Board of Directors
Chris Hart, Co-Chair
Chris Hart first met Pat in 1992 through his wife, Gina, first cousin of Pat’s wife, Marie. Over the years they developed a friendship based on shared interests and a fondness for challenging debate. Chris joined the board in 2006 to honor Pat’s legacy.
A senior controller for NexTag in San Mateo, CA, Chris has a BA in English and philosophy from Emory University and an MBA with a finance focus from the University of San Francisco, where he graduated summa cum laude. Chris enjoys exploring the Bay Area’s many outdoor activities with his wife, Gina, and their daughters, Maya and Zoe.
Sean Moriarty, Co-Chair
Sean Moriarty joined the Pat Tillman Foundation board of directors in April 2010. Sean is the former president and chief executive officer of Ticketmaster Entertainment, the world’s largest live entertainment ticketing and marketing company. Sean was responsible for all operational leadership aspects of Ticketmaster’s worldwide business, as well as global product and technology strategy and distribution channels. Prior to serving as president and CEO, Sean served Ticketmaster in several roles including chief operating officer and executive vice president of product and technology.
Sean was an early member of the original Citysearch technology team. He served as director of internet systems for Ticketmaster’s predecessor, Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, and later became executive vice president of technology and vice president of internet systems.
In addition to his work with the Pat Tillman Foundation, Sean currently serves as a member of the board of directors for CoachArt.org, a Los Angeles-based charitable organization providing free lessons in the arts and athletics to children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Sean holds a BA from the University of South Carolina, was an exchange fellow at the University of Warwick in Britain and attended graduate school at Boston University and the University of South Carolina. A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Sean resides in California with his wife, Andrea, and their two daughters.
Benjamin Hill, Treasurer
Benjamin Hill had the fortune of being friends with Pat since kindergarten. As they grew older, their relationship became stronger. “Pat’s commitment to his friends and his genuine interest and care for us has always been admirable. Pat’s ability to engage others in meaningful conversation has caused us all to have better relationships. His discipline, focus, and ambition are some of the characteristics that I admire and will miss most about him.”
Benjamin is the president of Wealth Enhancement & Preservation Inc., a financial planning practice based in Westlake Village, California. He graduated with a BS in business administration, with concentration in finance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He also holds three designations, the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) designation from the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies. Benjamin is an avid triathlete and golfer, but his favorite times are spent with friends, his wife, Jamie, who he has known since 2nd grade, and sons Camden Patrick, Parker Daniel and Gavin.
Michael Bidwill, Director
Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals, joined the Pat Tillman Foundation board of directors in April 2010. After practicing law for six years as a federal prosecutor, Michael joined the Cardinals organization in 1996 as vice president/general counsel. In that time, no one has been more influential in steering the organization on its path towards an eventual NFC Championship.
In addition to guiding the Cardinals, Michael has also taken on an ever-increasing role in the National Football League and the greater Phoenix business community. In 2007, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed Michael to the league’s Business Ventures Committee; one of the NFL’s most prominent. In September of 2008, he took over as Chair of the influential Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). He is also a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL), an organization composed of the region’s top business and civic leaders.
A licensed pilot and flying enthusiast, Michael also donates his time and resources as a volunteer for “Flying Samaritans,” a group of volunteers including doctors and other medical personnel who offer free medical clinics in Mexico.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from St. Louis University and a law degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Joe Browne, Director
Joe Browne joined the Pat Tillman Foundation board of directors in September 2010. He is senior advisor to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, a role he assumed in April, 2010. Joe is focused on Congressional and political issues in Washington, D.C. as well as local legislation in NFL markets. He also manages the league’s philanthropic and youth football endeavors. Joe is the longest serving employee ever at NFL headquarters, a job he started full time after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
Joe was born in New York City. His other current non-profit endeavors include being on both the board of directors of USA Football and the board of trustees of the NFL Youth Football Fund. He and his wife Karyn live on Long Island and have two sons.
Jack Cage, Director
Jack Cage is president of Cage Talent, an executive recruiting and organizational consulting firm, and Premier Profiling, which offers customized performance assessments. He also designs and delivers leadership and management seminars for CEOs and their direct reports representing five continents.
A graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, Jack served in the US Army as a commander of infantry units; a special assistant to the army’s senior leadership, advising White House/National Security Council, congressional, and Pentagon staffs; and as a CIO overseeing large-scale technology migrations. He returned to West Point as an associate professor to teach psychology, leadership, and research methods. A recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, and three Legions of Merit, Jack was an Airborne/Ranger infantryman who retired as a colonel after 22 years.
Jack holds master’s degrees in psychology and social psychology and a doctorate in organizational psychology, all from Columbia University. Upon retirement from the US Army in 1997, he moved to New York City, where he worked as a senior client partner in IT executive search at Heidrick & Struggles and Korn/Ferry International.
Joining the board of the Pat Tillman Foundation in April 2012, Jack also serves on the board of FedCap, a nonprofit serving underemployed individuals in the greater New York area. He and his wife Laura Larson live in Brooklyn, New York.
Alex Garwood, Director
A board member since the Foundation was created in April 2004, Pat and Alex became friends as they courted (and later married) sisters Marie and Christine. Alex played football at Leland High School and at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he was named student athlete of the year following his senior season. At Cal Poly, Alex earned both his BS in marketing and MBA, graduating cum laude.
He worked for five years with a large high-tech company in various sales and management roles before leaving to establish and lead the Pat Tillman Foundation. Alex has since returned to for-profit work in Silicon Valley at a leading high-tech company. Alex lives in California, with his wife, Christine, and their sons, Ryan, Adam and Scott.
Ian Sacks, Director
Ian Sacks joined the Pat Tillman Foundation board of directors in April 2010. He is a managing director focusing on healthcare and business services related investments at TowerBrook Capital Partners in New York. Ian was chairman and CEO of HelpCare, a healthcare services business, which he sold in 2004.
Prior to that, he was a partner at MESA Partners, an investment and advisory firm in New York. Before his work with MESA, he was a consultant with APM, the largest healthcare management consulting firm in the U.S., which was sold to Computer Science Corporation.
Ian earned a Bachelor of Science in quantitative economics from Tufts University.
Marie Tillman, President & Co-Founder
In 2004 in response to the nationwide outpouring of support following Pat’s death, together with family and friends, Marie established the Pat Tillman Foundation. Actively involved since its inception, first as a member of the Foundation’s board of directors and now as President, Marie led the effort to redefine the Foundations’ mission in 2008 by developing a major initiative – the Tillman Military Scholars program. This program aims to create the next generation of leaders by helping a select group of veterans, active service members and their spouses fulfill their academic dreams.
A native of San Jose, California, Marie graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara and early in her career worked in marketing and production at The Arizona Republic and ESPN before leaving to focus full time on philanthropy.
Marie is passionate about not only supporting veterans but shares her story to encourage all young people to get involved in serving their communities. She has been a featured speaker at the United States Air Force Academy Center for Character Development, University Of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, Harvard Kennedy School and Clinton Global Initiative University.
Marie is also a writer and has contributed to a variety of projects. Her memoir about love, loss and life, entitled The Letter was released in June 2012 by Grand Central Publishing.
She lives in Chicago with her husband Joe and their four boys Joey, Johnny, Sam and Mac.
Suzanne Reddie, Operations Manager
Suzanne earned a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Arizona State University. After finance, control and operational roles at NCR, AT&T, Dial Corporation and Intel Corporation, she became involved in higher education development with the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU where she cultivated scholarship donors and built donor stewardship processes for endowed and annual gifts.
A veteran volunteer for Pat’s Run, Suzanne joined the Pat Tillman Foundation staff in September of 2007. As operations manager, Suzanne directs workflow planning, human resources, administrative processes, project management, special programming and insures fiscal responsibility and 501(c)(3) compliance.
Suzanne has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations as a volunteer including Junior Achievement, International Rescue Committee, Crisis Nursery, Save the Family, Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters and the YMCA.
Christina Dibble, Director of Programs
Christina joined the Pat Tillman Foundation in December 2012 as the Director of Programs. In this role, Christina leads the Tillman Military Scholar program through Scholar selection and coordination of engagement events and opportunities.
Before coming to the Pat Tillman Foundation, Christina led the Military Recruiting Program at Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) in Hoffman Estates, IL. Prior to her work at SHC, Christina worked for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency dedicated to the employment and re-employment rights of Reserve Component service members. Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University.
Christina is an OIF veteran and served in the Army Reserve and then the Army National Guard for nearly 10 years. She is a proud military spouse and currently lives near Chicago with her husband, Michael.
Sandy Flynn, Development Manager
Sandy joined the Pat Tillman Foundation in July 2010 as development coordinator. Prior to joining the Foundation, Sandy served as program coordinator for the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Prior to moving to Arizona, Sandy spent several years in Colorado where she worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a database marketing specialist and the Colorado Republican Party as finance director. Sandy’s political experience started in Washington, D.C. where she served as a legislative correspondent for United States Senator Jon Kyl. Sandy also worked with the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the development department planning events and managing donor databases.
Sandy earned a Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California and a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Colorado.
Cara Hammer, Program Coordinator
Cara joined the Pat Tillman Foundation in May 2011 as program coordinator. Prior to joining the Pat Tillman Foundation, Cara worked for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American in New York City serving as liaison to veterans and their families, helping them resolve problems related to housing, legal issues, employment, physical and mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence and financial planning.
Cara enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1997 serving with the 348th Transportation Company based out of Phoenix, AZ and the 310th TACCOM in Ft. Belvoir, VA. In 2002, she joined the active Army, serving with the First Infantry Division in Kitzingen, Germany before deploying to Tikrit, Iraq from February 2004 to February 2005 with the 1st Infantry Division.
Cara is a graduate of Arizona State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in family and human development.