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WHO WE ARE

Get to know the patriots who believe in the Folds of Honor mission and are working hard to change lives in their area.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Beth Simmons

President

Based in PA

Beth is the owner of Triple E Consulting – an educational training, consulting, and special events organization. Her client list has included PGA Magazine, Lehigh University Executive Education, and the Manufacturing Resource Center in the Lehigh Valley. Beth developed a strong relationship with the Folds of Honor through her work with PGA Magazine and is the founder of the Folds of Honor E. Pennsylvania/New Jersey Chapter. Beth completed her Lehigh University MBA in 2000 and worked with the University’s Iacocca Institute for twelve years executing executive, management, and professional training programs and the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry. Beth grew up in Tampa Bay, Florida completing her BA in Journalism at the University of Central, Florida, and working with the St. Petersburg Clearwater Area Film Commission. Beth is a Rotarian and resides in Center Valley, PA.

George Morrison, ESQ.

Vice President & Chapter Attorney

Based in PA

George is a Civil Rights and Higher Education Law attorney with White and Williams LLP.  He advises colleges and universities on issues related to faculty and student procedural due process rights, contracts and compliance with federal and state laws. He is also certified Level 2 Civil Rights Investigator and a Title IX Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker.  He routinely counsel employers on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, covenants not-to-compete, personnel policies, mass layoffs and plant shutdowns.  From 2012-2020, George was selected in a survey of his peers as a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.  George has also served as president of Saucon Valley Rotary for two non-consecutive terms.  George resides in Allentown, PA.

Mike Corvino, CPA

Co-Treasurer

Based in PA

Michael is a 1980 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He joined Abraham, Borda, Corvino, Butz, LaValva & Co in ​1983, became a shareholder in 1991 and has remained for its most recent merger with Concannon Miller & Co PC.  Michael’s practice areas include accounting, business valuations, and tax planning and consulting for closely held businesses including their owners. He is certified in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey. In his free time, he enjoys rooting for Penn State and the Yankees and spending time with his wife and two sons. Born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, he resides in Bethlehem Township.

Matt Kardish

Co-Treasurer

Based in PA

Matt works in the accounting department as a Sr. Financial Analyst at Voya Financial, an insurance and investment management company headquartered in West Chester, PA. He is an active CPA, recently obtaining his license in June 2020. Prior to working at Voya, Matt worked for Takeda Pharmaceuticals as an Accountant and was a senior auditor at Stephano Slack LLC. Matt graduated from Boston College in 2014 with a B.S. in Management and a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting. In his free time, Matt enjoys running and golf, and volunteering with other non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia metro region. He serves on the board at Bournely Special Camp and is actively involved in a number of other organizations that serve the special needs community.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Secretary

Based in PA

Michael is the owner of Jarvin Consulting – a specialized Sales and Marketing firm with a concentration on Salesforce.com and nCino Banking Automation projects. Michael acts as the primary Sales and Solutions Architect for Jarvin, which has several banking and financial clients in the Philadelphia region.  In addition to leading several Salesforce.com projects, Michael has also contributed several solutions that have been included in Salesforce.com enhancements over the years. In his spare time, Mike enjoy playing golf, cycling, and spending time with his young son.  Michael lives in Collegeville, PA, with his son, Carter.

Andy Bulizak, PGA

Golf Industry Co-Chair

Based in NJ

Andy was born and raised in Binghamton, New York.  He earned a BBA with honors in the Professional Golf Management from the State University of New York at Delhi.  He also competed on the golf team and served as the captain of the school’s golf club.  As part of his studies, he completed internships at En-Joie Golf Club, NY, Cattail Creek Country Club, MD, and Sleepy Hollow Country Club, NY.  After graduation, Andy became an Assistant Golf Professional at Sleepy Hollow where he remained for three full seasons. In 2016, Andy relocated to New Jersey and became an Assistant Golf Professional at Morris County Golf Club where he earned his Class A PGA membership in June of that year. At the beginning of 2017, Andy joined the sales world and has since become a Regional Director for Signature Golf Travel, which focuses on luxury golf travel. Currently, Andy works for Stitch Golf as the NJ and Eastern PA representative. In 2018, Andy started his own independent company called Greenside Experiences to service his growing corporate golf clients and charity fundraising business. Andy resides in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, with his wife and baby girl, and is a member of the NJ PGA Section.

Mike Attara, PGA

Golf Industry Co-Chair

Based in PA

Mike is a certified PGA Professional, golf industry executive, and the founder and president of Spirt Golf Management. Mike is Trustee of the New Jersey Golf Foundation, Board Member of the Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners Association, and Board Member of the GAP Public Golf Committee. Mike served two terms as a NJ PGA Board of Director and has been a long-time supporter of the Folds of Honor Foundation. Mike earned his Class A PGA certification in 1990 and certification in general management in 2006. During Mike’s 30 + years as a PGA Professional, he served as a Regional Vice President for a national golf course management company, Director of Operations at Eagle Ridge Golf Club and today is the President of Spirit Golf Management. Mike’s passion for Folds of Honor started in 2008 as a Wingman, hosting his first Patriot Day Events and chairing the first NJ PGA Sections Patriot’s Day Committee. Mike joined the Folds of Honor Marathon Team running alongside Lt. Colonel Dan Rooney, our founder, and several other PGA Professionals at the 2009 Marine Corp Marathon and the 2010 Chicago Marathon. Upon founding Spirit Golf, Mike continued promoting 5K races, tournaments, golf marathons and a host of other events throughout Spirit’s portfolio of clubs. Mike won the 2013 Patriot Award for the NJ Section for his efforts and over the past 11 years Mike has helped raise over $75k for the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Fred Koeck

Director

Army Veteran

Based in PA

Fred lives in the southern Poconos and works in the Lehigh Valley.  He is a retired Army Veteran (mostly reserve time). Fred started his military career in the enlisted ranks, then attended Officers Candidate School (OCS), and was commissioned an officer in the Army Engineer Regiment serving domestically with several overseas deployments.  Beyond his military schooling he has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Rutgers University and a Master’s in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Georgia College and State University.  Fred ‘s current business role is supply chain link connector and sales professional.  In this role he utilizes his diverse business experience from materials procurement to contract manufacturing, contract packaging, assembly, fulfillment, warehousing, and logistics/distribution coordination to culminate in effective business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) activities and interactions. Fred has built a successful career strategically and tactically advising his client base in the fields of packaging, logistics, and other supply chain activities.  Combining these experiences Fred holds an added position as Advisory Board President of a technology development company serving the security and defense marketspaces.  He is on the board of directors of a packaging distribution and packaging machinery company servicing the ever-evolving ecommerce and fulfillment industries. Fred also continues to be an active member and contributor to numerous charitable, community, and industry organizations where he holds various positions. 

Gary Bender

Director

Based in PA

Gary, also known as Mr. Networking, is the founder of The CFO Solution (created to share best practices, best processes, and better partners through virtual sharing at The CFO Forum and at www.thecfosolution.org.  In 2008, he was a founding board member of The CFO Alliance which has grown from 8 CFOs to over 6,200 private company financial executives in the U S.  Gary is a strong advocate for paying forward collective knowledge to students, veterans, and those in transition as well as employers and shareholders.  He received the Employer of the Year Award for Workforce Development from Pa. Governor Tom Corbett in 2013 and the Missouri Works Award from Mo. Governor Tom Nixon.  A major element of these awards was the hiring of veterans returning from the Gulf War. Gary has an extensive career in finance and management positions and CFO and operational positions with companies such as Air Products and Abec, and currently is an owner of SISD Inc., an engineering services firm.  His education includes a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of North Carolina.  In his spare time, he and his wife have a gentleman’s horse farm, he plays a little golf, and he serves as a mentor to those in search and as an advisor to startup firms.

Norm Cross

Director & Anhesuer-Busch Relationship Director

Service Member, Air Force

Based in PA

Norman is an Air Force Veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines during his 17 years of service as an Airborne Intelligence Operator. He is the National Director of Sales for Unique Pretzel Bakery, a sixth-generation, family-operated business based in Reading, PA, the Pretzel Capital of the World. Norm resides in Eagleville, PA, and when he is not working, most of his time is spent with his two sons playing soccer, golf, biking and just about anything else that involves the outdoors. Norm continues to work with his fellow service veterans transitioning to civilian life.

Michele Daly

Director & In-Kind Contributions / Sponsorships Director

Based in PA

Michele has been in the medical field for over 25 years and is currently a health and wellness coach and an audiologist assistant. Michele resides in Bucks County with her three grown sons and one granddaughter.

Larry Steltz

Director

Based in PA

Larry is a Customer Business Manager with Acosta Sales and Marketing in Bethlehem, PA, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer-packaged goods industry and a marketing powerhouse behind many top brands and retailers in North America. 

George Doyle

Director

Service Member, US Army Reserves

Based in NJ

George was born and raised in Nutley, New Jersey and enlisted in the United States Army Reserves at the age of 19, serving 12 years as a Combat Medical Specialist.  He worked as an Emergency Medical Technician while earning his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and later earned his Master of Science in Jurisprudence from Seton Hall Law School. George has 21 years of experience in the insurance industry and is currently Director of Sales and Service for Aetna’s Northeast Public & Labor Business where he leads a team of account executives responsible for roughly $5 billion in annual revenue.  George currently resides in West Caldwell, New Jersey with his wife Allison and two children.

Members & Supporters

Richard Brandt
Member

US Army Veteran
Based in NJ

Jennifer Carbone
Member
Based in NJ

John Cooley
Member

US Air Force Veteran
Based in PA

Ellen Cote
Member
Based in NJ

Shane Cote
Member
Based in NJ

Billy Farrell
Member
Based in NJ

Michael Daly
Member
Based in PA

Tim Durkin
Member
Based in NJ

Karen Hill
Member
Based in PA

Aaron Flanders
Member
Based in NJ

John Lawrence
Member
Based in PA

Katelyn Leer
Member
Based in PA

James Muschlitz, PGA
Member
Based in PA

Pete Reinke
Member
Based in PA

Kevin Hyde
Member
USMC Veteran
Based in PA

Andy Signor, PGA
Member
Based in PA

Sheldon Wohl
Member
Based in PA

Jenna McCrea
Member
Based in PA

Jacob Merrill
Member
Based in PA

David Norton
Member
US Navy Veteran
Based in NJ