Board & Staff

Ben Keen

US Army Veteran | Board Member

Ben Keen joined the board of Operation Troop Appreciation in 2019 after working with them for some time.  Ben served in the U.S. Army from … Continue reading

Monica Orluk

Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

A Pittsburgh Pennsylvania native, Monica Orluk, a founding member of OTA, serves as CEO and Executive Director, having moved into that position upon the retirement … Continue reading

Bill Ault

Strategic Advisor

Bill, a native of New Brighton, PA, holds a Bachelors Degree in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University, Masters in Military Arts and Sciences … Continue reading

SSG Matthew Claycomb

Pennsylvania Army National Guard and OTA Board Member

A Swissvale, Woodland Hills native, Matthew serves on the Board of Directors and a guest speaker at functions and events to promote awareness to the … Continue reading

Colonel John Dowling

U.S. Army Reserve and OTA Board Member

Col. John Dowling is entering his sixth year as a member of the OTA Board of Directors. As career Army Reserve officer, John currently serves … Continue reading