Veterans Helping Veterans
In A Veterans Friendly Environment

Connecting North Texas Veterans with
qualified service providers
Call us at 214-600-2966 for an appointment


     

 




DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Directors (Click name to read bio)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

Lieutenant General John Campbell retired from the US Air Force in 2003 after a 32-year career in which he served in a variety of operational and staff assignments around the world. In his last military assignment, he served from 2000-2003 as Associate Director of Central Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, Langley VA., where he was the senior military advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence. In this capacity he oversaw Department of Defense personnel assigned to CIA and was responsible for ensuring effective coordination between DoD and CIA of combat operations and intelligence collection activities. Between 1997 and 2000 he served in Washington, DC as Deputy Director for Operations, Joint Staff, the Pentagon; and Vice Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander, Joint Task Force - Computer Network Defense. Prior to his Washington assignments, he served around the world in a variety of operational assignments as an F-15 and F-16 fighter pilot, squadron commander, operations group commander, and wing commander. His overseas assignments included Saudi Arabia, Iceland, Germany and Italy and he commanded the 401st/31st Tactical Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy and the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, FL Following retirement from the Air Force in 2003, Campbell was Principal, Defense and Intelligence, Applied Research Associates of Alexandria, VA. In 2006 he joined Iridium Communications, Inc, McLean VA, as Executive Vice President for Government Services. Iridium Communications provides global satellite communications services to consumer, enterprise and government customers worldwide, and Campbell led Iridiumís $70M government sector, in which capacity he managed Iridiumís core government communications services as well as numerous classified programs with DoD and other US Government customers. Campbell currently serves as Chairman of Iridium Communicationsí Government Advisory Board. He is on the Cybersecurity Advisory Board for the University of Maryland University College; the Advisory Board of OmniEarth, a space imaging startup, and on the Military Advisory Board of Hawk Apparel, Inc. He serves on the National Security Advisory Council of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Washington DC, and represents Iridium Communications at the working level on the Presidentís National Security Telecommunications Advisory Board (NSTAC). He is the recipient of numerous military and intelligence community awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal, the CIA Donovan Award, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency Award, the National Reconnaissance Distinguished Medal, and the National Security Agency Award. General Campbell is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in computer science (1969) and a Masters in Business Administration (1971). He was inducted in 2002 into the UK School of Engineering Hall of Distinction and was selected in 2010 as a member of the UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni. He resides in McKinney, TX. He holds a current TS/SCI security clearance.

Chairman, CEO, Co-Founder of Teltech Communications Lisa Hanlon is the Chairman, CEO and a co-founder of Teltech Communications. As the leader of Teltech, Ms. Hanlon is responsible for the growth and strategy of Teltech Communications and its subsidiaries, Genesis Green Recycling, Genesis Green Solar and GrayWolves Telecom. The Teltech family of companies provides a complete lifecycle of services and solutions for the wireless and wireline industries including; Value Added Reselling, Forward and Reverse Logistics, Field Services including decommissioning, new site builds, deployment of new technologies, and operations and maintenance via its GrayWolves Division. Teltechís Genesis Green division offers a complete End-of-Life solution that helps carriers and OEMs achieve maximum ROI at End-of-Life through Genesis Greenís Zero-Landfill commitment that ensures a zero landfill approach via reuse, refurbishment and recycling of decommissioned network assets. Under Lisaís leadership, Teltechís Genesis Green Solar division has developed an Onsite Solar Solution that provides reliable, rugged and sustainable power solutions for remote applications in the telecom, oil and natural gas sectors. As a result of Ms. Hanlonís practice of creating strategic relationships with customers, partners, suppliers, OEMs and NGOs, Teltech has achieved a 41.6% CAGR since its inception in 1999. Lisa was instrumental in developing and shaping a strategic partnership with Warriors4Wireless, a non-profit organization focused on providing careers in the Telecom Industry and that now conducts training at Teltech facilities located in Carrollton, Texas, Grand Junction and Powderhorn, Colorado. Ms. Hanlonís other involvements include her participation in the Women's Leadership Forum and on the Board of Directors of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. Lisa is also a co-founder of Women for Wounded Warriors, a non-profit that provides resources, support, and employment opportunities for spouses, family members and caregivers for American Veterans. Additionally, Ms. Hanlon was most recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Veteranís Center of North Texas. Prior to co-founding Teltech, Lisa studied pre-med at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and the University of Colorado-Boulder and is a graduate of the Tuck-WBENC Executive Education Program.

A Hoosier by birth, she then spent her formative years in Southern Illinois, before migrating to Texas some 28 years ago. Jill Hawkins is delighted to call North Texas her home! Early on, Jill was attracted to a career in the Chiropractic profession; first earning her credentials as an X-ray technician, then expanding her interests into the fields of practice management and business development of several Chiropractic offices. During the Ď90s, Jill turned her business focus towards her husband's lawn care and landscaping company, Hawkins Landscape and Lawn Maintenance, Inc. During past 20 years, she has also been involved in and held several committee positions with the Prestonwood Networking Group; in 2002 Jill and was named Networker of the Year. In 2014, Hawkins Landscape and Lawn Maintenance was honored with the "Small Business of the Year Award" for 2013 from the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce. Currently Jill serves on the Executive Board of the Allen Fairview Chamber Of Commerce. In May 2015, she completed the Leadership Program through the Chamber. Jill and her husband, Bill, reside in Fairview. They have three grown children and 5 grandchildren.

Paul Hendricks is a retired Air Force officer. During his 20 years of service he flew B-52Ds in Vietnam, had assignments in the intelligence and acquisition fields and was the Deputy Test Director for the Operational Test and Evaluation Team on the B-1B bomber. Following his retirement from the Air Force he joined the Rockwell International and Boeing companies. He served as a Program Manager for numerous defense programs and retired from industry in 2011. He is a graduate from San Diego State University and the Air Force Institute of Technology. Mr. Hendricks community leader and is involved with local and state government initiatives. He is an officer in his church and holds leadership positions in the Air Force Association, the Military Officers Association of America and Rotary International. He is also actively engaged with State and National elected officials with the goal to ensure active and retired military members are recognized and afforded earned benefits. Mr. Hendricks is also a recognized leader in the Town of Fairview. He served on the Fairview Planning and Zoning Commission for 9 years and is currently serving as a Fairview Councilman. Additionally, he is an Ambassador for the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hendricks and his wife of 45 years live in Fairview, Texas. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Phillip Norton served as an officer in the US Army for four years, including two years in Viet Nam as a platoon leader and company commander.  Mr. Norton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dubuque, and has completed 45 hours of post graduate work concentrated in business courses.

Subsequent to completing his military service Mr. Norton has worked in various capacities with companies in the restaurant and manufacturing industries.  He is a Microsoft certified network engineer and holds a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification.

Now retired, Mr. Norton is active in the local community, including service with the Boy Scouts of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars where he is the Allen/Fairview/Lucas Post 2195 commander.  He has two adult sons; one is a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and the other is with the Georgia Air National Guard.

Vice President, Corporate Strategy, AT&T With 13 years of telecommunications experience, Chris Sambar currently serves as a Vice President in the Corporate Strategy department where he is responsible for driving AT&T overall long-term planning and strategic initiatives. Chris joined SBC Communications as part of the Leadership Development Program in 2002 with his first rotation in Network Operations as an installation and repair supervisor. Following his network assignment he held multiple sales positions in AT&T Business Solutions where he worked with C level decision makers across various industries. Chris then moved to San Diego, California, to build various direct and indirect sales channels and coordinate the launch, marketing and sales of our U-verse television product. His success with U-verse sales led to his move to the position of Retail Director of Sales for the San Diego market area where he led all retail, door-to-door and event sales teams in the market. Chris was then promoted to Executive Director of Retail Learning Services, Human Resources, responsible for training 40,000 retail sales people throughout the United States. Following this assignment Chris was served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Virginia/West Virginia and Southern Texas markets where he was responsible for overseeing all AT&T wireline and wireless sales, service, network, marketing and public relations for the respective territories. Chris holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Naval Academy. Following graduation from the Naval Academy, he served 7 years on active duty and 16 years in the reserves with multiple deployments throughout Europe, the Middle East and one tour of duty during the Iraq war in 2005 and 2006. He is married with 4 children and enjoys spending as much of his free time as possible with his family.

Dave Schafer served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1988.  While on active duty he served in staff and leadership positions in base, major command, headquarters Air Force, and Department of Defense level positions.  After retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Schafer worked in private industry for 25 years in middle and executive level management positions.  He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

After retiring from AT&T in March 2013, Mr. Schafer turned his attention fulltime to veterans' affairs.  He has been an active member of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America since 2009 where he serves as the President and Membership Chairman.  As President, he was instrumental in starting the chapter's community outreach program to support veterans and their families.  In March 2014, he volunteered his time and managerial experience to help start the Veterans Center of North Texas, Inc. where he currently serves as a Director and Treasurer.

Mr. Schafer was the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level) in 2011 and 2012 for his many hours of volunteer work.  In 2014 he was awarded the Freedoms Foundation George Washington Honor Medal for his work in support of veterans outreach programs.

Mr. Schafer is married with two adult daughters. He resides in the Greater Dallas area.

Mr. John Wroten retired in 2005 after 36 years with EDS, concluding with 12 years as Vice President of EDS Administration which included Corporate Security, Real Estate, Employee Services and Aviation. Mr. Wroten joined EDS in 1969, as a member of the companyís Systems Engineering Development Program. Previous areas of responsibility include Corporate Purchasing, Equipment Financing, as well as responsibility at both the regional and local levels for customer accounts in State and Local Government Services, Medicaid, and Life Insurance Divisions. Prior to joining EDS, Mr. Wroten served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, attaining the rank of Captain before resigning his commission. He graduated with a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He serves as Chairman of the Military Academy Selection Board for Congressman Sam Johnson; as Chairman of the McKinney Airport Development Corporation; as a member of Texas Health Resources Finance Committee and Chairman of the North Zone Subcommittee of THR; and serves on the board of directors of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, as well as serving as a Blue and Gold Information Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy. Honors received include Texas Health Resources 2009 Katie and John Jackson Volunteer Leadership Award and the Plano Chamber of Commerce 1995 Citizen of the Year Award. Mr. Wroten previously served as Chairman of the Collin County Private Industry Council; Chairman of the North Central Texas Workforce Development Board; member of Texas Workforce Investment Council; Chairman of the Plano Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of Presbyterian Hospital of Allen; Vice President of the Plano Economic Development Board; and as a member of the board of directors for Systems Health Providers (Texas Healthcare Resources); Presbyterian Hospital of Plano; Hendrick Scholarship Foundation; Texas Stampede; North Texas Commission; Plano ISD Education Foundation; Heritage Farmstead Museum; Plano Junior League Advisory Board; and Geo-Marine Corporation. Mr. Wroten lives with wife, Leahray, in Fairview, Texas.

Officers (Click name to read bio)

Paul Hendricks is a retired Air Force officer. During his 20 years of service he flew B-52Ds in Vietnam, had assignments in the intelligence and acquisition fields and was the Deputy Test Director for the Operational Test and Evaluation Team on the B-1B bomber. Following his retirement from the Air Force he joined the Rockwell International and Boeing companies. He served as a Program Manager for numerous defense programs and retired from industry in 2011. He is a graduate from San Diego State University and the Air Force Institute of Technology. Mr. Hendricks community leader and is involved with local and state government initiatives. He is an officer in his church and holds leadership positions in the Air Force Association, the Military Officers Association of America and Rotary International. He is also actively engaged with State and National elected officials with the goal to ensure active and retired military members are recognized and afforded earned benefits. Mr. Hendricks is also a recognized leader in the Town of Fairview. He served on the Fairview Planning and Zoning Commission for 9 years and is currently serving as a Fairview Councilman. Additionally, he is an Ambassador for the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hendricks and his wife of 45 years live in Fairview, Texas. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Dave Schafer served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1988.  While on active duty he served in staff and leadership positions in base, major command, headquarters Air Force, and Department of Defense level positions. After retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Schafer worked in private industry for 25 years in middle and executive level management positions.  He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. After retiring from AT&T in March 2013, Mr. Schafer turned his attention fulltime to veterans' affairs.  He has been an active member of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America since 2009 where he serves as the President and Membership Chairman.  As President, he was instrumental in starting the chapter's community outreach program to support veterans and their families.  In March 2014, he volunteered his time and managerial experience to help start the Veterans Center of North Texas, Inc. where he currently serves as a Director and Treasurer.

Mr. Schafer was the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level) in 2011 and 2012 for his many hours of volunteer work.  In 2014 he was awarded the Freedoms Foundation George Washington Honor Medal for his work in support of veterans outreach programs.

Mr. Schafer is married with two adult daughters. He resides in the Greater Dallas area.

Pete Young is a retired Army officer who is originally from Hannibal, Missouri. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, baseball and church as a youngster. He developed a sense of service by helping his grandfather who was a Methodist minister and working on neighbors' farms In 1970 Pete was awarded a ROTC scholarship and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. He earned a Masterís Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri in 1983 before serving on the staff at West Point for 3 years Pete served in the United States Army in the Signal Corps until he retired in 1992. Following retirement from the Army he became a manager with Home Depot and worked in a number of stores until 2002. While with Home Depot became involved with Habitat for Humanity and Hearts and Hammers in Dallas In 2003 volunteered to serve as the Construction Supervisor for Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County. In 2009 began volunteering as the Chairman of the Habitat ReStore of South Collin County. He continues to support both the Habitat for Humanity as well the Veterans Center of North Texas. Pete is married to his bride of 38 years. They have two adult daughters. He and his wife enjoy traveling to visit their four grandchildren, 95 year old mother-in-law and helping at Habitat or his newest passion, the Veterans Center of North Texas.