At the fall Board of Directors Meeting held Nov. 4 in Alexandria, Virginia, our board of directors elected the Navy League’s next national president elect, William Stevenson III of our Phoenix Council.
Stevenson joined the Navy League in 1992, is a past president of the Phoenix Council, and currently serves as a National Vice President and Special Adviser to the National President. He has won the top recruiter award in 2015 and 2016. Stevenson has been a successful fundraiser for various organizations.
His goals as national president, include developing a national-level event that exposes younger members to the Navy League, continuing to develop relationships with nondefense companies, acquiring new technologies for Navy League headquarters and councils so they may work together more efficiently, ensuring councils and the field have the tools they need to succeed, reducing Navy League headquarters’ line of credit, and building upon the past successes of Sea-Air-Space and the Maritime Gala.
Due to changes in the bylaws, Stevenson will automatically succeed the current national president, Alan Kaplan, at the 2019 Navy League National Convention and serve for a two-year term (2019-2021).