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Erin O'Donnell

Erin O’Donnell joined the Gary Sinise Foundation in May 2021. She has over 15 years of partnerships, operations, and management experience, including tenures with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM), the not-for-profit driving America Makes, the National Institute for Additive Manufacturing, BARK Mobile Pet Vet, LLC, and Tapestry Solutions, A Boeing Company.

Erin grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. She enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2002. She was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, with one combat tour, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, to MNF-West, Al-Tuqaddum (TQ), Iraq. After honorably serving four years in the Marine Corps, Erin continued to serve her country as a Department of Defense contractor. As a government contractor, Erin spent four years living in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2007 and 2011.

Following Erin’s years of deployed service, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Sociology from Youngstown State University.
She is extremely proud to be a part of the Gary Sinise Foundation to continue serving her brothers and sisters, past, present, and future, and those in need.