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Our Team

Rod Long
Interim Chairman

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Rod is the Co-Founder and President of Team Trident LLC. He graduated from Texas A&M University and went on active duty in the Marine Corps in 1988.

He and his wife, Melissa, live in Katy, Texas and are proud parents of Catherine, Brooke and Austin.

“Service and sacrifice above self is the most noble form of love…..those who served and sacrificed for us deserve our never-ending appreciation.” – Rod

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Doug Hall
Board of Director

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Doug Hall is currently the Vice President of Special Projects for the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority. He has previously served as the General Manager of the Toyota Center for the Houston Rockets and as the GM of BBVA Compass Stadium for the Houston Dynamo. He most recently finished as the President/CEO of the 2016 Houston Final Four Local Organizing Committee.

Hall is a graduate of Texas A&M and holds a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University. He spent four years on active duty as a USMC Infantry Officer.

“Impact a Hero is a tremendous organization that has just scratched the surface of repaying our debt to service members and their families. I am honored to be a Director.” – Doug

Greg Ladeveze
Board of Director

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Greg currently works as an Investment Banker focused on the oil & gas sector. He graduated from United States Military in West Point, NY before serving on active duty as a Field Artillery Officer, which included a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his military service, Greg received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Greg and his wife, Tracy, reside in Humble, TX with their three daughters, Alexa, Sophie and Collins.

“I’m extremely fortunate to be part of an organization that is truly committed to serving our Wounded Heroes. It is an honor to be an Impact A Hero Board Member and I look forward to continued selfless service to our Veterans and Heroes.” – Greg

Bill Norwood
Board of Director

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Bill recently retired from the Texas Association of Counties after 24 years as the Manager of Employee Benefit Programs. He graduated with a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin..

He and his wife Janet live in Pflugerville, TX and are parents of five children and grandparents of five.

“Janet and I feel the best way to honor our son Byron (Sgt Byron Norwood, USMC) and his ultimate sacrifice is to devote ourselves to the welfare of those who also sacrificed and are now home dealing with combat related injuries.” – Bill

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Constance White
Board of Director

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Constance White is the Executive Director of Spindletop Charities, Inc., an oil and gas industry supported non-profit organization supporting youth charities.

She graduated from University of Arkansas, and now resides in Houston.

“It is an honor and a privilege to work with other board members to insure Impact A Hero continues its important mission of supporting our wounded heroes. We are grateful to them all.” – Constance 

Mike Nasche
Director of Veteran Relations

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Mike Nasche is the Owner and Principal Consultant of Sense of Urgency Consulting LLC. He is an Airborne Infantryman, a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and a subject matter expert in Veteran Transition.

Most recently Mike served as the Chairman of the Veterans Resource Group at Baker Hughes Inc. and helped them become the #3 Most Military Friendly Company in the Nation.

In addition to his combat experience, Sergeant First Class Nasche served as a Military Recruiter for the Army.

“Our Vision and Mission inspire me, and I’m so honored that the Board of Directors have chosen me to be their ‘hands and feet’, to serve my brothers and sisters all across this great nation. I want to help Veterans overcome the obstacles that are in the way of achieving their goals. I want to help Veterans find purpose and meaning in their lives after they hang up their uniforms. I want to inspire them to avoid this idea of victimization, and, instead, chase exceptionalism.” – Mike 

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Laurel Goodroe
Business Director

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Laurel has a BA in Communications and an MA in Advertising. For the past 8 years she has been working for non- profit trade associations where she managed membership, led the production of a bi-monthly magazine, coordinated events and managed over 100 virtual volunteers across the US. Laurel has been involved with Impact A Hero in various capacities for a little over 4 years through her husband, Jack, who is also a wounded Hero.

“I am very excited for this opportunity to work for Impact a Hero and look forward to helping it grow and serving our wounded Heroes and their families.” – Laurel 

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Dick Lynch
Founder

Jim Hoelker
Co-Founder

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