Ken Falke, Chairman
Mr. Ken Falke is a 21-year combat veteran of the U.S. Navy. Ken is highly respected around the world and throughout the military and civilian Bomb Disposal and Explosive Ordnance Disposal communities as an innovative and forward thinking leader. Ken was the founder and Chairman of A-T Solutions and also the founder and Chairman of the EOD Warrior Foundation.
Sherri Beck, Director
Mrs. Sherri Beck is the Director of EOD Warrior Care. Sherri has over 20 years of experience with the EOD community as an EOD wife. Sherri served with her husband, Leon, at multiple EOD duty stations and held various positions at Navy EOD commands to include a command OMBUDSMAN. Sherri has a background in the administrative medical field and an Associates of Arts degree from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Jeff Simons is a 26-year combat veteran from the U.S. Navy EOD community. Jeff has experience in EOD operations and training, underwater mine countermeasures, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) defeat tactics and technology, and in maritime anti-terrorism and force protection. As the Chief Operating Officer (COO), for A-T Solutions Inc, he directs the day to day business unit operations. Jeff is the Co-Founder of the EOD Warrior Foundation.
Mr. Adam Popp is a 12-year combat veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as an EOD Team Leader. After being wounded in Afghanistan, he was visited at the hospital by members of the, then Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation and found it a very humbling experience and wanted to get involved. He is certified by the Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) as a peer visitor for amputees and other severely wounded. He currently leads a very active life by working full time for Shoulder2Shoulder, Inc. attending school and doing several outdoor activities.
Robert M. Sehnert
Rob is the Vice President and General Manager of Wabtec Global Services, a division of Wabtec Corporation based in Pittsburgh, PA. Wabtec Global Services has operations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Australia. A 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he transitioned from Naval Surface Warfare to the EOD community in 1995, and served as a Detachment Officer in Charge at Mobile Unit 11 in Whidbey Island from 1995-97, and as a Platoon Commander for the VSW Mine Countermeasures Unit in Coronado, CA from 1998-2000. Rob currently resides in McMurray, PA with his wife and three boys. He maintains close ties to the Navy EOD community and is honored to continue to serve his fellow EOD Warriors through our organization.
Mr. Frank Skinner is a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Frank’s combat experience comes from his time in Beirut and Vietnam. In addition, Frank has a very diverse EOD background to include anti/counter terrorism, surveillance detection, breacher/explosive entry and currently works as the CEO of Training Resources International, Inc. continuing the fight on terrorism. Frank has close ties to the EOD community, compassion, and a desire to help our wounded and their families.
Sue C. Payton
Sue C. Payton – change agent, acquisition expert, innovative industry leader and public servant - has over 27 years of continued success working with senior aerospace and defense industry partners and in government positions with military services, defense agencies, coalition partners, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Intelligence Community, Congress, Universities and the media. As the former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, in both Republican and Democrat Administrations, Ms. Payton was responsible for all Air Force research, development and acquisition activities. Ms Payton directed a $30 billion annual investment that included major weapon systems such as unmanned air vehicles, mobility, ISR and fighter aircraft, munitions and IED countermeasures, as well as, capability areas such as alternative fuels, information technology, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. She has extensive experience leading government and industry partnerships focused on maturing and applying technology and operations concepts to solve national security problems worldwide. Since 2001, Sue has had very close ties to the Joint Service EOD community.
Rod Simmons is a partner/shareholder in the law firm of Hirschler Fleischer. Rod's practice focuses on mergers and acquisition transactions in the defense contractor and other industries. Rod's involvement with the defense contracting industry spurred his interest in the EOD Warrior Foundation. Rod graduated from the University of Virginia, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and received his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, where he was an editor of the William & Mary Law Review. Rod is active in both bar and civic organizations, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia.
Jane Cady Gingrich
Jane Cady Gingrich is a certified public accountant from Gaithersburg, MD. Before establishing her own practice in September 2009, Jane worked for the public accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen, LLP for five years in the government contracting practice. Jane managed multiple audits and reviews for entities with annual revenues ranging from $5M - $150M both in the private and public sector. Jane is a graduate of Colgate University where she earned a B.A. in Chemistry. Jane is honored to serve on the board for the EOD Warrior Foundation.
Bob Busby, CFP® is a Wealth Management Advisor in the Hilton Head Island, South Carolina office. Bob and his team help high net worth families and business owners develop and implement a uniquely personalized plan to grow and preserve wealth. The team's mission is to help each client achieve the financial freedom to pursue their passions in life.
The team tailors customized wealth management solutions for complex issues including estate planning, retirement planning, private business sales, risk management, portfolio construction and allocation. Bob and members of his team work closely with the client's tax and legal advisors to address each client's tax, estate and wealth transfer planning needs.
Bob earned a finance degree from Virginia Tech in 1985 and has more than 25 years experience in financial services. Bob is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, signifying that he has met the rigorous certification standards required by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
Bob lives on Hilton Head Island with his wife Kim and their two children, Brooke and Jason.