Men of Accomplishment

The Washington Scholars Fellowship Programs were first started in the Mid-1980′s during the Reagan Administration when Admiral Carey provided the initial funding to begin the program. During the Reagan years, the program’s focus was on young men and women looking to become more involved in government and governance. The program took on a new direction in 1999 when Mr. Stephen Hartwell, then Chairman of Washington Mutual Funds, approached Admiral Carey to assist in funding the program in order to facilitate it’s growth and expansion and to focus on an intended involvement in national and international public policy. With this catalyst, the first Intern/Fellow of this newly-focused Washington Scholars Fellowships was Brian Phillips of the University of Texas. Since its re-direction in 1999, the Admiral Carey Foundation and Steve Hartwell, along with a growing list of new supporters, donors, and host agencies, have continued their regular support of an ever-expanding spectrum of new and exciting programs within the Washington Scholars. The below “Men of Accomplishment” Listing is proof positive of the solid progress and documented success of this program in support of America’s best and brightest young men with the potential to become America’s future leaders in national and international public policy.

Washington Scholars Men of Accomplishment Newsletters:


Christopher D. Pistritto, University of Connecticut

Christopher D. Pistritto

Washington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2007

Chair Held: Douglas Donaldson Chair for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Fellowship Service: National Transportation Safety Board

Education: Bachelor of Arts – University of Connecticut, 2007

Achievements:

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: Mr. Pistritto was stationed with the Office of Safety Advocacy where he researched, monitored, and analyzed State legislation as well as briefed NTSB Chairman, Members, and Senior Staff on States’ issues. The primary areas of concern were motorcycle safety as well as highway safety as it relates to seat belts and the use of hand held electronic devices.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: Mr. Pistritto’s primary goal coming into the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program was to obtain a full time permanent civilian position with the Federal Government, ideally with the Department of Defense, with the intention of remaining the Washington DC area permanently.

Future Plans: Mr. Pistritto intends to continue his career as a Federal Civilian employee with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.


Jordan Spore, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jordan Spore Washington Scholars Class: VP Operations for Washington Scholars for part of 2008-09

Chair Held:

Fellowship Service: National Transportation Safety Board

Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

BA Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005 Two semesters studying at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, 2003

Achievements: Chevalier, Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani (Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem)
Vice President of Operations, Washington Scholars Fellowship Program, 2009
Director, Good Samaritans for the Knights Templar United Nations Youth Leadership Programs

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: Professional experience in energy commodity risk management and trading; shale gas; energy management Registered Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, and Certified Lighting Energy Professional from the Association of Energy Engineers. Mr. Spore worked in the Engineering team of the National Transportation Safety Board. Mr. Spore assisted the engineering team in reviewing and assessing information from flight data recorders.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: To learn about the government’s involvement in and perspective on transportation and energy in terms of regulation, research, planning, and coordination/cooperation with both local US authorities and foreign governments.

Future Plans: Starting in fall 2010, Mr. Spore is working an international assignment based in Portugal. Mr. Spore plans to continue to lead delegations of young leaders to the annual Youth Assembly held at the United Nations in New York City.


Jason Nguyen, University of Maryland

Jason NguyenWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2007

Chair Held: The Stephen Hartwell Chair for Legal and Judicial Studies

Fellowship Service: The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Citizens United

Education: University of Maryland, College Park, Economics and International Business

Achievements:

  • Chevalier, Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani (Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem)
  • Chairman, Washington Scholars Floor Committee for the National Debutante Cotillion
  • Director of Operations, Washington Scholars Fellowship Program
  • Deputy Director, Good Samaritans for the Knights Templar United Nations Youth Leadership Programs
  • Phi Epsilon Elder of the Year 2010
  • Vice President of Elder Outreach, Zeta Psi DC Elders Association

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: At The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies Jason was able to work with the 75th Attorney General of the United States and directly under the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: To obtain real world working experience at a high level outside of the classroom.

Future Plans: Mr. Nguyen plans to continue to work in the national public policy and law arena.


Stefan Bieret

Stefan Bieret

Washington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2003/2004

Chair Held: The Admiral Carey Chair for the Study of Physical Security of the Capitol and the Congress

Fellowship Service: National Defense Committee (2003), Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation (2003) and The Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. House of Representatives (2004).

Education: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Achievements:

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: My fellowships with the Washington Scholars were very rewarding and beneficial. It allowed me to gain real world experience alongside professionals who offered guidance and perspective, which fostered personal growth and development. As an undergraduate student making the transition into the real world, I believe the experience and knowledge I gained while a Washington Scholar prepared me for the challenges that were ahead of me.

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Dan Backer, University of Massachusetts

Dan BackerWashington Scholars Class: Senior Fellow, Spring 2008

Chair Held: The Admiral Carey Chair for the Study of Higher Education & Public Service

Fellowship Service: Working with the U. S. Congress in support of college and university housing safety at the North-American Interfraternity Conference and coordinating undergraduate meetings with Members of Congress to stress the importance of safety and level-playing-field in the matter of student housing

Education: BA Political Science, from Univ. of Mass. at Amherst ’99, JD from George Mason University School of Law ’09, pol, Masters from George Washington University School of Political Management ’12 (pending).

Achievements: 2009 Recipient Professional Lobbying Certificate (PLC) from the American League of Lobbyists (ALL), 2009 Recipient Henry Elliot Volunteer of the Year Award (Zeta Psi Educational Foundation), 2004 & 2009 James J Carey Commitment to Leadership Awards (DC Elders).

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: North-American Interfraternity Conference

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: Applying a legal & strategic operations skill set to enhancing public policy advocacy for the betterment of American collegians.

Future Plans: Lead attorney of DB Capitol Strategies, a Political, campaign, & Election Law firm; DoD subject matter expert on Military Absentee Voting, UOCAVA & MOVE Acts.


Christopher Bond, Tulane University

Christopher BondWashington Scholars Executive Director: 2008-2009

Chair Held: N/A

Fellowship Service: N/A

Education: BA, Tulane University, 2005

Achievements: N/A

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: N/A

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: N/A

Future Plans: To continue his career in politics and public policy.


Will Brooks, U. S. Naval Academy

Will BrooksWashington Scholars Class: Honorary member of Summer class of 2007

Chair Held: N/A

Fellowship Service: N/A

Education: U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. Systems Engineering, 1999
University of Minnesota, M.A. Public Policy, 2007

Achievements:

  • Served in the U.S. Navy Submarine force for 7 years
  • Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve
  • Served as a Military Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jim Kolbe (AZ-8) in the 109th Congress
  • Currently on the Board of Directors at the Reserve Officer Association (ROA) as the Naval Services, Jr. Vice-President

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue:

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives:  To continue to mentor and advise interns in the program, providing them a perspective from a career dedicated to U.S. Government service. To continue networking and making life long friends among the graduates of the program.

Future Plans: LCDR Brooks was recently activated in the U.S. Navy and will serve a one year tour in Iraq in 2011. Upon his return in 2012, he looks forward to continuing his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


Zach Cikanek, Columbia University

Zach CikanekWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2005

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Education: B.A. Columbia University 2005

Achievements:

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: Mr. Cikanek interned at Federal Network, Inc. where he maintained and marketed a digital video archive of Congressional hearings and floor debates while gaining experience in cutting-edge political applications for online media.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: Mr. Cikanek joined Washington Scholars in order to build upon his prior political communications experiences and to explore employment opportunities in the U.S. Congress. Shortly after completing his internship at FedNet, Inc., he began working for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he has served for the past five years.

Future Plans: Mr. Cikanek plans to continue his work in Washington, where he manages press relations for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is also a member of the Zeta Psi DC Elders and the Republican Communications Association, as well as a mentor within the Washington Scholars program. In addition, he stays active in Illinois politics.


Fernando Cortes, University of Illinois

Fernando CortesWashington Scholars Class: Class of Spring 2006

Chair Held: Stephen Hartwell Chair for Legal and Judicial Studies

Fellowship Service: The Heritage Foundation in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies for Former Attorney General Ed Meese

Education: B.S. Finance, minor Philosophy, University of Illinois, 2005

Achievements: Vice-President, Future Leaders for America
Executive Director, Washington Scholars Fellowship Program
Recipient, DC Elders Association’s Admiral James J. Carey Award for Commitment to Brotherhood

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: As an intern for the Heritage Foundations’ Center for Legal and Judicial Studies conducted research on the Terrorist Surveillance Program and Immigration issues.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: Mr. Cortes is a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Support Staff with Analytical Research, LLC. for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. In his previous position, he was the Controller for the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee.

Future Plans: Mr. Cortes plans on continuing to work in the National Public Policy arena in Washington D.C. and helping to further the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program.


A.J. Fluehr, Penn State

A.J. FluehrWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2007, Fall 2007

Chair Held: The Admiral Carey Chair for the Study of Governance and National Public Policy

Fellowship Service: N/A

Education: Penn State University ’08, Temple University School of Law ’13

Achievements: N/A

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: Governmental Relations Office – US Oncology, Executive Office of the President – White House

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: I came into the program hoping to learn how the federal government works on a more personal level and in the process experience Washington, DC. After two internships with Washington Scholars I decided to start my professional career in the District. The experience I acquired as a result of my fellowships saved me time and helped direct my job search. Even after I had graduated from the program I found that it still afforded me many opportunities for networking and the connections I had already made often proved invaluable.

Future Plans: Law School


Brian Foderaro, University of Connecticut

Brian FoderaroWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2004 and 2005

Chair Held: Admiral Carey Chair

Fellowship Service: National Defense Political Action Committee, Reserve Officers Association, U.S. House of Representatives Sergeant at Arms/Capitol Hill Police

Education: University of Connecticut

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: My fellowships with the Washington Scholars program helped me to gain real-world knowledge, skills, and experience that would not have been afforded to me in other venues. Being involved with the program was hands down the most beneficial steps I took towards accomplishing my career goals in the Washington, DC area.


Andrew Frisvold, University of Maryland

Andrew FrisvoldWashington Scholars Class: Class of Spring 2006

Chair Held:

Fellowship Service: Department of Commerce

Education: B.S. Finance and Economics, University of Maryland; Accounting, University of Maryland University College

Achievements:

  • Member, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Recipient, Zeta Psi Fraternity Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Board of Trustees, Future Leaders for America
  • Investment Oversight Committee, Future Leaders for America
  • Certified Insolvency Restructuring Advisor

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: Mr. Frisvold worked with the CFO of the Technology Administration at the Department of Commerce where he learned to apply accounting concepts for budgeting, maintaining a company’s books and records, and monitoring internal controls.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: Mr. Frisvold entered the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program seeking to broaden his experience and networks in the area of national public policy, and feels that the experience was a tremendous boost and influence to his future career. He strongly recommends the Washington Scholars Program to all who wish to combine their life’s career path with continued service to America.

Future Plans:Continue to perform forensic accounting and financial consulting services to bankrupt or troubled entities, their lenders and unsecured creditors including: operations and cash management, asset liquidation, debt restructuring, asset recovery, fraud investigation, solvency analyses, and business valuations.


Scott Galla, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scott GallaWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2006

Chair Held:

Fellowship Service: The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Education: B.S. Biology, Psychology, Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2006; J.D. University of Virginia 2012

Achievements: Outstanding Team Contribution, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Selection Committee Chairman of Washington Scholars Management Team, President of Washington Scholars Class of Summer 2006

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: Mr. Galla worked as a Public Health Scholar in a small policy office within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He researched, wrote, and provided scientific/statistical analyses for Healthy People 2010, an official assessment of the nation’s health objectives over the last decade.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: Mr. Galla entered WSFP to gain substantive experience in the formation of national policy to help inform his perspective before beginning his law education and ultimately advising clients in a law career. Further, he sought to build a network of professional contacts to serve as both mentors and peers capable of providing invaluable advice and perspective.

Future Plans: Mr. Galla plans to continue to serve as a mentor and provide guidance as necessary to the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program while attending the University of Virginia School of Law and launching a law career at a large Philadelphia law firm.


John Kim, University of Massachusetts

John KimWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2007

Chair Held: Admiral James J. Carey Chair for the Study of Congress and National Public Policy

Fellowship Service: US House of Representatives, Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms

Education: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, BA – Legal Studies (2002), Boston University, MA – Criminal Justice (2011)

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Future Plans: Continuing to serve as a federal law enforcement officer.


Darren Littell, University of Washington

Darren LittellWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 20XX

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Nick Morgan, Princeton

Nick MorganWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2008 and 2009

Chair Held:

Fellowship Service: 2008: Bryan Cave
2009: Reserve Officers Association

Education: BA Politics Princeton University 2009

Achievements:

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: 2008: Worked in Bryan Cave’s Public Policy Group. Attended Congressional hearings about product safety, energy, and climate change issues according to clients’ needs. Analyzed and drafted summary reports for lobbyists. Created marketing database and researched potential clients. Gained comprehensive understanding of legislative and lobbying processes.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: Looking to use the knowledge and skills gained in my fellowship to further and enhance my career in DC.

Future Plans: I plan to continue living in the DC area, with a focus on government affairs.


Jason Murphy, Tulane University

Jason MurphyWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 20XX

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Andrew C. O’Brien, University of Maryland

FName LNameWashington Scholars Class: Class of 2000 and 2001

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Fellowship Service: US House of Representatives, Small Business Committee and the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation

Education: University of Maryland, College Park; B.A. Government and Politics; 2002

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Future Plans: Andy is a Vice President with the DCI Group, LLC, a Washington, DC based public affairs firm. Andy manages multi-faceted issue advocacy campaigns for DCI Group’s clients in federal and state legislative affairs. Specializing in the energy and electric utility sector, Mr. O’Brien has extensive experience in state based grassroots outreach, coalition building and governmental relations strategies involving a number of high profile issues.


Brian Phillips, University of Texas

FName LNameWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 20XX

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Bo Prosch, Wake Forest University

Bo ProschWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2008

Chair Held: The Stephen Hartwell Chair for the study of Congress and Governance

Fellowship Service: United States Senate (assistant to the Defense Policy Advisor for Senator John Ensign)

Education: Wake Forest University (Army ROTC, Distinguished Military Graduate)

Achievements:

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: As a WS Scholars Fellow, I gained the tools and more importantly, the access, to locate, compete for, and secure a permanent congressional staff position in the United States Senate. Without the Washington Scholars program, I would not have gained the invaluable expertise and know-how for navigating an effective job search on Capitol Hill.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives:

Future Plans: Continue serving in the office of U.S. Senator “Kit” Bond as his Military Legislative Assistant.


Jonathan Sih, University of Texas

Jonathan SihWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2006

Chair Held: Admiral James J. Carey Chair for the Study of Congress and National Public Policy

Fellowship Service: Office Congresswoman Judy Biggert
United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Education: University of Texas at Austin (2006) Major: Government and Politics

Achievements:

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: The Washington Scholars Fellowship program launched my professional career and gave me the foundation to become an effective intern and subsequent Congressional staffer for the Congresswoman. The skills I learned through Admiral Carey and my peer mentors allowed me to take my skills to the private sector as a lobbyist for non-profits. I am proud to give back to the program currently as the Director of Operations and summer softball coach.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives:

Future Plans: In the near-term, I am focused on earning a commission in the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. I look forward to serving our country and fulfilling the needs of the Air Force in either a rated or non-rated career field.


Robert Trombley, University of Michigan

Robert TrombleyWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2006, 2007

Chair Held: Admiral James J. Carey Chair for the Study of Congress and
National Public Policy

Fellowship Service: Office of Congressman Charles Wilson (OH),
National Transportation Safety Board

Education: University of Michigan (2007), Major: History

Achievements: University of Southern California Dean’s Merit Scholar (2010-Present)
Washington Scholars Director of Intern Placement and Performance (2007- 2010)
Vice President Xi Alumni Association (2008- Present)
Award of Merit, Zeta Psi International Fraternity (2009)
John Dalida Award for Distinguished Service, Michigan League of Academic Games (2007)
Outstanding Educator, Academic Games League of America (2007)

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: Mr. Trombley interned in the Office of Safety Advocacy where he research, monitored and analyzed state legislation that enhanced transportation safety. He also served as a legislative intern for Congressman Wilson where he researched legislation and drafted correspondence to federal agencies and constituents. This experience provided him the necessary skills to be hired on staff by Congressmen Joe Sestak and later Congressman Bart Stupak.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: I came to Washington not knowing exactly what I wanted to do with my career, but after my first summer interning, I was sure I that public policy would be my future. The experience I gained working in a federal agency and the years I spent on Capitol Hill were invaluable, and they would not have been possible without the training I received from the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program. The University of Michigan taught me how to write a paper, but Washington Scholars taught me how to be a professional and avoid the pitfalls that many young professionals fall into.

I was able to use Washington Scholars to develop my professional network and gain employment on Capitol Hill. My experience working for a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee provided me the opportunity to learn the legislative process and become well versed in a multitude of policy issues. I was able to use this experience to gain acceptance into several top graduate public policy programs, and enhance my future career prospects.

Future Plans: Mr. Trombley is currently obtaining his Masters in Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is interested in education reform and hopes to work in the public or private sector advocating for sound educational policies.


Ryan Tully, Cornell University

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Joshua Underwood

FName LNameWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 20XX

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John Vehmeyer, University of Illinois

John VehmeyerWashington Scholars Class: Class of Summer 2006, 2007

Chair Held: The Stephen Hartwell Chair for the Study of National Public Policy

Fellowship Service: Office Congresswoman Judy Biggert, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Education: University of Illinois: BA in Economics and Political Science

Achievements: Director of Admissions, WSFP 2009-Present

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: I was fortunate to be selected to the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program (WSFP) in 2006 and 2007.
My Washington Scholars internship gave me an incredible advantage when seeking employment in national public policy. Through the Washington Scholars I received training, education, experience, and
credentials far beyond what I would have gained through any other internship program or college course.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives:

Future Plans: I plan to continue living in the DC area and work
towards a Masters Degree while i continue my work in Public Service.


Mark Williams, Tulane University

Mark WilliamsWashington Scholars Class: Class of Fall 2004, Summer 2005

Chair Held: The Admiral Carey Chair for the Study of Governance and National Public Policy and The Stephen Hartwell Chair for the Study of International Relations and Foreign Policy

Fellowship Service: The Heritage Foundation: Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, and the Center for International Trade and Economics

Education: Tulane University – B.A. Political Economics
American University – M.A. International Affairs (U.S. Foreign Policy)

Achievements: N/A

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: As a graduate student interning with The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Mr. Williams researched and reported on the Alien Tort Claims Act. Later, while interning with Heritage’s Center for International Trade and Economics, Mr. Williams assisted with the analysis and production of the annual Index of Economic Freedom, and worked on issues related to World Bank governance and international trade agreements as a foreign policy tool.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives: Mr. Williams hoped to gain real-world foreign policy experience to complement his graduate program at American University, while beginning to establish a network that would help him launch his professional career. The WSFP and The Heritage Foundation provided just that opportunity. Today, Mr. Williams counts numerous individuals first-met during that year among his closest friends and most reliable professional colleagues.


Rear Admiral [Ret.] James J. Carey, Washington Scholars Founder

Admiral Carey Admiral Carey Washington Scholars Class: No single class. Program founder and mentor to all classes since program inception. 

Washington Scholars Founder, Mentor to all classes since program began

No Chair Assigned: Funds several of the Chairs for the Program through the Admiral Carey Foundation.

Fellowship Service: No specific agency assignment, but assigned to the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon: 1991-1994. Commanded Readiness Command Region SIX: 10,000 personnel, HQ at Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC. Co-Founder of The Flag & General Officers’ Network, Chairman of the National Defense Committee.

Education: Northwestern University, 1960, Bachelors Degree in Business Administration; Attended Kellogg School of Management for MBA Studies.

Achievements:

  • Eagle Scout
  • Rear Admiral [Ret.], U. S. Navy
  • Reagan Administration: Vice Chairman, U. S. Federal Maritime Commission
  • George Bush Sr. Administration: Chairman, U. S. Federal Maritime Commission
  • Founder & First Chairman, Future Leaders for America Foundation
  • Founder, Washington Scholars Fellowship Programs
  • President, Reagan Administration Senate Confirmed Presidential Appointees Organization
  • Recipient, U. S. Federal Maritime Commission Gold Medal Award for Leadership
  • Recipient, Zeta Psi Fraternity Distinguished Service Award
  • Recipient, Legion of Merit [Four Awards], U. S. Department of Defense
  • Grand Master, Knights Templar International
  • National President, Association of the U. S. Navy
  • Recipient, Vincent T. Hirsch Award for Maritime Leadership, Navy League of the United States
  • National Chairman, National Defense Committee
  • National Chairman, The Flag & General Officers’ Network
  • International President, Zeta Psi Fraternity International

Washington Scholars Fellowship Venue: Initially founded Washington Scholars Fellowship Program during the Reagan Administration. Upgraded and refined the program in 1999 to it’s current 10-week format. Program has grown from 1 Fellow from the University of Texas in 1999 to 33 Fellows, including 4 Military Veterans, in the Summer Class of 2010.

Washington Scholars Fellowship Goals & Objectives:

Future Plans: Continued service with the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program, Chairman of the Admiral Carey Foundation, Chairman of National Defense Committee, Chairman of the Flag & General Officers’ Network, and Chairman of National Defense Foundation, all with a view towards aiding and mentoring the participants in the Washington Scholars Fellowship Programs and the Military Veterans Project that is a part of the Washington Scholars.

The Admiral Carey Foundation Management Team

Will Brooks
Mr. Will Brooks
Director of Long Range Philanthropy
Admiral Carey Foundation
Jason Nguyen
Mr. Jason Nguyen
Director of Programs
Admiral Carey Foundation


Ms. Hanna Slomianyj
Ms. Hanna Slomianyj
Director of Women's Programs
Admiral Carey Foundation