- Our officers were elected in a club wide vote. Incumbent period is from Febraury 1 through January 31.
President - Nathan Nekvasil
Originally from the South Bend, IN, area, Nathan graduated in 2005 from Clearwater Christian College with a B.A. in English and History. In 2007, Nathan moved to the Washington, D.C., area to take a job in the Intelligence Community. After nearly a year and a half, Nathan left D.C. and spent the next year teaching 5th and 6th grade in northern Wisconsin. In 2009, Nathan enlisted in the US Army as a Special Forces candidate. Nathan was assessed and selected for Special Forces training, graduating from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2011. Nathan spent five years as a Green Beret on a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (A-Team), deploying three times to Afghanistan. While in the Army, Nathan also earned an M.A. in Diplomacy, concentrating in International Conflict Management from Norwich University.
At Notre Dame, Nathan is concentrating in Business Analytics and Consulting, and would eventually like to go into business for himself. This summer, Nathan will be interning at Ernst and Young, LLP, in the Performance Improvement-Finance division of EY Advisory Services in McLean, VA. Nathan is a Crossfitter, runner, military and civilian skydiver, dedicated outdoorsman, avid reader, and lifelong Notre Dame football fan.
Vice President - Jim Hiltz
Jim Hiltz is a 2003 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government. His first tour of duty was the Operations Officer aboard the USCG Cutter BRISTOL BAY homeported in Detroit, Michigan primarily performing Aids to Navigation and Ice Breaking Operations. He then served as a Command Duty Officer at the District 8 Command Center in New Orleans, LA overseeing Search & Rescue and Law Enforcement cases in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In 2008 he was assigned as the Command Center Chief for the Operations Center at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach until 2011. He then served two years as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of the Coast Guard. From 2013-2016 he returned to Sector LA-LB and served as the Chief Planning & Force Readiness Officer before reporting to the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza School of Business to pursue his MBA.
Treasurer - Nick Lotz
Nick is from Ramsey, New Jersey and earned a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University. He spent the past four and a half years working as a credit analyst at S&P Global in New York. While at S&P Global, he covered companies across several industries, including Metals & Mining; Oil & Gas; Chemicals; and Real Estate. Nick remained actively involved in the veteran community with S&P Global, organizing various volunteer opportunities and mentorship programs. Prior to joining S&P Global, Nick served in the United States Navy and was stationed in San Diego, California. Nick chose to attend the Mendoza College of Business because of its strong veteran presence and alumni network. At Notre Dame, he’s concentrating in Corporate Finance and Investments. This summer, Nick will be interning at PPG Industries.
Secretary - Kyle Verash
Kyle is from Marshfield, Massachusetts and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2011. After graduation, he served as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army for five years. He was stationed at Fort Hood, TX and served in the 36th Engineer Brigade and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Kyle had one combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2013 and a humanitarian deployment to Liberia in 2014 in response to the Ebola outbreak.
Kyle chose Notre Dame because of the extensive alumni network, strong veteran presence, and high regard for ethics and honor. This Summer, Kyle will be interning with Johnson & Johnson in a Procurement Leadership Development Program.
Chairman of Veteran Engagement - Sam Butler
Captain Samuel Butler graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. After graduating the Ranger and Airborne Schools, he served with the 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Iraq in 2008 and Afghanistan in 2010.
In 2011, CPT Butler volunteered for Special Forces and completed both the Special Forces Qualification Course and the Combat Diver Qualification Course. He served as the Detachment Commander of Special Forces Operational Detachment – Alpha 5225, assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Between 2013 and 2016, he deployed three times to Jordan and Iraq in support of both Theater Security Cooperation Programs and Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.
CPT Butler recently assessed into the Research, Development, and Acquisition Functional Area of the U.S. Army and, upon graduation from Notre Dame with a Master of Business Administration, will serve as an Acquisition Program Manager.
CPT Butler is married to the former Rachel Chambers of Walkersville, MD, who is also a graduate of the United States Military Academy. They have two sons: Caleb and Henry.
Chairman of Internal Relations - Adam Cook
Adam grew up in an Army Family, but calls Sanford, North Carolina home. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Army as an Engineer Officer. He served in a variety of units at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Fort Campbell, KY, and Camp Atterbury, IN. He deployed to Iraq in 2009 as a platoon leader and to Afghanistan in 2013 as a division engineer planner.
Adam chose Notre Dame because of the close veteran community and strong alumni network. He is concentrating in Finance and Business Analytics and will be a summer intern at Eli Lilly and Company.
Chairman of Veteran Activities - Tom Jones
Tom Jones, originally from South Bend, attended West Point, obtaining a degree in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering.
Upon graduating, he commissioned into the Engineer branch. After a tour in Iraq building bridges, Tom transferred branches to Aviation and held various leadership positions in an Air Cavalry Kiowa Warrior Helicopter Squadron, completing multiple Afghanistan tours.
After the Army, he worked as a precision manufacturing salesman, then as a defense contractor advising the Afghan Air Force.
Currently Tom is pursuing his MBA in consulting from Notre Dame Mendoza.
Chairman of External Relations - Edward Fish
Ned is a third-generation Army officer originally from Granville, NY. He attended Bryant University and received a BS in International Finance with an ROTC scholarship. He was commissioned as an Ordnance officer upon graduation in 2011 and was assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade in Ansbach, Germany. While serving with 12th CAB, Ned was deployed to Afghanistan and the Baltics in support of multi-national operations. After Germany, Ned served as a staff officer in the 101stAirborne Division in Ft. Campbell, KY. Ned currently serves in the Army Reserves as a Civil Affairs officer with the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Greensboro, NC.
Ned chose Notre Dame for its commitment to academics and ethics as well as its strong veteran presence.
Ned comes from a military family and spent the majority of his life growing up in Europe.