National Board Member
Dan G. Druen, Jr.
is currently President and Chief
Executive Officer of SpencerWilson and Chief Executive Officer of
the Veterans Fund of the United States (VFUS). SpencerWilson is a
business development firm based in the Washington, D.C. area and
VFUS is a non-profit arm of the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. (VVnW).
VFUS is involved in expanding the United Veterans Beacon House (UVBH)
Program across the country. The UVBH is a project of the VVnW that
provides transitional housing for homeless veterans.
Mr. Druen served as Chief Executive Officer of
the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). TAPS is a
national non-profit veteran service organization serving families,
friends and military service members who have been affected by a
death in the armed forces. Mr. Druen served on the TAPS Board of
Directors prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer and continues to
support military survivors.
Mr. Druen held several positions in funeral
service before distinguishing himself as General Manager of the
prestigious Joseph Gawler’s Sons “Funeral Home of the Presidents” in
Washington D.C. He is a licensed Funeral Director in Washington
Mr. Druen served the Republican National
Committee, Office of Official Proceedings at the 2000 Republican
National Convention. He continues to be active in the political
process on local, state and national levels. He is a member of the
Maryland Anne Arundel Young Republican Club.
Mr. Druen served in the United States Army in the
infantry. After completing training at Ft. Benning, Georgia, he was
chosen to serve in the prestigious 3rd US Infantry
Regiment “The Old Guard” and Escort to the President. While
stationed at Ft. Myer he participated in several highly visible and
politically sensitive ceremonies including the inauguration of
President William Jefferson Clinton. He also volunteered for
training to become a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at
Arlington National Cemetery, earning the position of Assistant
Commander of the Relief and earning the coveted Tomb Guard
Identification Badge (the least awarded badge in the Army). He is a
graduate of many military schools.
Mr. Druen is a founding member of the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier, Tomb Guard Society, and serves as Senior
Vice-Commander for the American Legion Adelphia Post 38, Washington
Mr. Druen has been featured on several television and
radio programs and in several newspapers.
Mr. Druen holds an Associates Degree in Mortuary
Science and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and is currently
a candidate for a Masters of Business Administration.
Mr. Druen is a native of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
and currently resides in the State of Maryland.
Contact Dan Druen at
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