Leadership

Carl S. Ey

Chairman

Gino R. Yannotti

Director of Finance/Treasurer

Jose Gonzalez

Programs / I.T.

Nancy Kuhn

Legal Counsel

Advisory Group

Garry Hall

Jorge Marimon

Henry Huntley

Kathleen McHale

Laura A. Cahill

Carl S. Ey USA (Ret.)

Born in into a family full of military heroes, Carl had a feeling at a young age that his family’s service would influence him to one day wear the uniform. Carl’s dad was a Prisoner of War in WWII and retired Army officer and his older brother Bruce is a Vietnam veteran and a retired Army officer as well.

In the fall of 1984, Carl began his first year at the University of Connecticut. Aside from the routine class load, Carl was in the Army ROTC program and played on the university’s baseball team at the Hartford branch campus. Upon graduation, in 1988, Carl accepted a regular Army commission and embarked on a 22-year career that would take him to Korea, Egypt, Somalia, all over Europe, Kuwait and Iraq. Additionally, Carl was on site at the Pentagon on 9-11 approximately one hour after the disaster took place and worked there until the Military District of Washington’s mission was completed. Aside from enjoying his interaction with all service members, Carl has two significant highlights outside command: he served on the Armed Force Inaugural Committee twice and Carl served as a military escort for President Reagan’s personal physician when the country honored the passing of our 40th President.
In regard to education, Carl holds three masters degrees and one professional certificate. Two of his degrees come from American University in Washington, DC earning an MBA in Information Technology/International Business and a Master of Arts in Journalism. Additionally, Carl holds a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the National Defense University (ICAF) with a concentration in Strategic Communication. Carl’s professional certificate is from the information technology school at the National Defense University. He holds the Chief Information Officer professional certificate with a concentration in Information Assurance.
In his spare time, Carl enjoys sports, particularly softball and works diligently to support various Veteran initiatives. In 2014, Carl was elected to the University of Connecticut’s Alumni Association National Board of Directors. Carl and his wife are members of the Leonberger Club of America, showing their Leonbergers. What is a Leonberger? The oldest German-bred canine in the world and the best pet any family could hope to own!

Currently, Carl is the CEO of Mammoth Global Partners, Inc. Mammoth is a consulting firm providing private industry as well as local and federal government partner’s expert services in public affairs and strategic communications as well as event management/celebrity appearances. Carl is also exceptionally proud to be co-founder of the Heroes Media Group.

Carl is married to Jennifer Ann Kraly and has one sister and one brother and nine nieces and two nephews. In September, 2016, Carl and Jennifer welcomed their first child into the world; Emerson Grace.

Gino R. Yannotti USAF (Ret.)

Born into a large family, in the small town of Geneva NY.  Gino was the middle child of 7 (two older sisters and two younger sisters, an older brother and a younger brother). 

Gino knew at a young age that he wanted to join the United States Air Force (USAF).  Gino had two Uncle’s that served in the USAF, one during Vietnam and another who served for 20 years (retired as a Master Sergeant) and they both inspired Gino to become an Airman.

Gino enlisted in the USAF on 27 Dec 1979.  After Basic Training Gino went to his Technical Training at Sheppard AFB TX, for Accounting and Finance.  Upon completion of his training Gino was assigned to RAF Lakenheath, England on 15 Apr 1980.  Gino was reassigned to Sheppard AFB TX in April 1983 and after serving one year in TX, Gino went to Biloxi AFB MS to attend Technical Training as a Computer Specialist.  After completion of his training Gino was assigned to the Global Weather Center at Offutt AFB NE in September 1984. 

Gino applied and was accepted into the Base of Preference program and picked to go to the Pentagon on 19 Sep 1985.  Gino separated from the Regular USAF on 7 Feb 1990 and joined the USAF Reserves.  On 11 Feb 1990, Gino started working for the Federal Government as a Computer Specialist at the Pentagon, pretty much working for the same unit and same personnel that he worked for as a Sergeant.

After 3 years in the Reserves doing Computer related jobs, Gino joined the USAF DC Air National Guard (ANG) going back to his first love, Accounting and Finance on 15 Sep 1993. 

Gino took a management position with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on 3 Jan 2000 in downtown DC (across the river from the Pentagon). 

On 11 Sep 2001, Gino was working at USDA and heard the crash of the airplane that hit the Pentagon.  Gino’s wife at the time, was seven months pregnant with their first child and they hadn’t been to Lamaze class yet.  Gino and his wife had plane tickets to fly to CA on flight number 77, for 14 Sep 2001, which was the flight that hit the Pentagon.  Ironically Gino got called up onto Active Duty on 14 Sep 2001 and served until 10 Feb 2004. 

In June of 2005, Gino rejoined the USAF Reserves and was assigned to Vandenberg AFB CA.  In Dec 2008 Gino went onto Active Duty serving at the Pentagon and Vandenberg until his retirement on 1 Feb 2013.  Gino went back to USDA and retired from the Federal Government on 31 Jan 2016.

Since his retirement, Gino has been a certified fitness instructor, a travelling notary, an Uber driver, a Real Estate agent, and a Campaign Treasurer for a Judge from NY to be re-elected.  Gino has been the President and/or Treasurer of the Headquarters United States Air Force Water Ski Club from August 1986 until the present.  Gino has been a Player/Coach/Board member of the Virginia Vipers Softball Club for Veterans which is a 501C3 organization since 1997. 

Gino’s proudest moment was in 1997 when he saved a 7 year old’s life by donating bone marrow to rid the child of leukemia. 

Gino holds a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland in Business Management with a minor in Computer Science.  Gino is married to Sharon O’Hanlon, who holds a Law Degree from Syracuse University and has three daughters that have either gone to Syracuse University or are attending currently.  Gino has one son Gino II, that will be attending George Mason University in the fall of 2020.   

Jose L Gonzalez USMC (Ret.)

Gunnery Sergeant (Ret) Jose L Gonzalez was born in New York City on August 16, I975.  Raised in Queens, He graduated from Forest Hills High School on January 24, 1994 and attended boot camp in February of that year with 3rd Battalion “K” Company in Parris Island, South Carolina. 

Private First-Class Gonzalez continued his training as an Aviation Ordnanceman Technician, “A” school and C school, with VMAT-203 FREST at Cherry Point, North Carolina.  After graduation, he was assigned to VMAT-203 Ordnance to continue this training. 

Now a Lance Corporal, Gonzalez packed his bags on February 1996 for Marine Security Guard (MSG) School in Quantico, Virginia where he was promoted to Corporal.  Following graduation in April of 1996, he received orders to the American Embassy located in Bridgetown, Barbados.  While stationed in Barbados, his dedication paid off, as he was promoted to Sergeant on March 1, 1997.

In July of 1997 he received orders to the American Embassy in Berlin, Germany.  He served in various locations during his tenure at the embassy, including London, Dublin, Moscow, Kuwait City and Bonn supporting VIP visits by the President and Vice President of the United States of America as well as the Secretary of State.

While honored to serve in this capacity, his tour in Germany ended October of 1998 when he re-enlisted and was then ordered to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Washington.  While leading the production efforts at Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Armament Division, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant (SSgt) on October 1, 2001.  His extraordinary efforts led to his selection as the 2001 NASWI Marine of the Year.

In December 2001, SSgt Gonzalez received orders to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 39 located at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California.  In January of 2003, SSgt Gonzalez deployed with I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) for Operation Enduring Freedom, Kuwait and Operation Liberation of Iraq, Iraq.  In 2006, he deployed in support of the following operations: Operation Transition of Iraq, Iraq; Operation National Resolution, Iraq, and, finally, in 2008 he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Surge, Iraq where he was subsequently promoted to Gunnery Sergeant.

Upon his return from deployment, he was selected to establish the first enlisted billet in the Armament Systems Program Office at Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) onboard Naval Air Station in North Island, California.  While at CNAF, GySgt Gonzalez was a key player in ensuring the Naval Aviation Enterprise maintained the highest levels of readiness from the Ordnance perspective.  He was also an integral part of the team that provided Combatant Commanders global strike capability with 1100 ready-to-task aircraft.

Soon after retiring Jose continued his service as a communications specialist for the MyHealtheVet program at the Loma Linda Veterans Hospital in Loma Linda, CA.  While in this position Jose taught Veterans from all walks of life how to utilize the MyHealtheVet system to better manage their healthcare needs.  Jose subsequently was offered and accepted a position in Washington D.C. at the Department of Veterans Affairs Headquarters.   He is currently certified as a Mid-Level Program/Project Manager with the Federal Government.  Jose is also a volunteer Peer Mentor with the Wounded Warrior Project where he mentors fellow warriors as they transition back to civilian life.

Gonzalez currently resides in Kingstowne, Virginia with his wife Sorangel Luna and their two beautiful children, Mia and Caleb.

Nancy Ortmeyer Kuhn

Ms. Kuhn is a Director in Jackson & Campbell, P.C.’s Business Law Practice Group, specializing in a variety of federal and state tax and non-tax matters and litigation in federal and state courts. She is also the Chair of Jackson & Campbell’s Tax Law Practice Group.

Nancy has a strong and diverse background in tax planning, representation of taxpayers before the IRS, and general litigation. She has represented many taxpayers undergoing IRS audits, in addition to taxpayers in IRS appeals and collections. Nancy also advises clients with complex structures including joint ventures and domestic/international affiliated entities. She assists clients in navigating and negotiating favorable settlements with the IRS in trust and estate matters, employment tax, nonprofits, and individual/corporate collection matters. Nancy frequently advises clients who are in the planning stages of philanthropy, ensuring compliance with the Internal Revenue Code. She also advises individuals and corporate entities with regard to foreign and domestic tax issues, along with related business issues including complex litigation in federal and state courts.

Nancy’s existing clients include a variety of domestic and foreign high net-worth individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and domestic and foreign limited liability entities.

Prior to joining Jackson & Campbell, Nancy was Of Counsel with a D.C. law firm specializing in federal tax matters. Nancy also served with the IRS for ten years, primarily litigating before the United States Tax Court on behalf of the government. Nancy also served as an attorney-advisor at the United States Tax Court. Prior to law school, Nancy was a professional musician and Fulbright Scholar in Trondheim, Norway.

Nancy is active in the community and is a member of a variety of organizations. She sings with the Washington Chorus, Washington’s premier adult chorus which performs frequently at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Nancy is a member of the Murdock Inn of Court and Co-Chair of the 20 + Experts and the Women in Politics Committees of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She is a long-distance runner and directs a hand bell choir.

Garry E. Hall USN (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN is available to address audiences at select speaking engagements. Garry Hall is the former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances. He specializes in topics such as Corporate Leadership, Team Building, International Affairs, National Security, Immigration and Global Humanitarian Assistance.

World of Experience

Rear Admiral Garry Hall, received a political appointment to serve as a Senior Director on the National Security Council (NSC) and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. On the NSC he was responsible for Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, Immigration and Migration, Atrocity Prevention, United Nations Operations, Democracies, and Fragile States. In support of these portfolios, he led a team of career professionals dedicated to each of these functional areas.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy he served 35 years on active duty. A naval aviator, he flew anti-submarine warfare helicopters and commanded two squadrons. Additionally, he commanded the capitol ship USS Tarawa LHA 1, which had a compliment of 1000 Sailors, 2000 Marines, 32 aircraft and 3 landing craft. As a Flag Officer he served as General Tommy Franks Information Operations Officer at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, served with NATO in the United Kingdom, commanded an Expeditionary Strike Group deployed to the Middle East, and led a Senior Service college at National Defense University.

Admiral Hall holds a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, an MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and is a graduate of National Defense University’s Capstone Course.

Jorge Marimon

Jorge has over 30 years of versatile professional business experience with a proven track record of enhancing organizational performance. His experience includes leading the process improvement organization for health insurer Aetna. Most recently he was a Product Manager, Care Management Program with Aetna’s Joint Ventures.

Jorge holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration, Finance from the University of Connecticut. He also completed the Six Sigma Black Belt Training from Villanova University.

Jorge strongly believes in supporting the community. His efforts include serving as Board President of the South Park Inn homeless shelter and Vice Chair of Capital Community College’s Foundation Board. He is also a Champion Club Fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.

He was born in and immigrated from Colombia, SA. Jorge and his wife, Susan, are proud parents of two children. They reside in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Henry L Huntley U.S.A. (Ret.)

Henry L. Huntley. Henry served the U.S. Army for 31 years from 1983-2014, first as an infantry officer and then in the public affairs career field. Henry has held many operational and staff assignments during his more than 30 years of service, including two tours at the Pentagon and as deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Henry deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, serving as the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs for Coalition Forces Land Component Command and Combined Joint Task Force-7, and again in 2007 in support of the Multi-National Forces Iraq.

Henry has a long and distinguished Army career, and today he continues to serve the country and Veterans as a media relations representative with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Kathleen McHale

Dr. Kathleen McHale is an orthopedic surgeon in Alexandria, Virginia.  She received her medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for more than 20 years.  Dr. McHale formerly served as an Army Doctor before retiring at the rank of Colonel.  She is currently affiliated with the INOVA Alexandria Hospital.  

Laura A. Cahill

Laura A. Cahill is a graduate of Boston College with a BA in Political Science and the University of Connecticut School of Law.  She served as Deputy State Director and Counsel for former U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman.  Laura is currently employed as a Commissioner for the Connecticut Liquor Control Commission.  During her professional career, Laura has served in numerous nonprofit capacities including former President of the UCONN Alumni Association, the UCONN Club, Trustee for the UCONN Law School Foundation, Vice-President of Finance & Investment for The Michael Bolton Charities, and First Church of Christ Congregational  leadership positions.