Our Team

Bob Kurkjian - President

Bob grew up in Orange County and graduated from USC from where he joined the staff of then newly-elected Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. He went on to earn a masters degree from USC’s Marshall School of Business and moved to Washington, DC where he spent the next 12 years working in non-profit management and consulting prior to returning to Southern California.

As a commander in the Navy Reserve, Bob has been a USO guest on three continents.  He has been mobilized for service in Baghdad, Bahrain and afloat in the Somali Basin and Gulf of Aden.  He graduated, with distinction, with a master’s degree from the United States Naval War College.

Since his arrival in 2012, Bob has led an unprecedented expansion of Bob Hope USO services and programs in Central and Southern California, leading to a doubling of the number of troops and families served. He is a licensed CPA and sits on the Board of Counselors for the USC MBA for Veterans program and the Board of Goodwill Orange County.

Maureen Ahrens
Orange County Manager

Allison Anderson
Director of Special Projects & Events

Roger Bradley
Los Angeles Area Director

Kasey Brann
Program & Development Assistant

Victor Briscoe
Duty Manager, The Bob Hope USO at LAX

Gabriella Coyle
Development & Communications Manager

Mario Fields
Senior Director of Operations

Charissa Gonzales
Acting President/Vice President, Development & Communications

Connie Hwang
Director of Development & Communications

Bob Kurkjian
President

Denise Leos
Staff Accountant

Jeff Mich
Desert Area Manager

Annabel Secaida
Development Associate

DJ Stanhope
Inland Empire Area Manager

Amanda Wilson
Part-time Controller

Jill Villalpando
LAX Center Operations & Programs Manager