Management Advisory Council
Brian Luther, '04, Council Chair
President and CEO
Navy Mutual Aid Association
Rear Admiral Brian Luther, USN (Ret) is a native of Trumbull, Connecticut. He is a 1984 graduate of Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Luther commanded the Scouts of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 24, which participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded the Battle "E", Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Safety "S" and the Golden Anchor retention excellence award. He commanded USS Tarawa (LHA 1) for her final deployment where her crew earned the Department of the Navy Safety Award, the Admiral Flatley Memorial Award for Aviation Safety, Battle "E" and Golden Anchor. He commanded USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) for her maiden deployment where her crew earned the Battenberg Cup as the best all-around ship in the U.S. Atlantic fleet, the "Jig Dog" Ramage award for excellence in carrier operations, the Admiral Flatley Award, Battle "E" and Golden Anchor. He most recently served as commander, Carrier Strike Group 2.
Prior to squadron command, his afloat tours included service as a pilot and air wing staff officer aboard various aircraft carriers on the east coast. Following nuclear power training, Luther served as the executive officer of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
Ashore, Luther was introduced to the Pentagon as a Joint Staff intern (J6K) and watchstander in the National Military Command Center during Operation Desert Storm, followed by assignments as the tactical air analyst for the Director, Strike and Amphibious Warfare Division (OP-74) on the staff of the chief of naval operations and program analyst at the S-3 Class Desk, Naval Air Systems Command. Luther later served two tours on the staff of the assistant secretary of the Navy, Financial Management and Comptroller as a budget analyst and as assistant director, Office of Budget. He also served as congressional liaison to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and as the Chief of Naval Operations director for Operations and Plans (N31).
After he retired, Admiral Luther joined Navy Mutual Aid Association first as the Chief Strategy Officer where he develops, executes and sustains corporate strategic initiatives while partnering with institutional leaders, special committees and consultants to support those initiatives. He was later promoted to President and CEO.
Christine Landoll, Past Council Chair
Director, Business Engagement; Professor of Practice, School of Business
BS Accounting '89 and MS Tax '92
Christine Landoll is a proud two-time alumna of the School of Business receiving her bachelor and master’s degree at George Mason University. In 2016, she was honored by Mason as one of the 20 Prominent Patriots in business. Since 2013, Landoll has served on the School of Business Accounting Advisory Board and looks forward to supporting Mason through the School of Business Alumni Chapter Board. Christine was a managing director at Deloitte where she began her career in 1990. As a Certified Public Accountant(CPA), Global Mobility Specialist-Talent (GMS-T®), and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®), she is able to bring her broad-based skills to her clients and the community. Christine has a relentless focus on continuous improvement, life-long learning and finding points of synergy and connections amongst people, departments and companies. She also has a deep passion for delivering distinctive client service and building committed diverse global teams.
KerriLaine Prunella, Executive Secretary
Chief Human Capital Officer
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
KerriLaine Prunella is the Chief Human Capital Officer at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission(CTFC), with over 19 years of experience in the private and public sectors. Prior to her current role, Ms. Prunella was a specialist leader at Deloitte Consulting, served as deputy assistant inspector general for administration at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), was the director of human resources for U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General, and was the senior advisor to the deputy assistant secretary for human resource at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Prunella earned a bachelor’s degree in international politics from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in business administration from Trinity University, and a graduate certificate in organization development from Marymount University. She also completed graduate level coursework in public policy at George Mason University. Ms. Prunella is a founding member of the George Mason University School of Business Management Advisory Council and held leadership roles with the Penn State Alumni Association. She also serves as a mentor for students at both universities.
Director of Talent Acquisition
Kearney & Company
Moe Ali has over 15 years of experience in talent acquisition (TA). Most recently, he served as the Recruiting Team Manager at SAIC supporting multiple DoD accounts. Moe has spearheaded various TA projects, including modernization of all military domains for Army Futures Command. He also deployed multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.
In his free time, Moe enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters and staying active. He is team captain for the Jingle Bell Run supporting juvenile arthritis, participates annually in the Army Ten Miler, and plays racquetball every chance he gets.
President and CEO
Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.
Bruce Case is the president and CEO of Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.; one of the largest full-service remodeling firms in the nation with over $60mm in annual revenue. Operations are focused in the Washington, D.C., area and bring clients a unique mix of design/build services and home care services. Over the last 15 years, Case has extended its reach across the U.S. through a network of licensees and franchisees working under Case Handyman & Remodeling Services, LLC. Since its founding in 1961, Case has won over 100 national design, remodeling, and business awards and the Case network has completed over 100,000 renovation projects for over 60,000 clients. Binding these initiatives is a focus on inspiring team members and clients.
Sean Cassidy, '91
Sean Cassidy is a senior director at Visa Inc. where he leads the North America and Latin America Business Solutions Client Services organization. His teams are responsible for implementing and providing strategic support of Visa’s suite of commercial card products and services for financial institutions. Previously, Cassidy led the Global Processor Support organization where he managed multiple teams responsible for supporting the operational needs of clients engaged in processing consumer, commercial, prepaid, ATM, airline, and payment gateways. Prior to joining Visa, he led the Commercial and Consumer Bankcard groups at First Virginia Bank, a regional community bank in the mid-Atlantic region. Cassidy earned a BS in Marketing in ’91. He is a native of Northern Virginia where he lives with his wife and three children. During his free time, he can be found volunteering in multiple youth sports organizations. Cassidy is a 2020 Prominent Patriot recipient.
Sharon Galler, CMP
President and Owner
STAT Association Management, Inc.
Sharon Galler is the founder and president of STAT. She formed STAT, a woman-owned business, in 1986 to provide a broad range of sales and services to the association industry. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a long-time member of the American Society of Association Executives, and the Professional Convention Management Association. Galler has been responsible for the strategic development, management, and implementation of highly successful exhibit, advertising, membership, certification, and marketing campaigns for a wide range of associations. Some recent highlights include moving an association’s finances from red to black in the first year of management, growing an association’s membership over 42%, and leveraging social media to raise visibility, membership, and conference participation. She was recently elected to the George Mason University School of Business Women in Business Initiative. She also served, by appointment, as a member of the advisory committee of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. She has a degree in Marketing and Advertising from Florida International University
Franziska Moeckel, '07
Principal Public Health
Franziska Moeckel is the assistant vice president, personalized health at Inova. In this role, she oversees the strategy development for genomic test integrations and is responsible for clinical implementation of precision medicine research achievements and discoveries.
Moeckel has successfully operationalized clinical programs, including leading market and risk assessments, IT systems integrations, managed care payer negotiations, marketing and communications plan creations, as well as operations and workflow developments.
She is the recipient of the 2018 Greater Washington Health & Life Sciences Innovator of the Year award, the George Mason University School of Business Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and Alumni Exemplar award. With over a decade of healthcare experience and a deep understanding of precision medicine integration, Moeckel is a respected thought leader in the field and consults on best practices for many national organizations.
She earned her Bachelor of Science from George Mason University’s School of Business. She earned her master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, as well as a Certificate in Genomic Medicine and Bioeconomy from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals and trade magazines, quoted in industry-related books, and serves on multiple national panels and boards.
Director of Professional Development and Training
Sheri Schaffer has over two decades of association experience and currently serves as Worldwide ERC®'s director of professional development and training. In her position, she directs the development and implementation of the Global Mobility Specialist program in support of Worldwide ERC®'s certification and education initiatives. Additionally, she coordinates with subject matter experts on various issues in the global mobility arena and develops online education for ERC’s members. Her work also involves evaluating association trends in the delivery and management of education programs in order to initiate and implement appropriate new educational seminars, online courses, and continuing education opportunities. Schaffer holds a BS in Communications and Business from Minnesota State University and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the Association for Talent Development, and the eLearning Guild.
Business Development Executive
Cathy Song is a business development executive managing Grant Thornton’s client accounts and relationships for audit, tax, and advisory services across the financial services, construction, real estate, hospitality, restaurants, higher education, and not-for-profit industries in the Metro D.C. area. She has 20 years of diversified experience in management consulting and commercial firms capturing, leading, and delivering complex, large scale initiatives focused on improving and transforming organizational and operational effectiveness and business performance across numerous organizations. Prior to Grant Thornton, she spent 13 years at EY and Booz Allen Hamilton in the advisory practice, and in the financial services industry at Freddie Mac and Nasdaq.
Song has successfully nurtured and grown multiple client relationships into long standing accounts with her client-centric mindset. She leverages her ability to listen to a client’s priorities and challenges, identify their purpose, and apply her cross functional expertise in strategy, people, finance, and technology to connect client needs with integrated and innovative service solutions. She has a proven track record for grasping an organization’s climate, navigating matrixed environments, collaborating effectively with key stakeholders, turning complex concepts into strategies and actionable plans, and developing value-add business partnerships to find a holistic solution with a path to consensus. Song approaches everything she does with a growth mindset for success.
She has a passion for supporting clients with their human capital strategies and people analytics to be successful in exceeding their organization’s mission, priorities, and goals. Her key expertise also includes: business transformation, strategic planning, account management, client relationship management, organizational assessments/design, strategic workforce planning and analytics, operating model design, human capital management strategies, program management, business process improvement, financial planning and analysis, financial systems implementation, internal controls/risk assessment, and executive group facilitation.
MAXSA Innovations, LLC
Skip West founded MAXSA Innovations in July of 2003. MAXSA is dedicated to bringing innovative solar and battery powered LED lighting products to market along with automotive parking, organizational, comfort and traction accessories. Products include electronic and non-electronic parking aids, traction mats, car organizational accessories, safety lights and vests, 12 volt heated travel blankets, solar motion lights, solar video cameras, solar floodlights and specialty lighting, and battery powered motion lights. All the manufacturing for these products is done in China or Taiwan. The company has grown significantly each year and the product line has expanded from two items initially to nearly 100 currently.
Prior to MAXSA, from 1986 to 2003, West was co-founder and president of DesignTech International, a leading manufacturer of remote starters, automotive safety accessories and wireless home automation products. The company grew at an average annual compounded growth rate of over 50% without the use of outside capital. Most of the manufacturing was done in the US. West worked for AT&T from 1980-1986. He was responsible for planning and leading marketing activities in the equipment and long distance businesses. During this time, he was also an adjunct professor at New York University and Rutgers University.
West was previously or is currently on the boards of The Consumer Technology (Electronics) Association (CTA formerly CEA), National Science and Technology Education Partnership (NSTEP) and the Auto Care Association where he has served on the Government Affairs and International Trade Committees. NSTEP is focused on the need to have more US students interested in careers in science and technology. For CTA, he serves on the Automotive and Small Business boards where he is chair of the Education Committee. He was the initial chair of the Small Business Council and helped launch this group.
West has served on the selection committee for the Ron Brown Scholars (providing $40,000 for the college of their choice for the top 20 African-American high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need, social commitment, and leadership potential), and was honored in 2013 as the Mentor of the Year. He is also involved with charities focused on improving literacy, education, and health care in Africa where he is currently or formerly a board member.
West is an adjunct professor at George Mason where he has taught in both the IT and business schools. He currently teaches “Geeks to Gazillionaires: How to take an Idea and Build it into a Successful Company” and “Strategic Planning.” Over the years he has taught hundreds of students. Dozens of his students have started companies. He is currently working on a book on the same topic.
West received his Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College in 1978 and his Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University in 1980. Before his college graduation, West spent a year teaching in Africa. In 2016, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Consumer Technology Association.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Array
Executive MBA '96
Curt White is a human capital management executive with more than two decades of experience leading the development and execution of talent management strategies for high performing organizations. Curt has held senior management roles for global firms in the aerospace, consulting, and technology industries including Deloitte, British Aerospace, and PA Consulting Group. His responsibilities have included strategy creation and execution, organizational design and development, talent acquisition, development, and retention, and the design and implementation of employee and executive rewards and retention strategies. Curt is a 1996 graduate of George Mason University’s Executive MBA program and currently serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Business. He is a 2016 recipient of the Prominent Patriot Award.