Our Mission

The mission of the West Point Society of Naples, an exclusively non-profit organization, is to: (1) further the principles and welfare of the United States Military Academy; (2) provide an organization with activities for its members to associate in order to foster the aims, ideals, standards and achievements of the United States Military Academy; (3) promote a better understanding of the Military Academy by the public throughout Southwest Florida; and (4) inform, encourage and assist talented young men and women of the admissions process of the Military Academy.


Board of Directors

2021 to 2024 Term

Derek DeVecchis '13
Matt Shanahan '99
Russ Schott '91
Cathy Speer (S) '72
Christopher Williams '87

2022 to 2025 Term

Arnie Haake '69
Garrett Dietz '73
Bob Jahn (AP) '08
Mike Kostoff '79
Libby Schott '91

2023 to 2026 Term

Evan Blanco '80
Jodie Glore '69
Gary Speer '72
Doug Whitehead '85
Mike Zolidis '70
Pete Lilly '70 (Ex Officio)

Past Presidents

1999-2003 Dr. John Eberhard ’59
2003-2005 Jodie Glore ’69
2005-2006 Dr. John Eberhard ’59
2006-2008 Pete Miles ’69
2008-2010 Trevor Swartz ’95
2010-2013 Gregg Boron ’74
2013-2015 Rob Klucik ’89
2015-2018 Pete Lilly ’70
2018-2021 Garrett Dietz '73
Ex Officio: Parents Club

Patty and Craig Holston (P) '24


Christopher Williams ’87

Matt Shanahan ‘99

Cathy Speer (S) ‘72

Vice President, Event Planning
Evan Blanco ‘80

Vice President, Technology
Derek DeVecchis ’13

By-laws dictate:
15 board members – 5 change each year
Elections held each year at the Annual Membership Meeting
Newly elected members start term NLT Founders Day

(S) Spouse
(AP) Alumni Parent
(P) Parent