The George C. Marshall International Center Names New President and Elects New Board Members

The Board of Directors of The George C. Marshall International Center (GCMIC) has named Pat Daly its President and CEO. The Board also has elected Major General Clair F. Gill (U.S. Army Ret.), Luke Knittig, Col. Jack O’Neill (U.S. Army Ret.) and Gerard A. (Rod) Woodford, to its now 16 member Board.

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Leesburg, Virginia (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

The Board of Directors of The George C. Marshall International Center (GCMIC) has named Pat Daly its President and CEO. Ms. Daly has served as the non-profit corporation’s Executive Director since 2011.

GCMIC Board Chairman, Rory Clark, said about Ms. Daly’s selection, “No individual is more responsible for the transformation of the Marshall Center from an impressive but somewhat sleepy house museum to an international center of learning. Ms. Daly has great skills and experience, but I must say that her success is in great measure due to the trust-based leadership style that she employs. It was this same leadership characteristic that made General Marshall one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century.”

Having served in leadership positions in non-profit entities since 1997, Ms. Daly brings to the organization a background in non-profit management and fundraising. A former attorney and business owner, she draws upon her legal, non-profit, and business leadership skills to improve and expand the education and community outreach programs at GCMIC.

A long-time resident of Loudoun County, Ms. Daly is a graduate of Mary Washington College of The University of Virginia. She received her Doctorate of Jurisprudence, graduating cum laude, from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, and her LLM in Securities Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Daly has held the positions of partner in a law firm, senior vice president and general counsel, and executive vice president of a finance company, president of a consulting firm, and owner and manager of an independent bookstore.

In addition to Ms. Daly’s appointment as President and CEO, GCMIC’s Board also has elected Major General Clair F. Gill (U.S. Army Ret.), Luke Knittig, Col. Jack O’Neill (U.S. Army Ret.) and Gerard A. (Rod) Woodford, to its now 16 member Board.

Recently retired from the Smithsonian Institution where he served for 10 years as the Acting and Deputy Director of the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, Gen. Gill is President of the Army Engineer Association, President of his West Point Class of 1965 and serves on technical committees of the National Research Council. Before his retirement from active military service at the Pentagon, Gen. Gill was the Army’s Budget Director. In earlier assignments, he served as the Engineer School Commandant and Installation Commander at Fort Leonard Wood, KS, as Resource Manager for U.S. Army Forces Command, as Deputy Chief of Staff (Engineer) for the Army in Europe and as Commander of the Pacific Ocean Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Col. O’Neill is Executive Director of the Army Engineer Association. During his 30-year military career, he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, as Company Commander of the 68th Engineer Company, in staff and faculty positions at the Air Defense School, Ft. Bliss, TX, Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, VA, and Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and concluded his active duty service on the U.S. Army Staff as Director, Office of Chief of Engineers at the Pentagon. He also worked in the private sector for Hughes Aircraft Company.

Mr. Knittig, a former career Army officer, leads external relations at LMI, a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides management consulting, research, and analysis to government. He manages corporate engagements with think tanks, associations, strategic philanthropy, integrated media relations and marketing. Mr. Knittig, whose army career included high profile stints in Afghanistan with former U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff, Pete Chiarelli, and former U.S. Army Under Secretary, Nelson Ford, will serve as Chairman of the Board’s Development Committee.

Mr. Woodford has a background in the financial services industry, serving as senior vice president of companies focused on e-commerce, merger conversions, training, risk management, regulatory relations, and vendor management. He brings to GCMIC’s Board expertise in strategic planning, project management, organizational communications, fundraising effectiveness, and constituent relationship management.

To learn more about The George C. Marshall International Center and its mission, visit http://www.georgecmarshall.org.

GCMIC preserves and advances General George C. Marshall's legacy of peace through international cooperation by conducting education programs and international exchanges, creating historical exhibits, hosting community events, and continuing to restore and preserve The Marshall House (formerly Dodona Manor) in historic Leesburg, Virginia.