Fred served as a District Representative for Newt Gingrich in the U.S. Congress from
1992-99, and retired as the Assistant Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Labor
in 2014. He is also a member of the Friends of Kennesaw National Battlefield Park,
Civil War Round Table of Cobb County, Civil War Round Table of Atlanta and General
William J. Hardee Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Doug Brady was born a Yankee, but has lived, worked and been educated in the South.
His fascination with the Civil War began with a grade school field trip to the Atlanta
Cyclorama. From that point on, he was committed to learning more about this iconic,
tragic and heroic American event. A 1981 graduate of Wake Forest University, with
a degree in cultural anthropology, he joined the family business. As President of
Frank Brady & Sons, he managed the territory of Florida and the Caribbean while living
in Miami. After closing the business in 2000, Doug returned to Atlanta and began his
professional career in finance. Today, as a Registered Investment Advisor, he runs
his own boutique wealth management firm. Beyond the Civil War, Doug is deeply passionate
about his family and wife Tracey, adventure travel, and all things fly fishing.
Salvatore G. Cilella, Jr.
Retiring in 2012 after 43 years in the museum field, Salvatore G. Cilella, Jr. has
continued to serve as a consultant to several museums and has published articles and
books on fund raising and the Civil War. In 2006 he was appointed President and CEO
of the Atlanta Historical Society and is a member of the executive committee of the
Civil War Round Table of Atlanta. He is currently editing the papers of Civil War
general Emory Upton. Sal holds a B.A. and M.A. in American History from Notre Dame
and an M.A. in History Museum Administration through the Cooperstown Graduate Programs.
A member of KSU’s 2nd graduating class, Trustee Emeritus with the KSU Foundation,
and businessman in Paulding County, Stevan was also selected by KSU President Dr.
Papp to be an honorary co-chair with the team planning the University’s 50th anniversary.
In addition to his deep interest in Civil War history, his familiarity with the internal
workings of KSU has allowed him to offer innovative ideas for our Center, which complement
the University’s strategic initiatives and assist in developing strategies for the
long-term sustainability of the Center.
Carl DiMare was born in an area surrounded by Colonial and Revolutionary War battle
sites, growing to appreciate history at an early age. His interest in the Civil War
began as a result of a 1956 trip to the Gettysburg battlefield with his father. After
receiving his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, he
moved to Georgia and attended Law School in Atlanta, receiving his Juris Doctor degree
in 1979. The next 30 years were spent in the legal and law enforcement fields. Carl
is now a forty-two year resident of Cobb County and makes his home on the Battlefields
of Kennesaw Mountain. He has been involved in many organizations over the years such
as, The Long Island Antique Arms Collectors Association, Atlanta Antique Gun Collectors
Association, The Company of Military Historians, several Civil War round tables, archeological
and artifact recovery clubs, and has served in the capacity of president, vice president,
secretary, treasurer, newsletter editor, judge and show chairman. He is a lifelong
collector of military artifacts and has volunteered with the National Parks Service
as a Civil War Living Historian. For the past ten years, he has served with the Marietta
Museum of History as a Docent.
Serving as head football coach at the University of Georgia from 1963 – 1989 and as
Director of Athletics from 1979 – 2004, Vince is the only person ever to hold the
presidency of both the American Football Coaches Association and the National Association
of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. In addition to being the most successful coach
in Georgia history, with over 200 wins, including one national championship, six SEC
titles and 20 bowl games, Vince is also an avid Civil War enthusiast and the author
of several books. He supports the Center by attending and participating in a variety
of programs and tours.
Terry Hall Kingery
Terry Hall Kingery has been studying the Civil War his entire life. He grew up in
Franklin, Virginia, and his relatives served in the Revolutionary War, the War Of
1812, the Civil War, and both world wars. His Great Grandfather Benjamin Hall and
Hall's brother, fought in the Civil War with the 59th Va. commanded by General Henry
Wise, and both surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox. Terry attended the University
of Richmond and East Carolina University where he graduated with a degree in marketing.
He has worked in the hotel and resort industry for the last 30 years with Omni Hotels,
Hilton Hotels, and hotel management companies serving on various boards and positions
in the industry and it's business associations. Terry was President of the Civil War
Round Table Of Atlanta from 2001-2002 and a founding member of the Civil War Round
Table Of Cobb County serving on one of their first boards. He is also a member of
the Atlanta World War II Round Table, The Mighty 8th Air Force Society, The Churchill
Society, and other local and national historical organizations. Terry is an avid historian,
an antiquarian book collector, and a historical print and map collector. He has lived
in the Atlanta area for the past 32 years and presently lives in Marietta.
Deborah G. Lindsay
An avid enthusiast of military history, Deborah travels to sites throughout the country
and abroad. Research for her book on German concentration camps took her to all of
the major Nazi facilities. She continues to write and speak on the subject, in addition
to serving on numerous boards, including the Board of Trustees of the National WWII
Museum in New Orleans. Mrs. Lindsay's involvement in the community is extensive and
wide-ranging. A wife and mother of three grown children, Deborah is the proud grandmother
of one grandson.
Nicholas Picerno is Chairman-Emeritus of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
in New Market, Virginia. During his tenure on the Board he has chaired the committees
on Interpretation & Education and Property Management. In 2006, Picerno spearheaded
the effort to purchase, protect and interpret the Third Winchester battlefield, now
the largest preserved battlefield in the Shenandoah Valley. He also serves on the
Board of Trustees of the Lee-Jackson Education Foundation of Charlottesville, the
Federal Advisory Commission of the Cedar Creek-Belle Grove National Park and is Vice-President
of the Lincoln Society of Virginia. He is a former member of the board of trustees
of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. For the past 35 years Picerno
has been researching the history of the 1st-10th & 29th Maine Infantry regiments during
the Civil War through reconstruction. A frequent lecturer he has contributed to scores
of books including, Jeffry Wert’s “From Winchester to Cedar Creek” and “The Sword
of Lincoln”, James McPherson’s “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam”, and “The Last Battle
of Winchester” by Scott Patchan. A career police chief Picerno recently retired as
chief of police at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia where he continues
to direct the Bridgewater College Civil War Institute.
James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr.
As one of the nation’s pre-eminent scholars of the American Civil War and Alumni Distinguished
Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech, Dr. Robertson’s resume of publications and expertise
on his subjects is unparalleled. Long-noted for his teaching and lecturing, and for
his radio segments on Civil War topics, Bud’s storytelling-style has engaged and informed
audiences across the nation.
Dr. Robertson was chosen as Executive Director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission
and worked with Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson in marking the war’s 100th
anniversary. Bud is the author of more than 20 books, including a massive biography
of Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson, which won eight national awards and was used as the base
for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros. mega-movie, “Gods and Generals”. Robertson was chief
historical consultant for the film.
A long-time archivist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, James also serves
on the Georgia Civil War Commission and is a member of the Civil War Roundtable of
Cobb County, the Georgia Battlefield Association, and the Civil War Round Table of
Atlanta. He brings extensive work with the African-American community and knowledge
of statewide events to our board.
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