Deb Lilley Named to FMA Foundation Board

January 15, 2015 – Deb Lilley, Senior Manager of Business Development for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, has been appointed to the Fort Meade Alliance Foundation Board of Directors.

Lilley has served on the Fort Meade Alliance Board for the past four years, providing leadership and insight to the organization. “During her time on the FMA board, Deb’s leadership was invaluable,” said FMA Foundation President Deon Viergutz of Lockheed Martin. “I’m thrilled that we are bringing her leadership to the FMA Foundation as we embark on our most ambitious project to date — raising the funds to renovate Kuhn Hall and convert it into an Education, Wellness & Resiliency Center.”

The FMA Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that addresses critical needs across the Fort Meade region. The Foundation’s initiatives support the Fort Meade installation, military personnel and their families, civilians and the broader Fort Meade community.

Key priorities of the FMA Foundation include:

  • Military & Family: Establishing a Resiliency Campus at Fort Meade for service personnel, their families and civilians at the installation, providing expanded services for the five areas of resiliency: physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual. The plan includes the renovation of Kuhn Hall and its conversion into an Education, Wellness & Resiliency Center to serve as the hub of information, programming and services for the Fort Meade community.
  • Education: Promoting the importance of science, technology, engineering, math and linguistics careers through education programs, initiatives and an annual scholarship program.

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the Foundation has outfitted the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, built playgrounds and batting cages on Fort Meade, provided monthly snacks to the Wounded Warriors Transition Unit, awarded scholarships to three Meade High School graduates and more.

The FMA Foundation Board is currently made up of Deon Viergutz of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Jay Baldwin of TD Bank, N. Gordon Knox of Miles & Stockbridge, Penny Cantwell of Howard Bank, Kay Hill formerly of the National Security Agency, Elizabeth Rendon-Sherman of LG-TEK, Edward C. Rothstein of ERA Advisory LLC and FMA General Manager Tim O’Ferrall (ex-officio).