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SDMAC Leadership

The San Diego Military Advisory Council’s (SDMAC) success is the result of our unique collaboration between SDMAC staff, an engaged Board of Directors, and an incredibly supportive community of members.

SDMAC's Staff

Mark W. Balmert
Rear Adm., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
President & CEO
Mark Balmert
Jim Putman
Membership & Marketing Manager
Nancy Polston
Program & Event Manager

SDMAC's Executive Board

Victor Ramsauer
LevitZacks CPA
Board Chair, 2024
George Scheel
LCDR, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
IT Mentor
Vice Board Chair, 2024
Jeff Ames
Capt., U.S. Navy, Reserves
Ames Karanjia LLP
Secretary

SDMAC's Board of Directors

Susan Couch
Bank of America
David Dearie
Command Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
USAA
Dennis Dubard
Capt., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Retired
Past Board Chair, 2017
Tom Garcia
ASP
Treasurer
Brandi Gill
Past Board Chair, 2021
David Horowitz
Cox Business
Brian Hutcherson
CBRE
David Inmon
Red Horse Corporation, Chairman and Founder
Steve Kappes
Capt., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Stath Karras
University of San Diego, Executive Director Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
Mike McCloskey
Col., USMC (Ret.)
Wilson Elser LLC
Past Board Chair, 2023
Terry McKearney
CDR., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
The Ranger Group
Karl Miller
Jingoli Power
Crystal Norman
General Dynamics NASSCO
Jenna Paukstis
Northrop Grumman
Paul Pearigen
RADM, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Governance Committee Chair Past Board Chair, 2022
Robert Pennoyer
Legislation and Policy Committee Chair
Joseph Pierzina
SDG&E
Meg Redlin
BAE Systems
Natalie Sherod
Cavignac
Marisa Silva
Booz Allen Hamilton
Research Committee Chair
Timothy Slentz
Capt., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Boeing
Dixon Smith
Vice Adm., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Deloitte
Earl "The Pearl" Wederbrook
Col., USMC (Ret.)
Raytheon
Bases and Infrastructure Committee Chair Past Board Chair, 2013
Mark Werning
Corient
Michael Woiwode
Capt., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
WodeWorks Consulting
Past Board Chair, 2005
Alan Worthy
Lockheed Martin

SDMAC's Advisory Board

Larry Blumberg
Capt., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
San Diego Fleet Week
Peter Hedley
Capt., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Frank Hewitt
Tony Jackson
Maj. Gen., USMC (Ret.)
Cal State San Marcos Foundation
James Johnson, Jr., MD
Rear Adm., U.S. Navy, Medical Core (Ret.)
Dwayne Junker
Lt. Cmdr., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Epsilon Systems Solutions
Terry Magee
Capt., U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Magee Enterprises
Jamie Moraga
Franklin Revere, LLC

Past Board Chairs

2023
Col. Mike McCloskey, USMC (Ret.)
2022
RADM Paul Pearigen, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
2021
Brandi Gill
2020
Chris Humphreys
2019
Cliff Cho
2018
RADM Mark Balmert, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
SDMAC
2017
Capt. Dennis DuBard, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
2016
CDR Ward Wilson, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
2015
Capt. Paul Cassani, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
2014
Jamie Moraga
2013
Col. Earl Wederbrook, USMC (Ret.)
2012
RADM James Johnson, Jr., MD, U.S. Navy, Medical Core (Ret.)
2011
John Pettitt
2010
Tony Nufer
2009
John Nersesian
2008
Capt. Terry Magee, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
2007
Nancy Dix
2006
Capt. Peter Hedley, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
2005
Capt. Michael Woiwode, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
2004
Frank Hewitt