Board Members

Ray Erickson, President


Originally from Hudson, Ohio, he is a United States Marine Corp Veteran; and a retired Deputy Sheriff with Collier County with 31 years of service.  Mr Erickson is currently employed by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Community Outreach and Wildlife Rescue.  In addition, he's a Board Member of Naples Take a Soldier Fishing Non-Profit Organization.

Jeff Brodeur


Mr. Brodeur is the Korean War Veterans Association National Vice President. He served in the US Army 1982-89, Light Infantryman, 25th Infantry Division (Light) 26 Infantry Division, 2nd Infantry Division. Served at Fort Benning Ga, Schofield Barracks Hawaii, Lavvarack Barracks, Townsville Australia, Camp Fuji Japan, Camp Garry Owens Korea.  US Postal Service 1990-2012, UMASS-Boston 1993-2005, AA, BA, MA, CAGS. Korean War Veterans Association National Board of Directors 2005-to present date.

Denise Murphy, Treasurer


  Mrs. Murphy is the General Manager of the Players Club and Spa in Naples, Florida.  She is 

currently serving as Treasurer on the Naples High School JROTC Board, the Treasurer for Southwest Florida Wounded Vet Run, serves on two Advisory Boards for Collier County Public Schools, serves on the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee, Vice President and Treasurer of Party with A Purpose Foundation, on the Advisory Board for the Above Board Chamber, serves on the Ambassador Council for Champions For Learning Foundation and on the Leadership Collier Foundation Board of Directors. She also spends her time supporting programs such as; Guadalupe Social Services, St. Matthews House, Youth Haven, Collier County Public Schools and Champions for Learning Foundation 

David Benitez


 Mr. Benitez is a United States Navy Veteran (1986-1990).  He's a Supply Chain Management Consultant with over 20 years of experience and currently working for one of the largest business software manufacturer in the world.