Directors & Advisors

Board Of Directors

Benjamin Patton                                                                                                                                           
Founder and Executive Director

Ben founded Patton Veterans Project: I WAS THERE Films in 2011 after discovering the impact of the film workshop model on teenagers.  He went on to oversee hundreds of workshops over the past seven years.  Ben also spearheaded a ground breaking, three-year-long study to demonstrate the efficacy of the workshop on veterans with ptsd.  The youngest grandson of WWII’s General George S. Patton Jr., Ben is co-author of Growing Up Patton: Reflections on Heroes, History and Family Wisdom (Berkley-Caliber, 2012). Formerly a producer and development executive at New York City’s PBS affiliate, he also operates Patton Productions, LLC, a full-service video production company specializing in marketing and promotional videos and high-end family biographies for private clients. Ben has a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University-Teachers College and a BA from Georgetown University.

Joe Anderson 

Joe Anderson is a visionary leader with unparalled global experience. Throughout his career, he held military roles that essentially are the same as civilian COOs, culminating in Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of the Army. In this position, he carried out the role of Chief Operating Officer for the entire U.S. Army, responsible for all operations involving more than 180,000 soldiers deployed in 140 countries as well as supporting all emergency operations in the U.S., including relief efforts for disasters such as Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Florence. He also was responsible for all Army training, leadership development, education policy, mobilization and staff preparedness, and oversaw a budget of $23.2 billion.

Louis Dubin

Louis Dubin is a Principal and Managing Partner in Redbrick LMD, a residential real estate investment and development company in Washington D.C., since 2008. Prior to that he was CEO and President of Athean Group. Louis hold a law degree from American University, where he is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Louis also sits on the boards of Lincoln Center and the Kaufman Music Center.



Carol Eggert
Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs
U.S. Army Brigadier General (Retired) 

Carol Eggert is Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal. In this role, she leads an eight-person team that works collaboratively across Comcast NBCUniversal to provide strategic leadership to all aspects of programs and outreach engaging the military and veteran community, including recruiting, hiring and building talent at all levels of the organization. Carol brings more than 30 years of military and civilian experience to Comcast. In her civilian role, she assisted various organizations in the private, government and non-profit sectors with their initiatives in knowledge management, strategic planning and project management. During her military career, she served in a variety of command and staff positions and completed numerous overseas deployments, including a 15-month combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Chief of the Women’s Initiatives Division and Senior Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, where she conducted a full-scale analysis of women’s initiatives and developed a strategic plan for the economic and political empowerment of Iraqi women under the U.S. Secretary of State. She is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations in recognition of her contributions to the military, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and multiple awards of the Meritorious Service Medal. Carol is a graduate of the prestigious U.S. Army War College, where she also served on the faculty and was later selected as the Deputy Commandant. She holds two master’s degrees in instructional design and strategic international studies and a doctoral degree in organizational leadership. Carol serves on the Corporate Advisory Board for West Chester University, and the Boards of Directors for Valley Forge Military Academy, the Philly POPS, and PsychArmor. Her leadership in the private sector has been recognized by We Are The Mighty, who placed her on their 2018 Meet the Mighty 25: Influencers Supporting the Military Community, HillVets, who placed her on their 2016 list of the 100 most influential veterans in America, and by the Philadelphia Business Journal, who named her one of their 2016 Veterans of Influence.