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.

A panel discussion at the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, D.C.

2021 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

Bob Ross

President

Executive Director,
Connecticut Office of Military Affairs

Karen Holt

Vice President

Deputy Director for Community &
Economic Development,
Harford County, MD

Susan Morris

Treasurer

Principal,
Booz Allen Hamilton

Joe Driskill

Past President

Missouri Military Advocate,
Missouri Department of Economic Development

Greg Doyon

Director

Executive Board Member,
Montana Defense Alliance

Kathleen Ferguson

Director

Senior Advisor,
The Roosevelt Group

Thomas Ford

Director

 Director of Administration,
Grand Forks County

Keith Klaehn

Director

Chair,
Defense Mission Task Force

Harry Kleiser

Director

President,
SIA Solutions

Maurice “Mo” McDonald

Director

Vice President,
PESystems, Inc.

Sal Nodjomian

Director

Chief Executive Officer,
Matrix Design Group

Scott Norton

Director

Executive Director &
Chief Executive Officer,
TexAmericas Center

Diane Rath

Director

Executive Director,
Alamo Area Council of Governments (TX)

Stacey Shepard

Director

Vice President,
Federal & Environmental Solutions,
Jacobs

Jerrod Wheeler

Director

Superintendent,
Knob Noster Public Schools

George Schlossberg, Esq.

Legal Counsel

Partner/Attorney,
Kutak Rock, LLP

STAFF

Tim Ford

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Borron

Executive Director

Frank Junious
Controller

Vincent Levin
Director of Events

Grace Marvin
Director of Communications

Emma Kelly
Project Specialist

Will Noonan
Graphic Designer

Dante Orlandini
Director of Membership

ADC Committee/Council Roster

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