Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired)
President and CEO
Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired) serves as President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. In his role, Lt. General Ferriter leads the development of a national community and funding base for the Museum. He communicates the mission and vision to Veterans, active military, donors, partners, and other key constituencies. Lt. General Ferriter strives to create a community gathering place where the general public can join Veterans and members of the United States Armed Forces in celebrating the service and honoring the sacrifice made by Veterans.
William J. Butler
Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
Chief of Staff
Bill comes to the Museum after 27 years of service in the U.S. Army as a career Infantry officer and an additional two years as a senior Department of the Army civilian. As the Chief of Staff, he prioritizes, coordinates, and synchronizes the efforts of the staff to achieve the short and long term goals and missions of the Museum president and CEO.
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Vice President of Finance and Administration
Jeff serves as the Museum’s Vice President of Finance and Administration. In his role, he serves as the Chief Financial Officer and oversees finance, human resources, contracting, facilities management and information technology. Jeff’s responsibilities also include preparation and management of the museum’s annual operating budget and financial planning.
Vice President of Advancement
Candace serves as the Museum’s Vice President of Advancement. In this role, she oversees all fundraising, membership and development initiatives. Candace’s responsibilities include building the Museum’s regional and national fundraising network through recruiting Board Members, individual and corporate memberships, philanthropic donations and exclusive partnerships.
In his role as Museum Director, Andy serves as the point of contact for guest experience, education programming, events and sales and museum exhibition and design. Along with daily operations and now virtual programming, Andy’s role is to also develop community stakeholder relationships supporting the museum’s mission. He joined the team just a week before the grand opening after 18 years with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as Director of Operations. He has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Wright State University. His father and brother are both Veterans and Andy is honored to help lead the national conversation about the Veteran experience that surrounds us.
Deputy Chief of Staff
Master Sgt., U.S. Army (Retired)
Jennifer came to the museum in the summer of 2022, after 21 years in the U.S. Army and several more focused on helping Veterans lead their lives from a place of balance and joy. As the Deputy Chief of Staff, she prioritizes, coordinates, and synchronizes the efforts of the museum staff to achieve current and near-term goals and projects. She is a Certified Life Coach and 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, specializing in trauma sensitive, therapeutic, and adaptive yoga. Additionally, Jennifer holds a BS in Business Administration from Franklin University and is a 2022 Alumni of the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
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Marketing & Communications Director
Tamara currently serves as the Marketing and Communications Director.
Veterans Services Program Officer
Marnie joined the Museum with 23 years of combined Federal Government service as a senior Department of Army civilian and staff member in the US Senate; and 6 years of national non-profit experience as Director of Hiring Events for the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Hiring Our Heroes. In her role as Veteran Services Program Officer, Marnie leads a team committed to helping Veterans navigate their employment journey after military service through a collaborative national network of organizations, employers, educational institutions, and service providers.