VOC Expands Board of Trustees and Elects New Executive Committee

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) announced today the appointment of the Honorable Tidal W. (Ty) McCoy to the Board of Trustees. VOC also announced that the Board has elected a new Executive Committee, further expanding its impact and reach.

The Honorable Tidal W. McCoy

“The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is honored to welcome the Honorable Tidal McCoy to the Board,” said Chairman Dr. Elizabeth Edwards Spalding. “The Honorable Mr. McCoy brings a wealth of executive leadership experience from the government, defense, financial, nonprofit, education, and philanthropic sectors. Not only is he a true visionary, but he is also deeply committed to remembering the victims — and the crimes — of communism.” 

The Honorable Tidal W. McCoy currently serves as Chairman of the Space Transportation Association, Vice Chairman of the Cyber, Space, & Intelligence Association, Vice Chairman of the Defense Forum Foundation, Chairman of the TW McCoy Foundation, Trustee of the Institute of World Politics Executive Committee, and President of The Kingsley Group. He also serves as Chairman of IronGate Capital, a venture capital fund he recently co-founded. From 1981-1988, the Honorable Tidal W. McCoy served as Acting Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Acting Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, and Installations, and later Assistant Secretary for Readiness Support.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s Board of Trustees has also elected a new Executive Committee, with Randal Cornell Teague as Vice Chairman, the Honorable James Burnley IV as Treasurer, and Dr. Ingrid Gregg as Secretary. Ambassador Aldona Wos, M.D. also joins the Board’s Executive Committee. 

“VOC’s Executive Committee is uniquely positioned to guide the Foundation as we expand our education, research, and human rights programs to reach new audiences and assist those victims still suffering under the remaining communist regimes,” said VOC’s CEO Ken Pope. “I look forward to working with the Board in achieving our goals for 2023 and beyond.”

For press inquiries please contact Michal Harmata, VOC’s Director of Communications, at (202) 629-9500 or michal.harmata@victimsofcommunism.org.