Management & Departments

Michael W. Hagee General, USMC (Retired) President and CEO The Admiral Nimitz Foundation

A native of Fredericksburg, Texas, General Hagee served as the 33rd Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. His military career took him to innumerable foreign countries in combat and peace. His numerous military assignments included Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Deputy Director of Operations at the U.S. European Command, Director of Strategic Plans and Policies U.S. Pacific Command and Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence.

Besides his military assignments, he has served on several diplomatic missions in the Pacific and Middle East.

In addition to his government service, he also serves on several boards of directors and advisory boards, both national and international, in areas that include government services, manufacturing, electronics and communications.

He remains active in public service and foreign policy debates and has been one of the leading proponents of "Smart Power" as part of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Commission on Fuel and Geopolitics for SAFE.

He has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in International Relations. He is also a fellow at the University of Texas’ William P. Clements Jr. Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft.

He participates in numerous educational, civic and charitable organizations.


Karen Stevenson is a familiar face to the Museum. In her first two years at NMPW, Stevenson formalized training for Visitor Services staff and volunteers and established a docent training program. Her stints as Volunteer Training Director for the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle and Training Director for Alamo Area Master Naturalists in San Antonio provided the expertise to quickly launch these programs. Her resume also includes marketing, fundraising, and managerial positions at the Fort Bend Museum Association in Richmond, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, and the Oregon Trails Coordinating Council in Oregon, as well as, six years in the for-profit sector with Wholesome Sweeteners.

Stevenson earned her bachelor’s degree in Park Administration, Landscape Architecture & Horticulture from Texas Tech University and an American History MA/ABT from Portland State University. She currently serves on the boards of the Astronaut Memorial Foundation/Center for Space Education in Space Center, FL and the Alamo Area Master Naturalists in San Antonio.

Growing up as part of an Air Force family, Stevenson moved around quite a bit, including several moves to and around Texas. Her Texas roots go back centuries and with family in the Hill Country, she is happy to settle here in Fredericksburg with her husband and their two dogs, Scout and Mathilda.


General Information

For general inquiries not specific to a department listed in contacts below

Archives Department

For information or inquiries about the Research Library, Digital Archives and 2-D Artifacts

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 264

Development Department

For information, inquires or contacts regarding donations or membership

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 204

Distance Learning

For information, inquiries and contacts regarding distance learning programs

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 216

Education Department

For inquires or contacts regarding Education information other than for distance learning programs

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 222

Marketing Department

For information or inquiries regarding public relations, advertising and promotion

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 205

Memberships/Sons & Daughters

Inquiries about memberships or the Society of Sons & Daughters of Veterans WWII database

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 242

Museum Operations

General inquiries about the management and operations of the Museum

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 221

Museum Stores

For information or inquiries regarding our three Museum Store locations

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 210

Museum Programs

For information, inquires about Museum programs, public events, & living history

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 225

Social Media Team

For information, inquiries or to contact the Museum’s social media team

(830) 997-8600, Ext 206


Inquiries about the Admiral Nimitz Foundation Annual Symposium

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 225

Tributes Department

Inquiries about honoring a loved one with a brick, plaque or other tribute

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 215

Visitor Services Department

Inquiries about admission and general information about visiting the Museum

Ticketing & Admissions Desk (830) 997-8600, Ext. 250

Visitor Services Department (830) 997-8600, Ext. 223


For information or inquiries about volunteer opportunities at the Museum

(830) 997-8600, Ext. 223