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Governing Board of Directors

Governor James Blanchard

Board Member

Governor James Blanchard

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Gov. Blanchard served four terms in the US House of Representatives before taking over what was described as “the toughest governor’s job in America.” Newsweek magazine credited Governor Blanchard with being one of the best governors in America. He chaired the Democratic Governors Association. Gov. Blanchard was appointed Ambassador to Canada by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and served in that capacity until 1996. Blanchard currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Foundation for the National Archives, Co-Chair of the Ambassador’s Circle for the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and is Chair Emeritus, Government Affairs for the global law firm of DLA Piper.

General Michael V. Hayden

Board Member

General Michael V. Hayden is the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the armed forces and served in the United States Air Force.  He served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and as the  Director of both the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.  General Hayden currently chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative and was elected to the Board of Directors of Motorola Solutions in 2011.

Mary Kraft

Board Member

Senior Director for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ms. Kraft has 33 years of experience in leading global business operations for a technology services organization. She is a respected dynamic leader, solutions provider, and team builder. Ms. Kraft strategically engages in business growth and development and ensures operational plans are in place to achieve organizational milestones and objectives related to fiscal management, employee administration, and customer experiences.

Milton Maltz

Founding Board Member

Mr. Maltz is the driving force behind the International Spy Museum. He founded Malrite Communications Group, Inc. in 1956 and served as its Chairman and CEO until he sold the company in 1998. Under his direction, Malrite became one of the most successful operators of radio and television properties in the country, with stations in major markets like New York and Los Angeles. In 1985, he was the recipient of the prestigious Dively Award for Entrepreneurship, receiving a Chair from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Maltz served as Director of Key Bank, and in 1996 was inducted into the Cleveland Business Hall of Fame. Two of his outstanding civic endeavors have been the creation of the Maltz Family Foundation and his involvement in the founding and development of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, in which he played a major role in obtaining the project for the City of Cleveland. Active in numerous philanthropic and civic organizations, Mr. Maltz and his family work to support various charities both nationally and internationally. Mr. Maltz earned a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Illinois. A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Maltz developed an interest in intelligence and national security issues when he worked for the National Security Agency in Washington, DC.

Thomas P. Melcher

Board Member

Mr. Melcher serves as chairman of PNC Investment Policies committee and is Chief Investment Officer with PNC Asset Management Group. He is a member of the Risk Management Investment and Fiduciary, Investment Advisor Research and multiple other governance committees.  Mr. Melcher is an accomplished public speaker; has appeared on CNBC and FOX Business News for his commentary.  Is a past recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and was named one of the “Top 100 Wealth Advisors” in the nation by Worth Magazine. Mr. Melcher co-chairs the Next Generation Council of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.  He also serves on the Corporate Council of the National Constitution Center.

H. Keith Melton

Founding Board Member

A historical advisor to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Mr. Melton owns the world’s most extensive collections of espionage devices, weapons, and equipment. Part of his large collection is on permanent display inside CIA Headquarters and is featured in his book, The Ultimate Spy Book. He is currently lectures throughout the US Intelligence Community. He has produced and been featured in more than 40 television documentaries on espionage.

 

Lori Stokes

Board Member

Lori Stokes

Co-anchor of Eyewitness News This Morning on WABC-TV in New York City, Lori Stokes began her journalistic career in Illinois as a medical reporter. She operated in several major markets throughout the east coast including: WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina; WBFF in Baltimore, MD; and WJLA in Washington, DC before becoming the first African American to  broadcast on MSNBC. Along the way, Stokes has picked up Emmy and AP Awards as well as a Peabody Award for her reporting. A graduate of Ohio State and Howard University in Washington, DC, Ms. Stokes is the daughter of the late Congressman Louis Stokes, a founding board member of the International Spy Museum’s Advisory Board of Directors.