alex hetherington


Hetherington comes to Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) after five years as the Show Director of the Modern Day Marine Military Exposition, which is the United States Marine Corps’ annual service level defense industry event. He’s a retired Marine aviator and was a member of the All-Marine running team from 1995-2009. Hetherington’s running accolades include winning the inaugural Armed Forces Marathon Championship in 1998, which is an embedded competition within the Marine Corps Marathon. Hetherington was inducted into the Marine Corps Marathon Hall of Fame in 2009 and has run the MCM 27 times.

Angela Anderson

Deputy, Marketing and Business

An employee of the MCMO since 1994, Anderson oversees the various branches within the MCM organization and develops new projects to enhance the event experience. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Germany in 1979 and went on to serve as the Marketing Coordinator for UVEX sporting goods, before becoming an Immigration and Naturalization Civil servant in Germany.

She earned a second Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing in 1998 from the University of Mary Washington, VA and has participated in the United States Marine Corps’ Civilian Leadership Program and Toastmasters International. She also received her Long Distance Coaching certification from RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) in 2014. Anderson has participated in triathlons, half marathons and marathons, including the Boston Marathon, which she completed in 2010.

Cory Cole

Deputy, Plans and Operations

Cole joined the staff in 2018 as MCMO’s first Deputy Director of Plans and Operations. He is a lifelong athlete who broke in his running shoes on the hot asphalt of the California deserts. Cole is a proud veteran and has been serving his county in uniform and in civil service for over 19 years. By working at the Marine Corps Marathon Organization, Cole is able to marry his passion for serving Marines and their families with his love for athletics.

Ken Delahoussaye

Contracting Manager

Following nine years of active duty Marine Corps service, Delahoussaye, a logistician by trade, joined the MCM organization in 2003. He manages the MCMO’s contracting, procurement and safety programs, warehouse operations and the MCMO vehicle fleet. He also is responsible for the collection and distribution of inventory and for the set up and clean-up of each MCMO event.

Andrea Siegel

Marketing and Sponsorship Manager

Siegel oversees the marketing department that includes sponsorship sales and fulfillment, public and community relations, social media, graphic design and advertising, video production, website, brand management and expo production. She most recently worked at the Marketing Department at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego and before that, worked for 10 years in Marketing with a radio station group in Washington, DC.

Jim Jackson

Business Manager

Jackson joined the MCMO leadership team in 2007 as the Events Manager at the expansion of the MCMO. He served 26 years in the Marine Corps and retired a Master Gunnery Sergeant while holding the billet as the Senior Enlisted Leader for MCCS (Marine Corps Community Services). As the MCMO Business Manager, Jackson leads a team that oversees the online registration process, customer service, database and IT management, finances, runner packet pick up/check in during expo, contracting and purchasing, VIP protocol and MCM Charity Program. He also works with military commands participating in MCM events, which consists mostly deployed service members running the MCM.

Bret Schmidt

Operations Manager

Schmidt joined the MCMO staff in 2003, following his retirement from 23 years of active duty service in the United States Marine Corps. He is responsible for coordinating Marine participation in event operations, directing the Special Project Officers in their various responsibilities. Schmidt serves as law enforcement liaison, oversees permitting and volunteer recruiting, as well as course certification and medical operations. While on active duty, Schmidt completed 12 MCMs as well as coached the Marine Corps Running Team from 1998-2002. He boasts a 2:59:02 PR.