About VVMF

Memorial Fund Staff

Jim Knotts, President and Chief Executive Officer

Viktor Zikas, Chief Development Officer


Latosha Adams, Manager of Online Communications – ext. 104   

*Adam Arbogast, Senior Director, Direct Response & Digital Strategy – ext. 113    

Julianna Blaylock, Outreach Manager – ext. 109  

*Michael Croan, Digital and Content Producer

Steve Delp, Senior Advisor of Outreach (part-time) – ext. 112  

Maggie Flores, Office Coordinator – ext. 100 

Nora Hoffman-White, Development Support Specialist (part-time) – ext. 110

Jim Jenkins, Tour Guide at The Wall (part-time) 

Cynthia Long, The Wall That Heals Program Manager – ext. 102  

*Luz Lovins, Director of Development – ext. 117  

*Vic Muschler, The Wall That Heals Site Manager (part-time)

Tim Tetz, Director of Outreach – ext. 116  

Terry Walker, Director of Accounting and Administration – ext. 106 

Callie Wright, Director of Education – ext. 123  

Heidi Zimmerman, Vice President, Programs and Communications – ext. 118 

*These members of the staff are not based in Washington, D.C.

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Board-Ceremony
About VVMF

Board of Directors

John C. Dibble
Attorney at Law
VVMF Chairman of the Board
Vietnam Veteran

Francis (France) Hoang
Entrepreneur
VVMF Board Treasurer
Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran
West Point graduate and U.S. Army veteran

Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Sharon Bannister, USAF
Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Combat Command
Gold Star daughter
Volunteer at The Wall

Alan Buckelew
Vietnam Veteran

Marty Marks
Gold Star daughter, Army spouse
Military family advocate

Allen McCabe
Vice President, Hughes Network Systems
Volunteer at The Wall

Kim Mitchell
Naval Academy graduate and U.S. Navy veteran
Senior Vice President for Military, Veteran and Government Affairs
National University
Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran

Major General Michael J. Nardotti, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Vietnam Veteran

Lt. Col. Janis Nark, USAR (Ret.)
President, JJ Snow, Ltd.
Vietnam Veteran

Harry G. Robinson, III, FAIA, AICP
President, TRG International
Professor & Dean Emeritus, Howard University
Vietnam Veteran

John O. Woods Jr., P.E.
Chairman Emeritus, Woods Peacock Engineering Consultants
Vietnam Veteran

^Jim Knotts
VVMF President and CEO
Air Force Academy graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran
Gulf War Veteran

^Indicates non-voting member of the Board of Directors

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Jan C. Scruggs
Founder and President Emeritus
Retired
Vietnam Veteran

EMERITUS BOARD
William F. Murdy
Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army
Chairman, Thayer Hotel and Thayer Leader Development Group
Vietnam Veteran

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About VVMF

Jim Knotts, President and CEO

Jim Knotts is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the nonprofit organization that built The Wall in 1982. He is an Air Force veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a graduate of the Air Force Academy.

He now leads the effort at VVMF to honor the service and sacrifices of Vietnam veterans – those who sacrificed all, those who served, and those who waited for the service members to return – as well as those who serve today. Preserving the legacy of service from generation to generation – from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf War, to Iraq and Afghanistan – is Jim’s personal commitment and a part of the ongoing education efforts of VVMF.

Prior to his leadership role at VVMF, Jim served five years as the CEO of Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. During his tenure, the organization grew dramatically in number of people assisted, diversity of programs, and financial support. The organization was chosen to advise the Secretary of Defense on a nonprofit roundtable.

Jim previously worked in industry at Lockheed Martin headquarters, where he was Director of Corporate Citizenship, including philanthropy and community outreach, and Director of Web Communications.

During his almost ten years in the Air Force, his career spanned service in the Persian Gulf War, at the headquarters of U.S. Southern Command, and in the Pentagon on the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff.

Jim is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (B.S.), the University of South Carolina (M.M.C.) and Strayer University (M.B.A.).

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