Bill Mines

Board Member

Bill joined Walmart in October 2014 and is currently Senior Vice President Finance and Strategy, Supply Chain. Bill is responsible for Financial Planning and Analysis and Decision Support for a network of over 150 distribution centers and transportation, including both the private fleet and third party carriers. Read More...


Gene Baker

Board Member

Gene spent his active-duty Army career as an Engineer officer in a combat unit stationed in West Germany at the end of the Cold War and his business career in med-tech startups, except for a stint helping to found and run a health and beauty care consumer packaged goods company.  Read More...



Shelly Walker

Board Member

Shelly was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Sociology, Human Resources Emphasis. Shelly and Josh married in 1995, after he was commissioned in the Army. Their first duty station took them to Fort Campbell, KY, where Shelly started out at LEED Staffing Services. There, Shelly started at the front desk, and eventually became an HR Coordinator. She worked all aspects of hiring, benefits, payroll, marketing, and business development. Read More...

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Mike Barbero

Board Member

Mike Barbero, Colonel, US Army (ret), established Sandhills Strategic Solutions LLC in 2020 to continue to provide Government Relations and Business Development assistance to small businesses seeking to navigate the Department of Defense Budgets and Congressional Appropriations Activities. Prior to 2020, Mike was the Senior Vice President for Washington Operations and Government Relations for Cobham. Read More...


Col Josh Walker
Colonel (Retired) United States Army, Special Forces

Board Member

Josh Walker is a recognized leader in Special Operations, Strategic Planning, and Policy, with combat and operational experience in the Middle East, Africa, the Indo-Pacific, and European regions. Josh served as the senior special operations advisor on three separate U.S. Embassy country teams in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Beirut,
Lebanon.


Thomas Netzer

Board Member

Tom retired from Merck & Co., Inc following a 25-year career, mostly specializing in vaccine sales and marketing. Tom held many roles, staring as a sales representative and rising to lead 1,000 person sales forces and $5 billion business units. As Vice President and Global Pediatric Vaccine Franchise Leader, Tom managed numerous successful vaccine launches in the U.S. and international markets. Tom also worked closely with international NGOs, including The Gates Foundation, the Global Alliance, Unicef and the WHO. to bring vaccine to the developing world. Read More...

Bill Hudson 

Board Member

Bill Hudson is the President and CEO of Hudson Consulting, a firm based in Annandale, Virginia centered on providing counsel to private industry in the formation of effective partnerships with governmental and non-governmental agencies and businesses and crafting innovative outreach strategies for successful advancement of legislation and policy initiatives. He served for more than 27 years on Active Duty, retiring in 2010 and subsequently served as a Senior Counsel in the Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel, and most recently, the Acting General Counsel to the Department of Veterans Affairs. While on Active Duty Bill held several assignments in the Special Operations Community to include: Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; Legal Advisor, Special Operations Central Command, MacDill AFB, Florida; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Command Judge Advocate, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.. Read More...

Leigh Tuttle


Leigh has been a Special Operations wife for the 8 years where she has supported her family and the Special Operations community during dozens of operational deployments and four combat deployments. Read More...