Board of Directors & Executive Team
Chairman | Founder | Executive Director | Executive Team | Finance & Governance Committee | Fundraising Committee | Program Services Committee | Selection Sub-Committee
Burkett Asset Mgmt., Inc. (BAM) CEO | Founder - January 1998 to present BAM is a holding company that operates various companies that specialize in the consumer service's industry.
MacDill AFB, Tampa, Fl | Honorary Commander, Class of 2015-2017
Tom's father, Frank S. Burkett Jr., served in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Canaberra and the USS Rich as a Petty Officer 1st Class. His grandfather, Frank S. Burkett Sr., served in the US Army on the Mexican border during WWI.
Scott G. Roix
Vice Chairman | Executive Team | Board Member | Fundraising Committee
HealthRight - President -September 2001 to Present
Specializes in medical service sales throughout the United States and the United Kingdom through a 300 seat, state of the art call center. Extensive experience in Product Development, Customer Acquisition, Fulfillment, Banking, Customer Service and Outsourcing.
President | Executive Team | Board Member | Fundraising & Program Services Committee | Selection Sub-Committee
Belleair Marketing, Inc. CEO | President - March 2013 - Present
Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy of customer affinity campaigns via the internet, tele-sales, database management and capitalization.
Jim's late father, Jim Herron Sr., served as a 1st Lt. in the US Marines during the Vietam War and was awarded 2 purple hearts and 3 Bronze Stars. He left the Marines as a Captain. He passed away due to complications from Agent Orange in September 2001.
Troop Rewards Ambassador | Board Member | Fundraising Committee
Film Producer at Hero Films, LLC. Currently working on producing and filming a major film production covering the life of her father, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf was involved with Troop Reward's first reward to a Private 1st Class Army soldier back in June 2009 and Jessica is now Troop Reward's Ambassador.
Board Member | Fundraising Committee
Co-Founder & President of VETPAW.org
Veterans Empowered To Protect African WildLife.
Ryan is a proud US Marine veteran.
Ret. Chief Master Sgt. Scott Blake
Executive Team | Board Member | Chair - Program Services Committee | Selection Sub-Committee
Chief Blake retired in June 2016 after 30 years of decorated service with the United States Air Force and now enjoys his days with his family and walking his dog, Buddy, when not volunteering as an Executive with Troop Rewards.
Co-Founder | Vice President | Board Member
Galderma - August 2014 - Present
Deborah was Galderma's #1 Sales Representative for the US market and #1 in the World for 2015, beating out 32 other countries around the globe.
Deborah's father, Daniel Galeoto, served as a Senior Airmen in the US Air Force during the Vietam War at an airbase in High Wycombe, U.K.
Head Event Planner | Program Services Committee | Program Service Manager | Selection Sub-Committee
2015 - Present
After 21 years of standing alongside her husband in the USAF, they are enjoying being retired and living in Virginia. She is currently working as an RN in the NICU at Fairfax INOVA Hospital.
2013-16 6th SFS Command Spouse supporting the families within the unit during times of deployment, hosting holiday parties, giving congratulatory baby bags for newborns and attending Military functions alongside her husband.
After their third year-long deployment, she and her husband became recipients of a Troop Reward vacation, she recognized the difference it made in having that special time together as a family after a deployment; time away from all stressors and daily obligations of life. The vacation was a true blessing and allowed everyone to relax and reconnect with each other. Because of this, she wanted to give back to Troop Rewards and help other families enjoy their time. It has become her passion to help families’ transition from deployments and reintegrate as a stronger family.
Event Planner & Volunteer Coordinator | Program Services Committee | Selection Sub-Committee
Tamara is a USAF military spouse who was a Memorial Day 2015 RnR Recovery Vacation recipient. She owns and operates a cleaning company on base when not volunteering and planning events for Troop Rewards. She is also a mother of three boys.
Secretary | Board Member | Finance & Governance Committee
CFO of Waterstone City Homes
In 2005 he joined Countrywide Home Loans, then spent five years with his company QuantumFlo, Inc. and then on to his new position with Waterstone City Homes, Inc.
Treasurer | Board Member | Chair - Finance & Governance Committee
CPA, CFST. Assists manufacturing, distribution and contracting clients with tax planning techniques to minimize their tax burden. Brian has extensive experience in corporate taxation and is qualified to represent corporate sales tax clients in a tax audit, perform audits under the Certified Audit Program, and review documents during the sales process for areas of tax exposure. Brian has a BS degree in Accounting and an MS degree in Taxation from Florida State University.
He also is a veteran of the U.S. Army
Army Brig. Gen., Joseph E. Oder (RET.)
Executive Team | Board Member | Chair - Fundraising Committee
Gen. Oder brings to Troop Rewards over 32-years of government service. Having served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he was drafted in 1965 and retired as a Brigadier General. Since his retirement in 1997, he has worked in private industry providing both hardware and enterprise services and solutions to the Federal Government. He had a varied career with the U.S. Army. He served two tours of duty in the Republic of Viet Nam, two tours in Germany, three tours in the Pentagon and at various military installations in the United States. In 1985, he was a military assistant to the Secretary of the Army with focus on the Army budget and preparing congressional testimonies to support the budget for the Secretary.
Gen. Oder has been a member of numerous government associations to include the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Army Engineer Association (AEA). He has served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and was a member of the Military Advisory Committee of the Destin Chamber of Commerce. He is presently associated with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and sits on the board of the Troop Rewards Organization.
Board Member | Fundraising Committee
C.E.O. | Founder of The Marketing Source, Inc. March 2002 - Current
Over 25 years of extensive eperience in marketing programs for the the travel industry, including airlines, hotels, developers, and cruise line companies.