Meet Our Team
Our dedicated Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from diverse educational, business, government, civic, and cultural backgrounds. Together, we’ve been working hard to Honor a Legacy and Unite the city of Richmond by sharing the story of our bravest citizens.
Born in Long Island, NY, Ian bought into the power of a story well told from a young age. He was inspired to join the military following a visit to Pearl Harbor while in high school. In May 2017, Ian graduated from West Point as an Army Logistics Officer. Ian has served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and the 7th Special Forces Group.
We are currently searching for a new VP.
Max is a former Army Officer who served in Germany and Richmond. Max has a degree in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and he is set to begin an MBA program at NYU this fall. In his free time, Max enjoys playing games and traveling the world with his wife, Summer.
Carl is a retired Lieutenant Colonel who has worked as a Defense Contractor in the Richmond area since 2012. Carl retired from the Army after a 23-year career including various command and staff positions culminating in a 12-month tour as a senior adviser to the Iraqi Army. During his career, Carl also taught Politics at West Point, and served as a Congressional Liaison.
Jerryl is a career public servant with over 36 years of federal service. After serving as a Field Artillery officer in the Army, Jerryl began his HUD career in Richmond as a Community Builder. Currently, he works to reduce the cost of living for students and residents in public housing. He is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and the West Point Society of Richmond.
Julian is a VSU grad and Henrico resident. A former banker and real estate investor, he has led a distinguished career in the affordable housing industry. In 2015, Julian was hired by HUD to revitalize the Gary Housing Authority. He has also served as the Director of the Petersburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority. He currently oversees Monumental Honor's outreach to local government leaders.
Kat has 25 years of strategic communications experience in the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors. She specializes in media relations and public affairs. She also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. Kat currently oversees all marketing and communications for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and is a member of the New York Bar.
Honorary Board Member
Jan is a United States Army Veteran who founded the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. He also served as President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial foundation until his retirement. Jan is a recipient of the Samuel S. Beard Award for Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under. Jan also published a memoir, called To Heal a Nation.
Honorary Board Member
Paul is a retired US Navy Aviator. While serving in Vietnam, Paul spent 7 years as a Prisoner of War before returning to serve as the Commander of Naval Recruiting in Richmond. Later, Paul went on to serve as the Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Veteran Services. The Galanti Education Center at the Virginia War Memorial is named in his honor.