Museum Association Board of Directors
SUSAN J. CURTIN, Chair
Ms. Curtin is a partner in Power Family Enterprises, LP and President of the Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation, the foundation of J.D. Power III and his family, located in Westlake Village, CA. Curtin serves on several boards and committees, including the Board of the Heart Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, Trustee of the College of the Holy Cross, and the Executive Committee of Mass Golf. Curtin served as a Third Class Petty Officer, Port Security in the Coast Guard Reserve for four years while earning her bachelor’s degree at Holy Cross. She has an extensive background in corporate sales, marketing and non-profit management.
ADMIRAL ROBERT J. PAPP, Jr.Vice Chair
24TH COMMANDANT OF THE USCG (RET.)
The 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard, ADM Papp also served as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, overseeing all Coast Guard missions within the eastern half of the world. Additionally, he was a U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic, reporting directly to the U.S. Secretary of State, and previously commanded four USCG Cutters, RED BEECH, PAPAW, FORWARD, and EAGLE. He is currently president, Washington Operations, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, and a trustee of the National Maritime Historical Society.
CAPT WES PULVER, USCG (RET.), President
CAPT Pulver joined the NCGMA after 28 years of distinguished service to the U.S. Coast Guard. His final tours were aboard USCG Barque EAGLE, “America’s Tall Ship” as Commanding Officer from July 2012 through July 2015, and as Coast Guard Chief of Congressional Affairs from December 2010 through June 2015.
RADM Richard M. Larrabee, USCG (Ret.), Treasurer
RADM Larrabee previously oversaw all Coast Guard operations in the Northeast United States as Commander First Coast Guard District. Additionally, he has led the management and operation of the major marine terminal facilities within the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest port on the North American East Coast. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute.
CDR KEVIN HARKINS, PH.D. USCG (RET.), SECRETARY
Dr. Harkins is the CEO of Harkcon, Inc., where he brings more than 30 years experience leading across a broad-spectrum of human performance improvement areas in both the public and private sectors. Harkcon has won multiple awards for growth, innovation, and new project development and has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing businesses in America for seven consecutive years. Dr. Harkins also serves as CEO of Harkcon Academy, a high-end training and professional development center of excellence.
HON. CATHERINE W. COOK
A nationally recognized leader and advocate throughout her 26-year career in public service as Chief Deputy Leader of the Connecticut State Senate and Executive Assistant for Veterans’ Affairs to Governor M. Jodi Rell, Senator Cook was also a key player in the state’s successful effort to overturn a BRAC decision that saved the Groton Submarine Base from closure by the Pentagon. She currently serves as the executive director of Work Vessels for Vets.
ADMIRAL JAMES M. LOY
21ST COMMANDANT OF THE USCG (RET.)
Throughout his illustrious career in the USCG, ADM Loy commanded multiple vessels before being named the 21st Commandant of the Coast Guard, where he served from 1998-2002. Following his retirement, he was appointed to the newly created post of Deputy Under Secretary for Transportation Security and Chief Operating Officer of the Transportation Security Administration by then Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta. He is currently a senior counselor with The Cohen Group and director of Rivada Networks. He was previously a director at Lockheed Martin.
MCPOCG VINCENT W. PATTON
USCG (RET.), Ed.D.
Widely honored for his distinguished 30 years of service, including with several military awards, MCPOCG Patton served as the 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard from 1998-2002, the senior enlisted advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard. He currently is Managing Partner, Pinnacle Five LLC and President/National Commander of the Non Commissioned Officers Association.