Get to know the patriots who believe in the Folds of Honor mission
and are working hard to change lives in their city.
Who We Are
Get to know the patriots who believe in the Folds of Honor mission
Board of Directors
Beth Simmons is the owner of Triple E Consulting – an educational training, consulting and special events organization. Her client list includes 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 management of the organizations annual Folds of Honor Partner Summit 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 Iacocca Institute for twelve years executing executive and professional training programs and as the director of curriculum of the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry program and also Global Village on the Move off shore international leadership program. Prior to achieving her MBA, Beth grew up in Tampa Bay, Florida, working with her family’s medical equipment business, 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 currently lives in the Lehigh Valley caring for her 93-year-old aunt.
George Morrison is Counsel with White and Williams, LLC and has experience in a variety of labor and employment matters. His practice ranges from proactive counseling to litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. George also assists consumer reporting agencies with claims asserted under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. George counsels’ employers on compliance with federal, state and local laws concerning individual employment rights, covenants not-to-compete, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, COBRA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, personnel policies and labor and employment issues arising from mass layoffs and plant shutdowns. He also assists employers with general OSHA and Department of Labor inspections and has successfully worked with investigators to minimize employer liability. A member of the White and Williams, LLC’s Education Law Group, George advises colleges and universities on issues related to faculty and student procedural due process rights and compliance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act. While in law school, George was President of the Widener University Moot Court Honor Society. From 2012-2017, 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.
David grew up in New Orleans, LA and took advantage of a Navy ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy. After serving as a Surface Warfare Officer based in California, David finished out his naval career as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Reserves while attending the University of North Carolina. He earned his Master of Business Administration with concentrations in operations and marketing from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. David’s business career has since included 20 years of management and leadership roles at several large and national health insurance companies. David is currently the Market Head of Sales for Aetna’s northeast Public & Labor business where he leads a team of close to 30 sales and account management professionals responsible for roughly $2.5 Billion in annual revenues. David resides in Manasquan, NJ with his wife and two teenage children.
(Former Service Member)
Fred Koeck joins us from Northeastern PA. He 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. Fred is currently working for DERBY SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS.
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 and became a shareholder in 1991. 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.
John Lawrence is Senior Vice President, Head of Public and Labor – East. John has responsibility for providing overall direction to the Field Sales and Service teams for Aetna’s Public and Labor business for the Eastern half of the United States. He is accountable for Public Sector and Labor New Sales, Customer Retention and Growth, Revenue, Earnings and Profitability targets.
Members and Supporters
Dick Brandt is an international consultant, advisor and accomplished public speaker. He has over 15 years of experience in managing international business operations, while serving in various Vice President positions during a 25-year career at AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Following AT&T, Dick was the Director of the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University and the Director of the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry program. Dick served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army. He earned his BS Degree from Kent State University, and he is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, Sandra and continues to teach executive education programs around the world.
Jennifer Carbone is a civilian, born and raised in South New Jersey. She is the granddaughter of a WWII veteran and daughter of a partially disabled army veteran. Jennifer is a licensed professional counselor in both NJ and PA and has worked in substance abuse and mental health treatment for 20 years. She has been employed in the State of NJ Drug Court Program as a substance abuse evaluator for 8 years. Jennifer has worked with veterans and their families and is very aware of the unique needs of military families. She is an experienced fundraiser and grant writer. She formerly worked in a New Jersey high school where she wrote federal grants and raised funds for student substance abuse prevention activities. She is married with one son and two stepsons and lives in Audubon, NJ, in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Jim and Samantha Dougherty
Jim and Samantha (Sam) Dougherty are both veteran U.S. Army helicopter pilots, qualified in the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. Sam separated from active service after ten years as a warrant officer instructor pilot; Jim retired following twenty years of combined enlisted and commissioned service, with a final duty assignment as an operations officer at the U.S Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. Both enjoyed assignments abroad including Korea, Germany and multiple tours to the Middle East. Residing near Harrisburg, PA., they enjoy raising their two sons, ages 12 and 9. The boys are active in school, extracurricular activities and travel sports, keeping the family on-the-go. A synchronicity brought them to Folds of Honor; their aim is to assist in ensuring educational financial assistance is available to the children of the WIA/KIA with whom they had the privilege of serving alongside, with special reverence to their brothers and sisters-in-arms who gave the last full measure.
Although a civilian, his family has a rich military tradition. His grandfather was one of the few African Americans to receive a battle field commission in World War I, his uncle was a Tuskegee Airman in World War II, and his father was a combat veteran of the Korean War. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Frank is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He’s currently the Northeast Senior Director for the IT and Training company Alphanumeric Systems. Outside the office, Frank is member of Steel Club in Hellertown and serves of the board of directors of two Lehigh Valley non-profits: LifePath and the Children’s Home of Easton. He lives in Allentown with his wife and 10 year-old daughter.
As a member of the PGA of America and certified Health and Physical Education Teacher, John’s instructional methodology incorporates fitness, flexibility and mental golf along with golf swing and pre-swing fundamentals to maximize each student’s potential. John is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is currently the PGA Golf Professional at Golf Galaxy in Allentown.
Andy Signor, PGA
Andy Signor, PGA, is the head golf professional of Pine Meadows Golf Complex in Lebanon, PA. Andy is a member of the Philadelphia Section of the PGA and serves on the Tournament Committee. A seasoned golf professional, Andy’s course is home to several annual golf tournaments including the Patriot Golf Day for the Folds of Honor event held in September.
Pete Reinke is Vice President of Operations at ALT Realty in Bethlehem, PA, and a graduate of Lafayette College. Pete is well connected in the region with career highlights including Vice President of Leasing and Development at the Navy Yard , PIDC; serving as Vice President of Lehigh Valley Economic Development; and holding the infamous “Friends of Pete” events over the past several years at key locations in the Lehigh Valley.
Jim Muschlitz, PGA is the head PGA professional at Southmoore Golf Course in Bath, Pennsylvania. With over 40 years of experience of teaching, playing, and exemplifying what it means to be a PGA Professional, Jim always puts the integrity of the game first! Jim is a member of the Lehigh Valley Golf Hall of Fame and offers instruction through the Jim Muschlitz Golf Academy.
Tim is a civilian and was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He now resides in South Jersey. Currently, Tim is the Founder and President of TD Solutions of New Jersey. He has more than 20 years of IT consulting experience in various roles including project management, recruiting and sales. Tim has strong relationships in the Philadelphia Area business community that will help expand the Folds of Honor Foundation’s presence in Philadelphia.
Tim is the proud son of a World War II veteran who instilled in Tim the respect for our veterans and their sacrifice. Tim is married living in Cinnaminson, New Jersey with three children (2 boys and 1 girl). Tim is an avid golfer and Philadelphia sports fan.
Florence Brown is the Director of Communications for Coordinated Health. She has been with the company since 2013. Ms. Brown leads the strategy and implementation of all corporate communications initiatives, including public relations, community relations, social media, events, sponsorships and thought leadership. She cultivates relationships with key media outlets and community organizations that help drive the company’s business and growth.
Ms. Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University and a Master of Public Administration – Public Affairs from California State University, East Bay. She has served as a Veteran Advocacy Liaison Officer (VALO) for the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council (LVMAC) Healthcare in Our Communities project since 2014. She is the daughter of SFC Fagatogo Brown, the first Polynesian soldier buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Matt Kardish works in the audit department at Stephano Slack LLC in Wayne, Pennsylvania, a regional middle market accounting services firm. He has been with the company since 2015. He lives in West Chester, PA. Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from Boston College in 2014 with a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting. When he’s not working, he loves watching basketball and playing golf.
In addition to work and golf, Matt is actively involved in the special needs community. He serves as Treasurer on the Board of Bournelyf Special Camp, a summer camp in West Chester with programs involving recreational, physical fitness and lifetime wellness in conjunction with developing communication and social skills for individuals with mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is also a Director for LiveUp Programs, which is an Organization that hosts extended weekend programs for adults with Down syndrome shaped around encouraging enhanced social interactions, character building, and independent living skills. Matt is passionate about the Folds of Honor mission and is excited to bring his enthusiasm to others in his area.
Daniel Baker, PGA, brings years of golfing experience and insight into his position as Head Golf Professional at Bridgewater Golf Club in York, PA. He is a Certified PGA Professional, played on the Tour from 1980-1982, and anticipates his Master Professional status in 2019. Baker has a passion for working with kids and the handicapped of all backgrounds and abilities, with the goal of not only improving their golf game, but their lives. One of Dan’s students, Jon Martin, (who has Cerebral Palsy) won the Silver Medal in the 2018 Special Olympics. He has been married to his wife Vicki for 39 years and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Bridgewater Golf Club is the third golf course he has revitalized from unplayable conditions to thriving and looks forward to Bridgewater’s Opening Season in 2019!
Kevin Hyde is an expert in establishing cybersecurity operational and governance policies for the intelligence community and private industry. He is a career field grade officer in the Marine Corps Reserve and recently served on active duty at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. In addition to his technical career, Kevin has utilized his former experience as a spokesman for the Marine Corps by speaking as a cybersecurity expert on multiple panels and conducting executive trainings for various companies. He volunteers for patriotic and Christian organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area during his free time. Kevin has a Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University in Strategic Communications. Kevin was honored with the designation as one of Philadelphia’s top Veterans of Influence, by the Philadelphia Business Journal in July 2016.
Rich and Mary McGinnis
Rich and Mary McGinnis are the Owners of Corporate Images in Allentown, PA, specializing in logo apparel, screen printing, embroidery and promotional items to best market your brand or company. Rich is a graduate of Moravian College and Mary is a graduate of Penn State University. They live in Macungie, PA and have three daughters, Shannon, Reilly & Jenna. Shannon will graduate from St Francis University this Spring, Reilly is in her second year at Army West Point, and Jenna is a Freshman at Emmaus HS.
Larry Steltz 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.
Ron Stepanek, PGA is the Executive Director of Bike & Build, Inc., a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leveraging service-oriented, cross-country bicycle trips designed to impact the lives of young adults, the affordable housing cause and communities nation-wide. Ron’s background includes Regional Management for Spirit Golf Management, Adjunct Faculty with Keiser University College of Golf, Executive Director of the Southern Ohio PGA Section and serving as Director of Industry Development for PGA of America.
Junior Board Members
Folds of Honor Liaison