Board of Directors

James D. Rosener Esq.

Board Chairman

  • Partner, Troutman Pepper
  • President, European-American Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Commission of the International Association of Lawyers

Lanny S. Cohen

Board Vice Chair

  • President and CEO, Stockbridge International
  • Former: CEO, Capgemini North America; Executive Advisor, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Technology Officer Capgemini Group
  • Board Member (former Chair), St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • Board Member,   

John Crawford

Board Secretary

  • Senior Advisor, MP Conseil SAS, Paris
  • Retired Partner, Jones Day
  • Vice Chairman, American Hospital of Paris
  • Board of Trustees, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Former President, American Chamber of Commerce in France
  • Member, Council of Foreign Relations
  • Vice-President, American Society of the French Legion of Honor

Max Carrol Chapman Jr.

  • Chairman and Owner, Gardner Capital Management Corp.
  • Former: Chairman, Nomura Holding Securities America, Inc., Managing Director of the Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., and Chairman of Nomura Europe Holding plc.
  • Former: President and CEO, Kidder, Peabody & Co., founder Financial Futures Department
  • Co-founder High-Yield Bond Group; President, COO, Kidder, Peabody Group, Inc.
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Distinguished Alumni
  • Board of Directors, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 

Kenneth B. Gilman

  • Retired President and CEO, Asbury Automotive Group
  • Chief Administrative Officer, L Brands (Victoria Secret, Bath & Body Works)
  • Former CEO of Lane Bryant
  • Trustee and Treasurer, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Trustee and member of the Executive Committee, The Manhattan Institute    
  • LTJG, US Navy, 1968-1971   

General Teed Michael “Buzz” Moseley
USAF (Ret)

  • Member, ABMF International Council
  • 18th Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
  • Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
  • Commander, 9th U.S. Air Force
  • Commander, U.S. Central Command Air Forces
  • Director of Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
  • Deputy Director for Political/Military Affairs (Asia/Pacific and the Middle East), The Joint Staff
  • Commander, 57th Weapons Wing, 33rd Operations Group & 433rd Weapons Squadron

R. James Nicholson, Esq.

  • Senior Counsel, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Former Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
  • Former Chairman, Republican National Committee
  • Colonel, U.S. Army and US Army Reserve, 1961-1991  

Stephen G. Oswald

  • Chairman, President & CEO, Ducommun, Inc.
  • Former CEO of Capital Safety; President, Sullair LLC.
  • Board of Directors, The National World War II Museum; Gold Member: Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc.; Governors Board at Aerospace Industries Association; G100 Network, LLC.

Jerome Sheridan, Ph.D.

  • Director of Brussels Center, Professor of International Relations, American University
  • Frequent lecturer on transatlantic relations, the E.U. Common Security and Defense Policy, and NATO, Netherlands Defense College and elsewhere
  • President, American Overseas Memorial Day Association
  • Executive Board, Transatlantic Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Frederick W. Smith

  • Founder, Executive Chairman, former CEO, FedEx Corp.
  • Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Former Chairman, US-China Business Council
  • Former Co-Chairman, U.S. World War II Memorial Project
  • Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, 1966 -1970     

Craig R. Stapleton

  • Senior Advisor, Stone Point Capital
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to France and the Czech Republic
  • Past President, Marsh and McLennan Real Estate Advisors of New York
  • Board Member:  9/11 Memorial & Museum, WWI Centennial Commission, Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and the National Medal of Honor Museum
  • Founding Director, George W. Bush Presidential Library

General Steve Townsend,
U.S. Army (Ret)

Chairman, ABMF International Council

  • Independent consultant, executive advisor, and public speaker
  • Recently retired 4-star Army general and infantry officer with more than 40 years of service around the world with the U.S. Armed Forces in peace and war
  • Former Commander, United States Africa Command
  • Former Commanding General, U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command
  • Former Commanding General, US Army XVIII Airborne Corps, and 70-nation Combined/Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve to defeat terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
  • Former Commanding General, U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)

LTG Olivier Tramond

French Army (Ret)

  • Former Director Public Affairs, Safran E & D
  • Former Director, French Army Doctrine Center
  • Former Head of the homeland planning group, the Prime Minister services 
  • Former High Commander, the French Forces South Pacific
  • Former Commandant, the 3rd Airborne Marines Regiment  

Directors Emeritus

Alexander Blumrosen Esq.

Board Secretary Emeritus

  • Founder, Polaris Law, Member of the Paris and New York Bars
  • Life member of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor

Harriette Owens Waldron

Director Emeritus

  • Co-founder, Kelly/Waldron Company, pharmaceutical marketing, sold to McKesson
  • Co-founder, PSKW, pioneered pharmaceutical copay reduction services
  • LCDR, U.S. Navy, Operating Room Nurse
  • U.S. Navy Reserves, Chief Training Officer
  • Supported U.S. Marines in Desert Warfare training at 29 Palms
  • Election judge, Radnor Township, PA     

Howard Leach

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to France
  • President, Leach Capital LLC
  • Past President, Tejon Ranch Company; Foley Timber and Land Co Hunter Fan
  • Vice President, American Society of the French Legion of Honor Inc.
  • Former Chairman, Regents of the University of California  


Thomas Clark

  • Director of Military & Veterans Outreach

  • Former Executive Officer, American Battle Monuments Commission, Overseas Operations

  • Former HR Director, Secretary of the Army, Office of the Administrative Assistant

  • U.S. Army, 27 Years; Sergeant Major to the Adjutant General and SGM Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel and Communities, U.S. Army Europe

Michael S. McCullough

  • Senior Advisor, ABMF International Council
  • Director of Foreign Military Sales, A Harold and Associates
  • Chief of Defense Cooperation, US Army, US Embassy, Paris, France
  • 29 years of military service with assignments in Afghanistan, England, Armenia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Bosnia, DMZ South Korea


Christine Quinn Burtt

  • Executive Director, American Battle Monuments Foundation
  • President, CQB & Associates, Inc.
  • Executive Committee, Colorado Celebrity Classic to Benefit the TAPS, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  • Political trainer in emerging democracies, International Republican Institute

Chloe Appert

  • Senior Advisor to the Executive, ABMF
    (settled in the US for the cultural enrichment of our family)
  • Certified Agile Coach
  • Sales & Marketing in Agrochemical Industry
  • Sustainability expert about pesticides and environment

Frank P. Mascia III

  • Director of Development, American Battle Monuments Foundation
  • Former Executive Director, American Cancer Society
  • Former Assistant Vice President, Georgian Court University
  • Former Vice President of Development, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation