The CGSC Foundation conducted its first quarterly board of trustees meeting of 2020 on Feb. 21, at the offices of Spencer Fane in downtown Kansas City. The board meeting actually kicked off on Thursday, Feb. 20, with an afternoon orientation session for new trustees and a welcome dinner at a downtown KC restaurant.
On Friday Chairman Mike Hockley called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. – Highlights from the meeting include the board’s review of the annual president/CEO evaluation; a review of 2019 activities and accomplishments; and a review of the governance committee’s “Trustees Skills Matrix” to identify needed knowledge, skills and attributes for board members. The board also discussed the way ahead for 2020 as part of the Foundation’s three-year strategic plan.Col. Scott Victor, director of the Command and General Staff School’s Department of Distance Education (DDE), led the lunch presentation for the trustees with an overview of the DDE mission and reach throughout the Army to deliver required professional education to active, reserve and National Guard officers.
In the afternoon session, Foundation Chief Development Officer Bob Ulin led a training presentation for trustees entitled “Building a High-Performing Board” to develop the trustees’ appreciation for the attributes required for successful board leadership of the Foundation. Finally, Assistant Operations Officer Paige Cox concluded the meeting with short presentation on how board members can use “Amazon Smile” when they shop on Amazon to benefit the Foundation and a review of the Foundation’s online gift shop, which is currently being built.
Dates for the next quarterly board meeting have not yet been set, but it will likely occur in May.