Colonel (COL) Stacy M. Tomic

Colonel (COL) Stacy M. Tomic is a 1998 graduate of United States Military Academy.  She was commissioned as a Transportation Officer upon graduation and later a Logistics Officer upon graduation from the Logistics Captains Career Course.

COL Tomic’s previous non-command assignments include service as a Maintenance Platoon Leader and Brigade Movement Officer in the 4th ID; 2d Transportation Company XO at FT Carson, CO; G4 Plans Officer, 8th Army at Yongsan, Korea; Battalion S1 and S3 Operations Officer in the 7th Transportation Group at FT Eustis, VA (including Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait); Army Materiel Command Brigade Logistics Support Team Chief for the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment (including Operation New Dawn deployment at COS Kalsu, Iraq) and AFSBn XO at FT Hood, TX; Joint Staff J39 and J33 Action Officer at the Pentagon; 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade Deputy Commanding Officer; the TAAC-S CJ4 at Kandahar, Afghanistan; and the 1st Cavalry Division Deputy Chief of Staff, and later, Chief of Staff.

COL Tomic’s command assignments include: 19 months as Commander, 169th Transportation Company, 24th Transportation Battalion, 7th Transportation Group, FT Eustis, VA; and 24 months as Commander, 832d Transportation Battalion (SDDC) at FT Eustis, VA (overseeing port operations at Jacksonville and Cape Canaveral, FL as well as Puerto Rico), which included a deployment to Puerto Rico in support of Hurricane Maria Recovery efforts in 2017.

COL Tomic is currently serving as a Faculty Instructor at the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA.

Colonel Michael S. Avey

Michael Avey

Colonel Michael S. Avey is a career US Army Infantry Officer, currently assigned to the Pentagon where he serves as the Readiness Division Chief within the Operations Directorate,  Headquarters, Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G- 3/ 5 / 7.  He has held a variety of leadership and staff positions over the last 24 years, to include deployments to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Colonel Avey He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Discrete Mathematics from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master’s Degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University, and a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Originally from Michigan, Colonel Avey and his family currently reside in Virginia.



Chris McQuillan

Christopher McQuillan is the Chief Operating Officer and an owner of Illuminations, Inc., the leader in architectural and industrial lighting and controls in the Philadelphia Metro, Northern NJ, and NYC Metro territories.  His company provides service and support to the architectural design community, electrical distributors, and contractors.

Chris was previously a Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Acuity Brands, Inc., ran global operations and sales for Amerlux, and led the North American lighting division for Honeywell.

As an Army officer, he spent most of his time with the 71st Transportation Battalion, based out of Ft. Eustis, VA.

Mr. McQuillan holds a Master of Business Administration (International Finance) from the University of Maryland University College, and a BS from the United States Military Academy.  Chris treasures his time playing football for Army while at West Point, starting plebe year as a kicker.

He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife Monica, enjoying any time they can get with four “children” between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one.


Billy Gibbs

Billy Gibbs is an advisor to business owners, corporate executives, and their families. He has a passion for providing high-end, wealth planning and investment advice to bring as much value as possible to clients, especially as it pertains to the sale of a privately held business, transferring ownership and wealth to the next generation, and navigating retirement or an owner’s/executive’s Second Act.

In conjunction with all of the resources of BNY Mellon, Billy provides counsel to clients and their professional advisors on a variety of matters, including tax and estate planning, multigenerational wealth planning, corporate executive compensation and retirement planning, and the sale of privately held businesses.

Above all, Billy strives to create value and provide financial piece of mind for clients and their families.

Anderson Pucket

Anderson Puckett

Since leaving the Army in 2003 (and again in 2006), Anderson has been an operations leader in the wine business in northern California.  He is currently responsible for a network of eleven wineries producing wines ranging from $10 to $250 per bottle.

Anderson and his wife, Cally, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1998.  Anderson served in the Armor branch, and Cally served in the Medical Service Corps branch.  They both served at Fort Stewart, Georgia and deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2000-2001.  Anderson also deployed to Kuwait / Iraq in 2002-2003 as part of Operation Intrinsic Action and later, Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the 2nd Brigade, 3d Infantry Division.

Anderson and Cally live in Healdsburg, California with their two children.