Foundation Staff

Cathy Cathy DeSilvey, Director of Museum Operations
Cathy received her degree in Art History & Museum Studies from Randolph College. She has worked at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College and as a curatorial assistant at the Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor. In 2018 she earned the Virginia Association of Museum’s Museum Management Certificate. As well as being curator and exhibition director for the Marshall Legacy Series, she is also the social media coordinator for all of the Marshall Foundation’s platforms. She currently lives in Lynchburg with her husband Ethan, and two daughters, Josie & Bea.
Dr. Rob Havers
An accomplished scholar, author and public speaker, Dr. Havers graduated from Queen Mary College, Univ. of London with a bachelor’s degree in history and politics; London School of Economics and Political Science with a master’s degree in later modern British history and Pembroke College of Univ. of Cambridge with a Ph.D. He is the author of several articles and books. His Ph.D. thesis, “Reassessing the Japanese POW Experience: The Changi POW Camp, 1942-45,” was published as a book in 2003 and subsequently reissued in paperback in 2013.
Jeffrey Kozak, Director of Library and Archives
Jeffrey graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in history and English literature. After receiving an MLIS degree with an archives concentration from the University of California, Los Angeles, Jeffrey joined the Marshall Foundation as archivist and assistant librarian. Jeffrey curated The Marshall Plan Speech the Marshall Foundation’s first exhibit for the Google Cultural Institute. Jeffrey was appointed the Director of Library and Archives in 2015.
John Wranek, Director of Development and Communications
A 1985 graduate of General Marshall’s alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, Wranek served for 30 years as an engineer officer in the Virginia National Guard and retired as a colonel. He commanded a company and a battalion and made two overseas deployments. He received the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan in 2011.



Guest Bloggers

paulthumb Paul Barron, Former Director of Library and Archives
Paul is a retired Marine Corps officer who received his MLIS degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He served as the Director of Library and Archives from 2006 to 2015. Paul curated 1918 – Over There and Back: The Diary of Homer E. Simpson as Kept During the Great War, the Marshall Foundation’s third exhibit for the Google Cultural Institute.
1535ef1 Greg Franke, Assistant Editor, Marshall Papers
Greg was an assistant editor of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall. He also compiled The Words of George C. Marshall, a collection of Marshall’s quotes published by the Marshall Foundation in 2014. Greg graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2011 and lives in Columbia, South Carolina.
Gorrell Bob Gorrell
Gorrell’s work has appeared through syndication in hundreds of daily and weekly newspapers, including The Atlanta Journal, The Portland Oregonian, The Providence Journal, USA Today, The New York Post, The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His commentary has been featured in Time, Newsweek, National Review, and other prominent periodicals, and college papers have receive his drawings through the U.S.I.C. Educational Foundation. Gorrell cartoons have been used on CBS television’s Face the Nation and on C-Span, and he himself has guested on CNN’s Crossfire as well as other television and radio broadcasts.
Morella Constance Ambassador Constance A. Morella
Ambassador Constance Morella is a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission that was once chaired by Gen. John J. Pershing and later by his protégé General George C. Marshall. She served as a congresswoman for the state of Maryland for 16 years, during which time she developed a national reputation as a leader in efforts to promote economic growth through science and technology and was a leading advocate for women, children, and families. After leaving the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2007, after five years as U.S. Ambassador, she became a professor at American University’s School of Government, where she teaches courses in women, politics, and public policy.
Frank Settle Frank Settle, Ph.D.
Frank A. Settle, Ph.D., professor emeritus of chemistry, Washington and Lee University and director of the ALSOS Digital Library for Nuclear Issues, was professor of chemistry at the Virginia Military Institute from 1964 to 1992. Before coming to W&L in 1998, he was a visiting professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, a consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and a program officer at the National Science Foundation.  His new book, researched at the Marshall Library, General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bomb, will be published by Praeger in spring 2016.
Cara Cara Cook Sonnier
Cara graduated from Susquehanna University with a bachelor’s degree in physics. She received her MLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania where her studies focused on preservation, conservation and using technology in libraries. She served as the Digital Communications Librarian for the Foundation for three years. Prior to coming to the Foundation she owned a web design and development company that catered to small businesses and non-profits.  She curated the Foundation’s second Google Cultural Institute exhibit, D-Day. One of her favorite projects was digitizing the comic books in which George C. Marshall appears.
vandorenthumb Dr. Tom Van Doren
Dr. Tom Van Doren is Vice President for Engineering for HDT Global. Tom earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. HDT Global is widely recognized for its industry-leading production of state-of-the-art, fully integrated deployable solutions, including robotics and other engineered technologies, currently used by U.S. and allied military units worldwide.