Ralph E. Eberhart
General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), formerly Commander-in-Chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command. General Eberhart retired from the Air Force after 36 years of service. General Eberhart served as President (2004-2020), and continues to serve as Chair, of the Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) and as Trustee and Chair of its related enterprise, 5Star Life Insurance Co. General Eberhart serves on the boards of several privately and publicly held companies, including TERMA, Jacobs Engineering, and Triumph Group. He has served as director of VSE since 2007, and was appointed Non-Executive Chair in July 2019.
Chief Executive Officer and President of VSE Corporation
John was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of VSE Corporation in April of 2019. John brings 20 years of experience in the aerospace distribution and services market industry.
John previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Distribution Services Inc. Prior to Boeing's 2018 acquisition of the Aerospace Solutions Group of KLX Inc., John served as its Vice President and General Manager, Consumables Management business beginning in July 2014. From April 2000 to 2014, John served in multiple roles and functions at B/E Aerospace (which was the parent company of KLX, Inc. until 2014), including Vice President & General Manager and Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing & Business Development. Prior to joining B/E Aerospace, John served as an attorney at a large multi-national law firm practicing commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and litigation.
John has a Bachelor of Science in International Business, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida and completed the Advanced Management Program at The Harvard Business School.
Edward P. Dolanski
Co-founder of First Watch Group, a management consulting firm. Previously, he held a variety of senior leadership roles at The Boeing Company. During his 13 years with Boeing, Mr. Dolanski served as President, U.S. Government Services at Boeing Global Services; President, Boeing Global Services & Support; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Aviall, a Boeing subsidiary and the world's largest provider of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services. Before joining Boeing, Mr. Dolanski was with the Raytheon Company for 8 years in a variety of roles, including Vice President, Mission Support, Network Centric Systems; Vice President, Aftermarket Businesses and Customer Support, Raytheon Aircraft Company (Hawker & Beechcraft); and Chief Information Officer, Aircraft Integration Systems. His experience also includes 14 years with Walmart Stores where he held progressively senior positions at the corporate office within information technology and supply chain management.
Mark E. Ferguson
Admiral, US Navy (Ret.), formerly the Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa and Vice Chief of Naval Operations, he retired from the US Navy after 38 years of service as a nuclear-trained surface warfare officer. He served as a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company in the Aerospace and Defense practice from 2016 – 2020. He presently is an independent defense consultant advising on cyber defense, congressional and regulatory affairs, strategic planning, and operations management. He serves on the board of directors of Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation. Admiral Ferguson holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and has been a director at VSE since 2017.
Calvin S. Koonce
President and Managing Director of Montgomery Investment Management, Inc., a registered investment advisor and Chairman of Koonce Securities, LLC, a registered securities broker/dealer firm. He has served as a director of VSE since 1992. He has previously served as Chairman of VSE, as well as Chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees during his tenure.
James F. Lafond
Retired executive and certified public accountant. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Lafond was Washington Area Managing Partner, Pricewaterhouse-Coopers LLP. He previously served in various leadership positions at Coopers & Lybrand (1964 to 1998). He is also a director of WGL Holdings, Inc. He has been a director of VSE since 2003.
John E. “Jack” Potter
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) since July 2011. He served as the United States Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service (USPS) from 2001 to 2010.
Bonnie K. Wachtel
Principal and Director, Wachtel & Co., Inc., since September 1984. Ms. Wachtel also serves as a director of WaveDancer, Inc. (formerly Information Analysis Inc.), a provider of IT services and software, and served on the Board of The ExOne Company, a 3D printing solutions provider, from 2013 until the firm was acquired in 2021. She has served as a director of six NASDAQ listed companies and served on the hearing panel for NASDAQ Listing Qualifications from 2006 to 2016. Ms. Wachtel is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the District of Columbia Bar.
Anita D. Britt
Ms. Britt brings a wealth of corporate finance, capital markets and board-level experience. Previously, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for Perry Ellis International and held senior financial leadership positions at Jones Apparel Group and Urban Brands. She currently serves on the board of directors for urban-gro, Smith & Wesson Brands and Delta Apparel. Ms. Britt is a Certified Public Accountant; a Board Leadership Fellow as designated by the National Association of Corporate Directors; and holds a Carnegie Mellon Cybersecurity Oversight Certification.
Lloyd E. Johnson
Mr. Johnson brings a strong background in management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, internal audit and commercial operations experience. Previously, Mr. Johnson served as Global Managing Director, Finance and Internal Audit at Accenture Corporation; Executive Director, M&A and General Auditor for Delphi Automotive PLC; and held senior financial leadership positions at Emerson Electric Corporation, Sara Lee Corporation and Shaw Food Services. Mr. Johnson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the National Association of Corporate Directors Directorship Certification designation. Mr. Johnson is currently a board member for Haemonetics Corporation, Apogee Enterprises, Beazer Homes USA, and AARP.