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Operation Homefront elects 4 new board members

24 January 2014

Operation Homefront, the national military support nonprofit, said it has elected four new members to its national board of directors, elevated incumbent members to new leadership positions on the board, and retired four board members.

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Assistance is in the form of grants to meet the most basic of needs like rent, utilities, food and housing.

Chair: Mark Foster, president, Martin Aviation and Lyon Air Museum.

Vice Chair: Catherine Blades, senior vice president, corporate communications, Aflac Inc.

Secretary: Laura Fredricks, president, Laura Fredricks, LLC.

Rick Moore, business banking manager for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., will continue to serve as board treasurer.

Newly elected board members are:

Michael C. Carnuccio, CEO of The Liberty Foundation of America; E. Martin Hauser, director of government Communications, United Technologies Corp.; Kendall McCarthy, director of programs, The Home Depot Foundation; Laurene Gallo, executive vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton.

Concluding their service on the board are outgoing chairman Glen Latona, Scott Celley, Desmond Edwards, and field-office rotational member Kim Ringeisen.

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has met more than 750,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002. For more information, go to


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