Edwin A. (Skip) Vincent, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret)
Chairman of the NHO
Edwin A. (Skip) Vincent, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret) is the native Hawaiian who formed and established the Hawaii-Pacific Foundation for Soft Power Solutions, Inc. Skip is also the Chairman of the Foundation, a 501(c)3 Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO). Skip retired in 2010 with 37 years of military service as an active duty member of the Hawaii Air National Guard. In addition flying the F-4 fighter and several other military aircraft, Skip served five combat tours and held various command and staff positions at the Pentagon, Hawaii State Headquarters, as well as in the field. Through this experience, he gained the skills and passion to promote collaboration over conflict by way of relationship and capacity building.
William A. (Alan) Petty, Colonel (Ret)
Alan Petty is the Chief Executive Officer of IRS. Alan is a nationally known and respected Emergency Management and National Guard Domestic Operations subject matter expert. Over his 26-year military career with the Florida National Guard he served as the Commander, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center and as the Director of Intelligence and Domestic Operations (J2/3) for the Florida National Guard, retiring in May 2006. Since 2009 he has led the IRS Team in providing experientially-based Emergency Management and Domestic Operations training and exercise support to thousands of Soldiers, Airmen and civilian students from all 54 States and Territories, Army Installations world-wide, and other federal, state and local interagency partners.
NHO Designated Manager
Thomas Ongies is a native Hawaiian who retired from the United States Air Force. His professional experience spans over 25 years in both industry and United States Air Force supporting military and intelligence operations and programs. That experience encompasses projects in the United States Intelligence Community across the Geo-Spatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) disciplines to include deployment in support of CENTCOM and SOUTHCOM. He has extensive management and organizational skills with significant knowledge of operations, security and administration functions.
W. Craig Fugate
SENIOR EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT
Craig Fugate joined IRS as an Associate in January 2017. Craig served as President Barack Obama’s FEMA Administrator from May 2009 to January 2017. Previously, he served as Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Emergency Management Director from 2001-2009. Craig led FEMA through multiple record-breaking disaster years and oversaw the Federal Government’s response to major events such as the Joplin and Moore Tornadoes, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Matthew, and the 2016 Louisiana flooding. He set a clear and compelling vision, mission, and priorities for FEMA and relentlessly drove the Agency to achieve better outcomes for survivors. Craig is universally recognized as the Nation’s premier Emergency Management professional.