Board of Directors
PMCN’s Board of Directors provides key leadership and guidance for PMCN.
LTG (Ret) Ed Anderson

LTG (Ret) Ed Anderson currently serves as the Executive Director for Strategic Military, Science, Space and Security Initiatives at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs since September 2010 and served as the President of the National Homeland Defense Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado from September 2012 through June 2015. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, he was with Booz Allen Hamilton where he served as a Principal and as a business leader in multiple areas including missile defense, space, homeland defense/security, cyber security and Army programs. He joined Booz Allen Hamilton after serving 39 years of active duty in the United States Army.

LTG (Ret) Anderson has a Master’s of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and is a graduate of the British Higher Command and Staff Course.

LTG (Ret) Anderson previously served as an Assistant Division Commander for the 1st Armored Division, and then the 3rd Infantry Division. He then became Commander of the Combined Arms Center—Combat Developments (CAC-CD) and was also the first Director of the Battle Command Battle Lab. He was then assigned to the Army Staff where he was the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations—Force Development (ADCSOPS-FD) responsible for developing the Army’s modernization strategy and funding priorities.

He commanded the Army Space and Missile Defense Command and then served as Director for Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Staff.  As the J5, LTG (Ret) Anderson also served as the military advisor to the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

He then became the Deputy Commander, United States Space Command, and Vice Commander, US Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command; and Deputy Commander, United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM), the first and only Department of Defense joint organization totally dedicated to homeland defense and homeland security.

LTG (Ret) Anderson retired from the United States Army on 31 July 2004 as a Lieutenant General. Since his retirement, he has remained very active in the community and in space, homeland defense/security, cyber security, missile defense and Army activities through his multiple contacts in NORTHCOM, NORAD, DHS, OSD, SMDC, the Missile Defense Agency and the National Guard Bureau. LTG (Ret) Anderson served as the Chairman of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Senior Advisory Group for four years. He was approved by the SECDEF as a member of the National Security Space Independent Assessment Panel and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the Board Chair of the Peak Military Care Network and a Trustee on Colorado Thirty Group Board of Trustees; he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Red Cross, Discover Goodwill of Colorado Springs and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. In 2009 he was the Chairman of the Military Affairs Council, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce (now Regional Business Alliance) and previously he served as the President of The Home Front Cares here in Colorado Springs. His awards include: Defense Distinguished Service Medal w/1 OLC; Army Distinguished Service Medal w/1 OLC; Canadian Meritorious Service Medal Service Award.

Jennifer Barks

A Massachusetts native, Jennifer began her career in Human Resources in 2000 as an HR Assistant for an internet start-up company in Beverly, MA. When she and her colleagues didn’t (shockingly) become millionaires, she continued her adventure moving cross country with 2 ferrets, a rat, and a cat to Basalt, Colorado to continue her career. Continuing in Human Resources over the next few years from Basalt, Boulder, to Colorado Springs Jennifer was a part of several industries ranging from IT, customer service, health, and non-profit.

In 2006, she joined the government contracting and defense industry at SAIC. At SAIC, she had the opportunity to get into the details of the business and inner workings of the industry. SAIC provided her amble opportunities such as getting a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and also a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Management from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (UCCS).  While she continued at SAIC, she won several employee recognition awards from various levels of the organization due to her ability to understand the business, HR, and to tie the two together to best meet the customers’ requirements while providing advocacy to the managers, employees, and the company.

Though SAIC classified Jennifer as a “High Potential” within the company, opportunity for growth was not possible unless she moved back to the East coast. In 2012, Jennifer was made an offer to join Doss Aviation, Inc. (now L3 Doss Aviation) as the Director of Human Resources and is currently still with them. L3 Doss has provided more opportunities for Jennifer to fine tune her performance management, labor relations, employee relations, talent acquisition, and compliance skills. She is seen as a rare comity within L3 due to her knowledge of Service Contract Act (SCA) and her ability to work alongside unions.

Jennifer is also a working yoga instructor at Cambio Donation Yoga and provides mentorship to newer yoga instructors. She, additionally, volunteers for UCCS as a Career Coach for the Business Undergrad program.

Jennifer is married to Shawn and they have 2 children, Anthony and Riley.

Steve Dant (Board Chair)

Steve joined FOX21, SOCOCW and FOX21news.com in 2003 as Vice President and General Manager. Steve has 30 years of General Manager Experience in small, medium, and large markets managing both traditional and emerging network television stations. Steve started his career as an account executive at WVII TV in Bangor Maine.

An Army Vietnam Combat Veteran and graduate of the University of Delaware, Steve is active in the community working with business and charitable organizations including Colorado 30 Group, Peak Military Care Network, Military Affairs Council, and American Red Cross. Steve and his wife Sharon have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Marc Dippold

Dr. Marc Dippold is currently the Anders Chair of Economics at the U.S. Air Force Academy, an endowed professor position sponsored by the Academy Research and Development Institute (ARDI), responsible for curriculum development and presentation of capstone economics and managerial economics courses for the U.S. Air Force Academy. The ultimate goal is to help cadets cultivate their critical and creative thinking to make better leadership decisions and provide an appreciation and understanding of defense economics and applied economic research from the civilian, industrial and government perspectives.

Dr. Dippold is the owner and President of Peregrine Consulting, which specializes in providing tailored leadership, business development and training consulting services, with an emphasis on the defense and healthcare industries.  Peregrine Consulting’s clients range across the entire spectrum, from start-up small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations.

Dr. Dippold is also the Chief Operating Officer of Southern Colorado Medicine, a primary care internal medicine company, that focuses on providing compassionate care and accurate diagnosis to cultivate a strong partnership of prevention and treatment to achieve the health and wellness goals of their clients.

Previously, Dr. Dippold was a corporate Business Area Manager at Leidos, conducting strategic marketing and business development for defense systems engineering and integration, sustainment and modernization, C4ISR and Mission Information Technology.  Prior to Leidos, Dr. Dippold was the Vice President for Space and Unmanned Systems at SAIC, leading two directorates that provided expertise in system engineering, sustainment and modernization in the areas of space logistics (MILSATCOM, SBIRS, and DMSP), mobile C2 and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mission support, to include integration across operations centers, ground control systems, airborne platforms, sensors, and the communications/data architecture.

Prior to joining SAIC in 2006, Dr. Dippold served 24 years in the United States Air Force in a variety of leadership and senior staff positions before retiring as a Colonel.  His last active duty assignment was as the Chief, Strategy and Plans at U.S. Northern Command, leading development of combatant command policy and operational planning for homeland security and defense support to civil authorities. He was the political-military advisor to U.S. State Department, Foreign Affairs Canada, Department of Defense, and Joint Staffs; handpicked to represent the command at treaty-level negotiations.  The majority of Dr. Dippold’s military career was as a commander and decorated fighter pilot flying F-16 and A-10 aircraft in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific theaters of operation; he skillfully planned and led combat operations over Iraq and the Former Yugoslavia.

Dr. Dippold earned a Doctorate of Management from Colorado Technical University, a Master of Homeland Security from the University of Colorado, an MBA from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Northern Arizona University.  He also was a distinguished graduate of Air War College and Air Command and Staff College, and was a National Defense Fellow with the RAND Corporation.

He lives with his wife, Marilyn, in Colorado Springs, CO.

Montse Edie-Korleski, Ph.D.

Montse served for over 22 years in the U. S. Air Force as a Medical Service Corps officer; during which time she had assignments such as the Chief Operation Officer (COO), Colorado Springs Military Health Systems, Ft Carson, CO; Deputy Chief of Health Benefits, AF Medical Operations Agency in San Antonio, TX; COO, Incirlik AB, Turkey; Chief of Medical Programs and Resources, Peterson AFB, CO; Sr Group Practice Manager, US Air Force Academy, CO; Education with Industry Fellow, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT; and Health Service Administration instructor, Sheppard AFB, TX.

Montse deployed to Bagram AB, Afghanistan serving as the Director of Plans and Programs and the Director of International Medical Mentorship Programs.

After retirement, Montse held the position of Vice President of Market Operation for Colorado and Wyoming, with UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans. She provided leadership to managers, directors and senior level professional staff while implementing and managing the Tricare health plan for DoD beneficiaries.

Montse holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas; she is a certified fellow with the American Academy of Medical Administrators, and member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has served on the Peak Military Care Network Advisory Board and on the Colorado Springs Chamber for Economic Development Board.

Maj. Gen. USAF (Ret) Garrett Harencak

Maj. Gen. USAF (Ret) Garrett Harencak is currently Deputy Program Manager for Jacobs Missile Defense Group in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He retired in July of 2018 as Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Air Force Recruiting Service comprises more than 2,470 Airmen and civilians in more than 1,100 recruiting offices across the U.S. and abroad. He was responsible for all enlisted accessions and a variety of officer accession programs. AFRS also manages all strategic marketing for the U.S. Air Force.

General Harencak entered the Air Force in 1983 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. His assignments include aircraft command of the B-52; instructor pilot and squadron command in the B-1B; and service as aide to the Commander of U.S. Central Command. He also directed the Headquarters U.S. Air Force Executive Secretariat, and served as Deputy Director of Requirements at Headquarters Air Combat Command. General Harencak commanded the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, and the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri.

He served as the senior military officer at the National Nuclear Security Administration, Commander of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, and was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C.

He currently resides with his wife, Tanya, in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Terrance McWilliams

Terrance D. McWilliams serves as Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs for El Pomar Foundation, where he began working in 2007. He implements programs to provide direct services and support to the Colorado military community, including service members and their families.

Terrance served in the Army for over 30 years and was the Command Sergeant Major and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding General of Fort Carson.  Terrance also serves on the board of directors for many organizations including the American Red Cross, Pikes Peak Chapter.

Terrance earned an Associate of Science degree from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio.

Tina Neuendorf

Tina Neuendorf, an innovative advisor who is skilled in strategic planning, plan design evaluation and implementation, and financial cost projections within the healthcare and employee benefit consulting industries. Known for her exceptional interpersonal communication, negotiation and relationship building skills, Tina provides a confident, competent grasp of both client and carrier objectives. Her underwriting expertise is based on first-hand knowledge and experience in handling renewal and new business proposals for fully insured and self-funded groups. Tina specializes in creative solutions and unique approaches for employee benefit programs, especially within the non-profit and public sectors.

As the SVP, Client Services at NFP Corporate Services (CO) formally known as Benefit Services Group (BSG), Neuendorf is responsible for evaluation, design, implementation, and management of the Client’s group health and welfare programs. She will be actively involved within the plan design, contribution analysis, and funding modeling for the Client. She has over 18 years experience in insurance and employee benefit consulting. Her experience with complex, self- funded employers has provided her opportunities both locally and nationally to manage large accounts and conduct employer seminars and presentations on topics such as underwriting, self-funding, and compliance requirements.

Prior to joining BSG, Neuendorf was the Operations leader and manager of a national consulting firm‘s Colorado Springs office staff, expenditures, and revenue generation. She established and conducted the Colorado Springs office at a profitable margin. In addition to managing the office and staff, she consulted and advised clients regarding their strategic directives and initiatives for employee benefits programs.

During this time, Tina also successfully underwrote the largest Colorado Springs public sector block of business for benefit programs. For these clients, Tina was actively involved with their Benefit & Insurance Committees in regards to benefit education, communication and renewal strategy & decisions. She participated in their monthly and quarterly meetings by providing information on the status of their medical and dental plans, legislative changes and impacts, benchmarking data and emerging trends within the benefits marketplace.

Neuendorf attended the University of Northern Iowa obtaining a B.A. in Finance. She maintains her Colorado Health and Life license along with other industry- specific topics and credentials. In 2003, Neuendorf was awarded with the “40 Achievers Under 40” designation from the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

Buddy Newton

Buddy began his career in public accounting with Stockman Kast Ryan + Co in 2008. He graduated with a Bachelor in Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and is currently pursuing his Masters in Taxation from North Eastern University. He has served in several leadership roles in the firm and has significant client responsibilities serving as the “In Charge” for over 100 client relationships, including large and small businesses as well as individual clients. He specializes in serving auto dealers and construction clients.

Buddy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Construction Financial Management Association and the Colorado Springs Rising Professionals. He was named one of the 2016 Rising Stars of the Colorado Springs Business Journal and was the Young Professional focus in their 8/23/2013 issue.

Buddy also volunteers as a reserve deputy for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. These responsibilities include working community events such as the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, the County Fair, Air Force Academy football games and graduation, etc.

Buddy is married to Brandy, and they have three young children – Brooklyn, Brayden and Bentley. Buddy feels his best personal accomplishment is his happy family!

Bill Ramey

William J. Ramey Jr. currently serves on the PMCN Board of Directors as well as the Internal Affairs and Resource Development Committees.

Previously, Ramey was the Vice President of Business Development and Colorado Springs Operations for C4 Programs at Serco, Inc.  Ramey led C4 Business Development and Operations for the Defense and Intelligence Group of Serco and is driving the growth of new business areas in C4 as well as ensuring continued success in core base programs. Prior to joining Serco in 2012, Ramey was the President of ISYS Technologies, a small woman owned business where he worked transformation efforts to improve company infrastructure and revenue growth.

Prior to working at ISYS in 2010, he served as the Vice President of operations for the Space and Information Solutions Division at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).  SAIC is a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering and technology applications company.  Ramey led program success and drove revenue and profit growth for this $90M organization, which included customer interfaces to HQ AFSPC, HQ NORAD-USNORTHCOM, and UAV operations for ACC and AFSOC.  He also served on the SAIC Corporate CIO board.

Prior to joining SAIC in 1994, Ramey served 20 years in the United States Air Force in a variety of technical, acquisition, and management positions before retiring.

As AF Program Manager for the US Nuclear Detonation Detection System, an ACAT 1 Joint weapons system, Ramey delivered the initial operational capability into the AF inventory for this space-based system that supports treaty monitoring, tactical warning, and Intel. Ramey also served in numerous other AF program management and technical positions, providing information networks, computing and software services to the Space Range at Patrick AFB, and special purpose super-computer design at the National Security Agency.  He has also served as a Master Instructor at the AF Cryptologic School.

Ramey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.  He has AF Acquisition Certifications in Program Management, Test Engineering, Communications and Computers, and Research and Development Engineering.  Ramey is also certified by the NSA as a Senior Cryptologic Engineer.

He lives with his wife, Liz, in Peyton, CO.

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson, CGMP is the current Sales Manager for the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs. He has 22 + years in hospitality experience with a focus on the military.
Former board member for the Military Affairs Council, Pikes Peak Region & the Association of the United States Army, Pikes Peak Region. Current committee member for the Association of the United States Army, Pikes Peak Region. Current National board member for the Society of Government Meeting Professionals.
Mark & his wife Deborah have been happily married for 25 years with three children and seven wonderful grandchildren.
He was honorably discharged from the United States Army.

Dave Tohlen

Mr. David R. Tohlen is a retired Air Force officer and business leader.  He now works as a community volunteer, serving on the board of directors and committees for non-profit organizations, including recently serving as the Board Vice Chairman for The Home Front Cares.  Mr. Tohlen has been a member of PMCN’s strategic impact committee since 2016.

Mr. Tohlen was an executive in the Colorado Defense industry, employed by Science Applications International Corporation and Exelis, Inc. for a combined 17 years.  During this time he worked as a business development director, capture manager, account manager, strategic planner, division manager and space systems engineer. He supported programs in military space systems, remotely piloted aircraft, homeland security and defense, and mission/enterprise information technology.

Previously Mr. Tohlen, a retired Air Force Colonel, had extensive space systems experience in plans, requirements, acquisition, command & control, and operations.  He worked many high priority national security space and cyber programs related to space control, space surveillance, satellite operations, and classified mission areas.  Over the course of his 27 year military career, he had multiple assignments in Colorado Springs, serving at NORAD in Cheyenne Mountain, and in the United States Space Command and the Headquarters Air Force Space Command while stationed at Peterson Air Force Base.

Mr. Tohlen and his wife, Diana are the proud parents of three daughters and have three terrific grandsons.

Keith Watkins

Keith Watkins is an experienced leader who has worked in the Department of Defense, private industry, and community organizations.  He was most recently responsible for Infrastructure and IT at Boecore, Inc., a Woman-Owned Small Business in Colorado Springs.  Since retiring in 2017 he continues to provide special projects support to Boecore as well as volunteering for the Peak Military Care Network’s Board of Directors.  Prior to joining Boecore, he spent 14 years at SAIC as an Assistant Vice President for Program Management.  Mr. Watkins retired from the U.S. Navy where his last assignment was Deputy CIO for Navy Logistics.

Mr. Watkins served 3 terms on the National Defense Industrial Association’s Rocky Mountain Chapter Board of Directors where he supported the Finance Audit committee and STEM scholarship committees.  He is a graduate of the Leadership Harrisburg program; a one-year internship focused on Board of Director leadership of not-for-profit organizations. In addition to working with PMCN, Mr. Watkins was the Woodland Park representative to the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Advisory Committee and was nominated for the Thousand Points of Light award for his volunteer leadership of a high school tutoring program in Mechanicsburg, PA.

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Monte Watts

Monte Watts is a Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Engineer for the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and subject matter expert for the development of the America’s next generation ICBM – the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).  Monte has held various leadership & management positions in the defense industry and previously served as a Missile Combat Crew Commander and Higher Headquarters Standardization Instructor/Evaluator officer in the U.S. Air Force.  He continues to work directly with 20th Air Force teaching at the ICBM Center of Excellence and serving as a technical advisor for Olympic Flag exercises and Global Strike Challenge missile combat competitions.

Monte earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colorado State University, a Master’s degree in Administrative Science from the University of Montana and a post-graduate certificate in Project Management from the University of California at Irvine.  He has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2009.  Monte is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Top Performer at USAF Undergraduate Missile Training, graduate of Squadron Officer’s School and was rated a Top 10% Boeing Leader by his engineering teams during his service with the company.

With a passion for preserving military history and representing veteran’s experiences to the public, he has served as a member of the Peterson AFB Museum Foundation receiving the Chairman’s Award in 2008, acquiring and delivering artifacts for the Minuteman Missile National Park in Philip SD, Malmstrom AFB museum in MT and volunteering at the Hill AFB museum in UT.

He currently lives in Monument, CO with his wife Kim and children James and William.