USAFA Endowment welcomes new board directors

The United States Air Force Academy Endowment has added four new board directors: William Clohan ’70, Stephen MacLeod ’91, John Olive ’67 and Paul Rossetti ’70.

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William Clohan served in numerous senior positions in the military, the private sector and with the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. He is currently a strategic business consultant in Irvine, California.

From 2014 to 2017, Clohan was president and CEO for West Coast University (WCU), an institution educating principally healthcare students at the baccalaureate to doctoral levels. Prior to 2014, he served on the WCU board and the boards of four other higher education institutions.

From 2001 to 2008, Clohan was founder and chairman of U.S. Education Corporation (USEC), a postsecondary education company with 17 campuses serving approximately 10,000 students in seven western states. DeVry Inc. acquired USEC in September 2008. After DeVry acquired USEC, Clohan served as a special advisor to the DeVry president/CEO and its Medical & Healthcare Group, and then as senior advisor to the president/CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.

His involvement with education-affiliated organizations has been extensive. Clohan was executive director of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools, the primary trade association representing 315 California private career colleges and schools. He also has served as general counsel to the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools. 

He was a founding partner in Clohan & Dean, a Washington-based law firm specializing in representation of education, disability and banking clients before Congress and state and federal government agencies. Clohan served as U.S. undersecretary of education (1981-82), as education counsel to the Education & Labor Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives (1978-81), and as legislative assistant to two members of congress (1976-78).

As an officer in the U.S. Air Force, he served as commander of the headquarters support squadrons for Tactical Air Command and for Systems Command.

Clohan has a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center, a master’s degree in government administration from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs from the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Clohan and his wife, Dexanne, a physician, live in Irvine, California.

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Lt. Col. (Ret.) Stephen MacLeod is a 1991 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he was named outstanding cadet in operations research and outstanding cadet in professional military studies. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a master’s degree in military operational art and science from Air Command and Staff College.

His 20-year Air Force career was spent primarily in weapon systems acquisition and sustainment, where he worked on the F-22 and F-16 programs, data links and airborne C2ISR programs. In addition, MacLeod served two Pentagon tours — in the Air Force Intern Program and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition (SAF/AQ) — and a tour in Air Force Space Command.

At the time of his retirement in 2011, MacLeod was commander of the Distributed Ground System - Experimental, the testing and experimentation site for the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS).

MacLeod lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Scottsdale, Arizona, where he focuses on private real estate investment, residential real estate development and philanthropic activities.

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John Olive is a real estate developer and owner of Olive Real Estate Group in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Olive graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1967. At the Academy, the New Jersey native was a three-year letter winner in basketball and was introduced to the sport of golf. His Air Force career included an assignment at Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and after separating from the Air Force, he remained in the city.

Olive became involved in real estate first as a broker, founding Olive Real Estate Group in 1976. As the city grew, Olive expanded his business to include commercial real estate development, including several office park complexes. Current activities include management of miscellaneous business interests.

Olive’s recreational passion is golf and has won more than 40 golf tournaments. In 2003 he was elected to the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Sue, maintain homes in Phoenix, Arizona, and Colorado Springs.

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Paul Rossetti is a senior advisor for American Securities in New York City.

Rossetti, who also serves as a director of Chromaflow Technologies and GLT, has had a long career in the financial and business industry. Prior to joining American Securities, Rossetti was a partner at Apax Partners (formerly Patricof & Co. Ventures) and a managing director at Greenwich Street Capital Partners. He spent eight years as a senior officer of The Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation where he oversaw acquisitions, corporate strategy and numerous operating companies. Previously, Rossetti worked as a consultant with Bain & Company.

A 1970 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Rossetti served for 11 years in the Air Force, achieving the rank of major. During his Air Force career, Rossetti served as a fighter pilot in Southeast Asia and as an operational test pilot for the F-16.

Rossetti received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Rossetti and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Edwards, Colorado.

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