ABOUT

Vision

Building strong communities that support America’s military in every defense community/state in the nation.

 

Mission

ADC builds resilient communities that support America’s military. We are the connection point for leaders from communities, states, the military and industry on community-military issues by enhancing knowledge, information sharing, and best practices. With nearly 300 communities, states, regions, and affiliated industry organizations, ADC represents every major defense community/state in the nation.

 

Values

  • We are committed to our mission of education, conducting our business with the highest ethical standards, and ensuring our actions are transparent;
  • We are committed to creating great places for our service members, their families and veterans to live, work and play by building collaboration between states, communities and the military;
  • We believe in the importance of supporting communities and states when changes in military missions impact local and regional economies;
  • We value community‐military partnerships that promote the value of military installations, and strengthen communities and states through collaborative relationships and sustainable regional planning.

Second Lady Karen Pence addresses the crowd at the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, D.C.

2020 STRATEGIC GOALS

Advance issues that build strong communities and support the military.

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Be the thought leader on behalf of defense communities.

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Advance knowledge and understanding of best practices in connection with efforts to improve quality of life for service members’ and their families.

Enhance ADC’s long‐term sustainability and capacity.

LEADERSHIP

Joe Driskill

Joe Driskill

President

Missouri Military Advocate, Missouri Department of Economic Development
Bob Ross

Bob Ross

Vice President

Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs
Susan Morris

Susan Morris

Treasurer

Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
William Parry

William Parry

Past President

City Manager, City of Gatesville, TX
Rocky Chávez

Rocky Chávez

Director

Chair of the Governor’s Military Council of California
Karen Holt

Karen Holt

Director

Federal Installation Administrator, Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development (MD)

Russell DeSalvo

Russell DeSalvo

Director

President & CEO, PuebloPlex
Greg Doyon

Greg Doyon

Director

Executive Board Member, Montana Defense Alliance
Kathleen Ferguson

Kathleen Ferguson

Director

Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group
Keith Klaehn

Keith Klaehn

Director

Chair, Defense Mission Task Force
Harry Kleiser

Harry Kleiser

Director

President, SIA Solutions
John Nerger

John Nerger

Director

Senior Military Advisor, Chamber of Commerce Huntsville/Madison County
Diane Rath

Diane Rath

Director

Executive Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments (TX)

John Walker

John Walker

Director

Specialist Leader, Real Estate Service Line, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Celeste Werner

Celeste Werner

Director

Executive Vice President, Strategic Development,  Matrix Design Group, Inc.

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

Ex Officio Director

Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission
George Schlossberg, Esq.

George Schlossberg, Esq.

Legal Counsel

Partner/Attorney, Kutak Rock, LLP

STAFF

Tim Ford

Tim Ford

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Borron

Matt Borron

Chief Operating Officer

Frank Junious
Controller

Grace Marvin
Director of Communications

Vincent Levin
Director of Events

Will Noonan
Graphic Designer

Dante Orlandini
Director of Membership

Emma Kelly
Project Specialist

“P-3C Orion Returns From Final Deployment” Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc Cuenca