Mike Cassata serves as the organization’s Executive Director. His role is to run the overall operation and establish relationships with corporations, associations, and institutions. He has been a resident of Jacksonville for over 30 years and grew up in a military family. As a child growing up on NAS Jacksonville and experiencing the hardship of having a father deployed many times, he has always had a strong passion for the military, veterans, and their families.
Mike has over 15 years of experience in sales and project management and is an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville in Supervision and Management, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Business from West Texas A&M University. He currently resides in Jacksonville with his wife Ann and two children, Allison and Andrew.