WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2023) – The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) announced today that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marcia Ferranto has retired from leading the nonprofit organization. Ferranto has served NLEOMF as CEO for nearly four years.
“Everyone at the Fund thanks Marcia for her service and commitment to our nation’s fallen law enforcement officers and their families, and we wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement,” said Lori Sharpe Day, Managing Partner of the Ashcroft Law Firm and Board Chairperson. “All of us at NLEOMF work tirelessly to fulfill our mission, which includes telling the stories of the nearly 24,000 heroes whose names adorn our sacred walls and honoring our promise to never forget their service and sacrifice. That commitment will never change, and we look forward to working together to move the Memorial Fund forward in their honor.”
“My nonprofit career has given me the opportunity to lead some of the most incredible organizations whose missions impact our country and build for a better tomorrow. Leading the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund was truly the highlight of my career, and I will be forever grateful and humbled by this experience. I strongly encourage everyone to support all aspects of law enforcement, which is key to keeping our communities safe. I will continue to honor our men and women in blue and their families who have given the ultimate sacrifice, as these officers will forever be counted among our nation’s most important heroes,” said Marcia Ferranto.
Under Ferranto’s leadership, her impacts on the organization included unifying its three-pillar mission into a singular unified brand, successfully establishing the NLEOMF’s Memorial and Museum Campus as the nation’s home to honoring and remembering those officers killed in the line of duty. She also streamlined the organization’s operations and budget to align with and help implement all aspects of the mission, including helping make it safer for those who serve.
Bill Alexander, a law enforcement veteran with nearly 30 years of experience and who currently serves as NLEOMF’s Executive Director of its Memorial, has been named Interim CEO. A national search for Ferranto’s permanent replacement will be conducted during the coming weeks.
About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. The first pillar of this mission, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., honors the names of all of the 23,785 officers who have died in the line of duty to date throughout U.S. history. Additionally, NLEOMF maintains and publishes comprehensive details on the circumstances surrounding official line-of-duty deaths. The Officer Safety and Wellness pillar uses that data, coupled with best-practice program models, to produce programming directed at solutions to improve survivability and enhance wellness. NLEOMF’s third pillar, the National Law Enforcement Museum (LawEnforcementMuseum.org) is committed to preserving the history of American law enforcement and sharing the experiences of service and sacrifice for generations to come.