Board of Directors and Management
Learn about the board(s) and management of the National Museum of the Surface Navy and the Battleship IOWA Museum.
National Leadership Council
Councilman Joe Buscaino – City of Los Angeles Council, District 15

Senator Chuck Grassley – State of Iowa

Supervisor Janice Hahn – Los Angeles County Supervisor, District 4

ADM Michelle Howard, USN (ret.)

ADM James R. Hogg, USN (ret.)

VADM Richard Hunt, USN (ret.)

ADM Samuel J. Locklear, USN (Ret.)

Governor Kim Reynolds – State of Iowa

Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board– RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.) – BB-62 Main Engines Officer


Bruce DD Mac Rae – State Public Affairs Vice President at UPS

Craig Johnson – Chairman of the Board at Crail-Johnson Foundation

Dan Kehl – CEO of Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, LLC

Douglas Herman – The Strategy Group

Jeff Link

Jonathan Williams – President & CEO



Nathan Jones – Founder of Kids, Hands, and Minds

Patrick Kohler – Co-Founder of Databolic, Inc.

Rebecca Beach – Fundraiser & Political Consultant

RADM Scott Jerabek, USN (ret.)

Ross O’Brien – Treasurer & CFO, Pacific Battleship Center and National Museum of the Surface Navy

E. Scott Palmer – Partner, Law Firm of Palmer Hunter

Tanya Acker – Attorney, Television and Podcast Host

Vanessa Lewis, CPA – Non-profit Financial Reporting Consultant

President’s Advisory Board

Chair – Bruce Mac Rae – State Public Affairs Vice President at UPS
President’s Advisors

Bill Anderson – Westrec Marinas

Simon Conway – Talk Show Host at WHO Radio

John Ek – National Co-Chair of Mercury Public Affairs

Kip Cyprus – Developer

Mike Dowling – Veteran Advocate

CAPT Roger C. Easton, USN (ret.) – President, Easton Advisors LLC & President of USS Arleigh Burke Association

CAPT Bill Erickson, USN (ret.) – Surface Navy Association

RADM G.E. Gneckow, USN (ret). – Commanding Officer, USS Iowa (BB-61) 1983-1985

Amy Grat – CEO EXT – The Opportunity Engine

Don Hall – President of Hall Towing, Inc.

Jane Johnson

Josh Lafarga

Jeff Lamberti – Attorney and Former Senator for the State of Iowa

Bobby MacDonald – Community Leader

Russ Matthews – Documentary Producer

CAPT Richard McKenna, USN (ret.) – Community Leader

Donne Moen – Retired Vice Chairman of Union Bank

RADM Robert Nowakowski, USN (Ret.)

FLTCM JoAnn Ortloff, USN (Ret.)

Wayne Ratkovich – President & CEO of The Ratkovich Company

Lars Reierson – Investment Professional

John Shultz

Matt Sodl – Managing Director & Co-Founder of Innovation Capital

Arlo Sorensen – Attorney

Senior Staff

Jonathan Williams – President & CEO

Michael Getscher – Executive Vice President & COO

Ross O’Brien – Treasurer & CFO

David Canfield – Vice President & CIO

Joleen Deatherage – Vice President of Development