Chief of Staff
Wayne is an entrepreneur with 35 years of public, private, and nonprofit leadership experience. Currently, Wayne serves as Chief of Staff and Director of Administration of Operation Blessing. One of the largest charities in America, Operation Blessing provides services including disaster relief, health and medical care, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, safe water, and community development all around the world.
Over his career, he has operated in more than 70 countries, with substantive expertise in healthcare, community development, hi-technology, finance, defense, and military special operations. This includes an extensive career as part of the US Marine Corps, where he served in a myriad of roles all across the globe. Most recently, Wayne served as Chief Operating Officer of Operation Smile. In addition to his work with Spirit of America, he continues to be involved with other nonprofit organizations, such as Navy SEAL Foundation, Toby’s Dream Foundation, and more. Experienced in managing start-ups and critical turnaround situations and developing rapid-growth strategies, Wayne is a visionary, executer, and leader.
One of his greatest strengths is the implementation of overall strategic and tactical objectives while leveraging extensive expertise in international government relations, technical and fiscal management and operations working in national asset organizations. He is known as a champion for ethical leadership and a “service to all” philosophy. The companies Wayne has helped build and lead received multiple awards including: the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company in the U.S, Best Places to Work, Community Leader, Hi-Tech Company of the Year, and many more. He now serves on Spirit of America’s advisory board.