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Board of Directors

Milton Maltz

Founding Chairman

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 M. Becker

Board Member

Tom Becker served as the 17th President of the Chautauqua Institution before retiring in January of 2017. He joined the Chautauqua Institution in 1985 as Vice President of Development. In this role, and later as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, he managed the growth of the Foundation into a professional fundraising organization.  Through his tenure, he raised over $200,000,000 in support of the Institution and successfully guided a capital campaign to build, rebuild, and endow nearly all of the program facilities of the Institution. Becker received his bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and his Master of Public Administration from Indiana University. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Lifelong Learning Award from Teachers College Columbia University. He currently serves on the boards of The Lincoln Institute for Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation of Jamestown, New York and The Claremont Lincoln University in Claremont, California.

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.

Peter Earnest

Board Member

Peter Earnest

Peter Earnest is the Founding Executive Director Emeritus of the International Spy Museum Mr. Earnest's 36-year CIA career included more than 20 years in the Agency's Clandestine Service. A member of the CIA's Senior Intelligence Service, he was awarded the Agency's Intelligence Medal of Merit for “superior performance” throughout his career. Mr. Earnest also served as the Agency's principal spokesman in his final posting, developing and implementing a strategy of greater openness with the media and the public.

Michael N. Harreld

Board Member

Michael Harreld

Michael N. Harreld is the immediate past president of PNC Bank in Greater Washington and currently special advisor to the chairman of The PNC Financial Services Group.   Over a 48-year distinguished career with PNC and its Louisville, KY based predecessor Citizens Fidelity Corporation, Harreld has overseen all aspects of the bank’s local operations, including Retail Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Wealth Management and community based-activities.  Harreld moved to Washington in 2005 to lead PNC after its acquisition of Riggs National Bank.  For the past 12 years has been actively engaged in civic activities.  Currently, he serves on the boards of the Federal City Council, the United Way of the National Capital Area, the Economic Club of Washington DC, The Meyer Foundation, Raise DC and HEROES, Inc.  Harreld received his B.A. in history and political science from the University of Louisville and his J.D. degree from the University of Louisville Law School. 

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.

 

Tamar Maltz

Founding Board Member

Tamar Maltz is a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago with a degree in education, teaching in the Michigan and Maryland School Systems. Mrs. Maltz has served on the boards of Montefiore Home for the Aged and Friends of the Aaron Garber Library. She was a major stockholder and director of Malrite Communications Group, a national broadcasting firm. Mrs. Maltz has been a long time contributor to basic scientific research in the field of mental illness through the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and served as a director of that organization. She received the "Trailblazer of the Year" award in 1994 from the Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Northeast Ohio. Other major philanthropies include the creation of Gallery One at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the renovation of Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. Mrs. Maltz and her husband, Milton, revived the Playhouse in Jupiter, Florida (formerly the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater), developing it as a traditional regional theater. A new auditorium seating 500 at the Jupiter campus of Florida Atlantic University's Lifelong Learning Center was named after Milton and Tamar in a ceremony at the University on November 8, 2002. Mr. & Mrs. Maltz are major donors in the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine. Bascom Palmer is the nation's #1 eye hospital according to U.S. News & World Report.

Thomas P. Melcher

Board Member

As executive vice president and chief investment officer for the PNC Asset Management Group, Mr. Melcher is responsible for investment strategy, investment and segment management, investment product, portfolio and risk management, investment solutions and PNC Capital Advisors. He serves as chairman of the PNC Investment Policy Committee and is a member of multiple other governance committees. Frequently interviewed for his expert commentary, Melcher has appeared on CNBC and FOX Business and has been quoted extensively in the financial press. He has been named one of the "Top 100 Wealth Advisors" in the nation by Worth magazine and is also a past recipient of PNC’s Performance Award. 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

An historical advisor to the US 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. Additional books include Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's SpyTechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda, The Spy's Guide to Escape and Evasion, The Spy's Guide: Office Espionage, The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception, and three volumes of Spy Sites. He has produced and been featured in more than 40 television documentaries on espionage and currently serves as a consultant to the FX hit show "The Americans."

 

Jill Singer

Board Member

Vice president of national security at AT&T’s government solutions unit, Ms. Singer took on her current role after 27 years of public and private sector experience. Ms. Singer oversees the delivery of strategic technology solutions and services to national security agencies throughout the global public sector marketplace. Before joining AT&T, she was a partner with Deep Water Point and CEO of Tummler Singer Associates consulting firm.  Her senior government experience includes Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Deputy CIO for the Central Intelligence Agency, and Director of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service for US Department of State. In addition to her years in government, she also held industry positions with Science Applications International Corporation, Inc. (SAIC), GE Aerospace, and IBM. Ms. Singer currently provides guidance to the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, AFCEA, and The Cipher Brief as an advisory board and committee member.   She also works as an executive-on-grounds at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

 

Lori Stokes

Board Member

Lori Stokes

Co-anchor of Good Day New York on WNYW-TV, FOX 5, 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, NC; WBFF in Baltimore, MD; and WJLA in Washington, DC before becoming the first African American to  broadcast on MSNBC. She later co-anchored Eyewitness news This Morning on WABC-TV in New York City. 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.