Members of the Commissioning Committee

Honorary Members

  • Admiral John M. Richardson, USN (Ret.), Former Chief of Naval Operations and Director, U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program, Honorary Co-Chair

 

  • Admiral Cecil D. Haney, USN (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command and Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Honorary Co-Chair

 

  • The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, United States Senator, Illinois

 

  • Commander Eleonore B. Rickover, USN (Ret.) (1930-2021)

 

  • Piotr Janicki, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

 

  • Amihai "Ami" Ayalon, Former Commander in Chief, Israeli Navy, Former Head of the Shin Bet, Israel's Secret Service

 

  • Tadeusz Ciak, Mayor of Maków Mazowiecki, Poland (birthplace of Admiral Rickover)

Committee Members

  • Bill Nissen, Chairman
  • Jeff Sacks, Vice-Chairman
  • Phil Dodson, Treasurer
  • Brian Daley, Chair, Special Events Subcommittee
  • Jeff Gray, Chair, Media/Public Relations Subcommittee
  • Steve Schlegel, Chair, Sponsorship Subcommittee
  • Michael Traison, Chair, External Relations Subcommittee
  • Bill Wigoda, Chair, Gifts Subcommittee
  • Rick Riessen, Storekeeper
  • Caryn Brissman, Social Media Manager
  • Jeff Chen, Web Content Manager
  • Henry Chen, Website Administrator
  • Len Wass, Special Advisor

 

  • Johanna Birmingham 
  • Tracy Birmingham
  • Charles Candiano
  • Mike Chioros
  • Jay Donnelly
  • Bobby Ferguson
  • Bill Glynn
  • Dave Hanson
  • David Hilvers
  • Tim Kaminski
  • Mark Kantrowitz
  • Tom Karaba
  • Bob Karton
  • Dave Kohn
  • Drew Levenfeld
  • John Lindstedt
  • Jeremy Mario
  • Warren Marwedel
  • Jonathan McCabe
  • Ginny Narsete
  • Elisabeth Pennix
  • Chris Robling
  • Dick Schermerhorn
  • John Scully
  • Ron Swetnam
  • John Weiss
  • Simon Wlodarski