Jody Davids, Board Chair* – Senior vice president and chief information officer, PepsiCo. Jody was first introduced to Anita Miller and the Eyes of Freedom during the creation of that moving piece of art. As the mother of L.Cpl. Wesley Davids, one of the Marines depicted in the paintings, she worked with Anita to develop the project and eventually joined the board. She recently published her first book, A Tale of Two Heroes, a beautifully illustrated children’s story. In her career Jody is an information-technology executive, having worked for some of the most exciting companies in America: Apple Computer, Nike, Cardinal Health, Best Buy, and now PepsiCo. She also serves as a board director for Premier, Inc.
Adrienne Brown, B.A., J.D. – Vice president and chief counsel, Global Information Technology, PepsiCo. A native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Adrienne currently advises on many critical IT initiatives. Having joined PepsiCo in 2005, she has served as legal counsel in various subject matters. Prior to PepsiCo she worked as a federal law clerk to Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, in Washington, D.C. Adrienne earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as a member of the Law Review.
Michael Logue, B.S., MBA – Contract Negotiator, United States Air Force. A former U.S. Marine Corps Corporal, Michael Logue is a survivor of Lima Company’s 2005 Iraqi deployment. Upon graduating from Ohio University with a B.S. in Aviation, he completed an MBA. After leaving the military, he used Combat to College as his theme for giving a number of talks and interviews in Ohio. During his time at Ohio University, he also founded and led the Combat Veterans Club. Currently he is qualified as an Airline Transport Pilot, and as a volunteer he is leading an effort to support USO hospital programs in Washington, DC. He has been a USAF civilian since 2013.
Meredith Olsen, B.A. – Marketer. A manager, experienced design coordinator, and team leader at the Boulder-based talent-development start-up smith & beta, Meredith moved to Boulder from the Northeast in 2014 after three years of teaching French and coaching soccer at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. She has since pursued a career in business and is currently attending the University of Colorado-Denver’s professional MBA program part-time with a specialization in Marketing. She is also a public speaker in the local women’s professional community for such events as the Denver Start-up Week and the SheSummit Digital Conference.
Commander Jerry Sears, MBA – LCmdr. United States Coast Guard, Retired. In his first career as a Coast Guard Officer, Jerry served at the USCG Training Base in Yorktown, Virginia, and at The Captain of the Port of New York. After eight years of both active and active-reserve duty, he left the Coast Guard, joined Chemical Bank (now Chase Bank), received his MBA from New York University, and embarked on a second career as a venture capitalist and consultant to law firms seeking to merge. His third career has been as an author/publisher and a workshop facilitator. As an acute sufferer from PTSD from his experiences in the military, he brings a special understanding of that disease to the mission of EoF.
The Rev. Pedro Silva, B.A., M.Div. – Associate Minister, First Congregational Church, Boulder, Colorado. Before answering the call to ministry, Pedro served eight years in the U. S. Air Force as a satellite-communications technician and intelligence analyst. In his post-military years, he worked in both for- and non-profit organizations. Here he discovered a passion for helping people respond to life’s challenges. Compelled to cultivate this passion, he enrolled at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts in 2009 and in 2013 earned his Master’s in Divinity. After serving four years as student minister in Massachusetts, he came to Colorado. He is ordained through the United Church of Christ.
Of Counsel to the Board of Directors
Major General Douglas V. O’Dell, B.A., USMC, Retired. – Counselor to the Board. Major General O’Dell retired from more than forty years of service on 30 May 2008. His final assignment was Commanding General, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans. During that command he ultimately oversaw Lima Company during their deployment in Iraq. The son of an Army officer and a Navy nurse, he was graduated from the Hill School and Rutgers University, with a major in History, before entering the Marine Corps. As Counselor to the EoF Board, Gen. O’Dell will provide a senior Marine Corps presence, offer guidance for EoF’s activities, and lend credibility to its undertakings.