A new ADC president and several members won election to serve new terms on the association’s board of directors at the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit last week in Washington, D.C.
New ADC President Joe Driskill was elected to serve a two-year term. Driskill, military advocate for the state of Missouri, also served as the founding executive director of the Leonard Wood Institute and its Sustainable Ozarks Partnership.
“I look forward to increasing ADC’s impact in areas that affect the quality of life our defense communities provide for our military families, including critical issues like spousal employment and military-related education issues,” Driskill said. “To do this, ADC will be undergoing a long-term planning process to define how the organization can best achieve its mission and ensure it continues to evolve to meet the military’s future needs.”
New ADC Vice President Maurice “Mo” McDonald, executive vice president for aerospace and defense with the Dayton Development Coalition in Ohio, was also elected to a two-year term.
Rocky Chávez, chairman of the Governor’s Military Council of California, and Keith Klaehn, chairman of the Defense Mission Task Force in Colorado Springs, Colo. were elected to their first three-year terms on the board.
Susan Morris, principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, was re-elected as a board member and to serve as Treasurer for a second two-year term.
Winning re-election to their second three year-terms are Kathleen Ferguson, senior advisor at The Roosevelt Group, and John Walker, a Deloitte consulting specialist leader, real estate service line.
Harry Kleiser, president of SIA Solutions, was elected to serve the remainder of an open seat on the board.
Photo by Will Noonan/ADC
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