AUSA Welcomes Two to Leadership Team

AUSA Welcomes Two to Leadership Team

Photo by: AUSA News

Jan. 9, 2017

The Association of the U.S. Army welcomes two employees to its national headquarters leadership team.

Mary Ellen Dobrowolski, AUSA’s new director of development, will be responsible for planning, budgeting, organizing and executing fundraising efforts including the major gifts and planned giving programs, and capital campaigns and special events.

Previously, she worked at the Air Force Association for more than 11 years, first as director of programs and industry relations and then as director of industry relations for AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.

Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant for several organizations with military connections including the Doolittle Raiders, American Aces, Tuskegee Airmen and the Air Force Historical Society.

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Troy Welch is AUSA’s new deputy director for NCO and Soldier Programs. He will assist in the planning, direction and oversight of the directorate, and will serve as liaison officer to AUSA’s 119 chapters.

Welch enlisted in 1977 and retired in 2007. He is the first food service specialist to serve at the major command level; his final tours of duty included command sergeant major, U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army.

Welch’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Korea Defense Service Medal.