President — Edmond J. Boran
Corporate Counsel and Judge Advocate General — Gerard P. Griffin, Jr., Esq.
Chief Financial Officer — Christopher T. Isola
Executive Secretary — Dan Scribner
Executive Director — Sue Boulhosa
Vice Presidents — Col. Bob Coates, USMC (Ret.) — Darren Moore — Peter Pace, Jr. — Lt.Col. Dominick A. Prezzano, USMCR (Ret.) — Jay Renwick — John Eric Smith — Eric Torykian
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman Emertitus – Zachary Fisher (1910-1999)
Vice Chairman Emertitus – Steven Wallace (1942-2010)
Chairman – James K. Kallstrom
Vice Chairmen – General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), Gary E. Schweikert
Chaplain – Monsignor Robert T. Ritchie
Sandy Alderson —Gen. James Amos, USMC (Ret.) — Westy Ballard — Col. H.C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr. USMC (Ret.) — Anthony Boyle — Christopher Burnham — Gen. Ron S. Coleman, USMC (Ret.) — John F. Connor —Gen. James Conway, USMC (Ret.) – 34th CMC — David Cornstein — Kenneth Courey — Robert Cummins — Mike DiFrancesco — Michael A. Fedorko — Patrick J. Finneran — Pete Fitzpatrick — Gen, A.M. Gray, USMC (Ret.), 29th CMC — Pete Haas — Gen. Michael Hagee, USMC (Ret.) – 33rd CMC — Col. G.F. Robert Hanke, USMC (Ret.) — Pat Haynes —Nate Herman — Mrs. Diane Jones — Gen. James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.), 32nd CMC, 14th SACEUR/Commander, USEUCOM — Gen. Paul X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.), 28th CMC — Raymond W. Kelly — Lt.Gen. William M. Keys, USMC (Ret.) — Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (Ret.), 31st CMC — Rush Limbaugh — Joseph P. Looker — Robert C. MacCormack — Paul Marrandino — Lt.Gen. Fred McCorkle, USMC (Ret.)— Lt. General Robert E. Milstead, USMC (Ret.) — Bruce Mosler — Joseph M. Murphy — David Myers — Gen. William Nyland, USMC (Ret.) —Dan Parker Gary L. Penrith, FBI (Ret.) — Col. Lou Piantadosi, USMC (Ret.) — Charles W. Santoro — Gilbert D. Scharf — William L. Selden — Park B. Smith — William M. Venezia — Agostino von Hassell — Michael Wallace — Thomas P. Walter — Matthew E. Zames
James Kallstrom is Chairman of the Board of MC-LEF. As a founding member, Jim helped to shape our mission and continues to provide advice and counsel on all new initiatives.
An outspoken ambassador for MC-LEF, Jim has helped to increase awareness of the Foundation and its efforts tremendously. Jim has become the voice of MC-LEF, focusing on the need to take care of the sons, daughters and wives of fallen heroes and has been known to refer to MC-LEF donations as “the right thing for the United States.”
Jim’s vision and commitment to MC-LEF stem from his patriotic career as Director of the New York State Office of Public Security, preceded by 27 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as captain of the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. In June 2002, Jim was asked to be Senior Advisor to the Governor for Counter-Terrorism. As Senior Advisor, Jim was responsible for coordinating and bolstering anti-terrorist efforts throughout the State of New York. He reported directly to the Governor and served as a member of the Governor’s senior staff. Jim culminated his career in the FBI as the Assistant Director of the New York office before retiring. Because of his extraordinary background, Jim continues to appear on television and radio to discuss issues of national security.
Jim’s relationships with Rush Limbaugh, a strong supporter of our cause, and Fox News have given him the opportunity to show appreciation to MC-LEF’S supporters nationwide while also appealing for additional donations.
Jim was born May 6, 1943, in Worcester, Massachusetts, and completed his early education in Massachusetts. Jim holds a Master’s Degree as well as two Doctorate Degree’s HONORIS CAUSA. He is married to the former Susan Auer and has two daughters, Erika and Kristel.
General Peter Pace, United States Marine Corps (Retired)
General Peter Pace retired from active duty on October 1, 2007, after more than 40 years of service in the United States Marine Corps.
General Pace was sworn in as sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Sep. 30, 2005. In this capacity, he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council. Prior to becoming Chairman, he served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Pace holds the distinction of being the first Marine to have served in either of these positions.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Teaneck, NJ, General Pace was commissioned in June 1967, following graduation from the United States Naval Academy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from George Washington University, attended the Harvard University Senior Executives in National and International Security program, and graduated from the National War College.
During his distinguished career, General Pace has held command at virtually every level, beginning as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Vietnam. He also served as Commanding Officer of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment; Commanding Officer of the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.; Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Somalia; Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force Somalia; Director of Operations for the Joint Staff; Commander, U.S., Marine Forces Atlantic/Europe/South; and Commander in Chief, US Southern Command.
In June, 2008, General Pace was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor a President can bestow.
Gary E. Schweikert
Gary E. Schweikert has been an executive in the hospitality industry for over 35 years. Currently, he is Managing Director of the Trump Soho hotel, the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in downtown Manhattan. Previously, he was the founder of Strata Hospitality Group and it’s sister company Arambys Inc, which acts as strategic advisor to real estate owners interested in developing hotel and hospitality projects specifically in New York, Morocco and several countries in the Caribbean.
As President of Jumeirah Hospitality and Leisure USA, and concurrently General Manager of the Jumeirah Essex House, his responsibilities as the strategic officer in charge of all activities in North, South and Latin America and the Caribbean included development of new properties, sales and marketing, and the daily operations of The Essex House.
Previously, he founded Flagship Hospitality Group which provided operational and development services to owners, investors and developers of independent hotels. The company created full concept and investment plans for the establishment of a new boutique brand to be launched in several East Coast tertiary cities.
From 1997 thru 2006, Schweikert was Regional Vice President of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Managing Director of New York’s historic Plaza Hotel. As an officer of Fairmont, Mr. Schweikert assisted in the operational decisions and strategic direction of this growing company as well as being responsible for all aspects of the famed Plaza Hotel.
Over an 18 year period, Mr. Schweikert held senior management positions with Hilton Hotels Corporation, including those of Resident Manager of The Waldorf=Astoria and General Manager of Hilton’s only AAA Five-Diamond hotel, The Hilton at Short Hills.
He is the recipient of many awards, including the International Geneva Association’s Restaurateur of the Year, the Cardinal’s Award by the Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity, and the Humanitarian of the Year Award of the American Jewish Committee.
Gary is past Chairman of the Hotel Association of New York City and proudly serves as Vice-Chairman of The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation which has provided over $55 million in educational scholarships for children of U.S. Marines and Federal Agents killed in the line of duty.
On January 4, 2014, the Governing Board of Directors of MC-LEF selected Ed to become the organization’s President, replacing Pete Haas, who was stepping down after serving as the President since 1995. Ed had been managing administrative duties since April of 2013.
In 1995, Ed joined The Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) as the Director of Security, supervising a staff of 120 Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEO). Previously, he spent 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he investigated a wide variety of general criminal, internal security and organized crime cases, primarily in the New York City area. While in the FBI, Ed was one of the original organizers of and served as the vice president of the FBI-USMC Association, which was formally chartered in 1972 and was the predecessor of today’s Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation.
Ed began his career in 1967 when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was commissioned a second lieutenant. Upon completing the Basic School, Ed was assigned to the Republic of Vietnam, serving first as an infantry platoon commander with the First Battalion, Ninth Marines – The Walking Dead – operating along the DMZ and, seven months later, as the officer-in-charge of the Kit Carson Scouts – former Vietcong and North Vietnamese regulars who had surrendered under an amnesty program. For his remaining time in the Marine Corps, Ed was a Company Commander with the 8th Marines in Camp Lejeune.
Ed earned a baccalaureate degree from Iona College in 1967 and a master’s degree from Long Island University in 1982. He was born in New York City and raised in the Bronx.
Presently Ed lives in Manhattan and devotes much of his free time to babysitting for his eight grandchildren.
Sue Boulhosa is the Executive Director of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation and joined MC-LEF in January of 2007. Working only part-time, Sue remains the only MC-LEF employee.Sue focuses mainly on fundraising, interfacing with donors, and handles all aspects of reviewing and preparing scholarship and aid requests.
Prior to joining MC-LEF, Sue worked for the New York State Executive Chamber as the Executive Assistant to John Cahill, Governor George Pataki’s Chief of Staff. She worked very closely with Foundation Chairman, James Kallstrom on the security and reconstruction of Ground Zero, and during this time she became aware of the tremendous work that MC-LEF performs. When Governor Pataki left office in December of 2006, Sue was asked by Chairman Kallstrom to join and has been at the helm of MC-LEF ever since. Sue is dedicated to providing the personal touch that MC-LEF is well respected for.
In her spare time, Sue enjoys spending time with her husband Michael, their four children and two dogs. She is an active member of Annunciation Parish in Crestwood, NY, and spent many years coaching various sports as well as serving as the Athletic Director there.
She believes it is an honor and privilege to promote MC- LEF’s mission and to work alongside the leadership and volunteers of MC-LEF to achieve this goal.