The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA serves as support to the Battleship by providing informed advice in areas of interest and expertise. This advice will assist staff in developing educational programs, interpretation, and events.

Friends Board of Directors

Frank Glossl – Chairman
Michael Zalob – Vice Chair
Susan Mason Carter – Secretary
Don Loftin – Treasurer
Nancie Giacolone – Scuttlebutt Editor
Ronnie Rhodes – Exec Committee Member-at-Large
Daryl Millard – Exec Committee Member-at-Large
Bruce Tingle – Exec Committee Member-at-Large
John Whitley – Past Chair/Liaison to Commissioners
Dave Carpenter – Board Member
David Keefe – Board Member
Doug Kesling – Board Member
Mike Wortham – Board Member
Floy Hamilton – Board Member
Geoff Kirby- Board Member
Ron Henderson – Board Member
Jon Cook – Board Member
Tom Finley – Board Member
Pat Cummings – Board Member

The result will be to attract more visitors, increase Friends memberships, and encourage community participation. Greater attendance will provide increased revenues (the Ship is self-supporting) to fund more programs, interpretation, and events attracting yet more visitors, etc.

Areas of Board expertise could include but not limited to Finance, Membership, Nominating, Marketing/Publicity, Naval Heritage, Tourism, and Education.

Expectations of Board Members

  • Join the Friends at a level of their choosing
  • Attend meetings with regularity
  • Promote, attend and assist with Battleship functions
  • Promote the Friends by spreading the word about membership and events
  • Provide sound advice in their fields of expertise
  • Suggest ideas for, encourage, assist, or develop one major annual fund raising event

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member please email or call 910-251-5797 x2045.