CGSC Foundation Officers

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Michael D. Hockley, Foundation Chair

Chair:  Michael D. Hockley

Michael D. (Mike) Hockley, a Founding Trustee, served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees from June 17, 2007 to Sept. 13, 2012. He was elected as president of the board March 21, 2013, and was elected as chair Aug. 29, 2017.

Mike is a partner with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, in Kansas City, Mo., where he is a member of its Environmental Law practice group and has served in a variety of firm management positions, including as a member of the firm’s executive committee.

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1st Vice Chair: John H. Robinson

John H. Robinson was elected as 1st Vice Chair of the CGSC Foundation on Feb. 6, 2018 (with service effective Aug. 29, 2017).

Robinson is chairman of Hamilton Ventures, LLC in Kansas City, Mo., a company he started in 2006. He received his bachelors and masters in civil environmental engineering from the University of Kansas in 1973 and graduated from the Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

He was with Black & Veatch for 28 years and took early retirement in 2000 as vice chairman.  He joined Amey Plc in the United Kingdom as executive director and then became chairman of EPC Global, Ltd.  He returned to the U.S. in 2004 and now serves as a director  of several companies.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Richard Keller, Vice Chair for Military Affairs

Vice Chair for Military Affairs:

Lt. Gen. Richard F. Keller, U.S. Army, Ret.

Lt. Gen. Richard F. Keller, U.S. Army, Ret., has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since June 17, 2007. He was elected as vice chair for military affairs on Feb. 6, 2018 (with service effective Aug. 29, 2017). He had previously served as chairman of the Foundation’s Senior Advisory Council since June 10, 2013.

Keller entered the Army in 1961 upon graduating from Gonzaga University. He served tours in Korea, Vietnam, Germany and thirteen military posts in the United States, ultimately retiring from the Army in 1996 with more than 35 years service. After military service he served as a general manager for Cubic Applications in Leavenworth, Kansas, and later served as a mentor for CGSC students and participated in annual Army future planning strategy sessions at the Army War College.

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President/Chief Executive Officer: Col. Doug Tystad, U.S. Army, Ret.

Col. Doug Tystad, U.S. Army, Ret., became the second Chief Executive Officer of the CGSC Foundation, Inc., Oct. 1, 2013.

Tystad served in the U.S. Army for 28 years, retiring as a colonel in July 2000. He served at all levels of leadership as an Armor officer, from armored cavalry plato on through armor heavy brigade, including command of a tank battalion during Operation Desert Storm.  His final Army assignment was as dean of academics for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. After retirement, Tystad was a division manager and ultimately served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for MTSI, Inc., in Kansas City, Mo.

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Katie Ervin, Foundation Secretary

Secretary:  Kathryn Ervin

Katie Ervin was elected as board secretary on Feb. 6, 2018 (with service effective Aug. 29, 2017). She has served on the Foundation board since September 2016.

Ervin is the Midwest Regional Director of Webster University and is also an adjunct professor for the university teaching human resources, labor relations and staffing, training and development topics. She will receive her doctorate in educational leadership from Kansas State University in May 2018. She received her masters in human resources from Indiana State University in 2000, and her B.S. in sociology from Pittsburg State University in 1998.

Doug Adair, Foundation Treasurer

Treasurer:  Douglass J. (Doug) Adair

Douglass J. (Doug) Adair has served on the CGSC Foundation Board since 2010 and was elected treasurer Feb. 6, 2018 (with service effective Aug. 29, 2017). He had previously served as secretary from Sept. 22, 2016.

He is a vice-president and loan officer with Exchange National Bank & Trust Co. and has been with the bank since 2008.

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Legal Advisor:  Lt. Col. Tom O. Mason, U.S. Army, Ret.

Mr. Mason is a partner in the Government Contracts practice group of Thompson Hine LLP, in Washington D.C. He focuses his practice on all aspects of government contracts law and litigation, including dealing with grants and co-operative agreements, the management of major government systems and programs, and the resolution of related claims and disputes.