Chief Executive Officer:
Col. Roderick M. Cox, U.S. Army, Ret.
Rod assumed duties as the President & CEO of the Foundation on Dec. 14, 2018. He previously served as the program director of the Foundation’s Simons Center since March 2016. Rod served in the Army for more than 32 years as an artilleryman, foreign area officer, professor and historian, retiring in August 2013. After his Army career he served as a district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration and also served on the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board fostering interagency cooperation and focusing on veterans in government service issues.