CGSC Foundation Staff


Chief Executive Officer:

Col. Doug Tystad U.S. Army, Ret.

Doug assumed duties as the CEO of the Foundation in October 2013, after several years in the business world. He served as the CGSC Dean of Academics before retiring from the Army in July 2000.

Ann Soby, Business Manager

Director of Operations:

Ann Soby

Ann is responsible for the daily operations of the CGSC Foundation office and the coordination of Foundation events.  A spouse of a retired Army officer, Ann has an extensive background working with Soldiers and their families.


Director of Development:

Joan Cabell

Joan is responsible for developing and implementing the fundraising strategies for the CGSC Foundation, including individual giving, corporate contributions, foundation grants and planned giving. She is also involved with enduring program sponsorships as well as with engaging alumni. Joan has an extensive background in fundraising in the Kansas City metropolitan area.


Foundation Database/Gift Shop Operations:

Jennifer Herron

Jennifer assists the Foundation with operating the gift shop and is also responsible for maintaining the Foundation’s donor database, a critical element of Foundation operations. Jennifer is the spouse of an officer enrolled in the Command and General Staff Officers Course. She began work with the Foundation in May 2017.


Social Media:

Linda Carpentier

Linda manages the CGSC Foundation social media presence, primarily on Facebook. Linda is a spouse of a military police officer stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. She has served with the Foundation since June 2013 and began working remotely in June 2017 when her family “PCS’d” to Fort Riley. She previously served as the office manager for the Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce and as the Army Community Service volunteer coordinator.

Mark H. Wiggins, Director of Communications

Communications Consultant:

Lt. Col. Mark H. Wiggins, U.S. Army, Ret.

Mark performs the duties of foundation Director of Communications on a contractual basis from MHW Public Relations & Communications. Mark is a CGSC graduate and has an extensive background in public relations and strategic communications with the Army and the private sector.