WHO WE ARE
From 1967 to 1969 Ted Acheson served with the Department of Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) where he was tasked to document events all over South East Asia. Upon leaving the military he parlayed his special training to start his own photography company serving clients such as General Motors and Honda. Now semi-retired he spends his time promoting veteran related events and causes. He's helped create the PHIP and is Purple Heart recipient.
Conley Giles is the founder of the School of Invention and Lean Invention. As an experienced entrepreneur and inventor he has more than 35 years experience in product design, development, and taking products from idea to marketplace. He will help lead creative community in the Design Challenge to help expedite the development of innovations to accommodate the daily needs of our wounded warriors
I have worked closely with Government officials at the City of Georgetown to make the City of Georgetown the first Purple Heart City in the state of Texas through the Military Order of the Purple Heart. As the Founder and former president of the VAREP Austin chapter I have been at the forefront of the Real Estate industry's need for Veteran real estate education. I am also the Military Order of the Purple Heart's - State of Texas Legislative Director, working tirelessly to enact meaningful legislation for Veterans in the State of Texas.
Jim Bradley is an advocate for the PHIP and generously donates his time and expertise. Jim is also an avid Austin Toastmaster, a former Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Treasurer, and currently a Senior Tax Manager. He has over 20 years of experience as a CPA in Texas and is also a professional speaker in the field of income taxation, tax-exempt organizations, and business valuations.
Dr. Kutnick has extensive experience working at the VA serving our veterans.
Dr. Joel Kutnick
Adam T Acheson brings over 10 years of advertising and marketing experience specializing in project management and growth marketing to the PHIP organization. When he's not helping business grow their businesses he can be found grilling "beer can chicken" on the weekends.
Wayne is an experienced Senior Executive and Entrepreneur with extensive Project Management experience. Wayne and his wife, Jan, have long supported U.S. military personnel dating back to when they often hosted groups of active duty military personnel stationed at Khobar Towers for holidays and BBQ’s at their residence in Saudi Arabia. By being on the Advisory Board for PHIP I can support and honor our veterans that have sacrificed so much for our country.
Education BSME Texas Tech University
MBA University of Houston
Our team is committed to providing wounded warriors access to adaptable living solutions, career training and community engagement. The Purple Heart Integration Project is facilitating the Adaptable Living Design Challenge, crowdfunding campaigns, and engaging a network of benevolent partners, suppliers and volunteers.
Robert Allen Leatherwood, originally from Elgin, Tx . Born in 1983 , graduate of Elgin High School. Joined the United States Marine Corps after high school. Proudly served for four years from 2001 to 2005 on the east coast in the Washington D.C area and the west coast of southern California as well as service in Iraq. Received the Purple Heart medal in 2004. Moved to Georgetown in 2013, met my wife Leeann originally from Georgetown in 2015, married in 2017.
Robert Allen Leatherwood
Dr. James H. Willbanks is Professor Emeritus of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He retired from CGSC in April 2018 after forty-nine years of combined federal service. Dr. Willbanks served as the General of the Army George C. Marshall Chair of Military History. He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel with twenty-three years' service as an infantry advisor with a South Vietnamese regiment during the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive, for which he was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. He served as Director of the CGSC Department of Military History for eleven years and he taught in the Department of Joint and Multinational Operations. He holds a B.A. in History from Texas A&M University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Kansas. He is the author or editor of twenty books, including Danger 79er: The Life and Times of Lieutenant General James F. Hollingsworth (Texas A&M Press, 2018); A Raid Too Far; Abandoning Vietnam; The Battle of An Loc; The Tet Offensive: A Concise History; and Vietnam War Almanac.
Dr. James Willbanks
Lieutenant Colonel Kenn White, USA Retired is a 1991 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement and Commission as a Second. Kenn serves as the Executive Director for Senior University, a local nonprofit organization as well as consulting with The Williamson County Institute for Excellence in nonprofits. He has an extensive background in Strategic planning with a specialization in the Baldrige Framework.
Kenn is the Founder and President of Resilient-Me Expressive Arts programs for Veterans and families, that improves the lives of veterans, service members, and their family members.
Michael J. Terry USA (Retired)
Major General Michael J. Terry, USA Retired is a 1979 graduate of The University of Scranton where he received his Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. MG Terry’s military education consists of the Quartermaster Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Naval War College where he received a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Austin Talley is focusing his efforts on the State House, where he can continue working to champion conservative values, defend liberty, and improve the lives of his fellow Texans. Texas is facing difficult times, and needs someone who not only talks the talk, but has proven he can walk the walk. That is why Austin Talley is running for State Representative in House District 45.
Austin serves on the Board of Directors for PHIP as well as serving on the Board of OSD.
OSD is a global, chapter-based, Veteran Service Organization (EIN 27-3842517) providing relevant, relatable and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional and service-oriented programs. Since 2010, OSD has impacted over 650,000 members of the military community through these award-winning programs.
Austin also serves as an Advisory Board Member:
Our Digital Heroes Foundation; 'Their Sacrifice, Our Commitment',
Project K9 Hero, and as a Veterans Mentor for: Google, USO, & Inc. Magazine