Homecoming 250 Leadership

Homecoming 250 is led by a passionate group of people committed to honoring the legacy of the Navy and Marine Corps.

Credit: Naval History & Heritage Command

Directors and Officers

George S. Leone

George S. Leone is the President and Chair of the Board of Homecoming 250 Navy Marine Corps, and serves as the Boar's Funding Committee Chair. George previously served as a judge in the New Jersey Superior Court in Camden and in the New Jersey Appellate Division. Earlier, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in Camden, and Chief of the Appeals Division for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey. The Attorney General of the United States presented George the Director's Award for helping to defend New Jersey's Megan's Law, and the John Marshall Award for helping to lower crack cocaine sentences.

George previously served as a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney, an associate at the Dechert law firm in Philadelphia, and as a law clerk for Judge James Hunter III, a Marine veteran of World War II, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Camden. George is the son of a Navy veteran from World War II, was raised in South Jersey, and graduated from Harvard College and the University of Chicago Law School.

Monica A. Hallman

Monica A. Hallman is the Vice President of Homecoming 250, a member of the Board, and its Promotions Committee Chair. Monica served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years as a journalist, broadcast journalist and public affairs specialist. Her assignments took her from the U.S. to Italy and Scotland, and she served in the Mediterranean during the Gulf War and Middle East conflicts.

Following the Navy, Monica worked at Lockheed Martin Systems Integration as the communications representative and spokesman for the Presidential Helicopter Program and Naval Helicopters Program. She subsequently worked for Navy International Programs Office, and as Director, Marketing and Public Relations at L-3 National Security Solutions.

Monica taught Strategic Communications courses at Ithaca College and is a current adjunct professor at Rowan University Edelman College of Creative Arts. She serves as President of the Veterans Club Table of the Union League of Philadelphia, Executive Director of the Navy League Philadelphia Council.

Blake H. Eisenhart

Blake H. Eisenhart is the Treasurer of Homecoming 250, a member of the Board, and its Finance and Audit Committee Chair. Blake was Chief Audit Executive of Marriott International and then Unisys Corp., after leading Arthur Andersen’s Chesapeake Region Business Risk Management Practice. Earlier, he was a founder and CFO of Portfolio Model Management Co., Vice President and General Auditor of Independence Bancorp, and a founding partner and CFO of the Outsourcing Partnership. Recognized by the National Association of Certified Financial Services Auditors, he earned professional certifications in public accounting, fraud examination, and risk management.

Blake has long served on the Board of Trustees of Bucks County Community College, including as Board Chair. He has led other professional, non-profit, and educational organizations, and been a career mentor. He is a life-long resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lehigh University, and The Wharton Graduate School of The University of Pennsylvania. He is descended from the Navy explorer.

Jay Jones

Jay Jones is the Secretary of Homecoming 250 and a member of the Board. Jay joined the staff of the Battleship NJ Museum and Memorial in 2019 as the Director of Operations, overseeing Information and Communication Systems, Maintenance, Security, and Safety. Previously, he held several senior management positions with the South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC), until retiring as the Port Corporation’s Acting Executive Director. During his 29 years with SJPC, he has also served as the Deputy Executive Director, the Assistant Executive Director, Public Information Officer, Chief Information Officer, Ethics Liaison Officer, OPRA Custodian, Facility Security Officer, and served as the agency’s Board Secretary.

Jay is a graduate of Wesley College and the Rutgers Camden South Jersey Regional Leadership Institute program. He is a certified Facility Security Officer through Hudson Trident.

Other Members of the Board of Directors

Patrick F. Dailey

Patrick F. Dailey is a member of the Homecoming 250 Board, and its Tun Tavern Task Force Chair. Pat is also the Chair of the Tun Tavern Legacy Foundation. A Philadelphia native, he holds Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Business Management from Spring Garden College in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Following college, he served as a Marine Officer with both the 3rd Marine Division and the 1st Marine Air Wing from 1981 to 1985 in Okinawa, where he learned Japanese and coordinated with the Japan Self Defense Force. After leaving active duty, he worked as a cost accountant in the construction industry for 10 years, and the pharmaceutical industry for 22 years.

Pat and his wife built, own, and operate a successful 50-seat restaurant and adjoining retail store in the Philadelphia suburbs for the past 18 years that has been consistently rated one of the best places to eat on the Main Line according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Zagat, and The Mainline Times.

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Jennifer Nagle

Jennifer Nagle is am member of the Homecoming 250 Board, and its Nominating and Governance Committee Chair. Jen, a South Philadelphia native, is a marketing and business development professional with more than 18 years in the tourism and hospitality industry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a dual major in marketing and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and her MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.

Jennifer began her career with the UMass Lowell Athletics department, Investors Bank & Trust Co., and UBS Warburg. In 2003, she started in the tourism and hospitality industry with the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. There, Jennifer managed marketing initiatives and bid development efforts, along with directing operations, marketing and event programming for the annual time-honored Army-Navy collegiate football game hosted at Lincoln Financial Field.

In 2010, Jennifer joined the Independence Visitor Center Corporation, and serves as its Executive Vice President.

Philip P. Rowan

Philip P. Rowan is a member of the Homecoming 250 Board, and its Ships Committee Chair. Phil is CEO of the Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial in Camden, NJ. He had a 44-year career in the fields of economic development, urban redevelopment, public administration, historic preservation, and executive leadership. He served as Executive Director and CEO of the New Jersey Urban Development Corporation, and Executive Director of the Camden County Improvement Authority. Earlier, he served as Project Manager and Director of Community Development for Cape May, and Director of Community and Economic Development in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Phil later established Economic Development Associates, LLC.

Phil is a native of Camden and a veteran of the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Stockton University with a BS in Environmental Science with a concentration in Land Use Management and Planning.

Stanley V. White

Stanley White is a member of the Homecoming 250 Board. Stan served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Robert A. Brady (D-PA) from 1998 to 2019. Stan’s duties included supervising Rep. Brady’s five offices and overseeing his committee work, with an emphasis on the House Armed Services Committee. Stan also served as Vice President of the House Chiefs of Staff Association, on the Pew Charitable Trusts Bipartisan House of Representatives Chiefs of Staff Program Advisory Committee, and on the Senior Congressional Staff Advisory Council of the Congressional Study Groups.

In January 2019, Stan became the principal of the Lawrence James Group, a full-service firm for government affairs, community relations and business development, and a member of the African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE. Stan has developed an extensive bipartisan network on the Hill and in Philadelphia. He is a member of the US-Asia Institute’s Congressional Circle.