Matt Orlando, Chandler City Councilmember; Colonel U.S. Air Force (Retired)
“Recognizing and remembering our nation’s
servicemen and women who have defended
the freedom we enjoy has always been the
right thing to do. We ask you to strongly
consider being a part of making this Veterans
Memorial a point of pride for Chandler and the
East Valley. It is our hope that you will consider
making a generous donation
to our cause.”
Honorary Campaign Chairs
Longtime Chandler resident Barbara Bogle and her husband, Jackson (former Adjutant General for the Army and Air National Guard for Arizona) moved to Chandler in 1942. The Bogles have a long history of community service in service organizations, arts and culture, historical preservation, and education. Although Jackson passed away in 2005, Barbara continues to be an important community philanthropist.
Major Fred Ferguson, U.S. Army (Retired), Medal of Honor Recipient
A resident of Chandler since 1979, Major Fred Ferguson earned the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1968 after distinguishing himself during the Vietnam War and saving the lives of five comrades. After a long and significant military career where he rose to the rank of Major, Fred continued his public service as an instructor pilot for the Arizona Army National Guard. He also worked in both the Veterans Administration and the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, including serving as Deputy Director of the department from 2000-2006.
The Campaign Cabinet for the Field of Honor Veterans Memorial is comprised of business, community, and government leaders from Chandler and the East Valley, including military veterans representing different eras of service to their country.
Jason Bagley, Intel Corp., Government Affairs Manager; Capt., U.S. Army
James Bogle, Consultant, Lt. Col., U.S. Army (Retired)
Lew Bradley, American Legion Post 35; Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7968, Korean War Veterans, Charter Member Marine Corps League Detachment 1296; Sgt., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
Tim Bricker, President/CEO, Chandler Regional & Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers
Steve Cooper, Chief Exec. Officer, Chandler University, Military Police Officer, U.S. Army
Angela Creedon, Assistant Vice President, Office of Public Affairs, Arizona State University
Rick Kettner, Sr. Director of Engineering, Orbital Sciences Corp.
Steve Kovach, President, Kovach Inc.
Dan Kush, Director of Program Management, Nokia Siemens Networks
Spike Lawrence, Partner, Lawrence and Geyser
Chris Long, Vice President, Orbital Sciences Corp.
Pat Lynch, Pilot, US Airways; Founder of Operation Freedom Bird; Sgt., U.S. Army
Rob Polston, Director of Veterans Recruiting & Staffing, Intel Corp.; Capt., U.S. Army
Martin Sepulveda, President, Sepulveda Group; former Chandler City Councilmember; CDR, U.S. Navy Reserve
Pete Wentis, Sr. Vice President, CB Richard Ellis Real Estate
David White, Community Manager, Gila River Indian Community; MSgt., U.S. Air Force (Retired)