Meet the Board Members
9/11 Remembrance Foundation of South Carolina
Daniel C. Hennigan
Dan Hennigan currently serves as the Founder and Chairman of the 9/11 Remembrance Foundation and is responsible for bringing the Stephen Siller T2T 5K Run and Walk to South Carolina.
U.S. Army & TRW Retired
SC Governor Appointee to Veteran's Study Committee
Co-Chairman Dorn VA Hospital Executive MVEC
NYC FDNY Hon. Battalion Chief
Fort Jackson Hall of Fame Inductee 2016
Celebrate Freedom Foundation Executive Board Member
SCNG State Ambassador
Co-Chairman Fisher House Columbia SC Project
AUSA Board Member
Gateway to the Army Project Executive Board Member
Mike Sonefeld joined the 9/11 Memorial project in 2010 and now serves on the foundation as Vice Chairman.
Mr. Sonefeld has been working in the fire service in South Carolina for 34 years and currently works at the Irmo Fire district as its fire chief (22 years as chief). He obtained his training from the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, MD. and the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia.
Mr. David Kerr has been affiliated with the Tunnel to Towers SC 5K Run and Walk since its inception in 2013. He joined the 9/11 Remembrance Foundation of South Carolina in September 2017 and serves as the Vice Chairman of Operations.
Mr. Kerr has served this community as the Director of Public Safety for Lexington County since his retirement from the United States Army, as a Major, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina in 2011. Mr. Kerr entered Basic Military Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1989 and served in Germany, Bosnia, Kuwait, Panama, the Republic of Korea, Iraq, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Stateside.
Mr. Kerr’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, as well as the U.S. and Australian Parachutist Badges. He holds a master’s degree from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland-University College.
Laurie Stokes has worked with the 9/11 Remembrance Foundation since 2011. She currently serves as the Director of Volunteers for the foundation and is responsible for coordinating and managing volunteers at our various events and activities.
She is currently a substitute teacher in Lexington School District 1, a scout leader in the Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America where she has received the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver award (the highest award for a scout volunteer a council can bestow). Ms. Stokes has a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from the University of South Carolina (1992).
Dawn E Yamashiro joined the 9/11 Remembrance Foundation in its inception in January 2018 and serves in Public Relations.
As a person who lost her brother in the World Trade Center on 9/11, she has been involved in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K since it started here in Columbia, SC. She is focused on giving back to the community that supported her for many years. Dawn received her bachelor's degree in Government and International Relations from the University of South Carolina.
Jared Evans joined the 9/11 Remembrance Foundation in December of 2017 (founding board member) and serves as Director of USC Outreach and Strategic Planning.
He currently works for the University of South Carolina and serves on multiple non-profit boards that support veterans and military-related initiatives. He received a MBA & Bachelor’s degree in Sport & Entertainment Management from the University of South Carolina.
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Kenneth has participated in South Carolina 9/11 Remembrance events since 2011, and has contributed in various ways each year. As founder of Mountain Castle Media, a local digital marketing agency, Kenneth handles the Foundation's Web Design and Digital Exposure.
Kenneth currently works in South Carolina's solar industry as an energy consultant. He is also an FAA Licensed and Certified Drone Pilot, providing aerial imaging services to the Midlands.