Vicki E. Churchward – DOCA President 2014-2016
Vicki Churchward is a Fort Wayne, Indiana native. She began her career in business at International Harvester/Navistar. After leaving IH to be a stay at home mom, she reentered the business world when her son began first grade. During her 42 years as a business professional, she worked as a Court Reporter for Allen Superior Court and Judge Philip R. Thieme, a member of DOCA. She moved on from there to Essex Group where she entered the field of Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations. Along the way, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. Her next employment opportunity was at Colwell General, Inc. where she was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources and Customer Care. The full-time position she retired from in 2007 was Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Centennial Wireless, Inc. She retired again as Vice President of Human Resources for Kodiak Fire and Safety Consulting, Inc. when the business was sold in 2013. She is married to Dan Churchward, Purdue electrical engineer and retired President and CEO of Kodiak Fire and Safety Consulting, Inc.
She volunteers at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and is a member of the Philharmonic Friends Organization. She is a former member of the Philharmonic Board of Directors and served as a member of the Board’s Finance Committee. Vicki has also served as President of both the Summit Club and the Covington Creek Condo Association Boards. Vicki is currently a member of the Fort Wayne Chapter of The Quest Club.
In 2007, Vicki joined the Defense Orientation Conference Association. Through her membership she has visited and been briefed by senior government officials, Ambassadors and military officers from Fort Leavenworth, Elmendorf AFB, the War College, National Defense University, the Pentagon and the American Embassies in Panama, Italy and France to name a few. One of the most interesting and controversial tour and briefings were held at the Detention Center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She has served as Director and then VP of Region 5 prior to accepting the position of President and CEO of DOCA.
Robert E. Currie – DOCA Chairman 2014-2016
Robert E. Currie was born on October 10, 1937 in Jackson, Tennessee. He attended the United States Naval Academy (Class of 1959) and Harvard Law School (Class of 1967).
He served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator and Intelligence Officer. In 1967 he began a long career with the law firm of Latham & Watkins, specializing in complex commercial litigation, (e.g. antitrust), securities fraud defense, merger and acquisition challenges and other corporate matters.
Bob is currently a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Foundation for the Orange County Great Park, the Board of Visitors of the Chapman University School of Law, the Pacific Club and the Big Canyon Country Club. He has previously served as President and member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club, Chairman of the Dean’s Council and an adjunct professor at Chapman University School of Law, and a member of the El Viento Foundation Board and the Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council Board.
Bob joined DOCA in 2003 and has served as a Director and Regional Vice President prior to becoming DOCA’s President in 2012.
Bob and his wife Brenda live in Newport Beach, California. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.
OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President – Vicki E. Churchward (07)
Executive VP/Chief Operating Officer – David W. Morris (05)
Vice President Region I – David J. Kaplan (06)
Vice President Region II – Laree A. Mugler (03)
Vice President Region III – Bernd A. Schulte (05)
Vice President Region IV – Richard L. Davis (06)
Vice President Region V – Thomas P. Ellis (08)
Vice President Region VI – Robert P. Mosier (09)
Vice President at Large – C. Michael Shyne (94)
Vice President at Large – William D. Fletcher (07)
Vice President at Large – Rebecca J. Smith (99)
Secretary/Treasurer – J. Tucker Marston (83)
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board – Robert E. Currie (03)
Immediate Past Chairman – Frank M. Weinberg (95)
D. G. Bickle (86)
W. A. Briggs, Jr. (95)
J. M. Buchanan (90)
E. C. Bursk, Jr. (12)
L. Bustad (08)
F. R. Caccamo (06)
P. L. Carter (93)
J. D. Engelland (06)
J. E. Finn (96)
G. Gray (92)
K. R. Himes (07)
G.J.D. Hubert (11)
T. J. Kane (10)
J. L. Kenley (99)
J. M. Kelly, Jr. (11)
D. W. Lawrence (06)
D. R. Lempereur (08)
C. Lien (04)
C. H. Lien (64)
J. J. Moore (00)
D. A. Nagler (05)
J. W. Ohlsen (85)
S. H. Peacock (79)
C. D. Presley (12)
D. J. Regan (05)
D. W. Retoske (13)
K.S. Rohl (11)
J. F. Schneider (11)
J. R. Stahr (95)
R. D. Teer, Jr. (89)
J. K. Thompson (81)
T. T. Tierney (08)
C. N. Wilcher, Jr. (81)