Larry has been and is currently involved in a variety of civic and not for profit organizations. He currently serves as a member of the national Board of Directors of the Folds of Honor Foundation, and is President of the Kansas City Chapter of the Foundation.
Since graduation from the University of Kansas, he has stayed active with the Sigma Chi House Corporation and is the current President of the Alpha Xi of Sigma Chi Educational Foundation. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Great American Basketball League from 1991-2007 and was the Commissioner of the league from 2000 until stepping down in 2007. In 2008, he received the “Making a Difference Award” from the GABL and was inducted into the GABL “Court of Honor”. He and his wife Morgan are active and support several additional charitable organizations in the Kansas City area.
Executive Vice President Rhett Buford
Mr. Buford is a licensed real estate broker in Missouri, and attended Arizona State University. He is responsible for all real estate brokerage, compliance and oversight of all property management for almost 900 residential rental units located in Missouri and Kansas. He has been with Old Town Management since inception. Rhett is also vice president and shareholder of Metro West, Inc. a real estate brokerage firm, and is also Managing Member of Historic Builders, LLC a construction management and historic development company located in Kansas City, Missouri. Rhett currently resides in Leawood, KS with his wife Dana and 2 daughters Alexis and Josie. Rhett has served on various fund raising committees throughout the years most recently serving as Auction Chair for St Teresa’s Academy.
In 2004 Rhett was awarded the Business In Support of Education Award from the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Director Ed Nelson
Ed is a founding member and past president of the chapter. His father proudly served in the United States Navy.
Education: University of Kansas
Occupation: President and Founder K.C. Hopps, Ltd. Restaurants and Breweries
Family: Wife Karie, three children Tommy, Karoline and Kasey
Hobbies: Biking, Golf, Adventures
Director Roger Buford
President of Old Town Management, Inc. Past President of Indian Hills C.C. and La Quinta C.C. Advisory Director of The First Tee of Greater Kansas City.
Director Tony Gogel
Mr. Gogel has 38years of experience in the environmental and infrastructure consulting arenas, having served in a variety of technical and management roles. Mr. Gogel has served on several boards during his career including: nine years on the Advisory Board for the Geology Department at the University of Kansas, the Board of Directors for the Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers, a Governor of Oklahoma appointee to the Municipal Solid Waste Advisory Council, the Board of Directors for the Kansas City chapter of Folds of Honor, and the Board of Directors for the Kansas Golf Foundation. Mr. Gogel was also a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army who served in the Republic of Viet Nam.
Director Brad Demo
Brad is a twenty-five year member of the PGA of America and currently serves as the Executive Director / CEO for both the Midwest Section PGA and Midwest Section PGA Foundation. Additionally, he has served on several boards over the past twenty years and currently has a chair on the prestigious Executive Directors council for the PGA of America, as well as, a founding member of the Folds of honor Kansas City. Brad currently resides in Independence, Missouri with his wife Melessa and Frank and Beans, both cocker spaniels.
Director Frank Kirk
Frank Kirk was born in Kansas City and received his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Kansas. He owned and operated a rental business for five years before becoming a financial advisor in 1972. Frank is currently a wealth manager in partnership with his daughter at Merrill Lynch in Kansas City.
In addition to serving on the KGF Board, Frank has held leadership positions in numerous golf organizations: Kansas Golf Association (past President and Director); Kansas City Golf Association (past President and Director) Western Golf Association Director; First Tee of Greater Kansas City (past President and current Director); and board positions at private golf clubs over the years.
In addition, Frank has given his time to serve on the boards of other community and charitable groups: United Way of Greater Kansas City, YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Johnson County Community College, Johnson County Community Foundation, and the Thomas S. Watson Supporting Foundation.
Frank and his wife, Nancy, live in Mission Hills. They have two children and a “precious” granddaughter.
Director Larry Dillon
Larry was raised in Lawrence, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas University in 1973. He then became an Air Force pilot and flew the T-38 and KC-135. After flying numerous operational missions and serving in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm, he retired from the Kansas Air National Guard in 1995.
Larry has five years experience in the corporate world. He was a Production System Analyst for Hallmark Cards and an Operations Director for a hotel/restaurant developer. Larry is currently a pilot for Delta Airlines and will soon retire.
Larry lives in Loch Lloyd, Missouri, with his wife, Kathy, and serves on the Advisory Board at the Country Club at Loch Lloyd. He has a daughter (41) and a son (38).
Director Colleen Katzenberger
Colleen Katzenberger is a Gold Star Army Ranger Wife. She lost her husband, Staff Sergeant Jeremy A. Katzenberger, June of 2011 when he was killed during a heavy-fire fight with enemy forces while conducting a mission in the Paktika Providence of Afghanistan. Jeremy was a squad leader within B Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Posthumously, Jeremy was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart. At the time of Jeremy’s death, their son, Everett, was seven months old. Jeremy and Colleen were stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, were she graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She was working as a labor and delivery nurse at the time of Jeremy’s death.
Since 2011, Colleen has moved back to their hometown near Kansas City, Missouri with Everett. She recently decided to make a career change and become a high school biology teacher. In the fall of 2014, she started a Master’s of Education program at Rockhurst University in pursuit of this goal. Folds of Honor has awarded Colleen with a scholarship to complete this educational endeavor. Other than being a student, Colleen strives to find a balance as a single mom while keeping Jeremy’s memory and love close to her family. She finds great encouragement and support in sharing the story of her journey after losing Jeremy. Colleen travels the country as a member of the Speakers Bureau for Folds of Honor. Since becoming involved with Folds of Honor in 2014, Colleen has joined the Kansas City Folds of Honor Chapter as a board member and take great pride of the support from Kansas City. Despite the loss of Jeremy, she continues to be a person that sees the glass half full and exuberates a strong passion for life.
Director Chuck Campbell
Chuck oversees the real estate and development operations at Loch Lloyd, which is owned and operated by Cliff Illig & Neal Patterson – the founders of Cerner. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of Kansas where he was the Vice President of the Sigma Chi house and his MBA from UMKC.
Chuck was a board member of the Sigma Chi House Corporation; a member of the KC Chapter of the Urban Land Institute; a member of the Golf Activities Committee at Indian Hills Country Club and has been involved in numerous fund raising organizations including the University of Kansas, Notre Dame de Sion, Sigma Chi, The Senior CLASS Award presented to the outstanding NCAA Division I Senior Student-Athlete of the Year. He and his wife Tina live in Mission Hills, KS