Board of Directors

 

 Rodrigo Garcia, Chairman

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Chairman Garcia serves the State of Illinois as a senior state official and as a member of the Illinois Cabinet. In this pivotal executive post, Garcia presides as the head of a state agency with 1,328 staff members, a $148 million budget, 80+ statewide offices, numerous program and service divisions, and a senior executive staff.

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General George W. Casey, Jr. (Ret.)

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General George W. Casey, Jr. is one of the most accomplished soldiers in U.S. history and an authority on strategic leadership. As the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from April 2007 to 2011, General Casey led what is arguably the world’s largest and most complex organization — 1.1 million people strong, with a $200+ billion annual budget — during one of the most...

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Hon. Charles Ciccolella

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Mr. Charles S. "Chick" Ciccolella, is the President of CSC Group, LLC, a service-disabled veterans owned firm that provides business consulting and advisory services. Additionally, his firm provides organizational and operational assistance to government and non-government entities on programs operated by the Federal government that are related to veterans employment, workforce development, and disability issues in the workplace.

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Major General Michael R. Lehnert

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Major General Michael R. Lehnert served as Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West and graduated from Central Michigan University in 1973 with an undergraduate degree in History. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the PLC program.

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Colonel David W. Sutherland

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Colonel David W. Sutherland is the co-founder and Chairman of Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services and actively contributes to numerous national veteran and military family committees and boards. Sutherland speaks in communities at universities, businesses and conferences around the country as a vocal advocate and leader for transformational change. He is a vocal advocate for our service members, military veterans, their families, and the families of our fallen.

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Dr. Stephen Weber

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Stephen L. Weber is the seventh president of San Diego State University. Educated as a philosopher, President Weber assumed his administrative responsibilities at SDSU in July 1996. Among many academic and operational achievements under President Weber’s leadership, SDSU created The Campanile Foundation, the university fundraising auxiliary. Since The Campanile Foundation was established in 1999, SDSU has raised...

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Peter Meijer

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As a non-commissioned Army officer, Mr. Peter Meijer served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn from the summer of 2010 to the summer of 2011. Mr. Meijer spent his time in Iraq embedded with the Iraqi Army as a combat advisor at Joint Security Stations in the Baghdad area, conducting bilateral training missions and force protection operations.

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Hon. Dan Grant

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Dan Grant graduated from West Point in 2002 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. In 2004, he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for one year with the 1st Infantry Division as a Platoon Leader. He was promoted to Captain in 2005 and left active duty at the end of 2007. He is a graduate of the United States Army Ranger School, Airborne School, and a recipient of two Army Commendation Medals and the Combat Action Badge....

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Dr. Lynda Davis

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A Senior Vice President at ICF International, Dr. Lynda C. Davis is a nationally-recognized leader in the development and implementation of successful, significant, and sustainable programs that support the full spectrum of quality of life support and services for military personnel, veterans, and their families. Dr. Davis has over 35 years of experience working with military service members, veterans, and families. She currently leads ICF's corporate-wide Military...

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Luke Stalcup, MS

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Luke Stalcup enlisted in the Army at 18. He was trained as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist and served in Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq and other areas of Southwest Asia beginning in 2000. He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals with Valor Device for his actions during OIF I, where he served as an EOD Team Leader. After separating from the Army in 2004, Mr. Stalcup began attending college in his native California, and transferred to Columbia University in 2005...

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