Board of Directors and Staff

National D-Day Memorial Foundation 

Board of Directors 

Dan Stoddard (VA)
Senior VP & Chief Nuclear Officer,
Dominion Energy

John Elnitsky (FL)
Senior VP of Engineering & Technical Services,
Entergy Nuclear

Dr. John McManus (MO)
Curators’ Distinguished Professor of U.S. military history,
Missouri University of Science & Technology

Mary Zirkle (VA)
Director of Planning & Community Development,
Town of Bedford VA

President & CEO
April Cheek-Messier (VA)
National D-Day Memorial Foundation


Rex Geveden (VA)
President & CEO,
BWX Technologies, Inc.

Herschel Keller (VA)
Gentry Locke Attorneys

Chet McPhatter (VA)
Banker Steel

Gary Mignogna (VA)
President & CEO,
Framatome Inc.

Katherine Williams (NC)
Senior VP & CFO,
Framatome Inc.

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

National D-Day Memorial Foundation 



April Cheek-Messier, President

Tara Warner, Chief of Staff

Robin VanHorn, Director of Administration

Andrea Cook, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Administrator

Deborah Thompson, Receptionist



Angela Hatcher Lynch, Director of Communications



Courtney Hunter Godsey, Director of Development

Kimberly Wolfe, Associate Director of Development

Emily Parrow, Annual Giving Coordinator



John Long, Director of Education

Adam Nubbe, Education & Digital Learning Coordinator

Mitchell Gehman, Education & Public Outreach Coordinator


Memorial Site

Sandra Parece, Director of Site Operations

Kristopher Stober, Facilities 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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