Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund Names New Board Members

Three Accomplished Business Leaders and West Point Graduates Selected 

ASHBURN, VIRGINIA – AUGUST 3, 2017 - The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund announced the selection of three members to the organization’s Board of Directors. The additional directors are U.S. Army veterans and distinguished business and community leaders:

Bob Eisiminger is the Chief Executive Officer of Knight Point Systems (KPS), providing holistic solutions for customers toughest IT challenges.  Prior to forming KPS, he served in a variety of sales management and leadership development roles in the healthcare industry.  Eisiminger graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army as an Air Defense Artillery officer with tours of duty in Texas and Germany. 

Bob Lockett is a Division Vice President, Human Resources, for ADP.  He oversees the HR strategy for two business units, Small Business Services  and Human Resources Outsourcing, a professional employer outsourcing organization.  Lockett’s corporate career spans twenty years in top tier companies.  A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he served nine years as a field artillery officer.  Lockett earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. 

John Magness is Senior Vice President at Hillwood, the real estate and development arm of the Perot Companies; he is the Director of Hillwood’s West Coast office.   With Hillwood nearly twenty years, Magness is a recognized leader in large scale master-plan development, brownfield clean up, military base redevelopment, airport development, logistics, e-commerce, and “green” industrial development.  He earned a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Boston University.  Magness is a nine-year Army veteran with duty as a pilot in the famed Task Force 160 Night Stalkers.  

The newly selected directors will support the organization by increasing outreach and expanding current programs.  Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund honors military service and sacrifice by providing scholarships to veterans and military family members, particularly children of the nation’s fallen and disabled.  Founded by fellow graduates and classmates of West Point, the Fund is inspired by Colonel John “Johnny Mac” McHugh, killed in action in Afghanistan on May 18, 2010.  An Army aviator, Colonel McHugh served 24 years in the U.S. Army. 

“We’re delighted to welcome these new members to the Board of Directors of Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund.  As fellow West Point graduates and veterans, they bring leadership and diverse experiences that will impact the success and continued growth of our organization. Each will meaningfully contribute to our mission of providing educational opportunities to veterans and military family members,” commented MaryEllen Picciuto, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund President.


About Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund

Established in 2014, the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to financially assisting veterans and their family members with education expenses.  The fund is inspired by Colonel John “Johnny Mac” McHugh, KIA in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 18, 2010.  To date, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund has awarded nearly $6 million in college scholarships.  To learn more or to support the mission of Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, visit www.