American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
WWII Memorial Site and Design Committee
Ambassador F. Haydn Williams – Chairman
Ambassador Williams is a World War II Navy veteran. He graduated from UC Berkeley, and holds an MA and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He held a number of senior defense department positions during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, and served as President Nixon and Ford’s personal representative for the Micronesian Status Negotiations from 1971-76. Ambassador Williams served on a number of government, cultural, education and public affairs boards and commissions, and is president emeritus of The Asia Foundation.
After initial consultations with the National Park Service (NPS) and others, Ambassador Williams led the effort to establish Friends of the National WWII Memorial and, in 2007, became its first chairman. He also did much of the drafting the National Park Service Friends of the National WWII Memorial Agreement establishing Friends as the Park Service’s private partner for the WWII Memorial. On his retirement he was elected Friends Chairman Emeritus in 2009 but remains actively interested in the organization and its ongoing mission.
Helen N. Fagin
Dr. Helen Fagin, a survivor of the Holocaust, retired as professor of English and director of Judaic studies at the University of Miami, Florida. She served on the content committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and as chairman of the museum’s education committee. Dr. Fagin represented the advisory board on ABMC’s WWII Memorial Committee. She lectures and trains teachers in the moral lessons of the Holocaust, and was appointed to the Florida task force for teaching about prejudice and lessons of the Holocaust.
Brig. Gen. Evelyn P. Foote, USA (Ret)
Born in Durham, N.C., General Pat Foote is a graduate of Wake Forest University, holds a master of science degree in public administration from Shippensburg State University, and an honorary doctor of arts degree from Wake Forest. She is also a 1980 graduate of the executive program of the University of Virginia. Her military service includes assignments in Europe and with Headquarters, U. S. Army Vietnam. Prior to retirement from active duty in 1989, she was commanding general, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Rolland E. Kidder
A native of Jamestown, N. Y., Rolland Kidder graduated from Houghton College, the Evangelical Theological Seminary and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. The founder and former president of Kidder Exploration, Inc., Kidder also served as an investment advisor at P. B. Sullivan & Co. Mr. Kidder served as an officer in the Navy on a minesweeper based in Japan and on a patrol boat in Vietnam. He served in the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1982, and as trustee, New York Power Authority from 1983 through 1993.
Frank B. Moore
Frank Moore served as assistant to the president for congressional liaison during the Carter administration, and served then-governor Carter as special assistant and chief of staff. He was vice president for government affairs at WMX Technologies, Inc., and served on the boards of several organizations such as the World Board of Governors of the USO, the Democratic Leadership Council, the Environment Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Lincoln Park Zoo Board. He received a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Georgia, and is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program. He currently serves as the Treasurer of the Friends of the National World War II Memorial.