Leadership

SDMAC was founded to establish an organization that, as its primary function, has the capability and flexibility to facilitate the free exchange of information between the military, elected and appointed officials, and the business community. The six original founders were Larry Blumberg, Frank Hewitt, Nancy Dix, Pete Hedley, Mike Woiwode, and Tom Caughlan, who came from a variety of backgrounds including the San Diego Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs and Advisory Committee, the business community, legal profession, and retired Navy and Marine Corps officers. 

SDMAC Staff

Officers

Paul Pearigen
Board Chair
RDML USN (Ret.)

Mike McCloskey
Board Vice Chair
Wilson Elser, Col. USMC (Ret)

Dennis Dubard
Secretary
GD Nassco, CAPT USN (Ret.)

Victor Ramsauer
Treasurer
LevitZacks CPA

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Ames
Ames Karanjia LLP

Mark Balmert
SDMAC

Richard Allen
Navy Federal Credit Union

Eric Carr
Cubic

Susan Couch
Bank of America

Tom Garcia
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Brandi Gill
L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

Dennis DuBard
CAPT, USN (Ret)
General Dynamics NASSCO

Matt Griesbach
City National Bank

Daniel Hazard
Northrop Grumman

Brett Hershman
GD NASSCO

Brian Hutcherson
CBRE

Chris Humphreys
Humphreys Law

Michael P. McCloskey
Col. USMC (Ret)
Wilson Elser

Terry McKearney
The Ranger Group

Karl Miller
Jingoli Power

Laurie Mulligan
Amazon Web Services

Paul Pearigen
RDML, USN (Ret)

Joe Pierzina
SDG&E

Robert Pennoyer
BAE Systems

John Quigley
LtCol, USMC (Ret)
SAIC

Victor Ramsauer
LevitZacks, CPAs

Meg Redlin
BAE Systems

George Scheel
LCDR, USN (Ret)
Valiant

Marisa Silva
Booz Allen Hamilton

Timothy Slentz
Boeing

Earl "The Pearl" Wederbrook
Col, USMC (Ret)
Raytheon

Mark Wernig
Downling & Yahnke

Mike Woiwode
CAPT, USN (Ret)
WodeWorks

Alan Worthy
Lockheed Martin

Commitees

Finance
Victor Ramsauer, Chair
LevitZacks CPA

Legislative
Robert Pennoyer, Chair
Red Hat

Bases & Infrastructure
Earl Wederbrook, Chair
Raytheon

Member Relations
George Scheel, Chair
IT Mentor Group

Strategy
Chris Humphreys, Chair
Chris Humphreys Law

Research
John Quigley, Chair
SAIC

Advisory Board

Jim Bedinger
CDR, USN (Ret)

Lawrence "Larry" Blumberg
CAPT, USN (Ret)
San Diego Fleet Week

Dwayne Junker, Chair
LCDR, USN (Ret)
Epsilon Systems Solutions

Ed Hanlon
LtGen, USMC (Ret)

Tim LaFleur
VADM, USN (Ret)

Pete Hedley
CAPT, USN (Ret)

James Johnson, Jr., MD
RADM, MC, USN (Ret)

Len Hering
RADM, USN (Ret)
Center for Sustainable Energy

Frank Hewitt
intelliSolutions, Inc.

Jack Hines
RADM, USN (Ret)

Anthony "Tony" Jackson
MajGen, USMC (Ret)
Cal State San Marcos Foundation

Ken Slaght
RADM, USN (Ret)

Past Presidents

2021
Brandi Gill
L3Harris Technologies

2020
Chris Humphreys
Dentons

2019
Cliff Cho
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2018
Mark Balmert
RDML, USN (Ret)
SDMAC

2017
Dennis DuBard
CAPT, USN (Ret)
General Dynamics Nassco

2016
Ward Wilson
CDR, USN (Ret)
Boeing

2014
Jamie Moraga
intelliSolutions, inc

2015
Paul Cassani
CAPT, USN (Ret)

2013
Earl Wederbrook
Col, USMC (Ret)
Raytheon

2012
James A. Johnson Jr., MD
RADM, MC, USN
Microdermis

2010
Tony Nufer
Black Shoe Consulting

2011
John Pettitt
Northrop Grumman

2009
John Nersesian
North Island Credit Union

2008
Terry Magee
CAPT, USN (Ret)
Magee Enterprises

2007
Nancy Dix
DLA Piper

2006
Peter Hedley
CAPT, USN (Ret)
SDMAC Foundation

2005
Michael Woiwode
CAPT, USN (Ret)
WodeWorks Consulting

2004
Frank Hewitt
intelliSolutions, inc.