Officers and Staff
Like any large corporation, AMVETS is suitably structured to carry out a wide range of activities integral to its operation as a veterans service organization. On a day-to-day basis, these various functions are carried out by the national staff. Leadership at this level is vested in your national officers, who also serve on the National Executive Committee. Similarly organized on the national level are the Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of AMVETS. Other key entities are the National Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees of the National Service Foundation.
AMVETS National Headquarters Staff
NATIONAL COMMANDER’S OFFICE
Official head and representative of the AMVETS organization and related activities
Larry E. Via, National Commander 2014–2015 (x4002)
General administration of Headquarters and membership related activities, meeting planning, and maintenance
Stewart M. Hickey, National Executive Director (x4004)
Carol Fudge, Executive Assistant to the Director and National Commander (x4003)
Donna Holly, Receptionist, Switchboard Operator (x4001/0)
AMVETS magazine (AMERICAN VETERAN), advertising, media relations, speech writing, publication layout and design, editorial services, AMVETS history and archives.
David Gai, National Communications Director (x4035)
Andrew Keirn, National Publications Editor (X4038)
Mike Pressoir, Art Director/National Graphic Design Specialist (X4036)
Manages national fundraising, national sweepstakes, corporate partnerships and brand engagement.
J. Michael Fisher, National Development Director (x4005)
Handles monetary affairs for Headquarters and coordinates computer support services.
Administers property, casualty, workers’ compensation, 40K Administrator, Building Security and group health insurance, assists in personnel matters.
Beverly Lewis, Administrative Assistant (X4058)
Lobbies congressman and senators, Alert network, government relations, legislative goals and objectives
Membership marketing, processing, and servicing; Post and Department development.
Harry Neal, National Membership Director (X4020)
Carolyn Taylor-Harrison, Membership Assistant to the Director X(4021)
Linda Hudson, Membership Processing & Accounting (X4023)
Cecilia Leftwich, Rosters, Transfers & Changes (Afternoons) (X4013)
ROTC, Americanism essay/poster contests, A.A.D.A.A., Special Olympics, Freedoms Foundation, scrapbooks, ceremonial rifles, Blood Donor program, etc.
National service officers, veteran’s issues and claims assistance
Denny Boller, National Service Director (X4045)
Ross Ogilvie, Deputy National Service Director (X4070)
Gene Glover, Administrative Assistant to the Service Director X(4046)
Direct Dial all phones: (301) 683– _ _ _ _ (4 digit Extension) (ie 301–683-4003)
Main Fax Number for National HQ: (301) 459‑7924
Fax Numbers for desktops: (301) 683–3 _ _ _ (3 +last 3 digit Extension) (ie 301–683-3003)
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary National Officers
Please visit the Ladies Auxiliary Page for the latest updates and rosters.
Sons of AMVETS National Officers
Please visit the Sons of AMVETS Page for the lasted updates and rosters.
AMVETS Riders National Officers
Please visit the AMVETS Riders Page for the lasted updates and rosters.
Junior AMVETS National Officers
For Info contact the Junior AMVETS Coordinator, Ted Ganda, email@example.com.
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