ABOUT OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Bob Luckett, CEO, Veterans Next Mission
Upon returning from Vietnam and being discharged from the Army, Mr. Luckett began a career in construction management and returned to college part-time, later graduating with a diploma in Biblical Studies. During his 40 year career he has held positions as superintendent, project manager, field operations manager, VP of Construction, and VP of Operations before starting
his own contracting company.
During his 16 years at the helm, he completed projects which included bath and kitchen remodels, additions, custom homes, and commercial buildings. Two years ago, Mr. Luckett sold his company and has worked as a consultant and managed special projects for local construction companies. Mr. Luckett has decided to devote the remainder of his career to helping veterans gain skills in the construction industry that will help them achieve a sound foundation for employment.
Ron Green, Board Treasurer
Retired ExxonMobil Corporation (33 years)
Master of Business Administration - Finance, Virginia Tech University
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting/Management, Texas Tech University
Certified Public Accountant - Texas
Active in church mission activities - local, domestic, international
Assistant Scout Master - Boy Scouts of America
U.S. Marine Corp - 1975-1977 - OCS - Honorable discharge
Scott Benham, Board Member
Mr. Scott Benham is an accomplished leader with 19 years of information technology experience including large-scale enterprise architecture and systems implementation, strategy development, data management and governance, platform migration, organizational transformation, technology operations and consulting.
Mr. Benham currently leads software engineering, data warehouse, and business intelligence capabilities for American Public University System (APUS). In this role, he is responsible for development, integration, security, and 24x7 operations support of the University's enterprise application platforms including Student Information System, Financial ERP, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, CRM, and BPM, supporting 3,000+ faculty/staff and 100,000+ active students.
Prior to joining APUS, Mr. Benham founded and ran an information technology consulting startup with client engagements at large companies including Freddie Mac, American Express, and Starwood Hotels. His earlier consulting experience included various lead and management roles at BearingPoint, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG, Dell.
Mr. Benham holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska - Omaha and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.
Clay Nettles, Board Member
Mr. Nettles retired several years ago after nearly thirty years service in the Washington, D.C. area working for three members of congress, a congressional support organization and as an executive director for a national nonprofit organization.
Mr. Nettles advised members of congress on matters related to national defense and was a political staff appointee on the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
His education includes a Masters of Arts degree from the George Washington University and a Masters of Science degree in Management from the University of Maryland with a concentration in nonprofit management.
Sobia Saghir, Board Member
Ms. Saghir is currently the President of CREAM, a commercial real estate advisory firm based in Washington, DC. She has been an active member of the commercial real estate industry for over 20 years. Recently recognized as one of the Top 100 people in Real Estate, Sobia brings her retail expertise to various companies. She is also a member of the leasing and development team at Five Guys®. She has attended Georgetown University and Bowie State University.
Veterans Next Mission is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN #81-4355300).
All donations and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable under the law.
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