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2022 News

The Gettysburg Foundation Welcomed Two New Directors

July 6, 2022

At its June 2022 meeting, the Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors welcomed two new Directors and honored two Directors with emeritus status.

Joining the Foundation’s Board of Directors for a three-year term are Tod J. MacKenzie and Joseph TN Suarez.

Tod J. MacKenzie, Senior Advisor at Brian Communications in Philadelphia, retired as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications for Philadelphia-based Aramark Corporation in 2019. Spending a 40-year career in the corporate world, previously with Dine Brands Global Inc., PepsiCo Corporation and PepsiCo Foundation., MacKenzie also served on the Corporate Council of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and the Board of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. He chaired the Philadelphia-hosted World Meeting of Families’ Marketing and Communications Committee. MacKenzie continues to advise companies in their marketing and communications strategy and initiatives, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, the Advisory Boards of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Rendell Center for Civic Engagement and the Collaboration for IT and Communications Excellence in Ghana.

Joseph TN Suarez, semi-retired after a 40-year career with for-profit and non-profit organizations around the globe, served as a Principal and Director of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Community Relations and Community Partnerships and Philanthropy programs world-wide. Suarez previously served as a Director at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where he was the Founding Director of the National and Space Society. He served as the Deputy Director of the Capital Campaign to build the Steven Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles, Virginia. Earlier in his career, he served as Acting General Manager of Donor Marketing at the National American Red Cross and was knighted and awarded the Order of Malta for his work in the Ethiopian Famine Relief efforts. Suarez currently serves on the Board of the University of Maryland Medical System, the Advisory Board of the US Army Heritage Center, the Advisory Council of the US World War I Centennial Commission and the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Government & Politics at the University of Maryland.

Members of the Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve for three consecutive terms.

The Board also named David D. Hartman and Eric B. Schultz as Director Emeriti.

The Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors is scheduled to hold its next meeting in the Fall.