NewDay USA has welcomed Admiral Michael G. Mullen (USN, Ret.) to its executive leadership team. Admiral Mullen has joined the board of Chrysalis Holdings, LLC, a private investment company focused on mortgage banking and financial services. He also now serves on the board of directors of NewDay USA, a key holding of Chrysalis.
“We are immensely proud that Admiral Mike Mullen has agreed to join the NewDay USA board of directors,” said Rear Admiral Tom Lynch (USN, Ret.), chairman of the board at NewDay USA.. “Beyond his unparalleled accomplishments during a 43-year career in the United States Navy, Mike is – and has always been – a passionate advocate and thought-leader in addressing challenges faced by U.S. troops and military families, both during and after their service to our country.”
Among the core values at NewDay USA is dedication to helping active military personnel, veterans and their families achieve their financial and housing goals. To support this goal, the company relies on the expertise of several of our nation’s most experienced, honored and decorated members of the armed forces.
In addition to Admiral Mullen and Rear Admiral Lynch, other distinguished members of the company’s board of directors, include: former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable R. James “Jim” Nicholson, who retired from the U.S. Army with a rank of colonel; General James L. Jones, (USMC, Ret.); and Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley, (USA, Ret.)
Admiral Mullen served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 2007 to September 2011, guiding the U.S. military during engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq and serving as principal military advisor to presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
Admiral Mullen served as the Navy's 28th Chief of Naval Operations from July 2005 to September 2007. Previously, he served as commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe; commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples; and the 32nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
Admiral Mullen graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, and was subsequently inducted into the NPS Hall of Fame. In 1991, Admiral Mullen completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
“Support for veterans, active duty service members and military families is instrumental to the current and future success of the armed forces. I am pleased to be a member of the NewDay USA leadership team, and look forward to contributing to this company’s efforts to help military families achieve and sustain homeownership, as well as their other financial goals,” said Admiral Mullen.
Following his retirement from the U.S. Navy in 2011, Admiral Mullen continues to serve as one of our nation’s most influential leaders. He is presently serving as the Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor at The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He currently serves on the General Motors Board of Directors.
“We are extremely pleased to have Admiral Mullen join us,” said Joe Murin, president of NewDay USA and chairman of Chrysalis Holdings. “As our companies seek to grow and expand in the financial services marketplace, the leadership teams at Chrysalis and NewDay USA will benefit immensely from Mike’s intellectual talents and his renowned abilities as a strategic thinker who seeks ways to apply expertise to real-world challenges.”