Founder & Chairman
David Stuckenberg is Founder and Chairman of the American Leadership & Policy Foundation and a veteran USAF instructor pilot with over 900 combat hours flying intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and jet transport aircraft.
While serving as an officer, David has held leadership positions including: Operations Supervisor of POTUS directed missions, Assistant Director of Training, Aircraft Commander, and Section Commander. In 2014, he was competitively selected to serve as a member of the USAF Air University think tank (on innovation).
During his service, David gained a strategic understanding of the complex constitutional and geopolitical challenges confronting America and our military enterprise due to emerging technologies. He is committed to ensuring our nation’s liberties by educating citizens and leaders on constitutional and policy issues arising of new technological paradigms.
David has written and presented to the media, civic groups, state leaders, and U.S. military and NATO leadership on an array of issues including: innovation, drones, security, defense, space, leadership, ethics, and human rights.
As Chairman of the American Leadership and Policy Foundation, David works side-by-side a world-class cadre of over 30 principled scholars and innovators to develop tomorrow’s leaders and to advance balanced and practical solutions to our nation’s most imperative policy issues.
David is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in international relations; holds a Masters in political management from The George Washington University, a B.S. in aviation technology from The University of Central Missouri, and certificates from the USAF Air University and NATO Tactical Leadership Programme. He resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife and their four children.
Expertise: Defense, military, security, politics, leadership, security, aviation, disaster-relief, ethics, human-rights, religion, international affairs, innovation, NGO’s, and think tanks.
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The American Leadership & Policy Foundation first welcomed General Kenneth Chrosniak to the Board of Directors, and in 2018, the Board voted General Chrosniak to serve as Vice Chairman.
General Chrosniak enlisted in the Army in 1965, was commissioned through Officer Candidate School, and went on to serve 37 years of combined duty in the Regular Army, Army Reserve, and the National Guard. Ken was promoted by New York Governor George Pataki to Brigadier General in 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Daemen College, a Master’s in Education from Saint Bonaventure University, and is a graduate of the Army War College.
General Chrosniak has served in varied command and staff assignments in the U.S. and overseas, including Vietnam, Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq.
General Chrosniak retired from active duty in 1998 as a Colonel while an instructor at the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA, and remained at the Barracks as a civilian faculty instructor. After 9-11 he was recalled to active duty service and served two years on the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, where he helped write the National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terror, with follow-on service in Iraq for several months at the U.S. Embassy in Bagdad, and later as Commander of the Abu Ghraib Forward Operating Base and detention facility. He returned home for one year when he was again recalled to Active Duty for an additional two years as Chief of Staff of the Army Asymmetric Warfare Office located in the Pentagon.
His most significant decorations are the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
General Chrosniak is Vice-President of Cumberland-Goodwill Ambulance Company, and an active Firefighter with Carlisle Fire and Rescue Company. He is also a Senior Fellow of EMPact America.
General Chrosniak and his wife Gayle call Carlisle their home. They have two sons, Joshua and Christian, a daughter Stephanie, and two grandchildren.
Contact Ken: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Dohrman, Ph.D.
Dr. Dean Dohrman is a Missouri State Representative, Board Member, and President of the Board. The president leads the foundation’s directors at the discretion and under the direction of the board of directors. Dean is Lead Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Public Management at Colorado State University – Global Campus and a public policy expert.
As a State Representative, Dr. Dohrman serves Missouri’s 51st District near Whiteman, Air Force Base. Dean is a member of several House committees including Veterans and Higher Education. In addition, he is one of four Missouri legislators to serve on the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL). At the NCSL, he serves on Veterans and Military Task Force.
As an educator, Dr. Dohrman instructs university courses in government, law, and public administration. Dohrman is also Coordinator of Public Management and Applied Social Science at Colorado State University. As frequent media contributor, Dohrman has a passion for educating citizens on responsible civics. He is presently finishing a manuscript on the history of American constitutionalism – a citizen’s guide.
In addition to public service, Dr. Dohrman is a board member at the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants. He began his agricultural and business career as a Presidential Management Intern working with export programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.). Dohrman went on to work at the U.S.D.A. and later became an export manager with a Fortune 500 company.
Dr. Dohrman holds a Ph.D. in public policy and masters in political science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a masters and bachelors degree in history from the University of Central Missouri. He lives on the family farm near La Monte, Missouri.
Expertise: Legislation, trade policy, education policy, budget analysis, federalism, state and local politics, public management, fundraising.
Contact Dean: email@example.com
Dylan Bryant, M.P.A.
Executive Secretary & Board Member
Dylan Bryant is both a public and private business professional in his work as the Deputy Bureau Chief of Vital Records for the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, webmaster and chief marketing coordinator for Bryant Auction LLC., a private liquidation company, member of the board of directors, executive secretary, and a senior research fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation (ALPF), and a graduate of the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program at Arkansas State University.
As deputy bureau chief, Dylan provides public health and vital record management and services to the citizens of Missouri. He develops, coordinates, and conducts supervisory and management work in planning, implementing, promoting and evaluating public health programs, services, processes, statutory compliance, and personnel. Dylan also examines, evaluates, and coordinates public health data and statistics to ensure proper quality control and validity of epidemiological research and analysis.
Prior to this role, Dylan was a legislative staffer in Missouri House Majority Caucus leadership. Dylan worked closely to assist state legislators in successfully fulfilling their public obligations by providing support services in the areas of administration, communication, legislative research, policy analysis, constituent management, public relations, and caucus leadership duties to ensure the caucus operates in a cohesive and effective manner.
As webmaster and chief marketing coordinator, Dylan is a customer relations professional, and develops and manages marketing campaigns, promotions, online presence, and innovative technological business practices.
As a member of the board of directors and senior fellow, Dylan is directly involved in the day-to-day operations of ALPF and in researching and crafting various publications, reports, and studies on a wide-variety of critical subjects in the political and international environment. Dylan, and fellow board members, are the fiduciaries of the organization who steer ALPF towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, in addition to assuring the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
As the executive secretary, Dylan performs many high-level clerical and administrative tasks, including managing information technology, creating presentations or proposals, and taking responsibility for confidential company documents.
Dylan received his Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Arkansas State University and is a standing member of Pi Alpha Alpha: The Global Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration. Mr. Bryant also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia College.
Born and raised in Iowa, Dylan currently lives near Jefferson City, the capital of the state of Missouri.
Expertise: Public health, personnel management, statistics, legislation, policy, public administration, communications, technical writing, research, social media, web design, event planning
Contact Dylan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member, Director of Communication, & Former President
David is a member of the board, Director of Communication, and former ALPF President. As a director, David is tasked with managing the Foundation's fellows in areas of strategic communication, editing, and public relations. David is also a military officer and veteran journalist with an international relations and a mass communications background.
The majority of David’s career experience has been gained while serving as the lead Public Affairs Officer for the three Air Force installations in the U.S. and Turkey and Joint Task Force Bravo in the Republic of Honduras. While in these positions, David provided strategic level counsel to senior wing and Joint leaders regarding internal and external diplomatic communications; media engagement, social media and operational/communication security. He also managed all visual information, news publication operations, and served as the chief editor for the respective base websites and newspaper publications.
David currently works as a media operations officer for Air Force Space Command Public Affairs. In his previous assignment, he was a member of the United Launch Alliance communications team at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as part of the Education With Industry program.
In addition to publishing dozens of editorials, news and feature stories for the Air Force and ALPF, David authored two novels published by Westbow Press – The Breaking of the Dawn, and Love Unconditional. He has also written numerous letters to the editors of various newspapers championing civil discourse and policy reform, and currently runs a blog, Pens and Picks, that focuses on theological discourse and spiritual resilience.
David holds a Master’s in Christian Ministry and a B.S. in Management from Wayland Baptist University. He currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife Kristina and their five children.
Expertise: Communications, Media, Press, Military, DoD Operations, Theology, Policy, Crisis Management, Human rights.
Expertise: Communications, media, press, military, DoD operations, theology, policy, crisis management, human rights
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Win Johnson is a Board Member and Senior Fellow the American Leadership and Policy Foundation. Win is also an appellate attorney and the Legal Division Director of the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) where he works as a liaison between the legislature and the Unified Judicial System of Alabama.
Before assuming the directorship of the Legal Division of the Alabama AOC, Johnson deployed to Afghanistan for a year to act as an Advisor in the 205 CAT, A Corps Advisor Team that assisted the Afghan military in improving their military. Win worked primarily with the Afghan Army’s legal community.
Win was of Counsel with Webb & Eley, P.C., working cases in defense of county government, sheriffs, and sheriffs’ deputies before the trial and appellate courts. Before that he had worked as Senior Staff Attorney in the Alabama Chief Justice’s Office, working specifically for Chief Justice Perry Hooper and Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Win has extensive experience in voter reform law and is the author of Courting Votes in Alabama. Win’s reform cases have been used as precedent in landmark cases including the SCOTUS decision of the 2000 Presidential Election. Win resides in Montgomery Alabama with his wife Beth and their three children.
Expertise: Law, Constitution, Theology, Appeals Law, Military Law (UCMJ).
Contact Win: firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Board Member & Senior Fellow
Before joining ALPF, Sullivan worked as a Special Agent for the FAA’s New England Region Security Division, where he was a Risk Program Management Specialist.
Sullivan was instrumental in developing the FAA’s Facility Security Inspection System and served as an instructor at the FAA’s Aeronautical Academy in Oklahoma City. After retiring in 2001, Brian coordinated with another former FAA Special Agent/Red Team Member, Steve Elson to produce an award winning expose’ on poor security at Boston’s Logan Airport in May ’01, five months prior to 9/11.
Despite letters and copies of the video report being delivered to Senator John Kerry and Jane Garvey, the FAA Administrator, who was formerly chief of the Massachusetts Port Authority at Logan, nothing was done to address security failures until it was too late. Since 2001, Sullivan has been an aviation security expert and consultant for print, radio and television. He has been cited in several books dealing with aviation security and terrorism and received a Platinum REMI at the 2011 Houston International Film Festival as narrator of the award winning aviation security documentary Please Remove Your Shoes.
Brian is also a retired U. S. Army Military Police Lieutenant Colonel. He holds a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts/History from Northeastern University and a Masters Degree in Education from the former Boston State College. Sullivan is a graduate of the US Army’s Command & General Staff College and has hundreds of hours of federal government and military training in security, law enforcement, emergency management, civil defense preparedness, and counter-terrorism. He has also worked in the Army’s Nuclear Surety Program and served as a Civil Defense Director. Brian is a Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Massachusetts Medal of Valor, the Commonwealth’s highest award.
Expertise: Aviation & School Security, Counter-terrorism, EMP & Nuclear Power Plant Security, Emergency Management/Civil Defense Preparedness, Drone Threat to Critical Infrastructure, Status of Political Discourse
Tony Contento, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Tony Contento, Ph.D. is a plant cell physiologist and university administrator from Colorado. In 2018, the ALPF Board of Directors voted to appoint Dr. Contento as their Director of Research.
Tony earned a Bachelor’s degree in Recombinant Gene Technology from the SUNY at Fredonia, coupled with Minors in Chemistry, English and History. As an undergraduate, he studied invasive species in the Great Lakes, working with Corbicula clams and Zebra mussels. He later earned his Doctoral Degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming, working under Randy Lewis on characterizing the structural and mechanical properties of spider silk proteins. While he pursued his studies at UW, he was very active in Student Publications, serving as an Assistant Editor for The Branding Iron newspaper and Frontiers magazine. He also served as the Editor for the Owen Wister Review literary journal. He currently serves as the Assistant Editor for the American Journal of Undergraduate Research.
Dr. Contento pursued postdoctoral studies at Iowa State University, working with Diane Bassham. His research was focused on plant macroautophagy and stress responses. He gained expertise in plant physiology and microscopy during his time in Ames. His current research is focused on water scarcity and agricultural security, as well as evolving trends in online higher education.
Dr. Contento is the Assistant Provost for Academics at Colorado State University-Global Campus. In this role, he works with sixteen Program Chairs and assists them with the management and facilitation of twenty-seven academic programs.
Expertise: physiology, plant macroautophagy, research, water security, agriculture security, academia
Contact Tony: email@example.com
Director of Fellowships & Senior Fellow
Natascha is a certified career coach with a focus on providing students with the tools necessary to become market-ready. Natascha currently serves as an Associate Director / Career Coach at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; with faculty appointments at Cambridge College and Northeastern University. She is also the Founder of The YCC Inc. and holds a consulting contract as a Veteran Career Coach at Brown University.
Natascha’s former roles comprise of Doctoral Intern at the U.S. Department of Education, Intern Hill Resident at the E.W. Richardson Building, adjacent to the Heritage Foundation for conservatives, Interim Academic Affairs Manager at George Washington University, MBA Admissions Committee at MIT Sloan, Assistant Director of Career Services at Boston University, and Financial Associate at A.G. Edwards. Additionally,with a family of veterans, she proudly served as a Veteran Career Coach for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Hiring Our Heroes.
Natascha has been featuredwith CKNW, ABC, COX, WHUR, Washington Informer, Scholastic, and the NY Times. Natascha is Chapter 5 Author in the book Obama & Black Loyalty with a focus on unemployment. The Women’s Empowerment Convention (WECAN) at Harvard named her a ‘Women of the Year’ and Northeastern University nominated her for ‘Teaching Excellence.’
Tapping into her educational background, she is certified in Career Coaching by PARW/CC. She earned a Senate Citation from the RI Institute for Labor Studies, Certificate of Appreciation from the DIA: Federal Women, is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, an executive education alumna of the Harvard Kennedy School in Leading Change, and MIT Sloan in Entrepreneurship, trained in HMP Mediation from Harvard, an MBA graduate of Johnson & Wales, BA holder from UMASS Amherst, and a master’s degree holder and current doctoral candidate at Northeastern University.
Expertise: Leadership Training & Development, Curriculum Development, Career Coaching, Mentoring, Human Capital Consulting, Motivational Speaking