In the Footsteps of Leaders® Guides & Facilitators
At Gettysburg, leadership decisions resulted in dramatic shifts and turns during the battle. Today, organizations face similar challenges. As you travel In the Footsteps of Leaders®, you’ll have an experienced team of historians and facilitators to guide and connect you to the leadership lessons learned from the battle.
With help from our expert staff, you’ll engage in simulations, experiential activities and case studies from the battle including communication, influence, management and disruptive technology.
Leadership Program Director and Licensed Battlefield Guide
Sue Boardman developed Gettysburg Foundation's leadership program, In the Footsteps of Leaders®, and serves as Leadership Program Director. She has leadership tours for corporate, nonprofit, government and educational groups.
An author, Licensed Battlefield Guide and former emergency department nurse, Sue also served as research historian for the Gettysburg Cyclorama conservation project. She authored the books "The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama: A History and Guide" and "The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas." She also published the book "Elizabeth Thorn: Wartime Caretaker of Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery" and several articles on the history of the American Civil War cycloramas.
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Jeffrey Kudisch, Ph.D.
Robert H. Smith School of Business
A Clinical Full Professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Jeffrey Kudisch is co-founder and Principal Partner of Personnel Assessment Systems, Inc., a human resource consulting firm specializing in management and assessment.
Author of numerous articles on assessment, managerial credibility, charismatic leadership and multi-source feedback, he expertly weaves these lessons of leadership into the stories and personalities of Gettysburg as part of this unique experiential executive development program.
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McCauley & Co.
The founding principal of McCauley & Co., Kelli McCauley is a leadership consultant, executive coach, facilitator and speaker. She works with high-potential leaders in sales-performance driven industries, helping them to improve leadership effectiveness and bottom line performance.
As a member of the "In the Footsteps of Leaders®" faculty, Kelli is the exclusive facilitator for the General Agents and Management Association (GAMA) International/Guardian program at Gettysburg. A resident of Southern California, Kelli provides additional insights and guidance to the Foundation’s leadership courses through virtual workshops and on-site programming.
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Battlefield Leadership Tour Guides
Licensed Battlefield Guide Chris Army is an HVAC trainer for Johnson Controls. The position allows Chris to utilize his battlefield guide talents and experience for presenting engaging content in developing live and eLearning courses on product features, configuration and sales.
Author of a Blue & Gray Magazine feature on the North Carolinian Brigade of Alfred M. Scales, Chris continually works on Gettysburg-related project. He is also a past president and board member of the Adams County Historical Society.
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Licensed Battlefield Guide Paul Bailey is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM veteran. He currently serves as an exercise support / training assessment specialist for the Department of Defense for the Joint Staff J7 in Suffolk, Virginia.
Paul previously served as a facilitator for the National Defense University CAPSTONE program—the senior leader education program for newly promoted General and Flag Officers. Through his experience in preparing individuals for coalition operations, Paul provides insights to corporate leaders on the Gettysburg lessons of teamwork, decisions and strategies.
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A financial services professional, James Hessler brings almost two decades of experience as a Licensed Battlefield Guide and a background of leadership in change management, risk management and operations strategy to his battlefield presentations.
Jim has authored and co-authored three books on the Gettysburg campaign including "Sickles at Gettysburg" (2009), "Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg" (2015), and "Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard" (2019).
The co-host of the "Battle of Gettysburg" podcast, Jim has appeared on national media, written several articles for national publications, is a frequent speaker at Civil War Round Tables and has taught courses at the Harrisburg (PA) Area Community College.
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Licensed Battlefield Guide Jasan Hileman is an avid Civil War historian and past president of the Cumberland Valley Civil War Round Table. He serves as a member of the management team for First Energy’s Potomac Edison Company in Williamsport, Md.
A volunteer fire fighter with a specialty in advanced rescue, Jasan incorporates a background of quick decision making, emergency response and the use of available resources to protect lives in his battlefield tours.
A full-time Licensed Battlefield Guide, Britt Isenberg had led tours at Gettysburg since 2014.
He has been published in several Civil War periodicals through writing and photography, and is the author of The Boys Fought Like Demons (2016), a regimental history of the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry.
Britt is a 2008 graduate of Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Geography - Environmental and a minor in history.
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Lawrence (Larry) Korczyk
Larry Korczyk is a Licensed Battlefield Guide with 30 years of service as a manager in the logistics and distribution field.
With his background in physical resource management, Larry helps connect today’s leadership issues with challenges Gettysburg leaders faced in the timely planning, coordinating and deploying of soldiers and resources during the battle.
A Civil War reenactor and author, Larry co-authored the book "Top Ten at Gettysburg" in addition to publishing articles in the "Civil War Monitor" magazine.
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Retired Army Colonel Tom Vossler is a Licensed Battlefield Guide specializing in battlefield studies and leadership. He has conducted seminars for the U.S. military as well as military units from Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Canada.
Tom taught military history, strategy and leadership at the U.S. Army War College and is a former director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. He has participated in two productions for The History Channel as well as appearing on C-Span3's “American Artifacts” and numerous appearances on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). In addition, Tom has co-written two books on Gettysburg and the Civil War: "The Gettysburg Campaign" and "A Field Guide to Gettysburg."