Honorary Commanders

 

Honorary Commander Feature: Steven Hoover

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Fighter Country

Steven Hoover Fighter Country Partnership: Honorary Commander

Steven Hoover, Principle and Division Manager for SiteWorks

Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Mr. Steven Hoover, an alumni member of the Honorary Commanders Program and currently a member of the Blue Blazer Squadron of Fighter Country Partnership. Mr. Hoover was assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base from 2012 to 2014 and is a highly engaged community leader.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Jason Klonoski

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Fighter Country

Jason Klonoski Fighter Country Partnership: Honorary Commander Alumnus: Blue Blazer Squadron.

Jason Klonoski, Morgan Realty Partners

Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Jason Klonoski, an alumni member of the Honorary Commanders Program and currently a member of the Blue Blazer Squadron of Fighter Country Partnership. Mr. Klonoski was assigned to the 56th Comptroller Squadron at Luke Air Force Base from 2010 to 2012 and is a highly engaged community leader.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Kathy Knecht

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Fighter Country

Kathy KnechtFighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Kathy Knecht, an alumni member of the Honorary Commanders Program and currently a member of the Blue Blazer Squadron of Fighter Country Partnership. Ms. Knecht was assigned to the 607th Air Control Squadron at Luke Air Force Base from 2010 to 2012 and is a highly engaged and influential community leader.

Kathy has served as Executive Director of Leadership West, President of the West Valley branch of the American Association of University Women; Vice President of the West Valley Arts Council; and Founder of the Rancho Santa Fe Mommy Co-op.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Doris Ong

Posted on March 11, 2016 by Fighter Country

Doris Ong Fighter Country Partnership: Honorary Commander Alumnus: Blue Blazer Squadron.

Doris Ong

Doris Ong is a community leader and a longtime resident of the Valley. She originally came from Singapore. She is very involved in the arts and cultural organizations and volunteer charities which make a positive impact in the community. Doris is a Trustee of the Phoenix Art Museum. She was honored in 2008 as a Trendsetter of the Trends Charitable Foundation (TCF) and currently serves on the Board as Vice-President of Grants Funding.

Doris was inducted into the Honorary Commanders Program in 2008 assigned to the Singapore 425th ‘Black Widows’ Fighter Squadron. She continues as an alumni and a member of the Bravo Class, Blue Blazer Squadron (BBS) of Fighter Country Partnership and is now a lifetime member. She serves on the BBS Leadership team as Historian.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Dieter Gable

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Fighter Country

Dieter Gable Fighter Country Partnership: Honorary Commander Alumnus: Blue Blazer Squadron.

Dieter Gable, CEO, TB Consulting

Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Dieter Gable, CEO, TB Consulting. He is an alumni member of the Honorary Commanders Program and currently a member of the Blue Blazer Squadron of Fighter Country Partnership. Mr. Gable was assigned to the 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Luke Air Force Base from 2008 to 2010.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Bill Pupo

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Fighter Country

Bill PupoFighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Bill Pupo, Adjunct Faculty at Rio Salado College in Public and Business Administration. He is an alumni member of the Honorary Commanders Program and currently a member of the Blue Blazer Squadron of Fighter Country Partnership. Mr. Pupo was assigned to the 56th Operations Group at Luke Air Force Base from 2000-2002.
Biography:
• Over 30 years in city management including City Manager of Spokane, Wash., Surprise and Chino Valley, Ariz.
• Currently Adjunct Faculty at Rio Salado College in Public and Business Administration
• Consulting to private business, government and community events
• Undergraduate Degree from Washington State University
• MBA from Gonzaga University

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Honorary Commander Feature: Darrell Wilson

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Fighter Country

Darrell Wilson, Founder and Principal of Hilgart Wilson

Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Mr. Darrell Wilson, founder and Managing Principal of HILGARTWILSON, and former Honorary Commander assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron, “Spikes,” Luke Air Force Base.

As Founder and Principal of HILGARTWILSON, he shares responsibilities with co-founder Ron Hilgart for the operations and overall growth and success of the firm.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Charley Freericks

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Fighter Country

Charley Freericks

Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Mr. Charley Freericks, President of DMB, past Chairman of the Board for Fighter Country Partnership, and former Honorary Commander to the 56th Fighter Wing Commander at Luke Air Force Base.

As President, Mr. Freericks is responsible for strategic management and leadership of DMB’s Arizona activities. He has over 17 years of experience with the company, including executive leadership roles and overseeing master planned community and commercial development operations.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Daniel Ortega

Posted on December 5, 2014 by Fighter Country

Daniel Ortega

Daniel Ortega has been a Phoenix resident since 1981. He attended elementary through high school eventually finishing at Arizona State University. Along with his wife Chelley, he is raising two sons and resides in central Phoenix.

In Daniel’s professional career, he is a commercial real estate broker with Colliers International specializing in retail properties. Mr. Ortega serves on the board of Northrise University Initiative which is a non-profit organization that raises funds and institutional partnerships for Northrise University, the first private Christian university in Zambia.

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Honorary Commander Feature: Glenn Williamson

Posted on September 3, 2014 by Fighter Country

Glenn Williamson

Mr. Williamson has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and executive level experience, primarily in the financial and operational aspects of companies.

Specializing in accessing the Canadian capital markets for global investments, Mr. Williamson is Chairman of EPCOR Water USA, the largest private water utility in Arizona, a subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, with operations in Canada and the U.S.  Mr. Williamson is also CEO of Nest Ventures L.L.C. with offices in Montreal and Phoenix.

Mr. Williamson is the founder and CEO of the Canada Arizona Business Council, a private sector group sanctioned by the Canadian Government and the State of Arizona to work on increasing bilateral trade and foreign direct investment between Canada and Arizona. On February 10, 2014, Mr. Williamson was appointed Honorary Consul for Canada for Arizona.

He is also a “Visiting Speaker” at Thunderbird: The American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a founding board member of Arizona State University’s North American Center for Trans Border Studies, a member of the Deans Advisory Council in the School of Global Management & Leadership at Arizona State University, and a Board Member of the International Committee of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

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