The Mission

SALUTE, INC. is dedicated to meeting the financial, physical and emotional needs of injured military service members, veterans and their families.

About Us

SALUTE, INC. was founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf. Shortly after 9/11, Will (a Naval Reservist), was called to active duty and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for thirteen months. While Will was serving in Cuba, Mary Beth and her children coped with the fear of the unknown as well as the financial and emotional strain caused by the deployment. Family, friends and their extended community stepped in to help the family. Upon Will's return, both he and Mary Beth felt the need to "give back" by helping others who were experiencing similar hardships. After sharing their vision with family and friends, SALUTE, INC. was established. SALUTE, INC. is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial support for our military men and women and veterans through a variety of fundraising activities.


Marc Gallant BOARD PRESIDENT, Information Solution Sales Executive, Rockwell Automation

Curtis L. Matlin BOARD VICE PRESIDENT, President, Matlin Financial Services

Ryan Eisenhardt BOARD TREASURER, LCDR (Retired) U. S. Navy - Project Manager, Business Transformation, Abbott

William Borst III BOARD SECRETARY, COO/Vice President, Personal Lines Brokerage at Allstate Insurance

Board Members

Mary Beth Beiersdorf Executive Director and Co-Founder, SALUTE, INC.

Dan Capozzi Executive Vice President, President - US Cards, Discover

Jim Cox Senior Managing Director, Fixed Income Research, PPM America, Inc.

Debbie Marry Vice President - Corporate Controller, Pregis, LLC

Peter Monahan Attorney, Law Offices of Peter Monahan

Scott Skinger Entrepreneur

Associate Board

Colton Riemenschneider BOARD PRESIDENT, Vice President, The Telos Group, LLC

Grace McCarthy BOARD VICE PRESIDENT, Marketing Manager, Rheumatology, AbbVie


Kellen Monti BOARD CO-FOUNDER & VICE PRESIDENT, Commercial Real Estate Broker, JLL

Chris Neidhart BOARD AMBASSADOR AND PAST PRESIDENT, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Associated Bank

Matt Nemshick BOARD AMBASSADOR AND PAST PRESIDENT, Director of Business Development, DW Hammer, LLC

Jay Fabian BOARD AMBASSADOR & PAST PRESIDENT, Managing Director, Originations, Mountain Ridge Capital

Jake Lavin BOARD AMBASSADOR , Illinois Market Manager, Breakthru Beverage Illinois

Michael C. Terranova, Esq. BOARD CO-FOUNDER & PAST PRESIDENT, Partner, Cogan & Power PC

William Beiersdorf Team Lead, SDR Americas, WEKA

Bill Cherwin Project Manager, Titan Electric

Nora Hennessy Real Estate Broker, @properties

Dylan Hopp National Security & Foreign Relations Outreach Coordinator, Office of US Senator Tammy Duckworth, Chicago

TJ McKiernan Senior Finance Strategy & Transformation Consultant, Ernst & Young

Christi Richter Public Affairs Officer, Ohio Air National Guard Client Coordinator, Cresa

Emily Tam Marketing & Design Coordinator, MG Group

Contact Us

Mary Beth Beiersdorf, Executive Director
Joy Adams, Development Director
Sue Hussey, Team SALUTE Coordinator
Kelli Wegrzyn, Controller
General Inquiries