Our Board of Directors

Friends of the Battleship

Through the various activities managed by the Board of Directors, we hope to attract more visitors to the ship, increase the number of Friends memberships, and encourage community participation.

All current members of the Friends of the Battleship are eligible to apply to become a member of the Board of Directors. The Board welcomes expertise in areas such as finance, membership recruitment, marketing/publicity, naval heritage, tourism, and education.

Board Members Are Expected To:

Maintain their Friends membership at a level of their choosing;
Attend meetings with regularity;
Promote, attend, and assist with Battleship functions;
Promote the Friends by spreading the word about membership and events;
Provide sound advice in their fields of expertise;
Suggest ideas for, encourage, assist, or develop one major annual fundraising event.

Interested in becoming a board member?

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors, please email info@battleshipncfriends.com or call 910-399-9117.

2023-2024 – Members

★ JOHN WHITLEY — Vice Chair
— Treasurer
— Secretary
— Member-at-Large
— Member-at-Large
★ KAREN MARZILLI — Member-at-Large

★ JIM BUELL — Board Member
★ PAT CUMMINGS — Board Member
★ ALEX DYDULA — Board Member
★ DAVE HOYT — Board Member
★ GEOFF KIRBY — Board Member
★ JOHN MUNN — Board Member

★ JIM OWENS — Board Member
★ TED POWERS — Board Member
★ DICK RODGERS — Board Member
★ BRUCE TINGLE — Board Member
★ ROGER WEIGOLD — Board Member
★ FRANK GLOSSL — Executive Director