Board of Directors
General Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart, USAF (Ret.)
Chairman of the Board, NHDF
General Eberhart, on December 1, 2004, was named President of Armed Forces Benefit Association. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Ed's active duty military career spanned 36 years with his last assignment as Commander, U.S. Northern Command and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He is also a command pilot with more than 4,500 flight hours.
General Eberhart has been praised repeatedly for bringing together the five military branches of service, to include the Coast Guard, and the National Guard and Reserve forces to ensure the security of our nation in the aftermath of the tragic September 11, 2001 attacks.
William J. "BJ" Hybl, Jr.
Vice Chairman and Treasurer, NHDF
William J. Hybl, Jr. has served as Vice President of Griffis/Blessing, Inc., one of Colorado Springs' largest real estate development companies, since 1999. Beginning in 1997, he was Vice President of The Garden City Company in Garden City, Kansas. From 1993 to 1997 BJ served in the United States Air Force, and was a reservist the following year. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Garden City Company, the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, and the Air Force Academy Foundation.
Donald E. Addy
Mr. Addy serves the Foundation as President and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Addy co-founded The Citizen Soldier Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Ft. Carson soldiers and their families by connecting them with citizens in the Colorado Springs community. Mr. Addy was formerly a partner and Chief Marketing Officer in Caswell International Corporation in Minneapolis, a Sub-S corporation involved in designing, building, and installing firearms training equipment for the United States Department of Defense and to law enforcement agencies around the world. Caswell was sold in 2003 to Meggit Defense Systems. Mr. Addy was named the 30th Ft. Carson Good Neighbor in 2007, and also serves as a Director and Treasurer of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is Vice-Chairman of The Military Affairs Council of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, and a Trustee of the Colorado Springs School.
Gerald (Jerry) E. Buckwalter
Gerald (Jerry) E. Buckwalter is Northrop Grumman Corporation's Vice President, Homeland Security, reporting to the Vice President of Washington Operations based at Northrop Grumman's corporate offices in Arlington, Va. In this capacity, Mr. Buckwalter serves as Northrop Grumman's lead corporate executive for homeland security solutions and business development. As such, he chairs the company's inter-sector homeland security executive council, reporting to the company president, leading the development of strategic methodology for working with multiple missions, customers and functions.
Mr. Buckwalter is responsible for nearly $2 billion of homeland security business with the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Department of Defense Anti-Terrorist Offices, other federal agencies, Homeland Security programs at the state and local level and International Resilience Programs, covering all functional areas.
Mr. Buckwalter earned a degree in Physics from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J, and has extensive continuing education at George Washington University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mary Fetchet, L.C.S.W.
Mary Fetchet is the Founding Director and driving force behind the continued development of VOICES of September 11th. Ms. Fetchet co-founded the advocacy group following the death of her 24-year-old son Brad in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The international organization serves as a clearinghouse of information on 9/11-related issues, offers links to other related resources and organizations and provides an expanding range of community-based services. These programs include support groups, lectures, forums and outreach to all those affected by the events of September 11.
William H. "Will" Temby
Will Temby is the Associate Vice President, Special Projects for the University of Colorado Foundation. He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce from 2000 to 2007.
Will currently serves on the Economic Development Council of Colorado, the Colorado Economic Leadership Coalition, the Colorado BioScience Association, the United States Air Force Academy Foundation, and numerous other boards and advisory boards. While serving as CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Will served on the Chamber of Commerce Committee for the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Major Cities Council of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, CEO's for Cities, and was Chair of the Colorado Competitive Council-a statewide coalition committed to building Colorado's economic infrastructure.
During his 20-year career in the hotel business, he held management positions for the Hyatt, Sheraton, Renaissance, and Hilton corporations. He also served as Vice President for the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Congressman Jim Turner
Former Congressman Jim Turner is a current Partner in the national security and public policy and legislative practices branch of Arnold & Porter, LLP. Before joining the firm, Congressman Turner was the Democratic representative for Texas' 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 until 2005. Congressman Turner was a member of the Armed Services Committee and was the ranking member of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security.
In the 108th Congress, Congressman Turner was named the top-ranking Democrat on both the newly formed Committee on Homeland Security, and the Terrorism Panel that the Armed Services Committee created after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Turner also served as the ranking Democrat on the Government Management, Information, and Technology Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee, and as the second-ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee's new Terrorism and Unconventional Threats Panel.
Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak
Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak is Chancellor and Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The author of five books and over 100 articles and productions on organizational communication, Dr. Shockley's research interests include organizational cultures as they relate to individual employee values and overall organizational effectiveness. Prior to assuming Chancellor Responsibilities, Dr. Shockley was Vice Chancellor for Student Success and the founding chair of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Communication Department.