the University of Phoenix.
||Co-Founder - Jeff Simons
Mr. Jeff Simons is a 26-year
combat veteran from the U.S. Navy EOD community. Jeff has experience
in EOD operations and training, underwater mine countermeasures, Improvised
Explosive Device (IED) defeat tactics and technology, and in maritime anti-terrorism
and force protection. As the Chief Operating Officer (COO), for A-T Solutions
Inc, he directs the day to day business unit operations. Jeff is the Co-Founder
of the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation.
Mr. Adam Popp is a 12-year
combat veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has been deployed to Iraq and
Afghanistan as an EOD Team Leader. After being wounded in Afghanistan,
he was visited at the hospital by members of the WEODW Foundation and found
it a very humbling experience and wanted to get involved. He is certified
by the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) as a peer visitor for amputees
and other severely wounded. He currently leads a very active
life by working full time for Northrop Grumman, attending school and doing
several outdoor activities.
Mr. Frank Skinner is a 23-year
veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Frank? combat experience comes from
his time in Beirut and Vietnam. In addition, Frank has a very diverse
EOD background to include anti/counter terrorism, surveillance detection,
breacher/explosive entry and currently works for A-T Solutions, Inc, continuing
the fight on terrorism. Frank has close ties to the EOD community, compassion,
and a desire to help our wounded and their families.
||Sue C. Payton
Sue C. Payton ?change agent,
acquisition expert, innovative industry leader and public servant - has
over 27 years of continued success working with senior aerospace and defense
industry partners and in government positions with military services,
defense agencies, coalition partners, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of
the Secretary of Defense, Intelligence Community, Congress, Universities
and the media. As the former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, in both
Republican and Democrat Administrations, Ms. Payton was responsible for
all Air Force research, development and acquisition activities. Ms Payton
directed a $30 billion annual investment that included major weapon systems
such as unmanned air vehicles, mobility, ISR and fighter aircraft, munitions
and IED countermeasures, as well as, capability areas such as alternative
fuels, information technology, command and control, intelligence, surveillance
and reconnaissance systems. She has extensive experience leading
government and industry partnerships focused on maturing and applying technology
and operations concepts to solve national security problems worldwide.
Since 2001, Sue has had very close ties to the Joint Service EOD community.
||Roderick W. Simmons
Rod Simmons is a partner/shareholder
in the law firm of Hirschler Fleischer. Rod's practice focuses on
mergers and acquisition transactions in the defense contractor and other
industries. Rod's involvement with the defense contracting industry spurred
his interest in the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. Rod graduated
from the University of Virginia, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa,
and received his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the
College of William and Mary, where he was an editor of the William &
Mary Law Review. Rod is active in both bar and civic organizations,
and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Better Business Bureau of Central
||Jane Cady Gingrich
Jane Cady Gingrich is a certified
public accountant from Gaithersburg, MD. Before establishing her
own practice in September 2009, Jane worked for the public accounting firm
McGladrey & Pullen, LLP for five years in the government contracting
practice. Jane managed multiple audits and reviews for entities with
annual revenues ranging from $5M - $150M both in the private and public
sector. Jane is a graduate of Colgate University where she earned
a B.A. in Chemistry. Jane is honored to serve on the board for the
Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation and is looking forward to working closely
with those in the EOD community.
Bob Busby, CFP?is a Wealth Management Advisor in the Hilton Head Island, South Carolina office. Bob and his team help high net worth families and business owners develop and implement a uniquely personalized plan to grow and preserve wealth. The team's mission is to help each client achieve the financial freedom to pursue their passions in life.
The team tailors customized wealth management solutions for complex issues including estate planning, retirement planning, private business sales, risk management, portfolio construction and allocation. Bob and members of his team work closely with the client's tax and legal advisors to address each client's tax, estate and wealth transfer planning needs.
Bob earned a finance degree from Virginia Tech in 1985 and has more than 25 years experience in financial services. Bob is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER?professional, signifying that he has met the rigorous certification standards required by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
Bob lives on Hilton Head Island with his wife Kim and their two children, Brooke and Jason.