The Columbus Chapter Leadership
President Tony Konecny class of 1979
A member of Tenth Company, Tony graduated in 1979 with a Marine Engineering degree. He spent 24 years in the submarine force and 10 years as a financial planner. He is now retired and lives with his wife, Corinne, in Worthington.
Vice President Ben Sandman class of 2010
Ben was a member of 21st company and majored in Chemistry. He spent six years on active duty in the submarine community before transitioning to a career in financial services. Ben continues to serve in the Navy Reserves. He currently resides in Westerville with his wife Emily and is pursuing an MBA part time.
Communications Director Dave Goins class of 1984
Dave served in the Supply Corps for eight years following graduation. Upon leaving the Navy, he settled in the Columbus area where he had met his wife, Teresa, while on shore duty. Since 1993, he has worked with a number of families overseeing their financial affairs. He serves as a Blue and Gold Officer and is a member of the Memorial Health Foundation Board of Directors. Dave and Teresa have two grown children.
Treasurer Jim Waddell class of 1971
Jim graduated with a degree in Physics and spent 4-1/2 years on active duty as part of the Naval Special Warfare community. After leaving the Navy, he obtained an MBA from The Ohio State University and had a 30-year career in commercial banking. Jim and his wife, Debby, live in Grandview Heights and two grown daughters.
Shipmate Contact Robert White class of 1994
After graduating from the Academy, Robert E. White II served in the fleet for 8 years in Surface Warfare and Cryptology. He earned his MBA from the Ohio State University and is the President of Cyber Smartz.
Board Member (1960’s-1970’s) Jim Worthington class of 1960
Graduated from USNA in 1960 as a member of the 19th Company. Served on active duty for 28 years in both Submarines and Surface Warfare. Upon retiring from the Navy, worked as a program manger in Undersea Systems for Battelle in Columbus, OH. Resides in Worthington, OH with wife Sara and has two sons Jimmy and Tommy.
Board Member (1980’s-1990’s) Todd Forney class of 1986
Todd was a member of Fifth Company and graduated in 1986. He served as a surface warfare officer on active duty and the reserves until 1997. Todd received his PhD from Ohio State and works in financial services. He and his wife Maureen live in Powell.
Board Member (2000’s-2100’s) Michel Plumley class of 2009
Michel was a member of 10th Company, graduating in 2009 with a degree in Economics. He served 7 years as a submarine officer, tours included division officer on USS VIRGINIA (SSN 774) as well as a special projects officer in Washington, D.C. Following active duty, he obtained an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently a senior manager at PwC – Global Technology. Michel lives in Columbus, OH with his wife Julia and two sons.
- 2021 USNA-AA DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE NOMINATIONS
- Central Region Trustee Email dated February 11, 2021
- USNA Women’s Shared Interest Group (SIG)
- December 7, 2020
- Board Meeting Minutes – December 7, 2020