Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table

Keeping Civil War History Alive in Our Nation's Capital

Board of Directors

The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table (CHCWRT) Board of Directors (Board) is responsible for the organization’s governance. The Board sets the policies and overall direction for CHCWRT management, monitors its performance, and provides financial oversight.

President: Sam Ankerbrandt earned a BA in History from Rutgers and an MBA from Johns Hopkins.  He has been a solar energy expert, a spy, an arms merchant, and an international defense business executive. Sam grew up close to the site of the Civil War Battle of Monterey Pass and also is a board member of the DC Chapter of the Churchill Society.

Vice President: John Ed Hurley

Secretary: Mike Gottert earned his MA in American History from the American Public University.  His thesis was entitled, “When Johnny Reb Went Marching Home: Desertion Amongst Virginia Soldiers.”  Mike is currently an editor for the Journal of the Saber and Scroll Historical Society, American Public University Systems and is a member of the Society of Civil War Historians and the Society for Military History.

Treasurer: Victoria Kennedy

At Large Board Member: Bob Plumb served in the U.S. Navy as an officer on vessels in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. Following his military service, he worked at GE and Fannie Mae managing programs in the US and international markets.  After his retirement from the corporate world, he wrote Your Brother in Arms: A Union Soldier’s Odyssey published by the University of Missouri Press in 2011. He has had articles on J.E.B. Stuart and the War of 1812 recently published in the Montgomery County Historical Society’s journal. The Washington Post has run his writing in its Style, Travel and Magazine sections. Bob is a member of the Society of Civil War Historians, the Civil War Trust, and the Montgomery County Historical Society.