Leadership Faculty

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®, an experienced team of historians and facilitators will guide you and connect you to the leadership lessons learned from the battle.

With help from our expert historians and facilitators, you will engage in simulations, experiential activities and case studies from the battle including communication, influence, management and disruptive technology. 

 


Sue Boardman

Sue Boardman
Leadership Program Director Emeritus

Sue Boardman developed Gettysburg Foundation's leadership program, In the Footsteps of Leaders®, and served as the Leadership Program's first director. She has conducted 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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Carol Reardon

Carol Reardon, Ph.D.
Facilitator

Carol Reardon is a military historian, specializing in the study of the American Civil War and the Vietnam conflict. She takes a broad approach to the study of military history, expanding from traditional battle and campaign analysis, to include social, cultural, and economic forces that shape the way we understand war and conflict.

She is the George Winfree Professor emerita of American History in the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State’s University Park campus and serves on the Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors. Her many publications include A Field Guide to Gettysburg: Experiencing the Battlefield through its History, Places, and People (with Tom Vossler)Pickett’s Charge in History and Memory; and Soldiers and Scholars: The U.S. Army and the Uses of Military History

She served as Visiting Professor of History at the United States Military Academy in West Point, and has twice been named the General Harold K. Johnson Visiting Professor of History at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

 


Howard Burrell

Howard F. Burrell
Facilitator

Howard Burrell has served as a Facilitator with the Gettysburg Foundation’s leadership program, In the Footsteps of Leaders®, for several years. Howard has been working with groups from higher education, government, military and the private sector.

A retired United Methodist pastor, Howard spent thirty years training both clergy and laity in the areas of professional leadership, personal growth and development, group dynamics, and organizational development. He has taught Classics at Duquesne University and earned degrees from Geneva College, Asbury Theological Seminary and Duquesne University.

Howard is a contributing writer for the Gettysburg Foundation newsletter, Preservation & Progress and author of the Women and the War series. He is a docent at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital and a Trustee of the Adams County Historical Society.


 

Jeffrey Kudisch

Jeffrey Kudisch, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Corporate Relations & Executive Education
Villanova School of Business
Facilitator

Associate Dean,Corporate Relations & Executive Education at the Villanova School of Business, Jeffrey Kudisch has developed executive education programs with private and public sector organizations including McCormick and Company, Stanley Black & Decker, Lockheed Martin, Under Armour, Home Depot, BB&T and M&T Bank.

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.

 


 

Kelli McCauley

Kelli McCauley
McCauley & Co.
Facilitator

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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Rob Abbott

Rob Abbott

Retired Marine Corps Colonel Rob Abbott is a Licensed Battlefield Guide specializing in battlefield studies and leadership. He has conducted seminars for the U.S. Military, U.S. Forest Service, First Responders, as well as annual staff rides for Princeton and George Mason Universities. 

Rob taught military history, strategy and leadership for the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and Counterinsurgency and Interagency Coordination for the Marine Corps Small Wars Center in Quantico, Va. He has led from the platoon to regimental level and is a combat veteran of Desert Storm, Somalia and Iraq.

 


 

Christopher Army

Christopher Army

Licensed Battlefield Guide Chris Army is an executive 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 projects. He is also a past president and board member of the Adams County Historical Society.

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Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey

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, Va.

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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James Hessler

James Hessler

James Hessler has almost two decades of experience as a Licensed Battlefield Guide. A vice president in the financial services industry, Jim brings a background of leadership in change management, risk management and operations strategy to his battlefield presentations.

A member of the ALBG Executive Council, 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).

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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Jasan Hileman

Jasan Hileman

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.

 


 

Britt Isenberg

Britt Isenberg

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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Larry Korczyk

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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Mary Turk-Meena

Mary Turk-Meena

Licensed Battlefield Guide Mary Turk-Meena is a retired attorney. She specialized in employer-sponsored employee benefit plans and executive compensation for a broad range of companies, from Fortune 100, to mid-size companies, to start ups. 

Mary was consistently recognized as one of the best lawyers in America by Best Lawyers. Designing and implementing change management strategies driven by acquisitions, divestitures and economic cycles and their effect on employees were a constant in Mary's practice. 

Mary is a member of the ALBG Executive Council and a frequent speaker on Gettysburg and Civil War topics.

 


 

Tom Vossler

Tom Vossler

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). Tom has co-written two books on Gettysburg and the Civil War, The Gettysburg Campaign and A Field Guide to Gettysburg.

 

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