The officers and board of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation are made up of a distinguished list of members of the intelligence community. Each one is committed to the museum and the ideals it represents.


  • President

    Ms. Laura Nelson

  • Vice President

    Mr. Orville Lewis

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

    Mr. Edward Jacobs

  • General Counsel


Board of Directors

NCMF/CCEI Leadership

  • Chief Executive Officer – Ms. Laura Nelson
  • NCMF Office Manager – Ms. Mary Faletto
  • Executive Administrator – Ms. Carol Stromberg
  • New Museum Project Manager – Mr. Larry Castro
  • Education Program Director – Mr. Mark Loepker
  • Marketing & Communications Director – Ms. Christine Harding
  • Development Director – Ms. Sheela Mirmira
  • CCEI Consultant - Mr. Dave Sherman
  • Business Director – NEW
  • Innovation Program Director – NEW

New Museum Project Partners

  • Fernando Partners - Fundraising Consultant
  • Ziger/Snead Architects - Project Architect
  • Gilbane Building Company - Construction Manager
  • Morris & Ritchie Associates (MRA) - Civil and Site Engineering
  • Ralph Appelbaum Associates – Museum Exhibit Design

Executive Committee (EXCOM)

Recording Secretary

  • Joan Ruhl


  • Dave D'Auria, Chairman

    The Acquisition Committee (AC) acquires new cryptologic artifacts and artwork for the NCM gallery exhibits and displays, and books, maps and photographs for the NCM Library. We look for items directly related to the signals intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) mission of the NSA, and the codes and ciphers theme of the NCM. Our interests include rare cipher machines, encryption devices and communications security equipment, and other items and period pieces related to cryptology that enhance our exhibits and gallery displays (e.g., field site photos, cipher textbooks, newspaper headlines, magazine stories, advertising-related items, movies, old security posters, cipher games and toys, etc.). We use a traditional and eclectic mix of sources to acquire items for the NCM. In the recent past those sources have included private collectors and donors, antique malls and shows, flea markets, former NSA/CSS employees, our contractor partners, and yes, even eBay.


  • Sally Botsai, Chairman

UK Liaison

  • Dr. Glen Miranker


  • Al Gray, Chairman

    The Membership Committee focuses on membership services that include recruitment, retention, and reinstatement of members. The Committee represents the NCMF in external activities, such as the Intelligence Community Associations Network and its member organization and the Military Cryptologic Associations, to promote Foundation and Museum activities. The Membership Committee works closely with other Foundation committees, such as Communications and Development on activities that are broader in scope, such as planning for Corporate Memberships, staffing displays and giveaways at other events, etc. .

Outreach Committee

  • John Garcia, Chairman


  • Dr. Sally Botsai, Chairperson

    Kirsten Eland
    Bill Ferguson
    Tom Fogarty
    Bob Hunt
    Mary Faletto

    The Program Committee is responsible for developing presentations that inform and educate Foundation members and guests in the sphere of intelligence and cryptology. There are at least four programs per year, including the annual General Membership Meeting in the Fall.

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