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Leadership


Lt. General Michael Ferriter, U.S. Army (Retired)

President and CEO

Lt. General Michael Ferriter, President and CEO, National Veterans Memorial and Museum

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.

Education

  • Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Senior National Defense Fellow
  • Central Michigan University
    MS, Administration
  • The Citadel
    BS, Business Administration

Volunteer Experience

  • Association of the United States Army, Lifetime Member
  • Association of Defense Communities
  • 75th Ranger Regiment Association, Lifetime Member
  • The Patriot Foundation, Board of Advisors
  • Veteran Golfers Association, Board of Advisors
  • Links to Freedom Golf Foundation
  • Down the Stretch Ranch
  • Alliance Jiu Jitsu Academy, Black Belt 1st Degree

Leadership Team

William Butler

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. 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.

Jeff Nutter

Jeff Nutter

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.

Candace Brady

Candace Brady

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.

Andy Cloyd

Andy Cloyd

Associate Director of Visitor Experience

Andy serves as the Museum’s Associate Director of Visitor Experience. In his role he serves as the Museum’s point of contact for visitor services, education programming and exhibition and design. Andy’s responsibilities also include management of new interpretive programming, research trends and developing community stakeholders in the Museum’s mission.

Shelley Hoffman

Shelly Hoffman

Associate Director of External Affairs

Shelly serves as the Museum’s Associate Director of External Affairs. In this role she oversees marketing, communications, veterans outreach and government affairs. Shelly’s responsibilities include building regional and national support for the Museum’s unique mission through media relations, advertising, community relations, local and national partnerships, and veterans engagement.