Executive Board

Sergeant First Class Devin Robert DeFeo

Ann Marie Milano

President, Milano Strategies

A veteran political fundraiser, Ann Marie’s work has contributed to presidential, gubernatorial, congressional and state legislative campaign wins in Florida and across the country. She has proudly worked to elect veterans including Senator John McCain, former Florida Governor Rick Scott and Congressman Brian Mast, among others.

Ann Marie’s not-for-profit efforts include The LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University, The Promise Fund and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. She currently lives in South Florida with her son.

Jim Burkhardt

Vice President, Bank of America Global Commercial Bank

Jim studied biology and was captain of the men’s lacrosse team at Oneonta State College. After graduation in 2005 Jim enlisted in the United States Army as an 18-Xray. Upon completion of training at Ft. Bragg, N.C. he earned his Green Beret and was assigned to Third Bn, First Special Forces Group, Ft. Lewis W.A., as an 18-Bravo. Jim separated from the Army after 12 years of service in 2018. His military awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Medal with V device.

Jim continues to serve his country and community through volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America and several veteran’s organizations. He is currently a Commercial Banking, Senior Relationship Manager with Bank of America and lives in New York City with his wife, Francesca, and three daughters.

John Falk

President and Founder, Vigilent Inc.

John is the President and Founder of Vigilent Inc., an advanced technology company focused on unmanned systems and interoperable communications for Drones. He practiced law in national security and federal contracts for 28 years and serves as an adjunct professor of law at The George Washington University School of Law. John currently supports the National Council on Public Safety UAS and serves on the Aviation Committee of the International Association of Chief’s of Police.

In 2004 Senator Bill Frist nominated John to serve as the 1st Gold Medal Recipient to serve as Chairman of the Congressional Award and President George W. Bush awarded him the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Public Service. He also serves on the Gold Star Mother’s Memorial Foundation Board.

Marc Monyek

Senior Manager, Ernst and Young

Marc is with the Ernst and Young Global Treasury Services practice, located in Chicago, advising corporate CFO’s and Treasurers on strategy and operational issues. Prior to joining EY, he was Senior Director, Global Finance with McDonald’s Corporation. Marc has been the recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, Deal of the Year from the Banker, the McDonald’s Corporation President’s Award, the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Award and has been recognized for his contribution to the Arthritis Foundation.

Marc proudly serves on the Board of the School of International Studies at Washington and Lee University. Marc is a board member emeritus of the Washington and Lee Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics and has received the Congressional Award.