Meet the Board Members

9/11 Remembrance Foundation of South Carolina

Dan Hennigan

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

Mike Sonefeld

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.

David Kerr

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 Foundation Board Member

Laurie Stokes

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 Yamashiro Speaks on 9/11

Dawn Yamashiro

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.

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Jared Evans

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.

Aubrey Sejuit

Dr. Aubrey L. Sejuit

Dr. Sejuit joined the 9/11 Remembrance Foundation in March of 2018 and serves as Secretary. She currently works for Limestone College as a Social Work Preceptor (Professor) and Counselor for the Sib Collins Counseling Center. She is also a Counselor for Palmetto Place Children & Youth Services while serving in various roles with other non-profits throughout the Midlands in support of veterans, other military-related initiatives, and children. She is an Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veteran who served as an Intelligence Analyst with the 203D MI BN. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from the University of South Carolina, an M.S.W. from Syracuse University, an M.Ed. in Teaching & Curriculum, B.A. in History, B.A. in Sociology, and A.A. in Letters, Arts, & Sciences from Penn State, and an A.A.S. in Intelligence Operations Studies from Cochise College.


Kenneth Yamashiro

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.