CGSC Foundation Staff

Lora Morgan, Interim President/CEO and Director, Operations

Interim President/CEO & Director of Operations:

Lora Morgan

Lora was appointed as Interim President/CEO on Aug. 17, 2023. She has served as the Foundation’s Director of Operations since November 2018.

As the spouse of an Army officer for more than 24 years, Lora has extensive experience raising her own family in the Army and working with military families and communities. A native Missourian, Lora holds a bachelor’s in business management from the University of Central Missouri. She has worked in school systems in Georgia and Kansas and also has more than five year’s experience in the financial services industry.

Mike Meyer

Director of Development:

Michael “Mike” V. Meyer

Mike serves as the Foundation’s Director of Development working closely with the president/CEO and the board to create and execute fundraising plans. Prior to his current position, he served three terms as a CGSC Foundation trustee. He previously served in multiple positions with the Coalition to Support America’s Heroes for more than 14 years. Prior to that, Mike was the executive director of the VFW Foundation and the CEO/founder of Uplift International Inc. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rockhurst University.

Bob Ulin

Simons Center Program Director:

Col. Bob Ulin, U.S. Army, Ret.

Bob is the founding CEO of the CGSC Foundation and has returned to the Foundation in a consulting role as the Director of the Simons Center program and for development activities. Since retiring from the Army in 1992 after 30 years of service, including combat tours in Vietnam and serving on the faculty of both the U.S. Army War College and the Command and General Staff College, Bob has worked in the private sector in both for-profit and nonprofit leadership roles.

John Nelson

Simons Center Deputy Director:

Lt. Col. John J. Nelson, U.S. Army, Ret.

John serves as the Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow for the Simons Center. John served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years in the Air Defense Artillery. After retiring from military service in 2007, he has led numerous analytical and organizational improvement efforts for the private sector, government, and military organizations. In 2015, he cofounded Morris, Nelson & Associates and serves as its chief executive officer. For the past several years, he has worked with several interagency organizations, law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels as well as non-profit organizations combatting Transnational Organized Crime.

Elizabeth Ditsch

Assistant Operations Officer:

Elizabeth Hill

Elizabeth assists the Director of Operations with Foundation programs and assists the Chief Development Officer with the management of the donor database. The longest serving Foundation employee, Elizabeth has extensive editing and publication experience. She is an Army brat and graduate of University of Saint Mary.

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.