MaryEllen Picciuto | President Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund
MaryEllen Picciuto was named President of Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund at its inception in 2014. She leads all day-to-day operations, fundraising efforts, and grant programs for the organization, a nonprofit and public charity with the mission of providing veterans and military family members with scholarships and educational opportunities. The start-up CEO of Johnny Mac, MaryEllen chairs the board of directors and has led the board to award $30 million in scholarship funding in less than 9 years.
Before joining Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, she was Senior Director of Alumni Support and Business Operations at the West Point Association of Graduates, the nonprofit alumni and fundraising association for the United States Military Academy. MaryEllen also held the historic and unique "Cadet Hostess" position at West Point, providing etiquette and military protocol instruction to the U.S. Corps of Cadets.
Prior to her career in nonprofit management and leadership, MaryEllen served for five years as a logistics officer in the United States Army with duty both stateside and overseas. She is a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991). MaryEllen graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986.
MaryEllen and her husband have raised a daughter and son, both serving as military officers in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, respectively. Residing in Northern Virginia, MaryEllen enjoys being outdoors, traveling, cooking, and reading. She tries to take at least 10,000 steps per day.