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Ms. Tia Ballard - Director

ballardMs. Ballard is currently Director of IT at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), headquartered in San Diego, California.  SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides energy service to 3.6 million people through 1.4 million electric meters and 873,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. SDG&E service area spans 4,100 square miles.  Ms. Ballard currently leads the IT organization in CyberSecurity Engineering, Architecture and Operations ensuring protection of company assets and data, as well as overall enterprise end user strategy, governance, operations and support.  She has been with SDG&E for the last 16 years and providing IT infrastructure technology management for over 25 years. 

Ms. Ballard enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1992 and attended Boot Camp at Parris Island, South Carolina.  Upon completion of recruit training, she attended programming school at Quantico, VA.  She is a 3rd generation Marine, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, grandmother and father.  She also served alongside her brother.  Her tours included active duty roles at Camp Kinser in Okinawa, and 9th Communication Battalion and I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton. Ms. Ballard has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University, and a Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University.   She resides with her daughter Isabella in San Diego, CA.

JOANIE SCHWARZ-WETTER
MUSEUM DIRECTOR

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ELLEN GUILLEMETTE
HISTORIAN

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CHUCK ARCHULETA
EXHIBITS SPECIALIST

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VINCENT GONZALEZ
MILITARY SPECIALIST

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Our Staff
MCRD MUSEUM FOUNDATION STAFF

Since its founding on April 29, 1988, the MCRD Museum Foundation, originally formed as the MCRD Museum Historical Society, has had the mission to promote the legacy of the Marine Corps through historic preservation and conservation, free education programs, and community outreach initiatives that enrich the lives of Marines, sailors, and the communities they serve.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Paul Atterbury

President
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Jim Guerin

Vice President

Bob Neal

Secretary

Cory Cunningham

Financial Officer

Robert Ross

Immediate Past President

Tia Ballard

Director

Gregory Bond

Director

Tom Caughlan

Director

Dennis Driver

Director

Bob Evasick

Director

William Gallo

Director

Steve Toth

Director

Our Board of Directors come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing unites them all, a passion for preserving and perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps. Many who serve on our Board have a strong connection with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot having drilled on the grinder, been stationed aboard the Depot, or felt the local impact of Marines in San Diego.

Foundation Board

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Working Together to Promote Marine Corps Values

The Museum Foundation is fortunate to have a dedicated and passionate staff who work closely with the Museum staff and Depot leadership to support programs, exhibit upgrades, and outreach efforts. To get in touch with a Foundation staff member, please call the Foundation office at 619-524-4426 or contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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MCRD Museum Foundation
Building 26 Post Office Box 400085
San Diego, CA 92140-0085

Federal Tax ID: 33-0290006 

 

MCRD Museum Foundation 990

Museum Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM

Foundation Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM-4:00PM

Friday, 8:00AM-3:00PM

Telephone: 1-619-524-4426

Gift Shop: 1-619-524-0663

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