Kline is chief operating officer of the Army Historical Foundation, the funding side of a public-private partnership with the Army to build the museum.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in history at UMW, Kline began working for the foundation as a marketing assistant. As she took on more responsibility with the foundation, she earned a master’s degree in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University. She’s now pursuing a nonprofit management certificate from George Mason University.
The Army is the last of the major service branches to get an official museum. When it opens, it will share stories of individual soldiers and of the Army as an entity from 1775 to the present.
Go Kerri, your grandfather Fred Pearson is smiling down from heaven upon your work. He served in the Pacific during WWII with the 112th Regimental Combat Team in New Britain and the Philippines earning a Bronze Star medal along the way.