CGSC Foundation Officers

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Chairman:  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 chairman 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.  Mike’s practice concentrates on litigation, environmental law and renewable energy, with an emphasis on environmental litigation, regulatory permitting and environmental enforcement proceedings. He also advises clients concerning federal procurement issues and government contract dispute litigation.

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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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Secretary:  Douglass J. (Doug) Adair

Douglass J. (Doug) Adair has served on the CGSC Foundation Board since 2010 and was elected secretary 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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Tom Dials, CGSC Foundation Treasurer

Treasurer:  Col. Thomas A. Dials, U.S. Army, Ret.

Thomas A. Dials has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since 2007. He was approved as the treasurer on July 16, 2012.

A Distinguished Military Graduate of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Dials was commissioned as a second lieutenant of Armor in the Regular Army in 1970. Over the course of the next 25 years, Dials served one tour as an infantry officer in Vietnam and two tours in Europe in command and operational staff assignments with armor and cavalry units. He has commanded units to battalion level and served in key staff positions at all levels, including a tour as a strategic technology planner with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C. Dials’ final assignment was Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) System Manager, Army Battle Command Systems.

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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.


Chairman, Senior Advisory Council:
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 chairman of the Foundation’s Senior Advisory Council on June 10, 2013.

Keller was born and raised in Havre, Mont. In 1961, he graduated from GonzagaUniversity and was commissioned as an Army lieutenant. He served tours in Korea, Vietnam, Germany and thirteen military posts in the United States. General Keller attended the Naval Command and Staff College at Newport, R.I., and the Army War College at Carlisle, Pa. Duringhis tour in Newport, he also received a Master of Arts in International Relations from George Washington University. His last assignment was as Chief of Staff, U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, where he coordinated U.S. military operations in eighty – three nations of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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