Ms. Segundo brings a wealth of experience to AUSN, formerly serving in an executive role at The Washington Ballet, where she served as Interim Executive Director and prior as CFO and Human Resources Director, and she worked in the hospitality industry earlier in her career. She is responsible for tracking and managing the organization’s finances, making her an indispensable part of the team.

Shakira Segundo

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Moats’ professional experiences have focused in the heath care industry with training in client care and relations, organizational management and program administration. As AUSN’s first-line of contact for our members, she focuses on managing our association’s databases, responding to members inquiries and requests, and social media management. She is also technically certified as a Behavioral Therapist.

Kathryn Moats

Director of Membership and Marketing

Dan Taylor

Director of Communications and Government Relations

Mr. Taylor has an extensive background in politics, and serves as Director of Communications and Government Relations for AUSN. In addition to developing relationships with lawmakers and officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon, he also keeps membership informed with the weekly SITREP newsletter and publishes the quarterly Navy magazine.

Brandon Concannon Colter

Legislative Intern

I was born and raised in Davenport, IA. At the age of 17 I joined the U.S. Marine Corps as an Infantryman under a Security Forces contract. Upon completely Boot Camp, the School of Infantry and Basic Security Guard school I a was assigned to 1st FAST Company Norfolk, VA. I deployed twice with my platoon to Cuba and Spain. After two years at FAST I was assigned to Fox Company 2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment in Camp Pendleton, CA. I also deployed twice with Fox Company to the 31st MEU and to Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

In 2013 I requested orders to the Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, CA. At the Training Center I became a fully qualified Mountain Warfare Instructor. I then transitioned to the Animal Packing and SOF Horsemanship cadre where I was a formal schools platform instructor. I was honorably discharged in September 2016 while I began my university education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

In 2018 I transferred to George Mason University to finish my undergraduate degree in Government and International Politics with a minor in International Security. I graduated from George Mason University in August 2020.