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WHO WE ARE

Get to know the patriots who believe in the Folds of Honor mission and are working hard to change lives in their city.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

R. David Nein

President

Dave spent his career in sales and marketing working for several leading companies in the bank technology industry, including an interesting three-year expat assignment based in London covering accounts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  Shortly before his retirement from NCR Corporation, Dave learned of Folds of Honor.  He was moved by the story of Lt. Col. Dan Rooney’s inspiration to form the charity and its mission to support military families to “Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy”. Dave knew this highly rated charity was an effort in which he wanted to be involved.  Since then he has worked to establish the Western Carolina Folds of Honor chapter, and, with its board members, build awareness of the organization, develop new partners and raise funds to support its important mission.

Dave has been a resident of Charlotte, NC for the past 18 years. After 30 years experience in the technology industry in sales, consulting and marketing, Dave has found his next big challenge with Folds of Honor. He earned a B.S. in marketing from Miami University in Oxford, OH and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Dan Creasey

Board Member

Dan is a retired sales and marketing executive that has held the positions of Regional Sales Manager, National Accounts Manager, Division Vice President and Managing Partner in the bank technology and services industry. Dan has been a volunteer for Camp CARE; a summer camp for children with cancer; for 29 years. In addition to Folds of Honor, Dan holds positions with and is very active in the VFW and The Vietnam Veterans of America. Dan and his wife Donna live in Mooresville, NC.

Andy George

Board Member

Andy currently owns and operates Country Club Collective, a golf and corporate gifting company founded in 2017. Prior to Country Club Collective, Andy worked in marketing for Bass Pro Shops corporate and Golf Digest magazine. He has also worked with brands like Pepsi, MasterCard and InBev on sports marketing and has helped run ten PGA TOUR Champions tournaments across the country. Andy is involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their annual golf tournament played in Charlotte, as well as his board membership at Folds of Honor. Andy, his wife Jennifer, and their two boys, live in Charlotte, NC. 

Tom Shea

Board Member

Tom has held executive positions and has been effective in both Fortune 500 and Entrepreneurial companies. His career domain has been focused in information technology with a focus on automotive and software services at firms such as Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen of America, Electronic Data Services (GM / EDS),  and Oracle Corporation before launching and running his own successful Technology ventures. Since 1995, he has focused his efforts on advising and mentoring growth oriented technology firms based on sound business experience, solid ethics and industry success. He founded and is the Tournament Director for the Rock Barn Country Club Folds of Honor Signature Golf Tournament and Gala that has been recognized by the Folds of Honor Foundation as a Top 50 Performer. Tom has accepted a Director’s position with the Western Carolina Folds of Honor chapter to be able to support the Folds of Honor Foundation in a larger scope.

Rick Nechio

Board Member

Rick is part of the Folds of Honor national development team. He is a former Anheuser-Busch InBev executive with a twenty-two-year track record in the adult beverage category working with 12 multi-billion-dollar brands across 14 countries.

Rick holds a Business Administration degree from UVA in Rio, and he has completed the Harvard Business School Executive Program, Driving Profitability Growth.

Kathleen Green

Board Member

Kathleen is a retired Lt Col with 28 years of commissioned service with the US Air Force having active duty, line officer, administrative and executive support, and clinical staff nurse experience. She was also a reserve and National Guard aeromedical chief flight nurse with over 1,000 hours of flight time to include combat missions in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Green also functioned as Air Force Medical Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Kuwait providing logistical and administrative expertise for U.S. Department of State operations.

She serves on the board of directors for Welcome Home Veterans and Peidmont Veterans Assistance Council. She recently completed a four-year commitment on the Catholic University Board Alumni board of Governors.

Green is a graduate from The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Kathleen has been married to her husband Mark for over 42 years.  They have 3 daughters and 4 young grandchildren.

Chuck Flannagan

Board Member

Chuck Flannagan is an award-winning marketing/sales executive with experience developing teams and organizations. Chuck has a diverse skill set that includes a combination of both B2B and B2C experiences.

Currently, Chuck manages the corporate sponsorship portfolio for Continental Tire, the Americas and their subsidiary brand, General Tire. They have partnerships with MLS, US Soccer, Stadium Super Trucks, Major League Fishing, Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing, ARCA, and a number of collegiate properties. Chuck’s team is also responsible for product launch events, hospitality and strategic market activation. They lead all internal event functions as well managing corporate meetings and executive retreats in the US. Annually, his team is responsible for hosting more than 15,000 guests.

In his career, he has sold, negotiated and managed partnerships with the PGA TOUR, MLS, US Soccer, NASCAR, IMSA, Houston Rodeo, SMI, ISC, Learfield Sports, IMG College, Lucas Oil Racing and more.

Chuck and his family live in Charlotte.

Christin Nein

Social Media Manager

Christin is the Vice President of Product Development at Coalmarch, a home services marketing agency and manages the Folds of Honor Western Carolina social media.

A 2013 graduate of Miami University, Christin has a BA in Psychology with a Minor in Marketing. Taking her passion for marketing and combining that with the psychology of consumer behavior and decision making, Christin is working with her team to develop solutions for Coalmarch and their customers. With nearly seven years of marketing agency experience she has gained key knowledge in the areas of website development strategy and digital marketing. 

 Christin spends her spare time with her friends and especially her best friend, Fynley, a 4-year-old Wheaton Terrier.