The Bob Woodruff Foundation today announced the hiring of post- 9/11 veteran Marine Corps Captain Kevin Dougherty to the post of director of operations and finance for the Bob Woodruff Foundation. In this newly created position, Dougherty will be responsible for overseeing the foundation’s day-to-day operations and finances. The position is based in New York City.
Dougherty served on active duty for six years as a communications officer in the Marine Corps, deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as participated in Operation Moshtarak. He most recently served as the cyber security division head for the Reserve Marine Corps, stationed at Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters in New Orleans. During his time in the Marine Corps, Dougherty developed his skills as an experienced project and personnel manager, and earned his Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) in April 2013. Dougherty completed his required tour of duty and chose to resign his active duty commission. He will retain a reserve commission and will serve in the inactive ready reserve until 2015. Both Anne Marie Dougherty and Kevin Dougherty are graduates of Drexel University.
Dougherty is not new to the Bob Woodruff Foundation; over the past four years he has taken leave to volunteer at the foundation’s annual “Stand up For Heroes” charity event in New York City. Dougherty is married to the foundation’s executive director Anne Marie Dougherty. “After we had conducted an exhaustive search and still not filled the position, the co-founders and board members recommended that I consider my husband. After careful consideration and deliberation, we decided that he met all the qualifications, and offered him the position,” said Anne Marie.
“The husband and wife collaboration may be a novel arrangement for a New York foundation, but is consistent with sacrifices of military families. Kevin has been volunteering with the foundation for years and we are thrilled that he is joining the team as a full-time employee,” said Lee Woodruff co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
“BWF is a great organization with an important mission, I jumped at the opportunity to tackle this work where my military experience gives me a unique point of view,” said Kevin Dougherty. “I am grateful for the opportunity to help my fellow veterans who may be facing difficult challenges.”