CGSC Foundation Officers


Brig. Gen. Bryan W. Wamper, U.S. Army, Retired

Chair:  Brig. Gen. Bryan W. Wampler, U.S. Army, Ret.

Brig. Gen. Bryan W. Wampler, U.S. Army, Ret., has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since Aug. 6, 2019. He was elected as chair of the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees on Sept. 22, 2021. He had previously served as the chair of the Resource Development and Human Resource Committees.

Wampler is currently the principal and co-founder of Egerer Wampler, LLC. He is a career reserve component officer and retired with more than 32 years of service in September 2015. He began his Army career by enlisting as a combat engineer in the Kansas Army National Guard. Commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, he served in the Kansas Army National Guard, Illinois Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Wampler graduated from Emporia State University, received a Master of Science from Baker University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Wampler is a proud alumnus of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College completing the Combined Arms Service Staff School in 1994, the Command and General Staff Officer Course in 1997, and the Pre-Command Course in 2005.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Stanley “Sid” Clarke

1st Vice Chair: Lt. Gen. Stanley “Sid” Clarke, U.S. Air Force, Ret.

Lt. Gen. Stanley “Sid” Clarke, U.S. Air Force, Ret., has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since Aug. 6, 2019. He was elected as 1st Vice Chair of the CGSC Foundation on Aug. 20, 2020.

Clarke is currently the chairman of the board of directors for Armed Forces Insurance. During his U.S. Air Force career, Clarke served as the Director of the Air National Guard, Deputy Director of the Air National Guard, and as Assistant Adjutant General for Air for the Alabama National Guard. He holds a bachelor of science from the University of Georgia and a master of arts in military studies from the American Military University.

Pete Brownell

Vice Chair Central Region: Pete Brownell

Pete Brownell served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2015 and rejoined the board in 2021. He was elected as the Foundation’s Vice Chair Central Region, in 2022.

Brownell is the chairman of the board of Brownells, a supplier of firearm accessories, ammunition and supplies, based in Grinnell, Iowa. He is also chairman of the board and CEO of Brownell’s parent company, 2nd Adventure Group.

Brownell earned his bachelor’s in administration and marketing and his MBA from the University of Iowa.

Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah A. McCarthy

Vice Chair International: Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah A. McCarthy

Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah A. McCarthy has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since August 2020. She was elected as the Foundation’s Vice Chair International in January 2022.

McCarthy is currently a Senior Fellow at Harvard University and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. She is a former U.S. diplomat and served as the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania and in other senior diplomatic assignments. She received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and a joint M.S. in Economics and Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Roderick M. Cox, President/CEO, CGSC Foundation, Inc.

President/Chief Executive Officer:
Col. Roderick M. Cox, U.S. Army, Ret.

Col. (Ret.) Roderick M. Cox became the third president/CEO of the CGSC Foundation on Dec. 14, 2018. He previously served as the program director of the Foundation’s Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation from March 28, 2016 to present.

Prior to joining the Simons Center and the Foundation, Cox was a consultant providing personal career guidance and business management advice, a speaker at civic, philanthropic, and educational organizations on leadership, management, and security policy, and a volunteer assisting various organizations that support veterans, school children and the homeless in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

In 2013 and 2014, Cox served as a District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration…

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Secretary:  Chris A. Wendelbo

Chris A. Wendelbo has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since Sept. 22, 2016 and was elected secretary Aug. 7, 2019.

Wedelbo is a practicing lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri. He has practiced law with the U.S. Army and private law firms in Washington, D.C. and in the Midwest for more than 25 years. He assists individuals, business owners, large corporations and governmental organizations with environmental law, general corporate law, litigation and risk management services.

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Terry Lillis

Treasurer:  Terrance “Terry” J. Lillis

Terry Lillis has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since Aug. 7, 2018 and was elected treasurer Aug. 20, 2020.

Lillis retired in 2017 as executive vice president and chief financial officer with the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa. After serving in the U.S. Army in the Republic of Korea, Terry received a bachelor’s degree from Simpson College. He also received a master’s degree in actuarial science from the University of Iowa. He is a member of both the American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries.

Rolf D. Snyder

Legal Advisor:  Rolf D. Snyder

Rolf Snyder has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since June 2010 and was elected as the Foundation’s Legal Advisor in September 2022.

Snyder is the German Consul for Kansas and Missouri and, as such, represents the Federal Republic of Germany for his areas of jurisdiction. He is also the president of Real Estate Corporation, Inc. and works extensively with various nonprofits around the country. Snyder’s practice focuses primarily on businesses and not for profit organizations.

Snyder received his MBA and law degree from the University of Kansas and his MIM from ESC Clermont Ferrand, France.

Immediate Past Chair Mike Hockley

Immediate Past Chair:  Michael D. Hockley

Michael D. (Mike) Hockley, a Founding Trustee, served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees from June 2007 to September 2012. He was elected as president of the board in March 2013, and was elected as the board chair in August 2017 and served as board chair until September 2021.

Hockley is a partner with Spencer Fane LLP, in Kansas City, Mo. He has served in a variety of firm management positions, including as a member of the firm’s executive committee.

Hockley graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received his law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He was appointed as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the Eastern Region of Kansas in April 2018.