Page 4,The Institute Report, June 2013
Wranek Selected as Foundation Vice President
’83, VMI F
John J. Wranek III ’85 has been
selected to be the VMI Foundation’s
next vice president for annual and
reunion giving. He will succeed
Patrick F. Webb, who joined the
VMI Foundation in October 2004
and will retire on June 30.
“After a national search and a
thorough review of more than 25
applications, including interviews
with 11 highly qualified candidates,
it was obvious that John has the
skill sets and experience that we
need to continue the momentum
that the vital programs associated
with annual and reunion giving
have enjoyed in recent years,” said
Brian Scott Crockett, Foundation
chief executive officer.
Wranek joined the VMI Alumni Association in September 2006 and
then moved to the VMI Foundation as the associate director for annual
and reunion giving in March 2008. From October 2010 until December
2011, he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring
Freedom. Assigned to the International Security Assistance Force Joint
Command, Wranek served in the 29th Infantry Division Tactical Command
Post Forward. When he returned,
he joined the Foundation’s major
gifts team, managing a portfolio of
current and potential major donors
across Virginia and the country.
Wranek currently is the deputy
commander of the 183rd Regional
Training Institute at Fort Pickett,
Va. In February, he was selected
for promotion to colonel.
As a cadet, Wranek served on a
battalion staff and participated in
club lacrosse and boxing. He was
commissioned in the Army Corps
of Engineers and has served in the
Virginia National Guard for more
than 28 years.
“This truly is a remarkable
opportunity to serve the Institute,” said Wranek. “Few jobs in the VMI
Foundation bring you as close to alumni, cadets, parents, and friends as
often as this position does. I am very much looking forward to building
on the strong foundation developed by Pat Webb and his excellent staff.”
Wranek and his wife, Cathy, a teacher at Providence III Preschool in
Lexington, have two sons – Evan, 12, and Will, 8. They live in Rockbridge
VMI Foundation Vice President John Wranek was deployed to
Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011.
– Photo courtesy of the VMI Foundation.
First Class Gift
John Dommert, 1st Class president, presents the proceeds of the 1st Class Campaign to Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, superintendent,
during the Graduation Parade May 14. Presenting with him are (from left) Justin Klein, class historian; Woody Skudin, vice president;
and Charlie Jones, class agent. The gift of represents contributions from 115 cadets, or 34 percent of the class, setting a new record.
Accepting on behalf of the VMI alumni agencies is Brian Scott Crockett, VMI Foundation CEO.
– VMI Photo by Kevin Remington.