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.


Marketing Manager:

Linda Carpenter

Linda manages communications projects and activities and assists in the daily operations of the CGSC Foundation operations. Linda is a spouse of an military police officer. She has served as the office manager for the Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce and as the Army Community Service volunteer coordinator before coming to work for the CGSC Foundation.

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.