Steve Maconi Chief Executive Officer
The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Alumni Agencies Board and is responsible for all operations and functions of the VMI Alumni Association, the VMI Foundation and the VMI Keydet Club. The CEO has primary responsibility for building and strengthening relationships with the Institute’s diverse constituencies and for the development and implementation of a coordinated program of philanthropic support from a variety of sources. The CEO works closely with the superintendent and the Institute senior leadership to plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of institutional advancement for VMI.
David Prasnicki Chief Financial Officer
The chief financial officer serves as a true business partner to the CEO of the Alumni Agencies as well as to the other agency heads. The CFO assists in selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors and investment advisers) and oversees short and long-term budgetary planning and costs. The CFO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, and mail center and also manages personnel policies, and audit committee. The CFO reports directly to the CEO.
Meade King '85 Chief Operating Officer, Keydet Club and VMI Foundation, Inc.
The primary goal of the VMI Foundation chief operating officer is to raise and steward the funds entrusted to it for the sole purpose of advancing the Virginia Military Institute. With this private money, the VMI Foundation supports constant improvement of academic and co-curricular programs. The COO reports to the VMI Alumni Agencies CEO and also supports the president of the VMI Foundation Board of Trustees. The COO works closely with VMI leadership and across the VMI Alumni Agencies to develop and execute programs consistent with the missions of VMI and the Foundation.
Thom Brashears '95 Chief Operating Officer, VMI Alumni Association, Inc.
The VMI Alumni Association chief operating officer is responsible for the direction of a comprehensive self-governed Alumni Association of nearly 26,000. The COO reports to the VMI Alumni Agencies CEO and also supports the president of the VMI Alumni Association Board of Directors. Responsibilities include formulation of the policies, goals, objectives, programs and procedures of the Association. The COO provides oversight of Association programs and staff to ensure they meet the goals and objectives of the Association’s strategic plan. The COO works closely with VMI leadership, VMI athletics and across the VMI Alumni Agencies to develop and execute programs consistent with the missions of VMI and the Alumni Association.
Amy Goetz Chief Communications Officer
The chief communications officer reports to the CEO and is responsible for developing the communication plan for the VMI Alumni Agencies. The CCO has management and oversight responsibility for staff members who focus on developing print, digital and multimedia content to support the communication plan, and organizes and coordinates the design, branding, quality assurance and delivery modes of all strategic communication.
Buddy Bryan '71 Vice President of Special Projects
On July 1, 2019, Warren J. “Buddy” Bryan ’71 took on a new role at the VMI Foundation. Retiring as the organization’s chief operating officer – a position he took on in 2017 after serving six months as the interim chief executive officer of the VMI Foundation – he now is responsible for maintaining relationships with key major donors, as well as managing the work of the Jackson-Hope Fund and the General J.H. Binford Peay III 1962 Endowment for Academic Excellence. Bryan began work at the VMI Foundation in May 1976 after serving for four years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force flying the KC-135 Stratotanker. We are grateful for Buddy’s past and future service.