Jacksonville, FL (November 6, 2014) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced today the naming of the new chair, vice chair, and secretary of the organization’s board of directors. Current board members retired U.S. Army Captain Anthony K. Odierno, veteran Guy McMichael III, and Roger C. Campbell will serve in these roles, respectively.
“We felt it was important to appoint board of directors positions to individuals who share our vision, which is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history,” said Steve Nardizzi, chief executive officer of WWP. “Anthony, Guy, and Roger each bring a unique perspective and range of experiences that we know will go a long way in enhancing our ability to meet the evolving needs of our growing organization and those we serve.”
Anthony K. Odierno served in Iraq as a scout platoon leader, support platoon leader, and later as aide-de-camp to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and Purple Heart. Following his retirement from the U.S. Army, Odierno earned an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. After graduation, he put his leadership and management skills to work as a stadium operations executive for the New York Yankees. Today, Odierno works for JPMorgan Chase as vice president of military and veteran affairs, broadening his experience in serving veterans. In this role, he leads a variety of programs focused on helping veterans secure meaningful employment, find housing, and fulfill educational goals, all while navigating the obstacles that arise during those processes.
A graduate of Harvard University, the University of Michigan Law School, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Guy McMichael III has earned widespread esteem within both the civil service and veteran communities. He began his career in public service as a deputy prosecuting attorney and later served as General Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, playing key roles in the enactment of 40 pieces of legislation to benefit America’s veterans and their families. From there, McMichael moved on to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), serving first as General Counsel, and later in various key executive positions where his work earned him the department’s highest recognition, the VA Exceptional Service Award, on three occasions. He also received the VA’s Distinguished Career Award. Following his retirement from the VA, McMichael has offered his services, providing federal management consulting. He has also served on various advisory panels including the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration concerning veterans’ issues.
As deputy executive director of The Life Raft Group, Roger C. Campbell provides oversight for administration, legal, development, programs, and communications. Prior to joining The Life Raft Group, Campbell served as chief administrative officer for BGC Partners, Inc., a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald. Campbell joined BGC in 2005, and managed the merger, integration, and rebranding of Maxcor Financial Group and its subsidiary divisions, which more than doubled the size of BGC’s New York business. His more than 25 years of experience in the interdealer fixed-income broker market includes extensive experience in management and production. Prior to joining BGC, he spent 15 years as general counsel and senior vice president of ICAP, a leading electronic interdealer broker and provider of post-trade services. His earlier career history includes six years as a government bond broker for Manhattan-based interdealer brokers Garban LLC, RMJ Securities, and Chapdelaine & Company. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Holy Cross College and earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School.
“Wounded Warrior Project is committed to providing injured veterans with services for their lifetime, including long-term support programs for the most severely wounded,” said Nardizzi. “Delivering high-touch programs at no cost to warriors demands that we operate our nonprofit organization like a business. The combined expertise of Anthony, Guy, and Roger will help guide us as we continue to innovate and meet the growing needs of this generation of warriors.”
The board of directors for WWP is a diverse group, with veterans from various conflicts, including the Vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. They represent different branches of the United States military, the Department of Veterans Affairs (two board members held Cabinet positions), and the Department of Labor.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its 10-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of WWP is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves over 59,000 warriors and nearly 8,500 family members through its 20 unique programs and services. The purpose of WWP is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.