Board of Directors and Staff

National D-Day Memorial Foundation Board of Directors 2017-18

Col (Ret) Mark “Mac” McKenzie
Moneta, VA

CAPT (Ret) James P. Ransom III
Lynchburg, VA

President, National D-Day Memorial Foundation
Ms. April Cheek-Messier
Bedford, VA

Ms. Kathleen Guzi
Daleville, VA

Mr. Christopher Bryant
Falls Church, VA


Maj Gen (Ret) Richard “Rick” T. Devereaux
Asheville, NC

Honorable Philip A. Wallace, Judge (Ret)
Bedford, VA

Thomas W. Nygaard, M.D.
Lynchburg, VA

The Foundation respectfully requests that all mail addressed to Board members be sent to their attention at: National D-Day Memorial, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, Virginia  24523

Administrative Staff

April Cheek-Messier, President

Beje Garrett, Chief of Staff

Tara Warner, Associate Chief of Staff/Campaign Administrator

Robin VanHorn, Director of Administration

Sue Trussell, Administrative Coordinator

 Development & Marketing

Brandon P. Gregory, Director of Development

Angela Hatcher Lynch, Associate Director of Marketing

Emily Van Fleet, Development Services & Database Coordinator


John Long, Director of Education

Maggie Mitchell, Associate Director for Programming & Events

Memorial Site

Martin Leamy, Director of Facilities & Risk Management

Jenny Post, Director of Site Operations

Sandra Parece, Assistant Site Manager

Lindsay Poling, Volunteer Coordinator

To contact our Administrative Office please call (540) 586-3329

To contact the Memorial site please call (540) 587-3619

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