The Foundation

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The Admiral Nimitz Foundation has supported a world-class military museum complex from humble beginnings on Fredericksburg’s Main Street since 1971.


Contact staff members at (830) 997-8600 and dial their extensions. You may also email them by clicking on their names.

Museum Staff

Museum Director

Joe Cavanaugh, Ext. 221

Office Manager

Sally Hohmann, Ext. 220

Education Director

Tour (Group/School) Reservation Coordinator
Rich Koone, Ext. 222

Chief Curator

Mike Lebens, Ext. 260


Kari Kohlhoff, Ext. 261

Chief Archivist

Reagan Grau, Ext. 262

Artifacts Registrar

Robert Elder, Ext. 263

Archivist & Librarian

Sarah Walch, Ext. 264

Living History Coordinator

Marvin Schroeder, Ext. 240

Foundation Staff

Executive Assistant

Laura Nelson, Ext. 200


Gary Neffendorf, Ext. 203

Director of Development and Membership

Marty Kaderli, Ext. 204

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Brandon Vinyard, Ext. 205

Program Director

Helen McDonald, Ext. 206

Director of Retail Services

Krista Gratigni, Ext. 210

Facilities Rental

Jasper Eisenberg, Ext. 211

Director of Memorials and WWII Society
Stephanie Hagee, Ext. 215

Coordinator of Volunteers

Stefanie Manee, Ext. 223

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