CGSC Foundation Officers


Foundation Chairman Mike Hockley

Chair:  Michael D. Hockley

Michael D. (Mike) Hockley, a Founding Trustee, served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees from June 17, 2007 to Sept. 13, 2012. He was elected as president of the board March 21, 2013, and was elected as chair Aug. 29, 2017.

Mike is a partner with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, in Kansas City, Mo., where he is a member of its Environmental Law practice group and has served in a variety of firm management positions, including as a member of the firm’s executive committee.

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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.

Vice Chair for Military Affairs:
Lt. Gen. Richard F. Keller, U.S. Army, Ret.

Lt. Gen. Richard F. Keller, U.S. Army, Ret., has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since June 17, 2007. He was elected as vice chair for military affairs on Feb. 6, 2018 (with service effective Aug. 29, 2017). He had previously served as chairman of the Foundation’s Senior Advisory Council since June 10, 2013.

Keller entered the Army in 1961 upon graduating from Gonzaga University. He served tours in Korea, Vietnam, Germany and thirteen military posts in the United States, ultimately retiring from the Army in 1996 with more than 35 years service. After military service he served as a general manager for Cubic Applications in Leavenworth, Kansas, and later served as a mentor for CGSC students and participated in annual Army future planning strategy sessions at the Army War College.

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Gary Vogler

Vice Chair for Washington, D.C.: Gary L. Vogler

Gary L. Vogler has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since June 9, 2010. He was elected as the Foundation’s Vice Chair for Washington, D.C., on Aug. 20, 2020.

Vogler is the president of Howitzer Consulting in Virginia. He is a former Army officer and served as a senior oil consultant for U.S. Forces in Iraq from December 2006 to September 2011. He also worked in management positions at ExxonMobil and Mobil Oil Corporations for more than two decades.

Vogler graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and received a Master of Business Administration at the University of Utah.

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.

Legal Advisor:  Lt. Col. Tom O. Mason, U.S. Army, Ret.

Tom Mason has served on the CGSC Foundation Board of Trustees since October 2008 and was elected as the Foundation’s Legal Advisor on Sept. 18, 2014.

Mason is a partner in the Government Contracts practice group of Thompson Hine LLP, in Washington D.C. He focuses his practice on all aspects of government contracts law and litigation, including dealing with grants and co-operative agreements, the management of major government systems and programs, and the resolution of related claims and disputes.

Mason graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.