Thursday, September 19, 2019

Meet the Board

William Jacoby, President

William Jacoby is a founding board member of both the 9/11 Truth Action Project and the Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry. Previously he was a volunteer coordinator of local action teams for Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Jacoby Bill 0e706Now retired, Bill's work life included professional and managerial experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Public sector experience was in municipal government as an attorney specializing in community development, and as a senior manager in the New York State Department of Social Services. Nonprofit experience was in human services research, planning and evaluation; housing and community development program administration at the senior and executive levels; and international economic and community development in Latin America. In the private sector, Bill helped secure public and private investment for, and held executive positions with, two renewable energy companies.

Bill's early activism experience was in the civil rights movement and in the Peace Corps in Peru. Bill has a BA in Government from Dartmouth, an M. Pub. Admin degree from the Univ. of Pittsburgh, and a J. D. degree from Duquesne Law School, and was admitted to the NY and Pennsylvania Bars. 



Dwain Deets, Vice President

Deets Dwain 4b960Former Director for Research Engineering and Aerospace Projects at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center; received the NASA Exceptional Service Award and inclusion in “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.” Contributor to “9/11 Unmasked,” seven-year research project now published.  Dwain is a member of the 9/11 Consensus Panel convened by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth.



Dan Hennen, Board Member and Treasurer

Dan Hennen earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Minnesota State University-Mankato in 1992. He has 25 years experience in private accounting ranging from small companies to Fortune 500 companies. He currently works as a consutant in the Minneapolis Hennen Dan 2277barea. Dan began looking into 9/11 in 2010 and has been very active ever since. He was a founding member of the “I Am The Face Of Truth” Facebook campaign, was a volunteer with Architects & Engineer’s for 9/11 Truth and also volunteers his time for Minnesotans for 9/11 Truth, which meets monthly. Dan has his own YouTube channel and web site  He has interviewed various personalities regarding 9/11, Iran-Contra, and the deaths of President Kennedy, Captain Philip Marshall, Senator Paul Wellstone and activist David Crowley. Dan hosts a weekly radio show on Eternal Affairs Radio as well. Dan joined the Board in June, 2018. Dan is married with two grown children.



J. B. Hockersmith, Board Member

Hockersmith JB d199aJ.B. Hockersmith is recognized as a seasoned industry professional for his skills as a film/video production consultant, producer, and art director. His clients have included ABC Television, BET Network, IBM, Comcast, Toyota & Delta Airlines. Having been an entrepreneur and business owner for over 25 years, JB has built a strong reputation not only for his creativity but also the ability to make it happen. He has partnered with numerous corporate executives to find solutions for their communications needs & his leadership skills are well documented having closed/produced dozens of projects with budgets well over $100K.



John O'Malley, Board Member

Omalley John d0b70John O’Malley, BS, MBA, is retired from the US Federal Government. His office was in Wedge Number 1 of the Pentagon while serving in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is a volunteer with  He is politically active and has run for political office. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.



Michael Atkinson, Board Member

Michael Atkinson joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about a year before the events of September 11, 2001 happened. He went on to serve in Kuwait, Iraq, and Africa before getting an honorable discharge in 2004. Discovering AE911Truth in 2007 confirmed his suspicions about the Twin Towers and WTC building 7 being blown up with some kind of explosives on 9/11. Also in 2007 he discovered and became part of the Ron Paul for President 2008 Revolution and was Atkinson Mike 9d293part of our U.S. Military that gave Ron Paul more donations for President than all the other candidates combined. In 2014 he joined the "I Am The Face of Truth" social media banner campaign. In 2019 he ran a 9/11 TAP booth at a festival in Jackson, MS. Michael supports the U.S. Constitution and the Army Values which are Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. He believes it's past time for a new, common sense America and invites you to join us.


Sandra Jelmi, Board Member 


Jelmi c01d4As a trilingual Montrealer with a Bachelor in Translation who also lived in Vienna, Austria, for years, I joined the Translation Team of AE911Truth in 2010 and became its coordinator.  In 2015, I also became a founding member of the International Truth Action Group, coordinating the various Truth groups outside the US who are based mostly in Europe.  Certified as a Community Mediator and a Life Coach, I gravitate towards the psychology of communication, the importance of dialogue and a strong belief in the need for unity on the matter of 9/11 Truth.

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