NMFA Announces Ashish Vazirani As New Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alexandria, VA — The National Military Family Association Board of Governors is delighted to announce Ashish S. Vazirani as the organization’s new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Vazirani, who most recently served as the Chief Development Officer of the Armed Services YMCA, is an accomplished leader and development executive with a track record of setting up organizations on a trajectory for growth.
“Vazirani and his family embody the incredible dedication of our nation’s military. He is an exceptionally talented leader and advocate. Under his leadership, NMFA will build on its 50 year history to continue to strengthen military families through supporting programs and advocacy. Our entire NMFA team welcomes Ash,” said Tina Jonas, Chairman of the Board.
At ASYMCA, Vazirani developed lasting relationships to sustain and grow the organization’s varied programming. Prior to his service with the ASYMCA, Vazirani spent more than two decades as a management consultant and working in advisory roles for organizations including the USO (2011–2014) and Operation Homefront (2014–2017). Vazirani served in the U.S. Navy as a Submarine Officer from 1986–1993. He holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University, an M.E. from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, and an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“As a veteran and member of a family with three generations of service, the son of a combat-wounded Marine and the father of a currently serving Marine, my family has been privileged to benefit from the unparalleled advocacy and programs developed and championed by NMFA,” Vazirani said. “I am humbled to have been selected and thrilled to join this exceptional team. I look forward to the many great things we will do together to support those who serve — the service members and their families.”
Vazirani will begin his new role on September 16.
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, veteran, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org.