“We are extremely fortunate to have the talents, knowledge, experience and professionalism that Brooke brings to the Air Force Enlisted Village,” said Nick Nicholson, chairman of AFEV board of directors. “The board is confident that Brooke will do an outstanding job, and we’re excited about moving forward with him as our organization’s leader.”
As AFEV president and CEO, McLean is responsible for overseeing the operations of Teresa Village, Bob Hope Village, and the Hawthorn House, and carrying out AFEV’s mission of providing a home to widows of retired airmen, mothers of active duty service members, and retired military couples. He ensures a meaningful quality of life for nearly 400 residents in two independent living facilities by encouraging independence, maximizing strengths and capabilities, and providing them with a loving, secure environment. McLean is also responsible for the 65 residents of Hawthorn House, AFEV’s assisted living and memory care facility.
“The Air Force Enlisted Village is at an exciting time in its history and I’m honored to be part of the team working to complete the construction of Village 5 and to consolidate our operations on Bob Hope Village,” McLean said. “For nearly 50 years the AFEV has been an extension of the Air Force family and a part of the Emerald Coast. It’s a wonderful combination and connection, and I’m humbled to be part of it.”
Prior to McLean’s selection to his current position, he served as AFEV’s director of development. McLean served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years and served in many locations including Hawaii, Florida, Kuwait, England, Germany, Korea, Arkansas, and California. He spent the majority of his time in the Air Force as a logistics planner and also served as the senior enlisted leader in numerous organizations culminating in his posting as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Pacific Air Forces.
McLean’s education includes an Associate of Arts Degree in Logistics Management from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior College, a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Duke University.