Tom Allee is the former vice president community relations and development & currently an Advisory Council member at the Center for American Values in Pueblo, Colorado.  He is the founder of Military Destination marketing and is a military consultant to Frontier Airlines.  He is an experienced airline and resort executive including Executive VP Marketing with Rocky Mountain Airways, Continental Express, Regional Vice President & General Manager, Continental Express Central Division, VP Marketing Beaver Village Resort & President Winter Park Reservations, Winter Park Co.  He has received numerous awards and recognition for his service to veterans, the military, and various public service organizations.  Tom served on the Boards of the Rocky Mountain USO Advisory Council, Peterson Air & Space Museum, Visit Denver, Tourism Industry Assn. of Colorado, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Assn. Intl., Colorado Travel and Tourism Authority.  Allee holds a BS in Transportation Management and an Executive MBA from the University of Colorado, College of Business and was an adjunct faculty member at CU Denver teaching air transportation management.  He also has a Certified Corporate Travel Executive certificate from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.  Tom is an Air Force veteran.

James C. Bobick
served in the United States Air Force for 27 years retiring as a Colonel in 1987.  He is active in state, community, and local affairs serving as the Past President and Legislative Chair for the United Veterans Committee of Colorado, member of the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs, Commissioner for the Colorado State and Veterans Nursing Home Commission, Treasurer for the Aurora Museum Foundation, and a member of the Children’s Hospital Grants Committee.  He is a United Methodist Certified Lay Speaker and is active in several Scottish and York Rite Masonic Bodies as well the Master of his Masonic Lodge.  He is a past president of the Aurora Association of Realtors, a past director of the Colorado Association of Realtors, and an active supporter of the Civil Air Patrol having served as Colorado Wing Commander and Rocky Mountain Region Commander.  He served as National Commander of Civil Air Patrol from 1998 to 2001.

Col. John R. “Jack” Buschmann, CAP, is past commander of the Colorado Wing (2000-2003) and currently serves as the CAP National Glider Program Manager.  He started his CAP career more than 60 years ago as a cadet in the Kansas Wing.  He continued his active CAP membership throughout his Air Force career where he served in various operational, staff, and command positions before retiring, after nearly 23 years service, as a Lieutenant Colonel, from Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon.  His post Air Force career was in real-estate development and construction.  He founded his own company, Meadow Homes, Inc., and developed numerous residential properties in the greater metropolitan Denver area.  After selling his business interests he returned to school and earned a Masters Degree in History from the University of Colorado at Denver.  He subsequently taught U.S. history as an Adjunct History Instructor for a number of years at the Community College of Aurora.  He is an active pilot and flies his own RV-7A which he built from a kit.  Colonel Buschmann has been a member of the Colorado CAP Foundation Board of Directors for five years and serves as the Board Vice-President. The FAA recently presented him with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. 


Lewis H. Entz has served in both the Colorado House of Representatives (1983-1998) and the Colorado State Senate (2001-2006).  He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, a licensed pilot, and lives in Hooper, Colorado.  He joined CAP in 1960.  He’s been active in the community serving as Alamosa County Commissioner, State of Colorado Special Highway Committee, National Association of Counties Transportation Committee, Western Legislative Conference Water Policy Committee as well as serving on several boards and commissions.  He has professional memberships in the VFW, NRA, Colorado Water Congress, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, American Legion, and the Monte Vista Cooperative.  He received the Joseph B. Hartranft Jr Award from the AOPA in 1991, the Colorado Pilots Association award for dedicated service to General Aviation in Colorado, and was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame in 1992.


Col Glenn Kavich became a board member of the Colorado Civil Air Patrol Foundation in 2012.  Col Kavich is the former Commander of Indiana Wing.  He served in that position from 1998-2002 and prior to that he held positions as wing vice commander, wing director of operations, wing plans and program officer, and squadron commander.  He was a SAR and counterdrug mission pilot and cadet orientation pilot. He also served as Incident Commander.  Col Kavich chaired CAP's Public Trust Committee from 2009-2012 and was also a member of CAP's Diversity Committee.  Col Kavich is a former CAP cadet who joined CAP in 1966.  Col Kavich is a 1975 graduate of the University of Louisville and retired from Sears Roebuck and Company in 2006 after a 35-year career.  He more recently retired as a store manager for K&G Fashion Superstore in Northglenn, Colorado.  Col Kavich and his wife Donna have three children and three grandchildren and currently live in Parker, Colorado.

Patti J. Sampers
has been active in local, state, and federal government since 1969.  She served as treasurer and compliance officer for several political campaigns in Iowa and Colorado, served as the office manager for a family business, and worked at the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.  From 1997 to 2010 she worked for the State of Colorado Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, Division of Civil Air Patrol.  Her duties included formulating long-term financial plans for the Division, revising state requested budget needs, and working with the State Legislature on policy matters and support for missions.  Patti is currently President of the Denver Chapter of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. and is a member of several veteran service organizations.  She previously served on the Veterans Advisory Committee for former Senator Ken Salazar and former Representative Bob Beaupre and is currently serving on Representative Ed Perlmutter’s Veterans Advisory Committee.

Rick Skinner
is a Certified Public Accountant working in public accounting for the past 24 years.  He was previously involved in the banking and aviation industries for 20 years.   He graduated from the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business.  Rick is an avid aviation enthusiast who started flying at age 13.  He is a licensed commercial pilot with ratings for both multi-engine and single engine aircraft and has his instrument rating.  He joined Civil Air Patrol in 1966 as a founding member of a cadet squadron which eventually became Boulder Composite Squadron.  He rejoined as a senior member in 1997 serving in various positions with Boulder Composite Squadron, Group 1, and served on the Colorado Wing Finance Committee.  He joined the Colorado Civil Air Patrol Foundation Board as Treasurer in 2012.

Gary Tobey is a retired lawyer who was in private practice for over 40 years.   Mr. Tobey was a founding Board member of the Colorado CAP Foundation in 1996.  He has been active in community, legal, and aviation service as a commissioner on the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, member of the Legislative Action Committee for Community Associations Institute, and precinct and campaign leader in politics.  He presently is the President of the Colorado Pilots Association.  He served as the Commander of the Rocky Mountain Region, the Colorado Wing, and the Black Sheep Squadron of CAP.  He also served on the National Executive Committee of CAP and serves in various staff positions including Government Relations Advisor, working with United States Senators, Members of Congress, and state legislators.  He is a combat veteran Navy attack pilot who flew 188 carrier-based combat missions over North Vietnam.


Courtney Walsh has served on the Civil Air Patrol Foundation Board since 2004 and is currently serving her 2nd term as President.  She was a founding member and formerly served as the Squadron Commander of the Valkyrie Cadet Squadron (CO-183) from 1997 -2004.  She and her team led the Valkyrie Cadet Squadron to earn three consecutive Colorado Wing Squadron of Merit Awards, the Region Squadron of Distinction Award and the Civil Air Patrol National Squadron of Distinction Award in 2003, the highest unit distinction among 1,714 total squadrons in the country.  Maj. Walsh is the recipient of the Civil Air Patrols highest leadership honor, the F. Ward Reilly Leadership Award. 

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